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7:22 pm on Jul 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Wanted to take a "poll" of what people are using as HTML editors. I have dreamweaver but not sure I am sold on it. I know CNET has tons to download and try but not sure what works best. I would like a full solution one, that has various scripting and language support. Templates and snippets are helpful too.

Looking forward to seeing what you say.

1:38 am on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Visual Interdev for HTML and ASP. I came across TurboPad from Sourceforge and I'm liking it. It's free, and has a pretty good combination of syntax highlighting. The only thing I hate is the IDE's size starts out at your screen's resolution (not maximized, but where you have to drag it to be smaller). That's a whip.
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12:52 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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1:01 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Editplus2, Homesite and DWMX.
1:22 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My first editor was Corel Webmaster ... good old workhorse :)
2:07 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Dreamweaver and Homesite, but still use Notepad in a pinch

Ditto!

What you can't work out with these three can't be done IMO.

2:14 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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As far as editors go, I'll confess to Dreamweaver UltraDev.

Most of the time though, notepad does the trick nicely. ;)

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3:17 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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3:54 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Dreamweaver and notepad.

Do people really still code complex pages from scratch in a text editor? Do you find that faster than drag and drop in DW and then fix the code in your editor?

I'm surprised, I have to say. There's no way I have the time to build a complex page in a text editor from scratch. Respect to those who do!

Simple stuff of course is a different matter....

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4:26 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Frontpage WYSIWYG to start a layout. Then the FP text editor to get rid of the unnecessary code and to tweak the page. I use Notepad to create CSS and external JS.
4:34 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I adapt templates using HotDog Professional 7 for everything.
5:11 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>Do people really still code complex pages from scratch in a text editor? Do you find that faster than drag and drop in DW and then fix the code in your editor?

I do start from scratch. I find I have more control that way.

5:55 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Do people really still code complex pages from scratch in a text editor?

Absolutely! I'd never entertain the idea of doing something complicated in a WYSIWYG program, because that's where I most want to have absolute control.

Besides, I haven't written a static page for anything other than testing purposes in several years. (Static pages are great for isolating odd rendering behaviors and such, but that's about it.) Really, I'm a programmer who happens to write programs that use HTML interfaces much of the time.

6:01 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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dreamweaver mx and textpad

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8:41 pm on July 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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WebNotepad

Effectively Notepad with the ability to have multiple pages open in separate tabs, coloured HTML tags, line counting and a rather basic FTP Client (which I don't use). Although at the moment, my website was made with FrontPage, I'm currently re-designing with vailid W3C compliant HTML in WebNotepad, seeing as I realised how stupid it was for an IE-hater (like myself) to be using FrontPage.

4:09 am on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Arachnophilia.

But WYSIWYG programs are great for initially creating new HTML templates (as krieves described in item 40).

4:25 am on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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4:37 am on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I start code from scratch - in Notepad. Then anything I need to do with tables and graphics I'll do in FrontPage ... then I cut and paste that code into my hand-coded stuff.

I have some pretty detailed image maps on one of my sites. Recently someone who hates MS products and despises FrontPage asked me how I did such excellent image maps.

The choking sound I heard when I said "FrontPage" was priceless. Absolutely priceless.

4:39 am on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Homesite 4.5 with Dreamweaver MX and I agree with Chooster

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1:18 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Exactly like Hawkgirl except I don't do image maps. Tending to use Notepad more and more, frequently testing/refreshing the page locally in my browsers.
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IntelliJ, VSE (VisualSlickEdit) and of course UE (UltraEdit)
1:25 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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> use Notepad more and more, frequently testing/refreshing the page locally in my browsers

Precisely! The steps for me: edit in Notepad. Ctrl-S. Drag & drop into browser. Look for problems. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

1:57 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The code window in Dreamweaver MX. Top Style Pro for CSS.

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2:27 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Do people really still code complex pages from scratch in a text editor?

Yes. I use Notepad and Wordpad. Both free (as long as you have Windows).
Sometimes I use CSE HTML Validator, but not very often.

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Question for those using notepad/wordpad. Why do you not use one of the many free lighwight editors which have color coding and tabs for multiple documents? Just curios.

To me the best feature of any editor is color coding.

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I mostly use Homesite, but sometimes for quick changes will use Notepad.
7:00 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Strictly FrontPage.

FP 1.0, FP97, FP98, FP2000, and now FP2002.

I will of course dump code into NotePad when required.

7:48 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>> Question for those using notepad/wordpad. Why do you not use one of the many free lighwight editors which have color coding and tabs for multiple documents? Just curios. <<

The code is sent to [validator.w3.org...] and to [jigsaw.w3.org...] for checking, so I don't really need to see anything in colour. However I do sometimes to a View Source from Mozilla browser, and that does colour some tags.

7:56 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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> Why do you not use one of the many free lighwight editors which have color coding

Old habits die hard. Notepad works, so I don't monkey with the system.

8:20 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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EditPlus :-D It's the Emacs of win32!
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