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What are you using?

   
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 Jul 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.
3:21 am on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Arachnophilia 4.0
12:52 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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HTMLKit and TopStyle Lite
1:01 pm on Jul 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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

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My first editor was Corel Webmaster ... good old workhorse :)
2:07 pm on Jul 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 Jul 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. ;)

R.

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

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Homesite
3:54 pm on Jul 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....

TJ

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

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

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dreamweaver mx and textpad

dave

8:41 pm on Jul 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 Jul 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 Jul 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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

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Homesite 4.5 with Dreamweaver MX and I agree with Chooster

Archives

1:18 pm on Jul 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.
1:23 pm on Jul 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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IntelliJ, VSE (VisualSlickEdit) and of course UE (UltraEdit)
1:25 pm on Jul 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 Jul 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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

gsx

2:27 pm on Jul 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.

6:49 pm on Jul 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.

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

6:54 pm on Jul 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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

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