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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.

10:06 pm on July 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I use 1st Page 2000 (not Front Page) and notepad. I have tried other sofware, like when I started to do php, but I always end up using 1st Page in the end.

But I am going to get started on PHP->FileMakerPro Unlim soon, I wil probable try another WYSIWYG editor (and end up back at 1st Page)

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depending on what i have to do, i go between dreamwaver, and hard coding it in editpad.
10:00 am on July 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Dreamweaver, notetab, and notepad
10:09 am on July 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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UltraEdit
DW 4
10:14 am on July 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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SciTe, a Scintilla based text editor with language classes for code colouring.

Very light and very fast - I'd recommend it for anyone hand coding.

3:02 pm on July 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I use Microsoft FrontPage. It makes it easier for me to navigate through my pages. ;)
5:58 pm on July 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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TextPad and nothing but.
8:41 pm on July 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Linux/KDE: Kwrite
Mac: BBEdit
Windows: WordPad
8:50 pm on July 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Homesite 5 with Opera 7.11, refreshed over and over -- and then tested locally in an assortment of browsers once the page is relatively firmed up.

color-coding

The way that color coding spotlights errors is a god-send for a lousy typist like me. I'd hate to wait for the validation step to catch my every typo or accidental erasure. If the colors don't look right, I know immediately that I just screwed up.
8:52 pm on July 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Vim! [vim.org]

Real webmasters code by hand ;)

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10:54 pm on July 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I was just forced to try a new editor - editplus - and I have to admit, I kind of liked it. Don't know that it will replace Notepad for everything, but I'm sure I'll use it again.

Old dog, new tricks ... who would've thought it was possible?

12:25 am on July 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Dreamweaver UltraDev
Dreamweaver MX
EditPad Lite
12:29 am on July 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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i use pretty much any editor i can get my hands on and get to the source level... whether its edlin, edit, vi, notepad, wordpad or even copy con somefile.htm in extreme cases ;)

once i get the basics, i may take it into dreamweaver ultradev and play with it a bit more... then, it's back to the source code to clean it up...

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Dreamweaver MX and EditPlus

I have tried just about everything, but these 2 are streets ahead.

9:01 am on July 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>> edlin <<

Jeez, haven't used that for years. Very old DOS program. Just a bit too painful for me, that is.

9:20 am on July 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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UltraEdit-32, jEdit

I really like the (easily) customizable syntax hilighting for different types of documents in jEdit, and customizable collapsable code blocks. The problem is that it takes a year and five days to load, and when working on large files, with a high maximum undo level, memory consumption quickly becomes an issue (it's a java app). Even with active garbage collection, it's at like 30-40 megs. Because of this I almost always end up just using UE.

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9:49 am on July 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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After reading this thread I've just downloaded and installed TextPad and it's excellent. I'd got used to using Notepad but the colour-coding in TextPad is an improvement, as is the "preview in browser" button. Thanks to everyone who's posted here - very interesting reading.
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Windows:
HomeSite 4.5.2 (can't stand HS 5)
Top Style 3.1 Pro
Notepad

Unix:
Vim
Pico

Mac:
Big Mac with fries? ;)

10:02 am on July 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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TextPad for me augmented with Excel, Hutmill (search and replace) and a bulk rename utility I found.
9:11 pm on July 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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for single pages:
CSE HTML Validator Lite v3

for multiple pages with same layout:
self-written c++ database with html generation...tidy code....

9:29 pm on July 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I use the guy that's the programmer at our company :)
9:33 pm on July 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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11:13 pm on July 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Amaya; jEdit sometimes (it doesn't seem to take long to load on my machine).

I use the "view structure" facility in Amaya a lot, and I use the HTML view only slightly less. I only use the WYSIWYG view when I'm typing text.

1:21 am on July 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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HomeSite integrated with TopStyle.
8:53 am on July 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Just TextPad for me.
9:56 am on July 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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NoteTab for the last six years.
10:20 am on July 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm with EBear - NoteTab rules and has done so for years. View in browser is F8, follow link is F9, open doc is F7 (or equivalent buttons for the keyboard challenged). Word count and tabbed browsing, of course - right this moment i have 89 files open, and can do search and replace across docs (even with regexps(!))

I also like the code libraries that you can actually build 100% by yourself. The commercial version has syntax highlight too, but that's just never been a keypoint to me.

Somebody mentioned footprint - I've found that UltraEdit is the one with the smallest footprint. I've actually managed to edit a 1Gb raw data table in it on a machine with max around 500M ram (don't recall the max amount, but i changed to 1G ram later and that was extreme by the standards of those days, now i'm down to 200M again). It actually does columns as well as rows (!) No, i couldn't process it in a database, had only MS bases (access and mssql) available at that point, they (both) crashed. Plus, it has the FTP-thang that NoteTab doesn't (and which i really don't need).

And, now i've heard sooo much good about that EditPlus and not just here, so that'll be the next one i try.

/claus

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TJ - no i really don't like graphical editors, not even for complicated tasks. I like to be in control and feel that G.E.'s take control in stead of giving it. Plus, in stead of cleaning up code, you minimize workload by writing clean code from the start and having to run one program only.
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6:24 pm on July 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Mozilla composer (a little bit, only a little! Don't shoot) and metapad (very very small, very very FAST notepad replacement. And the interface is purple :D )
I don't do much HTML coding, more configuring of templates because I suck at design :P
8:25 pm on July 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I use Homesite, only because I like the way it highlights my scripts etc. Notepad would work nearly as well...

Get rid of those point and click editors my friends. In the long run they are only going to slow you down.

Learn to code by hand and the world is yours. Rely on those programs to do it for you and you can only go so far.

11:08 pm on July 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Dreamweaver and learning TextPad :)

..... Shane

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