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We are looking to buy about ten licences for HomeSite like product - what would you recommend - cost is a serious consideration. HomeSite comes in at about £50 per licence if you buy 10+.
Cheers in advance...
The way it colorizes HTML, and what gets me, Perl, is priceless. Plus it's rock-solid, never mungs a file. Great operations to work on multiple files. I use it to edit binary files sometimes.
Last I checked it was Macintosh only.
On the *nix world there is, of course, Emacs.
For those of you that program with the MS suite, something a bit like Visual Studio but for Web development would be amazing!
UltraEdit has some features such as Find & Replace in subdirectories that makes it excellent for project handling and not just working in single files. I typically keep 10-15 individual files open in UE at any given time.
Though I do not use it, it also allows files to be classified by 'project/workspace' for opening.
EditPlus : fast, mdi, large files. used daily.
UltraEdit : powerful and great for binary edits. However, it's huge resource pig - slow. Macros run at glacial speed.
NoteTab : I don't get it. Clumsy and hard to use. Don't care for it at all.
Boxer for Windows and Dos : The fastest of the bunch. More keyboard oriented. Used daily for 10 years. I still like it. Winders version isn't quite to the power of the dos version yet.
The one I want but not taken the time yet, is [url=http://www.multiedit.com/]MultiEdit[/url]. A totally righteous editor (best I have ever seen).
If you like dials and knobs, Multiedit has more controls than any program I've ever used. It has EVERYTHING - blows all other editors out of the water combined. A true programmers editor and they've droped the price considerably from a year ago when it was ($395?) - now in the $200 range. http://www.multiedit.com (eval version ftp://ftp.multiedit.com/pub/demos/mew8eval.zip )
I plan to upgrade to their full version ASAP, because not only is Lite a really good program, but I know I won't be left fuming about lack of support if I ever do have a problem...
Search and replace entire folders or selected files by text, tags or source code.
you can then save common search and replaces.
Check in Check out feature allows more than one person to work on a site and not screw up what someone else has done.
You can attach notes to each document that you do or leave notes for other people on why or how you did something.
Import CSV files into a page and DW automatically creates a table how you want it to look.
You can send pics, links, colours etc. from one site to the next as it keeps track of everything.
Library files for those without SSI server access - multiple pages can be updated via one file.
OK that will do for now ;)
Oh yeah and the notepad type interface so that as you design visually you can see the 'live' code.
I also use Visual InterDev, but mainly only for Getting and Releasing files for use in HomeSite. I personally think InterDev is quite poor with the exception of the ASP autocomplete functionality.
We evaluated HomeSite and UltraEdit and homeSite came out the clear winner in our eyes. Having a look at EditPlus now which looks quite promising.
I think it comes down to what I always suspected. The best solution is knowing each apps strengths and using them for that. I constantly swap between topstyle, homesite and dreamweaver.
Dreamweaver is'nt just a WYSIWYG. You can edit HTML as it is and then got to the visual editor to see how it looks.
Lets say you are editing a table in VIS mode you select a table, then click on the cell and bang only the code between those <TD> tags is highlighted right there and then! The best of both worlds.
I ALWAYS check the code, I do have 2 monitors which does help though ;) The ability to code visually and textually plus all the other features makes DW such a powerful tool. You can do pages in minutes with really clean code easily.
There are no weaknesses just strengths :)
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In terms if editors...
Homesite for Html
UltraEdit for Perl Scripts
*Didn't realize that you guys allowed blatant product promotion through the forum to such a focused audience :)
in reference to what you posted:
>>>>idn't realize that you guys allowed blatant product promotion through the forum to such a focused audience>>>
This is not allowed, and enorced by the admins, moderators, and system operator. Sometimes it takes a little bit for them to see it.....they have jobs too!
>allow blatant product promotion
No one is allowed to promote their own product or service (with the exception of their profile and the Commercial Exchange [webmasterworld.com]). When it comes to "the basics" such as browsers, editors, and graphics software there's not much way to avoid discussing specifics and making comparisons of the tools of the trade.
Aside from being an HTML editor, it also edits text, rtf, perl, cgi, C++, and java, each with appropriate macros built in, plus the capability of making your own.
As an added plus for you geeks (listen up, Brett :) ), the guy was one of the original programmers for Mac Word, if memory serves, and while he has stuff on his site for regular non-geeks, he also has plenty of technical stuff.