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Text-Based HTML Editors
Posted 03 September 2004 - 02:10 PM
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A great HTML editor tool. It's very useful when you need to edit HTML directly. Several pages on this site were created using HomeSite.
Posted 09 September 2004 - 01:36 AM
ACE HTML (http://software.visi...oducts/acehtml/)
Check it out! There is a free trial version, and they use to make a fully featured, free version, ACE HTML 4 FREE..perhaps its somewhere on the net.
Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:00 AM
Here's my opinions on text-based (coding) HTML editors:
AceHTML Freeware - I have used this program in the past, however it seemed quite unnecessary and for some reason I stopped using it. It was great while I used it though, just can't remember why I stopped...
NoteTab Light - This is very simlar to Notepad++, I haven't used it really, but it has been recommended once or twice by CNET Download.com.
Just plain old Windows notepad - Hey, this can't fail if you don't have anything else installed on the system
Pico (nano) - My computer programming teacher swears by this program. It is usually included in many Linux distributions. Nano (newer) has syntax highlighting, pico doesn't. It has no real GUI, you press keyboard shortcuts for things like line numbers, save, find and replace, etc.
Gedit - This is included on GNOME desktop systems. It has a GUI, and supports syntax highlighting. There is a KDE equivalent but I'm not familiar with Kubuntu/KDE.
I've heard of vi for Linux but I never figured out how to use it other than to open a file and quit the program.
I do most of my web development in Notepad++ in Windows.
Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:14 AM
you can always go hardcode with notepad
there's tons of free tools out there, just try googling... but ofcourse it's time consuming when you have alot of guys here who can quickly direct you to some popular and easy ones to grab
anyways good luck and best hunting
Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:47 AM
PSPAD is also one known editor that is gaining quite a lot of popularity lately. They do have some excellent support for multiple programming language. File manager and and organizer which makes it easy to use with tree based interface. This is perfect editor for those who are new to programming or want to use text editor with multiple language support.
Notepad++ is one more text editor that you should use if you're thinking about simple yet powerful text editor. Like pspad it has support for many languages and can be used for all your text editing needs. Of course it has no spell checker and word processing capabilities. But it is perfect programmers notepad. You get everything that you find with other editors like ultraedit. This is my observation with most of the notepad editors, hope that helps for some of you here.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 10:01 AM
i prefer to use free ones, that's why linux is so awesome, they have alot of free tools available
Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:25 PM
I often work on more than one type of machine (usually Linux and Mac OS X) and mix multiple kinds of markup or markup and code in one project, so I've gravitated toward editors that handle that well on more than one OS. I also look for editors that work smoothly with version control systems like svn so I can track my changes as I go. Two editors that any serious designer should look at are JEdit ( http://jedit.org/ ) and Emacs ( http://www.xemacs.org/ );
JEdit is a free Java-based environment which runs well anywhere you need it and supports all kinds of plugins for specialized tasks (e.g. validating, transforming, and previewing various XML dialects). It has plugin support for both CVS and SVN version control (among others) and, even without the plugin, recognizes and deals with changes to the files on disk (from committing/reverting changes, for instance) smoothly. If you add a lot of plugins, it does hog a bit of memory but is quite fast on today's machines. You can easily customize the GUI to your work preferences: which buttons appear in the toolbars, where tools display, moving or collapsing the different information displays and so forth, and it works very well with keyboard shortcuts. It also has support for editing remote files over ftp, ssh or whatever. It works great for simple HTML/CSS sites or as a full-blown DocBook production environment. You can run into some trouble with too many plugins as some of them can interfere with one another.
Emacs is one of the early UNIX editing environments which has grown not only a large user base and a lot of customization, but practically its own religion. I used it constantly in college years ago for everything from coding to system administration to writing papers. It takes work to get used to as it has its own way of doing things, but many times the ways make sense. You can strip emacs down to run quickly from the command-line over a network connection or as a full-blown GUI environment. There are several ports or adaptations of it that have their own unique features (e.g. http://aquamacs.org/ for OS X). One of emacs' best features is that pretty much *everything* can be done without your hands leaving the keyboard. When writing heavily marked-up documents, this can be a big thing. I have found that a lot of Emacs' handling of international characters can be clunky if you are used to the way the OS handles them (such as dead keys and compose characters).
Posted 23 May 2011 - 12:31 AM
best bet is to familiarize oneself with a particular editor and keep to it, unless there's a need for codings that another program supports better
Posted 23 May 2011 - 06:14 AM
There are some extensions to it as well which makes it easy to use the editor in full screen mode. Most of the writers need this feature. This way they can skip on softwares like ywriter and writemonkey. If you're looking for any feature rich text editor then consider using ultra edit notepad editor. It is not free but for the price that you pay for it, worths every cent into it.
Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:39 AM
You can read more about it and download a free trial here: http://www.mpsoftwar...phpdesigner.php
Also, if searching for a free Editor, you can always use Notepad++ or Notepad2, both are free and light
I recently found out about Programmer's Notepad, tried it and it's quite good, you can get it here: http://www.pnotepad.org/
Also, here is a good list of editors for PHP and HTML:
Oh, I almost forgot, you can always use Eclipse for PHP, if you like Eclipse environment, even though it's best for Java, the PHP Eclipse IDE is quite good and best of all it's FREE!
So, there are plenty of editors, but my favorite is PHP Designer, comparing features and prices, it's a real IDE for PHP, the other are more just text editors with some useful features and I don't really use WYSWYG editors
Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:42 AM
Programmers notepad on the hand is much light like notepad++ or pspad. SO it can be used for the php development. I have used it on vista and it works fine for me atleast. It is very simple in interface and offers a lot of options. You can select multiple programming language and also use the software for direct debugging from the notepad. So overall it is one good program to use for php or any other programming needs. So if you have choice for using notepad type programs then either go with PSPad, notepad++ or pnotepad, either one of them is fine for your needs.
Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:36 PM
As for topic, Dreamweaver doesn't qualify for free and open source as its commercial app. I agree that notepad++ is one good text editor and should be used even if you're beginner. So i don't know how many users are willing to pay for such web development kit. It's not text based editor either because it has many adobe specific features and tools. So most likely it qualifies as web development editor for sure. Most likely PsPad, Notepad++ and many other text based editors perform task for free of cost and can replace dreamweaver for most of the tasks.
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