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skinner927
06-02-2009, 10:52 PM
I've searched. I couldn't find a thread, I can't believe this isn't covered daily. I know there's some things that are just like "AAAAAGH! NOT AGAIN!" (please feel free to delete this thread if that's the case)

but here we go, lol

Currently, I use notepad++. I've been using it for about 5 years now. I've been marginally happy with it. When I build websites I edit directly, no WYSIWYG. I don't like WYSIWYGs as they're tempting to move something real quick and your elegant code turns to complete rubbish.

I was watching some video about a CMS today and the guy had a really nice editor. Granted he was using a MAC and their systems are a little more "bubbly" and "clean" (as in clean web design clean) but I loved the way it looked. Very very simple. It also had one-click uploading. I really liked it. Unfortunately the video didn't show the name of this editor and chances that there would be a port for PC is slim.

So, i was just curious as to what you guys use?

EDIT:
Masterofollies just reminded me. I need it to be able to edit HTML, CSS, PHP. JS is nice but not required. Most editors cover the big 3 but, I just thought it should be noted.

Here's a pic for reference of the program in the vid:
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/6/screencapc.jpg

something super clean. no clutter. I have bad ADD and get distracted by the littlest things, lol.

masterofollies
06-02-2009, 10:55 PM
I use the best editor in the world. tsWebEditor. You'd be addicted

http://download.cnet.com/tsWebEditor/3000-10248_4-10376995.html?tag=mncol

VIPStephan
06-03-2009, 12:16 AM
Unfortunately the video didn't show the name of this editor and chances that there would be a port for PC is slim.

What you see in the pic above is Coda (http://panic.com/coda/) which, as a matter of fact, is my personal choice for web development. Not only can you upload files with one click, it has even some built in SVN functionality.

mrbrown77777
06-03-2009, 12:34 AM
I used notepad++, but recently I found tsWebEditor better.

Donkey
06-03-2009, 01:32 AM
I've tried several and still go back to Matrix y2K and it's free.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/WEB-Design/HTML-Editors/Matrix-Y2K.shtml

EuRuby
06-03-2009, 01:40 AM
I like phase5 (http://blechtrottel.net/en/phase5.html) best.

# syntax highlighting for HTML 4.01, XSL, RSS and ATOM en much more..

drhowarddrfine
06-03-2009, 02:34 AM
I use vim and emacs. None better. Hands down winners. No questions asked.

oldcrazylegs
06-03-2009, 05:41 AM
Dreamweaver CS4 is the industry standard. http://www.adobe.com/dreamweaver

I tried the tsWebEditor. When it asked if I wanted the English or Dutch version I chose English. When I clicked on the CSS Wizard it was in Dutch. My point is you'd better be bilingual in English and Dutch if you plan to use this app. :(

udjamaflip
06-03-2009, 09:39 AM
Dreamweaver CS4 is the industry standard. http://www.adobe.com/dreamweaver

I tried the tsWebEditor. When it asked if I wanted the English or Dutch version I chose English. When I clicked on the CSS Wizard it was in Dutch. My point is you'd better be bilingual in English and Dutch if you plan to use this app. :(

^^ Dreamweaver is the opensource industry standard, however if you are .NET developing at all or PHP & .NET developing like I do, then you may wish to opt for a plugin to visual studio called VS.PHP its not as expensive as Dreamweaver and it has all the functionality of VS including staging, local deployment, and remote development, also has syntax higlighting, syntax prompting, and auto-complete. Oh, and you don't have to have a full copy of visual studio, you can just install it into the free visual studio shell you can get from microsoft, although it will then only work for css, php, js, xml, smarty templates, zend framework, and html.

I would recommend you running a trial with full functionality, its 99$ (about 50-60)

Actinia
06-03-2009, 03:13 PM
I use Dreamweaver CS3 for most of my web work, which offers a useable code editor as well as WYSIWIG. However if I need to get to the nitty-gritty, I use Multi-Edit. This is a venerable MEW version 8 (then from American Cybernetics), probably over ten years old, but still functional and highly customisable and configurable. The newest version of this is Multi Edit 2008 from Multi Edit Software (https://www.multieditsoftware.com/).

John

Apostropartheid
06-03-2009, 04:20 PM
vim and emacs are pretty cool, but the majority of the time, when I'm running a Windows box, it's Dreamweaver for me. Either that or Notepad, which I do extremely causal examples for here with.

skinner927
06-03-2009, 08:21 PM
meh, nothing really spectacular.

I was expecting someone to post up the craziest editor ever that i've never heard of, lol.


I do like dreamweaver as it has all the features I want but it sometimes renders CSS based websites completely wrong.

And since when in DW open source?
"Dreamweaver is the opensource industry standard"
was that a typo or are you saying everyone bases what they do off of that?

udjamaflip
06-06-2009, 10:05 AM
its the industry standard for EDITTING opensource

jamesicus
06-07-2009, 04:17 AM
I write all of my code (HTML/XHTML Markup, CSS, PHP, RDF) by hand using the text editor of HTML-Kit.

James

bazz
06-07-2009, 07:31 AM
What you see in the pic above is Coda (http://panic.com/coda/) which, as a matter of fact, is my personal choice for web development.

I laughed at the asterisk beside their strapline ~ 'one-window web development*'.

Then at the bottom, they have



Unless you want to use more than one window. Which is totally cool.


funny but marketing b***sh*t nonetheless. Not what I would expect of mac people.

bazz

effpeetee
06-07-2009, 10:26 AM
I have always found Best Address editor totally satisfactory.

Frank



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