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mbl
10-28-2004, 08:29 PM
Dear friends,

Have been using Easy-HTML editor which is quite good and free of charge.

However, am used to being able to being able to put a tag or invisible mark, go do something elsewhere, and be able to jump back to that tag, or have several tags in the code.

Also, be able to define macros on the fly, and not to have too many options on the screen so as to be able to have the most code on the separate windows, for comparing, and swaping.

This is from pre-windows experience. Is there one (free) that would be suitable for HTML as above?

Also have used n-vu to start a page. But once a working skeleton is made, do feel that it it'd be faster to code with a less-rich editor, just for mainly replacing text, adding content, rather than what-you-see web-paging.

Of course, would still use the other software mentioned.

Anyway, what editors as such do you fellows use and recommend?

Thanks a lot.

-mbl-

liorean
10-28-2004, 08:37 PM
This has been discussed here before, but I'll address it anyways:

- My personal preference is SciTE. It's lean, fast, and has everything I need. No macros or libraries, though.

- UltraEdit and TextPad are roughly feature equivalent, rather bloated if you ask me, but have almost everything. You'll find proponents for both here.

- HTML-Kit is another very feature rich editor. I never liked it, but you might. You'll find people suggesting it to you here.

- 1st page 2000 is another one.

- Then we have the oddball editors: Crimsom, Texturizer, NotePAD+, Arachnophobia, HotDOG etc. Some of them are better than the others, not all of them are free. None of them are worth opening a second time when you have tried them, if you ask me.


Add to that those that come with WYSIWYG tools. Dreamweaver has Homesite, which was rather popular for quite a while, and still is. It's nowhere near free, though.

mbl
10-28-2004, 10:52 PM
This has been discussed here before, but I'll address it anyways:


Thanks Liorean,

It's sad to be here so late and missed so many fudamentals.

Will check the ones you mention in that very precise order.

Best of all to everyone.

-mbl-

mbl
10-28-2004, 11:34 PM
- My personal preference is SciTE. It's lean, fast, and has everything I need. No macros or libraries, though.


Hi again, Liorean.

How happy to have asked and how thankful you answered.

Already using the SciTE and it is a gem.

The first things tried worked just perfect, by intuition, like move text with the mouse at the document, and even from one document to another in a different window. The windows are lean, the default fonts and hi-lighting colors are hard to improve, can drag files into it directly from a folder with the mouse to open them.

No need to download the others, would say, so far.

So much faster and just-so.

Thanks again.

-mbl-

Kor
10-29-2004, 08:47 AM
In my oppinion, Macromedia Dreamweaver is probably the best professional editor, but it depends on the money for licence you may afford to pay... ;)

jbot
10-29-2004, 09:39 AM
get yourself HTML-Kit. it's extensible and scriptable, and be used for just about anything. but best of all it's free. it's the dogs bollox. :thumbsup:

mbl
10-29-2004, 09:52 AM
Thanks Kor for mentioning DreamWeaver. Have heard good things on it and that it is a page builder. However, the effort is for now to learn as most as possible some coding fundamentals.

Thanks JBot will try that one somewhat later. The SciTE is so far so good and much more than needed so far. Actually it is quite powerful and somewhat what have used 15 years ago or so.

The limitation is 'me' right now.

Thanks.



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