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elwha
05-07-2006, 08:51 PM
I'm looking for a free comprehensive CSS editor. Anyone have their favorites?

elwha
05-07-2006, 09:29 PM
http://css-discuss.incutio.com/?page=CssEditors

Quite a list here.

To add to this question.

I'm using Dreamweaver at work to maintain the company intranet but the 'design' mode doesn't render the page correctly. Does dreamweaver have flaws in this mode?

VIPStephan
05-07-2006, 09:56 PM
Don't trust the design mode! That's ok for beginners but doesn't do well if you're professional (or want to be) and aiming for clean code. Always preview it in different browsers (Firefox, IE, Opera, (Netscape) - and Safari if you're on a Mac) and never use IE as primary browser to check (or always double check with the others often).

By the way: My favorite is to learn CSS and hand code it.

elwha
05-07-2006, 11:48 PM
Well I'm a beginner sorta been coding brochure pages for my companies intranet for 2 years now on the side... I'm a Network guy by training, but I took the approach of designing with no tables, compliance, and standards and doing most of the front end work in notepad. Redesigned the entire website from a messy tables design. At this point I'm giving the work up since they don't really want to pay me for the web work I'm doing and the Networking side is growing... The person doing the editing now is using the design mode exclusively and screwing up all my pretty code. But the design mode doesn't render the pages like IE or Firefox.

I was just wondering if there was a few tricks to it... guess not.

Thanks..

harlequin2k5
05-08-2006, 12:51 AM
I also use dreamweaver...

when using css for your design it will almost never lay out correctly in the design view - you must view it in a browser to see what it looks like - especially if your design involves absolute positioning of any of the elements...



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