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    What editor do you use?

    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:


    something super clean. no clutter. I have bad ADD and get distracted by the littlest things, lol.
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    I use the best editor in the world. tsWebEditor. You'd be addicted

    http://download.cnet.com/tsWebEditor...html?tag=mncol
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinner927 View Post
    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 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.

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    I used notepad++, but recently I found tsWebEditor better.
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    I've tried several and still go back to Matrix y2K and it's free.

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    I like phase5 best.

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

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    I use vim and emacs. None better. Hands down winners. No questions asked.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcrazylegs View Post
    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)
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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    its the industry standard for EDITTING opensource
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    I write all of my code (HTML/XHTML Markup, CSS, PHP, RDF) by hand using the text editor of HTML-Kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    What you see in the pic above is 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.

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