View Full Version : What is the HTML coding software being used by you?

02-02-2012, 06:05 PM
I'm from the old school. Back in college, we literally had graph paper, charted out our tables, used no CSS and created sites on notepad. Naturally, I shifted to Dreamweaver for custom HTML development. Now that I am doing that so much, I am wondering if I am missing out on a better, or easier to use, or more powerful software. DW has been working fine, but just seeing what the industry standard is.

02-02-2012, 06:19 PM
Hi there boogily,

I use...


...and two pinkies, one from either hand. :D


02-02-2012, 07:13 PM
Notepad ++ is good. I like code syntax coloring and all. I've also been using Aptana and Komodo and coldfusion builder lol. Each have their advantages and behaviors I like.

02-02-2012, 09:39 PM
I use Noepad quite a lot as I write the first draft of a lot of my content on whatever computer I happen to be using. On my own computer I usually use CSE HTML Validator which has colour coding and validation built in.

DreamWeaver works okay for producing web pages provided you work mainly in code view since the alternative views tend to produce obsolete code that does not validate according to the 1997 HTML 4 standard.

02-02-2012, 10:38 PM
I use CoffeeCup HTML Editor. I had been using their 2010 SE version, but I just downloaded my free upgrade and I can't believe how cool it is! I won't be doing any coding until I get a bunch of other work done in my shop, but dual monitors for real time coding? I can't wait to try it. This is worse than Christmas.



02-02-2012, 10:39 PM
I like Notepad2 which is a lot like Notepad++ (I have Notepad2 on my personal comp and Notepad++ on my work machine). I use that for quick things- My main beast is Visual Studio 2010 and I am thoroughly in love with it :D I also have Eclipse which I find very cumbersome but I have not had the opportunity/time to work with any other Java IDE

Edit: Building off of what felgall said

provided you work mainly in code view

I never ever work in design mode- I agree that design mode is error prone

02-02-2012, 10:40 PM

I stole your animated GIF. It's cool and I wanted it!

(I hope that's okay)



02-02-2012, 10:54 PM
Hi there Kevin,

anything that I post on the web, please feel free to take. ;)


02-02-2012, 11:40 PM
When you started out "I'm from the old school..." I expected a description of how you punched cards and programmed in FORTRAN, not how you created web sites in notepad. Now I feel *really* old.

Olde Tyme Dave

02-03-2012, 12:03 AM

Lol! Your comment really makes me want to kick myself right now. In 1995, I threw out nearly 20 cases of brand new punch cards. They were almost 30 years old at the time. I should have kept at least a case or two, at least for old time's sake.

I still have my first computer, though. It's a Bally video game. My parents couldn't afford an Atari, so when one of my dad's printing customers bought another Bally just for the controllers, he sold it to my dad at a discounted rate after their big video game football match. That was 1984! I hooked a tape recorder up to an interface cassette, and I was able to store my coding on a standard cassette tape. I remember that the volume control on the tape recorder had to be set just so when recording, then set at a different level to upload. It took me days to figure out the levels.

Man, I would give everything I have just to be that kid again for one day, sitting in my bedroom at a card table until 4:00 a.m., keying in code on that little keypad. Well, not my wife. I wouldn't give her up for anything. I do miss those days, though. Life was great back then.



02-03-2012, 12:22 AM
I still have a small stack of cards that I use once in a while for making notes, bookmarks, etc. I haven't made any money off them, I don't think you lost too much throwing those out :)

Those were definitely good times, programming away all night... I have similar memories.