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I am looking for a good HTML code editor (not WYSIWYG)
Does anybody have any recommendations? I am especially interested in any that will also work on windows as I have to use windows at work and I would prefer to use the same editor in both Windows and Linux.
I've used Nvu (oops, that's a WYSIWYG) on both and it works okay. I've also tried Bluefish.
But in the end, I always go back to just a plain text editor because I don't do enough advanced stuff to need all the extra features. I use Notepad2 on windows and nano on linux. Learning VIM (there's a windows port too) is on my to do list, but I just haven't taken the time to learn.
I use emacs for everything. It highlights syntax (html, php, java, c, c++, lisp, fortran, etc), does a good job at auto-indenting, works on both Windows and Linux, is nice and compact, is free, etc. etc.
There's a bit of a learning curve, but it's not so bad. I find it less klunky the the various incarnations of vi, but that's just me... and so begins the eternal vi - emacs debate.
Quanta is designed for quick web development and is rapidly becoming a mature editor with a number of great features and lies at the heart of the KDE Web Dev suite of tools.(Linux) Bluefish: is a powerful editor for experienced web designers and programmers.
Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, but it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.(Linux)
Of course you can also use any text editor in windows or linux.
My vote is for Quanta Plus!
I wish there was a port to Windont.
Windows: I use HTML-Kit.. Best I've tried as you can work on documents "live". It has a built in ftp file manager so it's as if you are working right on the web server.
p.s. Quanta + does the same "live thing" without the file manage, but it does have a Long recent docs list and once you are editing a doc if you just click on the "open" icon, it will open the dir you are currently working from...