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Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
I myself use kwrite for web development because of syntax highlighting and it's easier in a GUI editor to cut/copy a large block of text from one place in a document to another. other than that i don't really see any advantage to an IDE for web development, and even less for WYSIWYG editors as they tend to insert a significant amount of unnecessary garbage code.
I guess it really ultimately comes down to personal preference.
Personally, I use emacs for web development (but I got used to using emacs for almost everything so there might be a better option out there. As frieza mentions, it all boils down to personal preference.
Oddly enough, I have grown rather fond of Apple's "iWeb" tool, and its big-brother.
The approach which these tools take is to allow you to define your web-pages using a word-processor like visual tool. Then, when you say to "generate" your site, the tool emits the appropriate HTML and XML sequences for you. What they do not attempt to do, however, is to parse an existing web-site and to make sense of it.
I find that, in practice, I build most "complicated" web-pages by hand. Now, as it happens, most of the time I am using template-driven macro engines (Perl...) to construct the actual page content, so you might aver that I am using a semi-procedural programming language of sorts to describe and to construct the pages.
But when the page is not complicated, I'm probably gonna grab iWeb and just whip out the site in an hour or three.