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View Poll Results: Web Development Editor of the Year
Quanta 233 49.26%
Bluefish 215 45.45%
Ginf 3 0.63%
FCKeditor 1 0.21%
Screem 21 4.44%
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Old 11-28-2003, 07:09 PM   #46
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Does syntax highlighting not count as "tools to assist web development"? Then there's tag jumping, tag name completion, and who can forget the wonderful assistance of not getting unecessary code added to your web page?

Gosh, just cos you don't click it with your mouse doesn't mean you don't get assistance!

The Choice Awards team should, just for the sake of interest, include vi as an option for 2004. You might surprise yourselves with how many ppl think this "simpl[e] text editor" is actually the Best web development tool...

Go on, I dare ya.
Old 11-30-2003, 08:21 AM   #47
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Bluefish doesn't mess up foreign language characters, as did Quanta and Screem in my case, using KDE and Mandrake 9.1. So for others who need to write or edit pages in languages other than English and have the same experience, Bluefish seems to be the only viable web editor under Linux.
Old 12-02-2003, 10:28 AM   #48
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What ever happened to Mozilla..

We know that Netscape had one of the first web page editors.

Could you least put it down as the Composer for Netscape.

The Composer is more powerful then Frontpage is and costs nothing.

Well later...
Old 12-07-2003, 08:09 AM   #49
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Ok guess this is wat I have been looking for, wat app to use for my web designing thanks guys
Old 12-09-2003, 07:00 PM   #50
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no problem
Old 12-09-2003, 07:47 PM   #51
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What I'm doing is editing html snippets together with a Makefile that preprocesses them, glues them together, and postprocesses them.
Bluefish does a good job here.
Old 12-12-2003, 11:27 PM   #52
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Amaya is a good WYSIWYG editor. It produces excellent code.
Old 12-14-2003, 07:10 AM   #53
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hmm....I've opened Quanta few times, but still Bluefish is the one I prefer. Quite light, basically nothing more than what one needs, still it's got quite much inside it. Bluefish is what I've asked, no more, no less

Well, basically it's just what one wants and likes. Everyone should understand that there really is no "best" editor, no wysiwyg nor wysiwyn, but the one that suits YOU best

The good thing is, you folks do have something you like. That's what creating programs really is, to help doing things easier. And I myself use many editors, not just one - some editors do some things good, others do other things better. If I don't need X, I use vim, for example - if I do have X started, I can use Bluefish or whatever I see good for it....
Old 12-15-2003, 09:37 PM   #54
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Originally posted by moeminhtun
Yeah! right. First I voted for bluefish coz I had not used Quanta before. Now I already downloaded Quanta and Gee! you are right.
I wish I could change my vote.

I voted for bluefish too, but if Quanta is so good I might as well try it.

I don't have KDE istalled but I can run KDE apps in fluxbox.
Old 12-28-2003, 08:21 AM   #55
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I'm using bluefish for web development. It's so GREAT editor in my opinion... Thank to all open source editor's authors who effort on them.

Linux forever
Old 12-29-2003, 11:54 PM   #56
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I would try Quanta, sure. But doesn't that mean KDE? So then I would need a new desktop. Why would I want to do that?
BTW: I voted for Bluefish.
What about Amaya? I haven't spent much time with it, but it was kinda kewl. Had problems with copy/paste as far as I recall. I just want an editor that doesn't muss up my formatting so I can jump back to vi for quick fixes!!

Last edited by alar; 12-29-2003 at 11:59 PM.
Old 12-30-2003, 06:09 AM   #57
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actually wanted some help out here...u see we have our own groups on msn..

we wanted to conduct a members choice awards of our own .but we donot have web servers or anything of that sort.all that we have is free web services..can such an awards be conducted entirely through free web sevices..if so please tell..

thanks in advance


Last edited by tuxfood; 12-30-2003 at 06:12 AM.
Old 12-30-2003, 10:25 AM   #58
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Does Quanta still remove the white space and thus the formatting when saving the file? The problem I had was I would create a file in Quanta, a pretty nice editor, and upload it to my site. If I was off somewhere, god forbid on a M$ box, when I tried to open the source from the page in notepad all of the code was crammed at the top. All of my formatting removed. It makes the file extremely hard to read. Maybe I missed something, like a option to change that, either way...once I saw that, Quanta was done and I never looked back.

Old 12-31-2003, 12:03 PM   #59
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Bluefish or Quanta

I am still torn. I have been using HomeSite (Allaire/Macromedia) for years to develop sites in Windows. Now I am trying to find something to at least equivocate with HomeSite for my Linux environment. I tried Bluefish first and it was nice but left me wanting more. After reading this thread I installed Quanta and am pleasantly surprised. I am running Quanta 3.1 and Bluefish 0.12 and each has some things that the other lacks. Having seen the features in the Bleeding Edge version of Quanta I think I might end up going with Quanta as that version seems to add the things that Bluefish has that are missing in Quanta 3.1.

I am running KDE 3.1 so installing Quanta was no problem. From what I am reading since it is integrated with KDE, installing it in Gnome, Ximian, or something else might require some time finding all the dependencies. Then again when I installed Bluefish it had some dependencies as well.

(I would like to conquer VI someday though. I have seen it's power wielded by others and it is impressive, if not intuitive.)

hieronymouse mentioned that "Bluefish doesn't mess up foreign language characters, as did Quanta and Screem in my case, using KDE and Mandrake 9.1. So for others who need to write or edit pages in languages other than English and have the same experience, Bluefish seems to be the only viable web editor under Linux."

I sure would like to know what you did in Bluefish to get it to not mess up my unicode characters. I got through editing a whole document, uploaded it and found that it creamed all of the non-ASCII characters. Very disappointing as Localization has been a bit part of what I do at my current job. I saw the i18n stuff for Quanta and that intrigues me. I will have to check into that.
Old 12-31-2003, 03:43 PM   #60
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"I would like to conquer VI someday though. I have seen it's power wielded by others and it is impressive, if not intuitive."

Intuition is educable. Unfortunately it's also often context dependent as you discover once vi is 'intuitive' to you and you find yourself in a non-modal editor typing a bunch of j's as you try to scroll down.


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