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Old 10-05-2006, 04:51 PM   #1
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HTML (code) editor recommendations?

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.

Many thanks.
Old 10-05-2006, 05:23 PM   #2
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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.
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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.

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Old 10-06-2006, 04:32 AM   #4
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This topic has been thoroughly discussed in past threads, so please search for threads similar to yours and you will get lots of useful info.
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Can't go wrong with vi or vim.
Old 10-12-2006, 11:52 AM   #6
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Agreed, you probably should have done a search first before posting, but VIM works very well, and is also available under Windows.
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I did do a search before positing, but from the first couple of posts in them it appeared that the other threads authors were interested in WYSISYG editors and not good old fashoined code editing.

Thanks for all your help guys.
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On Linux, my preference goes to nedit (actually ncl: with tabs), and bluefish. However, neither works on Windows as far as I know.
On Windows, I've tried several, and I prefer ConTEXT.


[edit:]For nedit, I wrote PHP (hence also XML/XHTML/HTML) syntax patterns, as PHP syntax is not bundled with nedit. I can share if some are interested.[/edit]

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W3C Amaya Amaya is a complete online web browsing and authoring environment and comes equipped with a WYSIWYG style of interface, similar to that of the most popular commercial browsers. With such an interface, users do not need to know the HTML or CSS languages ..... and its open source and "FREE".
NVU Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") makes managing a web site a snap. Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML....... and its open source and "FREE".
HTML-Kit Standards-compliant, full-featured and multi-purpose development environment for editing HTML and other Web-related file types. For windows only.
OpenOffice Webwriter is a WYSIWYG web site design tool, part of the OpenOffice suite. It has features very similar to that of Microsoft's FrontPage.. "Creating Web Pages with"
Seamonkey Composer keeps getting better with dynamic image and table resizing, quick insert and delete of table cells, improved CSS support, and support for positioned layers. For all your simple documents and website projects, Composer is all you need."
PSPad is a text and code editor. Windows Only.
SciTE:is a GUI-based single-document editor which uses the Scintilla editor component. It rapidly styles most common programming languages with good control over how syntactic elements are displayed, and features folding for C++, C, Java, JavaScript, and Python. Styling of HTML also styles embedded scripts written in VBScript, Javascript, or Python.
SCREEM:is a web development environment. It's purpose is to increase productivity when constructing a site, by providing quick access to commonly used features. While it is written for use with the GNOME desktop environment in mind it does not specifically require you to be running it, just have the libraries installed. (linux)
Quanta Plus: is a web development tool for the GNU/Linux K Desktop Environment.
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.
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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...

Very Nice, both.

Landis Reed.
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i would suggest emacs or vi. both are windows compatible.

the reason? any editor that is built around me using my mouse only slows me down. emacs and vi were designed around using the keyboard. efficiency...
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Linux: Quanta Plus
Windows: 1st Page 2000

Although this is not a single application available for both operating systems, these two applicaions have a similar feel and layout, which accomplishes almost the same thing.
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i have tried mozilla composer just download mozilla
its like dreamweaver. hope this helps| 3
Old 10-27-2006, 06:13 AM   #14
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Yes, Mozilla Composer and Nvu are both great tools. There's an important issue I have with them however: they won't accept to edit anything but .html files, ie: not .php files for example.



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