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Old 12-08-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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Best HTML/CSS edtior for linux


I used to use dreamweave for windows to make websites but I actually want to figure out the best html editor for Linux. It does not have to be a wyswyg editor but I would like it to support html5 And I would like to know what is the best experience some of you web devs have with your favorite editor.

Oh I am currently playing with bluefish 2.2
Thanks
 
Old 12-08-2011, 07:14 PM   #2
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Here is my very-simple advice ...

(1) Do due-diligence research to find whatever is for you "the shortest distance between for you two points" ... and ...

(2) Never Mind what operating system it runs on!!

Think hard about this: "you want 'a web site,' just like 10,000,000 other human beings on this planet." Therefore, "a web site," not "HTML/CSS," is Your Goal.

When you write a document and "print it to a PDF," you do not give a second thought to "the PDF format." Therefore, do not "give a second thought to" either HTML or CSS.

Or ... Linux.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 07:21 PM   #3
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Here is my very-simple advice ...

(1) Do due-diligence research to find whatever is for you "the shortest distance between for you two points" ... and ...

(2) Never Mind what operating system it runs on!!

Think hard about this: "you want 'a web site,' just like 10,000,000 other human beings on this planet." Therefore, "a web site," not "HTML/CSS," is Your Goal.

When you write a document and "print it to a PDF," you do not give a second thought to "the PDF format." Therefore, do not "give a second thought to" either HTML or CSS.

Or ... Linux.

Sorry, I beg to differ. :}

I think that HTML/CSS is highly relevant, because if your site is bloated,
loads slowly, is hard to navigate or is ugly as sin people won't use it.


I've seen people use MS Publisher to generate websites, and then wonder
why they're so slow to load, and why people immediately navigate away
again ... because (back then) Publisher produced an image, and put link
tags on that.



Cheers,
Tink


P.S.: I use vim for HTML/CSS editing ;}

Last edited by Tinkster; 12-08-2011 at 08:26 PM. Reason: added PS
 
Old 12-08-2011, 07:27 PM   #4
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Here is my very-simple advice ...

(1) Do due-diligence research to find whatever is for you "the shortest distance between for you two points" ... and ...

(2) Never Mind what operating system it runs on!!

Think hard about this: "you want 'a web site,' just like 10,000,000 other human beings on this planet." Therefore, "a web site," not "HTML/CSS," is Your Goal.

When you write a document and "print it to a PDF," you do not give a second thought to "the PDF format." Therefore, do not "give a second thought to" either HTML or CSS.

Or ... Linux.
Actually I've got plenty of research on this. I was only asking in reference to other webdevs on what they use and why so I can compare or maybe something I missed that may like me use something that I don't have. But I'm not going to fight on this subject so I'll just drop it and say thanks to the ones who give what I ask
 
Old 12-08-2011, 09:45 PM   #5
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Actually, my objective wasn't in any way to be "argumentative." My intended-to-be simple observation was just that, "if you have no reason to care (and you don't ...) what operating system is being used to host your web-site, then you also have no reason to care what operating-system is being used by the person who is busy creating it."

"The final web site" will technically be "a subdirectory of files someplace." But for the business who pays for it, it will be a web presence, and any possible concerns of "how shall we get there?" will be utterly and completely (and rightly!) subsumed by: "Are We There Yet?"

So: "Never mind how ... just ... get there."

If you have to purchase this-or-that operating system ... (even) if you feel that you have to purchase this-or-that computer at this-or-that electronics store ... to "get there" ...

... get ... there.

As cheaply, as quickly, but above all else as effectively, as you can.
 
Old 12-09-2011, 11:22 AM   #6
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To get back to the original q, there ISN'T anything for Linux compared to Dreamweaver. The closest is NVu, but it's still miles away in YOU doing something creative, and it spitting out the code, to make the whole process fun.
 
Old 12-09-2011, 12:15 PM   #7
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I use the same tools for web site development for all platforms. VIM is my editor of choice.

I never use javascript, because the user can (and generally should) disable javascript in the browser.
HTML4 with CSS, or XHTML with CSS, have been my targets for some time and I have only begun to convert to HTML5.

No WYSIWYG editor really is: I test against two versions of IE, current MOZILLA (FireFox), Opera, and at least one base browser (W3, OB1, etc.) to see how the page degrades under browser limitations.
If your page does not degrade in a useful, somewhat elegant manner, then you are not done.
 
Old 12-09-2011, 12:46 PM   #8
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To get back to the original q, there ISN'T anything for Linux compared to Dreamweaver. The closest is NVu, but it's still miles away in YOU doing something creative, and it spitting out the code, to make the whole process fun.
Actually the only plus side to dreamweaver is the wyswyg editor which most professionals don't use anyways for several reasons. The code side of it is pretty smooth with all the extra features and stuff. So far komodo edit seems to be doing the job. Its not Open source but its still free.
 
Old 12-10-2011, 08:16 AM   #9
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