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Old 01-25-2004, 11:28 PM   #1
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Good html editor for linux

I am in the process of learning to design web pages with the php-apache-mysql trio. I was looking for advice on a good html editor. I have Quanta Plus and Scream already installed. I have used Scream a little and it seems pretty good.

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Old 01-26-2004, 12:00 AM   #2
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Bluefish is worth checking out, though I prefer Quanta for larger projects. For one-off pages I use the HTML mode built into emacs. Emacs is worth learning if you ever have the time and dedication. It's got support for just about anything you'd ever want to do with a text editor.
Old 01-26-2004, 07:50 AM   #3
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I like VIM best, light weight and lends itself to fast efficient editing.
It does have a steep learning curve but definately worth it. Try the vimtutor program, which comes with it, to give yourself an introduction.
Old 01-26-2004, 05:07 PM   #4
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as you are learnig HTML try VIM, but when you learn it well try bluefish.
Old 01-26-2004, 05:19 PM   #5
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and to add even more diversity, also has a built-in html editor!

i've used quanta+ in the past, which i liked. haven't had any experience of bluefish or screem.

oh, and i've also had dreamweaver mx running under wine 'emulation' - works probably 80%, not bad. tried frontpage 2002 too - no go at all.
Old 02-01-2004, 12:21 PM   #6
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FrontPage -> horrible
Dreamweaver -> good, but you end up with many mistakes or weird code if you only edit in GUI mode.

Quanta ->good
Screem -> well, it's OK, but don't grind your html. If you want to find and replace a string in all files it will mess up your entire site.
BlueFish ->good.

I use mostly Quanta+, and KWrite for quick editing. KWrite has a decent highlighting to help you editing and you can change end of line (if you ever need to open your html files in other OS.)

PS. I just heard that M$ won over Lindows. Is it a good news for us, Linux users?


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