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View Poll Results: Web Development Editor of the Year
Quanta 354 44.31%
Bluefish 172 21.53%
Ginf 2 0.25%
Screem 23 2.88%
Nvu 199 24.91%
Mozilla Composer 49 6.13%
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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Web Development Editor of the Year

What is your web editor of choice?

Old 01-29-2006, 01:25 PM   #2
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NVU! I prefer HTML coding, but even still, a dreamweaver clone
Old 01-29-2006, 02:27 PM   #3
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Quanta gets my vote because of the CSS editor but Bluefish came a close second.
Old 01-29-2006, 08:20 PM   #4
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Quanta by a mile, Bluefish is alright. Nvu is horribly buggy and uses a slow XUL toolkit.
Old 01-29-2006, 09:12 PM   #5
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Quanta is my editor of choice simply because of its convenient auto-completion of HTML code and PHP coding assistance and its advanced CSS editor.
Old 01-30-2006, 12:51 AM   #6
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Bluefish, from their website
Lightweight - Bluefish uses on startup 40%-45% of the memory that other editors such as Quanta and Screem use, and during a full session closer to 33% of what these other editors use.
Old 01-30-2006, 03:31 AM   #7
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Bluefish, I don't like WYSIWYG apps
Old 01-30-2006, 11:20 AM   #8
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Bluefish for sure.
Old 01-30-2006, 12:43 PM   #9
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for the reasons Alien_Hominid point out.
Old 01-30-2006, 01:45 PM   #10
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Quanta. KIO-Slaves and features others have already pointed out make it a winner for me.
Old 01-30-2006, 01:59 PM   #11
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While I use Bluefish and like it very much, I feel that NVU has evolved at an impressive rate in recent years, so it deserves to be the app of the year.
Old 01-30-2006, 03:02 PM   #12
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I have to give it up to nvu development.
Old 01-30-2006, 03:59 PM   #13
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NVU may still need a lot of work, but a WYSIWYG editor is just so much more natural for such a visual medium as web design...
Old 01-30-2006, 07:02 PM   #14
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still sticking with quanta
Old 01-30-2006, 11:51 PM   #15
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Quanta by far and away, although I have to say that Seamonkey produces some fairly clean HTML as far as WYSIWYG editors go.


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