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    Best HTML Editor

    Which is the best HTML Editor for static HTML?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aguroyz View Post
    dreamweaver for me.
    which version of dreamweaver?

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    Notepad++

    Regarding DW, I have to say that Adobe always improve with time so try to get the latest version.

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    I think its safe to say that many people on this forum would agree with the below...

    If you want a commercial editor: Go with something like DreamWeaver.
    If you want a free/open source editor: Go with something like Notepad++.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molona View Post
    Notepad++

    Regarding DW, I have to say that Adobe always improve with time so try to get the latest version.
    Notepad++? Is it different from Notepad?

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    Yes, its an entirely different product and is not made by Microsoft.

    Microsoft Notepad = plaintext editor with limited functionality.
    Notepad++ = plaintext editor that has functionality such as syntax highlighting, spellchecking, grouping code, plug-in support and more.

    http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    Yes, its an entirely different product and is not made by Microsoft.

    Microsoft Notepad = plaintext editor with limited functionality.
    Notepad++ = plaintext editor that has functionality such as syntax highlighting, spellchecking, grouping code, plug-in support and more.

    http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net
    Do I have to uninstall my existing notepad for installing notepad++?

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    Of course not, it is an entirely different product. They will run alongside each other perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    Of course not, it is an entirely different product. They will run alongside each other perfectly.
    Then by default .txt files will also open in notepad++ instead of notepad?

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    No, Notepad++ will not hijack any of your file extensions by default, it will however provide you with a menu item upon right clicking a text file to open it with Notepad++ (instead of your default editor on that occasion).

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    Adstiger,
    I recommend using Dreamweaver CS3 a software made by a well known company Adobe.
    When I first used it. It was kind of difficult to understand and how the program works. But later on you'll get the hang of it and will not let go.
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    Vim is the most efficient text editor for anything IMHO ( part of that involves giving up the use of the mouse which restricts your speed ).
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    Dreamweaver along with notepad

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    dreamweaver 8.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by smr98275 View Post
    Dreamweaver along with notepad
    Why to use both?

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    I prefer using Dreamweaver because of many features inside the program..

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    I'm a strong advocate for Dreamweaver (I'm installing CS4) on my laptop as I type this on my other machine :-)

    However, you really need to know html/css before using Dreamweaver, don't expect it to do everything for you - that's where newbies get into strife, believing the WYSIWYG sales pitch... yes it is in some respects but it's a lot more than that. :-)

    CS4 version is much much better than any previous versions, particularly when it comes to css layouts.

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    I'd agree with Nadia, DW is good but you won't tap its potential for a long time without knowing some other skills first. If you are after a pure code based application I'd run with the Notepad recommendation, I've not used it personally but I've seen it recommended all the time over many years.

    Have yet to upgrade to CS4 (CS3 currently) but again I'd agree, all version updates I've used offered significant improvements.

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    Dreamweaver or Namo. If Adobe solutions are not within your budget, Namo is more than capable of handling the job. In fact until Dreamweaver was forced upon me, I used Namo and loved it. There should be a free trial for you to give it a free go for 30 days.

    On another note, I see people jokingly recommending Notepad++, come on if you are trying to be funny at least go all the way and recommend a "real" and "capable" text editor such as UltraEdit which beats Notepad++ every which way except price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falsealarm View Post
    On another note, I see people jokingly recommending Notepad++, come on if you are trying to be funny at least go all the way and recommend a "real" and "capable" text editor such as UltraEdit which beats Notepad++ every which way except price.
    Excuse me but Notepad++ is a capable text editor. If you don't need all the little glorified tweaks plus the kitchen sink, it is durable enough to do the work the majority of people would require and it is flexible enough to be extendable with plug-in's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falsealarm View Post
    On another note, I see people jokingly recommending Notepad++, come on if you are trying to be funny at least go all the way and recommend a "real" and "capable" text editor such as UltraEdit which beats Notepad++ every which way except price.
    It very much depends on how you work and the OS you use. I wouldn't say that people using Notepad are joking or not they are not serious about web development. It is a matter of skill and preferences, you need to feel comfortable with your tools. And Notepad is a capable editor.

    Having said that, Notepad++ is obviously better with all the extra features that help you work faster. It may not be the best of all (maybe VIM is). But it is a great text editor, and has all the necessary features, you don't have to go nuts trying to find out where things are, and it has good documentation and all the features that DW has, plus the ability of creating macros, and FTP, and it can be extended using plug-ins, and many things more.

    So no, I am not joking at all. Maybe you need to explain why you consider that Notepad++ is not good enough. After all, it is not very different to UltraEdit and it is free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulScratch View Post
    Vim is the most efficient text editor for anything IMHO ( part of that involves giving up the use of the mouse which restricts your speed ).
    You run this on Linux? What is your distro (and version) and desktop of choice?

    I have run machines with Linux for many years but at the moment I am on Vista as I have had to do a fair amount of .NET related work - oh well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandaggio View Post
    You run this on Linux? What is your distro (and version) and desktop of choice?

    I have run machines with Linux for many years but at the moment I am on Vista as I have had to do a fair amount of .NET related work - oh well...
    I use Ubuntu, Debian and XP with Vim on all of them. Ubuntu being my favorite for desktop, Debian for server... XP is mainly for work.
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