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    billycundiff{float:left;} silver trophybronze trophy RyanReese's Avatar
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    What CSS editor should I buy?

    Which one do you use? Which ahs feature you like? Such as auto indenting with a new tag opened, keeps indentation if you keep writing tags, etc. Which do you like best? If other please say

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    Sorry for only three options besides other-I don't know much lol
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    I always use notepad++ to code. I even use it for actionscript, not the built-in editor in Flash CS3. Using a single editor helps especially when you are coding simultaneously in different languages.

    I frequently use two plugins in notepad++: Function List (shows quick list of functions in a document) and Compare (shows the difference between two files).

    I also like encoding and platform conversion options in it.
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    billycundiff{float:left;} silver trophybronze trophy RyanReese's Avatar
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    Interesting-thanks. Anyone else?
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    I'll have to go with Komodo (IDE paided or Edit free), it works well for me and my style. Fully configurable, very good auto-complete aside the lack of a color picker...It uses Firefox's to parse the CSS to list any errors which list non-supported properties...

    All in all, I can recommend Komodo, try it out see what you think.

    Komodo IDE, paid software
    Komodo Edit, free and open source
    Both offer the same in terms of CSS.
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    I'm using Crimson Editor (free), but am very tempted to give WeBuilder a try. A crazy SEO I know uses it and actually loaded all the WordPress template tags into its built in reference pane.

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    Notepad++ for me, compare plugin is good (diff) but I like syntax highligthing and some help in coding too, otherwise it's quick to load, can search in files, many things indeed, many more than I use or even know it exists!
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    I do highly prefer to use Dreamweaver for amatuer - advance coders, but notepad++ is much more textural interface for me with no colors

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    I use vim, which has all the features you mentioned plus a few hundred more. The learning curve might be a bit steep, but once you're accustomed to it it's probably the most efficient editor in the world.
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    I like Notepad++, it's clean, easy to use and has tonnes of decent plug-in's

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    I think I'm going to go with vim. After skimming around with it, itl ooks like it will be exactly what I need. Thanks.
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    I still vote for Dreamweaver...
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    Yes I want dreamweaver but the problem is it cost an insanely amount of money .
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanReese
    Yes I want dreamweaver but the problem is it cost an insanely amount of money .
    In that case why spend money on a CSS editor at all ?... Why not just use your current text-editor ?




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    Current editor=notepad. I have always used that and that alone. I figure it's time to upgrade to someting that isn't worthless.

    Enough said.
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    Try Aracnophilia or evolvEd.

    I used Aracnophilia for almost two years and built some pretty complexed sites with it.




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    I used GVim alot a few months ago, got used to the use of it etc.

    What I did find, however, is that the learning curve isn't worth the advantage you gain in using it. I like a nice interface and controls which are the same throughout computer usage. Vim's typical interface is pretty basic and the controls are so different from everyday computer use - when you find yourself editing your posts on SitePoint because you'd subconsciously used Vim commands rather than general usage, you find collisions.

    I actually currently use Ubuntu's default text editor, gedit. It has syntax highlighting, which is the only bonus I like with editors anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arkinstall View Post
    What I did find, however, is that the learning curve isn't worth the advantage you gain in using it.
    Then I'd say you didn't learn to use it properly. It's like Opera: unless you explore all the amazing features, you'll probably just wonder what all the hype is about.

    Syntax highlighting, autoindent and autocomplete are just the tip of the iceberg. When programming I find the code folding feature invaluable. And the ex(1) commands, especially in combination with regular expression patterns, are incredibly powerful. And when even those aren't enough, you've got the record/playback feature.

    Multiple tabs, multiple buffers per tab, diff mode, 26 copy/paste buffers, ... how do people manage without these?
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    It's just two features I want.

    Code highlighting and a listing of the files. Added bonus would be a good find + replace. But that's really it.




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    ... how do people manage without these?
    I dunno, I'm doing it but only because I have the crutch of gEdit for web stuff (they say you never lose your addiction until you lose your drug). I don't want autocomplete and I don't think I have tabs in my regular vim? but the block (re)indenting and being able to copy, modify and place code all over a document or between documents with a few keystrokes is so valuable. gEdit has as far as I know just one buffer, your clipboard. With gEdit I find myself using the mouse a lot (for copy-pasta work and moving things), and I know that's slowing me down.

    One thing I ran into already though was for some reason my Gnome desktop can deal with any charset (utf-8 at least) while my terminal doesn't (man pages lose quotes and apostrophes for some reason, and I can't move or copy files with non-ascii letters, like my Dvořák album), even though that's what I've got listed. That's something that might bump me over to Gvim from vim.

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    I use cssed, but then again, I'm one of those freaky Linux users.

    But at work (where I'm trapped on Windows) I use DW. I've never tried the Windows version of cssed. Maybe I should...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomme poes View Post
    I don't want autocomplete and I don't think I have tabs in my regular vim?
    The autocomplete isn't 'auto'. It's completely unobtrusive. You ask for it when you need it. For instance, if I were writing this in vim, I could type 'autoc' and press Ctrl+P (previous) and it would add the 'omplete' part for me. There's also 'omnicompletion', which is aware of the syntax of the language you're using (like HTML or JavaScript) and can assist with inserting closing tags or completing long function names like getElementsByTagName().

    Tabs are only available in gvim, AFAIK. You can do :tabnew to create a new buffer in a new tab, or :tabedit filename to open a new or existing file in a new tab. Very useful when you don't need to see both files side-by-side (then multiple buffers in one tab is better).
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    vGim seems very complex so I'm learning it now-I know who to go to with any questions .

    Thanks again everybody.
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    Ryan:
    vi is very complex and it's quite a learning curve. Once you stop looking up how to do your regular commands, you'll start seeing your huge time savings : )

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy
    The autocomplete isn't 'auto'. It's completely unobtrusive. You ask for it when you need it. For instance, if I were writing this in vim, I could type 'autoc' and press Ctrl+P (previous) and it would add the 'omplete' part for me. There's also 'omnicompletion', which is aware of the syntax of the language you're using (like HTML or JavaScript) and can assist with inserting closing tags or completing long function names like getElementsByTagName().
    Oh, it's autocomplete like the Tab button is in the shell. That makes sense then.

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    I use the free version of Topstyle Lite for CSS. awesome tool. autocompletion, autoindention, nice clickable interface to get at the parameters...

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    Microsoft Expression Web 2 primarily. vim if I'm SSHed into a server.
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