What's your favorite code editor?

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  1. lucasbytegenius

    lucasbytegenius Regular Member

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    What's your favorite editor for designing websites in HTML and CSS?

    I personally really like Sublime Text 2, it's free and it looks sexy, and the autocomplete for tags and other things is really handy, something that the all-too-common Notepad++ doesn't have.

    What's yours?
     
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    GVim, it's free too, and available for about any platform. :)
     
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    fattony69 Regular Member

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    Notepad++ is all I need.
     
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    CM30 Regular Member

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    I just use NotePad2, since all I really need is syntax highlighting.

    I code everything else by hand.
     
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    I usually use Notepad for the smaller html files, and then Dreamweaver CS5 for the larger files since it seems better to view the file in. :)
     
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    SimplySidy Website Consultant, Developer and Strategist

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    If I have to code only the HTML and CSS I would prefer using Notepad++ but when I do the PHP and javascript, I use Aptana Studio which is freeware. I tried using the NetBeans for PHP too and it is much better specially when writing classes based codes
     
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    fermlour Regular Member

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    I on my sites constumo use Dreamweaver CS6, sometimes use the notepad to edits faster, when meeting a mistake and do not want to have too much work to open Dreamweaver
     
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    I was a happy user and promoter of Sublime Text 2. It is a very powerful text editor and it also has a real nice interface. It was my main editor until I knew of Notepad2. That text editor is the one with a real balance between ease of use and advanced features. It has all I need from Sublime Text 2 with the simplicity of Notepad. For me it is the best.
     
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    I like Dreamweaver cs6. I just finished a class on it for my web programming degree.

    Previously I used notepad but I grew to like the ability to see the page without actually having to load it in a browser to see if I messed anything up.

    Although I probably am a little odd since I find source view to be faster then the wysiwyg view. *shrug*
     
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    Since I do a fair amount of coding with PHP as well, I just use Aptana Studio. Its simple and easy to use for me and without all the bloat I was used to from my Dreamweaver CS3. I also like having themes. I like to surround myself with color. It helps with inspiration.
     
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    Soliloquy Regular Member

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    Does anyone remember Homesite? That was my favorite for a long time. Now I use Dreamweaver, which is a little too complicated in my opinion. But I really like the search-and-replace feature.
     
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    I literally only use Notepad++; I don't really code anyway, just make changes when a mod requires them. I know very little coding. xD
     
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    We do not need a full fledged IDE for HTML and CSS development. A text editor would do just fine.On my mac I use SublimeText2. It is superb. For windows, as many others pointed out, Notepad++ is more than enough.
     
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    Vim and GVim. I can use it on whatever OS I'm on, which is a really nice feature! It's also available when I remote into my VPS, so there's no hassle with that. Not needing a mouse is another great benefit. Plus, when people see me using it, they tend to freak out XD
     
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    I've only ever used Notepad, it's been my trusty little friend for anything coding wise that I've needed to do over the last 8 or so years.

    I have got Dreamweaver but compared to Notepad it confuses me lmao.
     
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    lucasbytegenius Regular Member

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    Notepad2 looks ugly af and Notepad++ doesn't have the awesome autocomplete Sublime Text 2 does.
     
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    Notepad2 does not have the sexy looks of Sublime Text 2 but it doesn't looks ugly. At least that's my opinion. It just looks like Windows Notepad: simple and clean.

    I have to admit that I'm using Sublime Text 2 once again. I stopped using Notepad2 because it is missing a very basic feature that Sublime has: auto saving. I realized about the importance of this feature the wrong way. A few days back my computer suffered from a Blue Screen Of Death and I lost the work I was doing on Notepad2. Never again! I'm back with Sublime Text 2!
     
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    Notepad++ gets the job done for me, with the comparing plugin for my XF styles, done deal :)
     
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    I've always used Notepad++, but I'm just having a play around with Netbeans at the moment for PHP and so far like it.
     
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    Well I also think Windows itself is ugly so there you go :P Especially the Vista/7 themes.

    I've been testing a new editor called Brackets lately which I rather like.
     

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