What is your favorite text editor?

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  1. benjamin.morgan

    benjamin.morgan New Member

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    What is your favorite text editor for the system(s) you use? Mine is Notepad++ on Windows. (Still wishing I had a Mac so I could use Coda)
     
  2. ronaldroe

    ronaldroe Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Notepad++ is great. I use it as my default editor for just about all text-based files. For heavier coding, I use MS WebMatrix, mostly for its built-in webserver.
     
  3. Frank

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    Coda is indeed great. For Windows I use WeBuilder. Built-in FTP function, one-click installation of PHP server, internal preview in IE and FF, and a lot more. Great price-quality ratio, if you ask me.
     
  4. bermuda

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    I also like Notepad which although has been a fixed part of all Windows operating systems since years ago, but it still is useful and powerful. Word too can be great to use and as you may guess contains more features when it comes to doing some decorative jobs. Since this question has been posted in web related section of the forum, it is nice mentioning this point that Notepad is still the standard tool when it comes to working on basic HTML codes as well as even advanced CSS scripts.

    Experts are able to hand-code the projects simply through using Notepad and as soon as you take a glance at web server roots and folders of most modern websites these days which have been powered by templates, you will find CSS text files which have been purely created via using the basic Notepad. Although trying to work with modern tools while trying to develop websites is always nice, but there is nothing wrong with returning back to the basic assets and tools sometimes.
     
  5. d a v e

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    "it is nice mentioning this point that Notepad is still the standard tool when it comes to working on basic HTML codes as well as even advanced CSS scripts." says who? (apart from you) every discussion i've seen on forums or talking to people shows that something like 10% of people use notepad.

    I mean why would use something as basic as notepad when they're are better alternatives - all, for example, with syntax highlight, and most with the ability to collapse/expand sections fo code?

    there's ntohing wrong with using notepad if you want but I think the claims in your post are optimistic at best :)
     
  6. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

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    And word for decorative jobs?????
    The only thing word "decorates" is the code....
     
  7. ronaldroe

    ronaldroe Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I LOL'd. :D
     
  8. Frank

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    Don't ever use Word for web page creation!! It generates code that not even IE understands anymore!! Use tables, use iframes, I don't care, but don't even think about using Word for this job!!
     
  9. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

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    spot on frank the only thing in this job I hate more than psd>html, flash, tables and IE6 is word.
    its bad enough when a client uses it and destroys the page but a "designer" I mean come on!
     
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  10. ronaldroe

    ronaldroe Super Moderator Staff Member

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    To be fair, the question was asking what your favorite text editor is. Certainly, Word is better for that than Notepad, especially if you want to add color or change fonts or the like. For web design? Total crap. Building on Frank's point, tables within iframes inside a table with an image map for navigation would be better.
     
  11. Frank

    Frank New Member

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    You're trying to turn me on, aren't you? :D
     
  12. leroy30

    leroy30 New Member

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    Bic -fine tip ;)
     
  13. benjamin.morgan

    benjamin.morgan New Member

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    Yeah, I did kind of forget that I didn't specifically say Web Design text editor even though I posted in the Web Design forum.
     
  14. constanthosting

    constanthosting New Member

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    Microsoft operating systems I like notepad++

    Linux I like vi / vim

    :D
     
  15. donvilson

    donvilson New Member

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    I really like jEdit due to its built-in plug-in downloader and its support for many different programming languages and operating systems. I use it for HTML and CSS coding, primarily. I also have and use occasionally Notepad++ and Active State Komodo Edit.
     
  16. che09

    che09 New Member

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    It's in your words,'Basic' that's why people keep on using Notepad. I am also using it as well! ;)
     
  17. constanthosting

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    The notepad that windows comes with sometimes does funky things to code. I don't like it. notepad++ is free and a lot better.
     
  18. d a v e

    d a v e New Member

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    i used basic in the derogatory sense - my words but your meaning ;)
    notepad+ for example is not what you called bloated but offers more functionality than just notepad.
     

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