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Good HTML/CSS Editor

I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.

I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in supportable style.

I am using CSS as much as possible to organize these pages, but since
I'm still fairly new at CSS I'd like a good set of help features as well.

Freeware would be nice, but functionality is more important.

Any suggestions?

--RC
Jul 21 '05 #1
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Rick Cook wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.

I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in supportable style.

I am using CSS as much as possible to organize these pages, but since
I'm still fairly new at CSS I'd like a good set of help features as well.

Freeware would be nice, but functionality is more important.

Any suggestions?

--RC

Any good text editor will do nicely. Depends a little on what platform
you are working on. Stay away from Microsoft if you can, especially
office products. I use notepad a lot, but it lacks advanced search and
replace features.
Jul 21 '05 #2
On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 01:26:54 +0100, in comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets,
Ståle Sæbøe wrote:
I use notepad a lot, but it lacks advanced search and
replace features.


I use gvim (available on windows). The automatic syntax coloring is a
nice touch.
Using gvim is weird at first because of the command mode, but really
fast you undertand it's the best text editor of the world.

You can do advanced search and replace with regular expressions... very
powerfull.

If you really hate it, you can user xemacs, there is also a windows
version.

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Jul 21 '05 #3
Rick Cook wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.
http://crimsoneditor.com/ free.
I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in
supportable style.

I am using CSS as much as possible to organize these pages, but
since I'm still fairly new at CSS I'd like a good set of help
features as well.


Use Google for help. <g>

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Jul 21 '05 #4
Rick Cook wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.

I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in supportable style.
I am using CSS as much as possible to organize these pages, but since I'm still fairly new at CSS I'd like a good set of help features as well.
Freeware would be nice, but functionality is more important.

Any suggestions?

--RC


i use maguma studio, but i code in php, too. the basic program is free
and offers excellent value given the price.

i used to use 1st page 2000, however, i think the latest package costs
some dollars. it may well be worth it, i don't know.

Jul 21 '05 #5
skeeterbug wrote:
Rick Cook wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.

I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in supportable


style.
I am using CSS as much as possible to organize these pages, but since


I'm still fairly new at CSS I'd like a good set of help features as


well.
Freeware would be nice, but functionality is more important.

Any suggestions?

--RC

i use maguma studio, but i code in php, too. the basic program is free
and offers excellent value given the price.

i used to use 1st page 2000, however, i think the latest package costs
some dollars. it may well be worth it, i don't know.

I've been using 1st Page 2000, but I don't particularly like it. It's
still freeware.

However I really like the instant preview feature.

--RC
Jul 21 '05 #6
"Salagir" wrote in comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets:
On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 01:26:54 +0100, in comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets,
Ståle Sæbøe wrote:
I use notepad a lot, but it lacks advanced search and
replace features.


I use gvim (available on windows). The automatic syntax coloring is a
nice touch.
Using gvim is weird at first because of the command mode, but really
fast you undertand it's the best text editor of the world.

You can do advanced search and replace with regular expressions... very
powerfull.


I second the recommendation. An excellent product, available for
many platforms, nd free. (If you like it you're asked to make a
donation to a particular charity.)

http://www.vim.org

It can syntax-highlight batch files, HTML files, programs in
various languages, and more.

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http://OakRoadSystems.com/
Jul 21 '05 #7
On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 00:20:43 GMT, Rick Cook
<rc****@TAKEOUT.mindspring.com> wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.

I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in supportable style.

I am using CSS as much as possible to organize these pages, but since
I'm still fairly new at CSS I'd like a good set of help features as well.

Freeware would be nice, but functionality is more important.

Any suggestions?

--RC


Arachnaphilia.

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Jul 21 '05 #8
Rick Cook wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.
I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in supportable style.
I am using CSS as much as possible to organize these pages, but since
I'm still fairly new at CSS I'd like a good set of help features as well.
Freeware would be nice, but functionality is more important.
Any suggestions?
--RC


Full-featured freeware with a large collection of very useful plugins:

HTML-KIT

http://www.chami.com/html-kit/
http://www.chami.com/html-kit/plugins/
Jul 21 '05 #9
mscir wrote:
Rick Cook wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.
I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in supportable
style.
I am using CSS as much as possible to organize these pages, but since
I'm still fairly new at CSS I'd like a good set of help features as well.
Freeware would be nice, but functionality is more important.
Any suggestions?
--RC

Full-featured freeware with a large collection of very useful plugins:

HTML-KIT

http://www.chami.com/html-kit/
http://www.chami.com/html-kit/plugins/

I tried it but being a bear of little brain I was unable to get the
plug-in download feature to work. I downloaded the plug-in manager and
then the font browser but I could never get it to work.

I moved on to something else.

On one of the other suggestions here, I'm trying the freeware version of
Maguma studio. After a couple of hours it's looking pretty good. For one
thing I find their help files, well, helpful.

We'll see after I have used it more. Who knows? I might even take Maguma
as an excuse to learn PHP.
--RC
Jul 21 '05 #10
....
I tried it but being a bear of little brain I was unable to get the
plug-in download feature to work. I downloaded the plug-in manager and
then the font browser but I could never get it to work.
I moved on to something else.
On one of the other suggestions here, I'm trying the freeware version of
Maguma studio. After a couple of hours it's looking pretty good. For one
thing I find their help files, well, helpful.
We'll see after I have used it more. Who knows? I might even take Maguma
as an excuse to learn PHP.


HTML-KIT is really good, the learning curve is miniscule compared to
FrontPage (which I dumped because of the amount of junk html it kept
inserting into the pages, no to mention changing the html). I found it
to be the best Windows freeware html editor I saw when I did a little
not too rigorous searching a few months ago. If you do the following
you'll see the plugin install is really simple (granted it is buried in
the menu):

1. download the plugin zip file
2. In the program use the menu choice:
Tools > Install > Install Plugin

Mike

Jul 21 '05 #11
On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 00:20:43 +0000, Rick Cook wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.

I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in supportable style.

I am using CSS as much as possible to organize these pages, but since
I'm still fairly new at CSS I'd like a good set of help features as well.

Freeware would be nice, but functionality is more important.

Any suggestions?

--RC


Bluefish is very nice. It is text based entry, with colour coding to
easily spot the difference between attributes, tags, comments, and so
forth. It is open source, so the price fits your desire.

Carolyn
Jul 21 '05 #12
Crimson Editor for Windows or Bluefish for *nix :)

Matt

Jul 21 '05 #13
I recommend Edit+ and Topstyle however neither of them are free.

www.editplus.com
http://www.bradsoft.com/topstyle/index.asp

Jul 21 '05 #14
Rick Cook wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.

I haven't found a decent html/css editor. NVU <http://www.nvu.com> is
okay; it's written from Mozilla's code base.
Jedit <http://www.jedit.org/> is a very good, free, programming editor.
Java required.
Slickedit <http://www.slickedit.com/> is a superb programming editor.
It works in *ix, linux, windows, and mac. It isn't cheap, though: $300.
Trial program available.

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Jul 21 '05 #15
logic_earth wrote:
I recommend Edit+ and Topstyle however neither of them are free.

www.editplus.com
http://www.bradsoft.com/topstyle/index.asp


look out for the Topstyle light version which *is* free.

Mike

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Jul 21 '05 #16
On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 00:20:43 GMT, Rick Cook
<rc****@TAKEOUT.mindspring.com> wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.

I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in supportable style.

I am using CSS as much as possible to organize these pages, but since
I'm still fairly new at CSS I'd like a good set of help features as well.

Freeware would be nice, but functionality is more important.

Any suggestions?

--RC

Take a look at HTMLPad 2004Pro http://www.blumentals.net/
probably wiull be changed to 2005 soon.

Thay also have something specifically for CSS, but this is included
in the HTMLPad 2004 PRo version.

Jul 21 '05 #17
On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 00:20:43 GMT, Rick Cook <rc****@TAKEOUT.mindspring.com>
wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.

I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in supportable style.

I am using CSS as much as possible to organize these pages, but since
I'm still fairly new at CSS I'd like a good set of help features as well.

Freeware would be nice, but functionality is more important.

Any suggestions?

--RC


I think EditPlus is the greatest thing since ApplePie:

http://www.editplus.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/editplus

Mason C (for ID only: masonc.home.netcom.com)
Jul 21 '05 #18
On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 07:56:25 GMT, Mason A. Clark
<ma*******@THISix.netcom.comQQQ> wrote:
On Sat, 05 Mar 2005 00:20:43 GMT, Rick Cook <rc****@TAKEOUT.mindspring.com>
wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.

I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in supportable style.

I am using CSS as much as possible to organize these pages, but since
I'm still fairly new at CSS I'd like a good set of help features as well.

Freeware would be nice, but functionality is more important.

Any suggestions?

--RC


I think EditPlus is the greatest thing since ApplePie:

http://www.editplus.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/editplus

Mason C (for ID only: masonc.home.netcom.com)


Oh, Lord. I just realized my joke might cause a surge
of Google for "ApplePie". It was humour, not a URL.

Jul 21 '05 #19
Rick Cook wrote:
I'm looking for a good (non-wysiwyg) editor for HTML and CSS.

I want something that will help me produce non-dynamic pages with a
minimum of excrescences (no, javascript, flash, etc.) in supportable

style.

For a compact editor (715Kb download), with nice features for syntax
colouring, and tabbed editing there's Notepad++ (Freeware, GPL)

http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/

(Supported languages : C, C++, Java, C#, XML, HTML, PHP, Javascript, RC
resource file, makefile, ASCII art file, doxygen, ini file, batch file,
ASP, VB/VBS source files, SQL, Objective-C, CSS, Pascal, Perl, Python
and Lua.)

Jul 21 '05 #20
PSPad is a pretty good freeware editor
www.pspad.com
It isn't specifically for HTML, but it does have definition files for
both CSS and HTML, so, once you get used to it, the syntax work is
done for you; you can choose a syntax and then fill in the blanks.

I think a lot of what people think is a good editor depends upon what
they are used to. There's quite a learning gradient on at least one
of the editors which has been suggested in this thread.

Even though PSPad is obviously better than what I use, I do use PC
Outline, an outline editor from the days of DOS. It is almost 20
years old, but still runs fine in a console under Win2K. I've made a
macro file for the facilities that I use most often, so if I want to
enter a text in bold, I just need to key in Alt-Btext (then four
right-arrows to get outside the syntax). I live with the various and
mostly minor drawbacks that my favourite editor has as an html editor.

So the answer to your question may be: the editor you use every day!

--
Jonathan Berry
Jul 21 '05 #21

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