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    Question Which HTML editors are better than Dreamweaver?

    Dreamweaver has been the leading HTML editor for about 10 years now. But in the last 5 years, it's hardly improved.

    What other editors / IDE's are worth trying as a Dreamweaver alternative?
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    vi(m).

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    All of them are better, except FrontPage/Publisher.

    My signature provides answers, too.
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    Well Dreamweaver is the best html editor,apart from it i can suggest
    -Frontpage
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    -CoffeeCup HTML Editor
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    FrontPage has not been available since 2006 and I would never take any advice from anyone who suggests to use it.

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    Something new

    I wonder if there is something newer that can approach web development from a different/better angle.

    For example, has anyone used these two?

    http://www.aptana.org

    http://www.coderun.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
    FrontPage has not been available since 2006 and I would never take any advice from anyone who suggests to use it.
    That made me chuckle, for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Toolbox View Post
    I wonder if there is something newer that can approach web development from a different/better angle.

    For example, has anyone used these two?

    http://www.aptana.org

    http://www.coderun.com/
    Never used either of those. The question is never whether something is better, btw. It always boils down to a simple case of preference, coding habits and abilities. Some people, like myself, wouldn't code in anything other than a commandline, (vi), editor, whereas others need all the fancy features and UI stuff they can lay their hands upon. There is no one tool fits all solution. Each person has a different style, and will find a tool, (or several), which fit their specific needs/preferences.

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    notepad++ or for something special eclipse

    if you want less hassles
    if you want to truely design and program the site
    if you want a site thats less bloated and easy to make w3c

    there is no better way to program then by hand

    for error checking use w3c validation and firefox's firebug.
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    I use Aptana and prefer it to a raw Eclipse installation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrEnder View Post
    if you want less hassles
    if you want to truely design and program the site
    if you want a site thats less bloated and easy to make w3c

    there is no better way to program then by hand
    I'd be interested in an explanation of how an editor with built-in code completion, function hinting, code folding, and bracket matching make a program more bloated, more of a hassle, and invalid. But perhaps I misunderstand you and you're rather implicating WYSIWYG editors.
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    Yeah, Dreamweaver is pretty decent in my opinion but it just has too many features I never use and therefore I’m not intrigued to pay such a high price for it. I’m using Coda which has a lot of useful features but is also lacking some I’ve found useful in DW. A mix of the best of both would be perfect.

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    Thanks, Coda looks like a great program http://www.panic.com/coda/, shame it is only for Mac. Another reason to switch from PC to Mac I suppose!
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    If you really want to get out there - there is a company called sitegrinder, which pulls "hints" from your photoshop layers, and creates code - that would be some major wysiwyg code! I haven't tried it - has anyone else heard of it, thinking of using it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottKCooper View Post
    If you really want to get out there - there is a company called sitegrinder, which pulls "hints" from your photoshop layers, and creates code - that would be some major wysiwyg code! I haven't tried it - has anyone else heard of it, thinking of using it?
    I saw something similar last week (http://psd2cssonline.com/), but haven't played with it.
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