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    Exclamation which html editor to use.

    Hello coders.

    At present I use a WYSIWYG HTML editor with Vista Home Premium. I would like to change to a less helpful type. Preferably free (as I am on a state pension) and with some useful features.

    Can someone give me some suggestions, (NO! not that sort of suggestion!)
    as to what to try.
    Thank you in advance.

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    Notepad++ is the best free HTML editor out there as it colours your code, gives hints and has some awesome plugins... but it's very simple to use and is basically a jazzed up version of notepad.
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    I use Matrix Y2K, it also colours your code, you can use it for HTML, CSS, PHP etc., and in XHTML or HTML mode it has a built in code checker which seems to be as strict as the online validator so you can check your code with a single click as you design. I find this saves a lot of time, then when I've finished the page normally passes the online validator without any changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donkey View Post
    I use Matrix Y2K, it also colours your code, you can use it for HTML, CSS, PHP etc., and in XHTML or HTML mode it has a built in code checker which seems to be as strict as the online validator so you can check your code with a single click as you design. I find this saves a lot of time, then when I've finished the page normally passes the online validator without any changes.
    Unfortunately, it does not run on Vista Home premium. I have tried but wthout success.

    Thanks anyway. I'll keep my eye open for an upgraded version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahallicks View Post
    Notepad++ is the best free HTML editor out there as it colours your code, gives hints and has some awesome plugins... but it's very simple to use and is basically a jazzed up version of notepad.
    I have downloaded Notepad Lite which seems very promising. I will download Notepad ++ and see which I prefer. Vista causes quite a few problems, especially with freebie programs.

    Many thanks for your input.

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    How about JEdit. There are loads of plugins for it and support most scripting/programming languages.

    Plus, you can save your JEdit configurations on a USB...and be able to take it with you and use it on any Operating System that supports Java.

    Moreover, you can use superabbers for the purpose of creating snippets and quick complete tasks to speed up your coding process. Here is a tutorial on how you can do just that

    http://www.ifakedit.com/log/2006/02/...ails-and-more/

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    I am just now looking into 'Web-o-Rama which looks a likely candidate and appears to work well with Vista.

    http://www.kevingunn.com/

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    First you must decide what you need in a HTML Editor.
    The minimum I would suggest is it be able to handle HTML, CSS, and Scripts.
    Second you must decide on what options
    I would suggest WYSIWYG because that is what you are used to, also I would suggest HTML Tidy (a program by Dave Ragget that automatically corrects code) and another option that automatically converts HTML to CSS. Also that it has a good help file or tutorial. If these will meet your needs then I suggest "First Page 2006" at "http://www.evrsoft.com/" which will meet these requirements. Hope this helps falcon
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    Quote Originally Posted by navyfalcon View Post
    First you must decide what you need in a HTML Editor.
    The minimum I would suggest is it be able to handle HTML, CSS, and Scripts.
    Second you must decide on what options
    I would suggest WYSIWYG because that is what you are used to, also I would suggest HTML Tidy (a program by Dave Ragget that automatically corrects code) and another option that automatically converts HTML to CSS. Also that it has a good help file or tutorial. If these will meet your needs then I suggest "First Page 2006" at "http://www.evrsoft.com/" which will meet these requirements. Hope this helps falcon
    Thank you, but I already have this one and the one that I use is better anyway. It is just that the drag and resize produces lousy code which I subsequently need to correct. That is why I was looking for an editor which just facilitates code entry. Web-0-Rama seems, at least at first glance, to satisfy these conditions. Only time will tell,

    The other program will certainly be of use. Thank you for suggesting it.

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    Cse Html Validator is pretty good.

    It has a free lite version and might do the job for you

    http://www.htmlvalidator.com/


    I think I am almost becoming a salesman for this product. Lol.

    Cheers
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    Thank you, but I already have, and use this program.
    What I am looking for is an HTML/CSS editor with some helpful facilities.

    At present I use a WYSIWYG HTML editor with Vista Home Premium. I would like to change to a less helpful type. Preferably free (as I am on a state pension) and with some useful coding features. So far I have tried at least six programs, but they all seem so busy on screen and there is no room for the page.

    Something like Notepad with Key shortcuts to enter the code. Thank you for your help. I share your liking and respect for the CSEHTML validator.

    Regards.

    effpeetee (Frank)

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    I don't know about keyboard shortcuts for editing code, but something that works well for me (Vista Home Premium) is Crimson Editor. I don't know if that helps you or not, but...... whatever

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    Quote Originally Posted by whizard View Post
    I don't know about keyboard shortcuts for editing code, but something that works well for me (Vista Home Premium) is Crimson Editor. I don't know if that helps you or not, but...... whatever

    HTH
    Dan
    Hello Whizard.

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I do want something more than a simple word processor. That is why I want short cuts for the code. I am 82 years old and my sight and short term memory are not very good.
    I have just removed the Vista Home Premium from my PC. Lots of trouble with the Permissions. Finally, this evening, my website would not let me access it.
    "YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION" it tells me. I have spent nearly four hours removing Vista and re-instaling XP Pro and then changing the permissions on the website. I have only just got the site up again. I wish I had never seen Vista.

    Sorry about the moan. I just needed to let off steam.

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    We all have days like that.. don't feel bad!

    Hope you find the right editor for your needs!

    Dan
    PHP Tip: If you want to use short tags (<? or <?=$var) then make sure short_open_tag is set to "1". It really helps.

    Don't forget to save everyone time and mark your thread as Resolved :)

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    I use html-kit. It is fabulous, lots of options for short cuts, good user community, optional plug-ins and good customisability. No WYSIWYG.
    I love it. I am a coding novice.
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