I used Coda for a long time before making the switch to ST2. The problem for Coda (and Textmate, for that matter) was they waited too long before releasing a major update. While they were both tinkering, Sublime Text pumped out an outstanding beta that was free to use and a lot of people made the switch.
I’d definitely recommend using ST2. You can even use it free for a while (it’ll remind you to buy it, though). I’d of course recommend paying for it as I think it’s a fantastic product.
I never quite got used to ST2′s FTP plugin. I still use Coda but I’m planning on moving to ST2 within a GIT workflow. I think for me moving to ST2 is part of my breaking the habit of editing files nakedly on the server.
@chrisburton@theCSSguru – I tried Coda 2, but for me the lack of plugin support and customisation in comparison to ST2 didn’t impress. The FTP was handy, but these days I just use Transmit anyway or indeed don’t use FTP at all because of Git deploying.
Based on what you guys are saying I think I am leaning towards Sublime Text 2… Well actually that was the direction I was leaning towards even before I asked the question but now it is confirmed :)
@theCSSguru@chrisburton Yeah I was actully going for that as well since I am used with all the other Adobe software for print but a lot of people recommended me just learning coding from the basis instead so that is what I am doing :)