ii all depends on what your comfortable with, colors, support, etc.
personally i don’t like dreamweaver just because it is SUCH a heavy program. im not a fan of some of the colors for css (even though their changeable) and the three different views (code, split, browser) sure, their useful, but i don’t need them.
I haven’t tried Microsoft expression studio, is it expensive?
I am in love with Notepad++. love the features, the sixe of the actual program and the flexibility it has with other languages
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ says that Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
I’m concerned that if I install Notepad++ to give it a try, my Notepad in Windows will stop working because as the said site says Notepad++ is a Notepad replacement. Additionally suppose I want to uninstall Notpad++ will my Notepad start working again?
It is a notepad replacement, as in, it replaces the need for it, the software cannot uninstall windows notepad to install itself. It can make itself default if you want it too. But no, it will not disable notepad.
If you want a free one but still dont wanna compromise on quality then Notepad++ it is. Do not worry about the auto complete feature. Just like Dreamweaver Ctrl+Space will give you everything that you need. I use it for my everyday work.
I prefer HTMLKit (an unfortunate name, because you’d think it doesn’t do CSS, but it does). Free, customizable, and easy to use. Typically I’ll have both my HTML file(s) and my CSS file(s) open at the same time, making it easy to add a class or ID and immediately style it.