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  • # June 17, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I’m looking for a dreamweaver alternative. Am on a Mac. What are folks using? I read about Flux, Coda2, Eclipse. But not sure which one if any of those above mentioned I should try.
    I use Dreamweaver currently but am really not at all impressed. So any suggestions would be valued. Perhaps a reason why I should try what ever u recommend.
    Thanks so much

    # June 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Sublime Text because its lightweight. I like the packages that come with it or even some that people have made. The FTP plugin is also a great feature. However, Coda doesn’t seem like a bad option either.

    # June 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Never use Dreamweaver. Use Sublime Text or Notepad++ (Windows)

    # June 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Sublime Text 2 (or 3) definitely.

    # June 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I hear ST3 has many bugs. That’s why I haven’t upgraded.

    # June 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I guess my question is, since the suggestions thus far are very cmd-line’ish, is your browser open at all times to see changes?
    The one thing I like about dreamweaver is the split view option. When scripting I can see what happens (even if not in live view).
    It feels like a safety blanket, a confirmation that layout works…..I do keep a browser open at all time as well.

    # June 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    If you’re developing locally then it shouldn’t be a big deal to just see the changes in the browser.

    # June 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I still like panics coda2 personally.

    # June 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    @ricky55, i heard mixed reviews. what do you like about Coda2?
    @npav i have Brackets on my computer, just was too scared to try it. i will give it a spin.
    thanks everyone for suggestions. i will look at many of them.

    # June 17, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    This seems to come up so often on the forum. I use **Sublime Text 2** after using Coda for quite some time.

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    # June 17, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    >the suggestions thus far are very cmd-line’ish, is your browser open at all times to see changes?

    LOL, I don’t think any of those are “command line-ish.” As for testing in a browser, yes, view your work in a browser, _even if_ you keep using dreamweaver. Dreamweaver (et al) is not a browser. No one will _ever_, in a million years, view your live website in dreamweaver. Developing for a platform that no one will ever use is counter-productive: test in real browsers.

    To answer your actual question, I use [Komodo](http://activestate.com/komodo-edit). Free (“edit” version) and cross-platform (Linux/Win/Mac).

    # June 17, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    > view your work in a browser, even if you keep using dreamweaver

    +100%.

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