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  • # November 13, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Hey Everyone,

    Just thought I would ask what Editor software you guys use.

    I use Edit Plus which has been very good, I like the colour of the syntax which highlights problems, and I like how you can tweak your template so that when you load say a new HTML document it already has most of the syntax you may want.

    but I feel it is not doing what I would like it to do and that is, if I open up any tag I want it to close it

    what editor do you guys use and why do you like them?

    links to any free software appreciated so I can try

    # November 13, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    As of reciently I’ve been using WordPad, HTMLkit, Dreamweaver CS4 Beta. When I get my iMac at the end of the month hopefully I will be buying Coda (after I try it out of course I’ve heard alot of good things about it but never tried it out).

    I’m going to be trying out NotePad++ from source forge

    # November 14, 2008 at 2:54 am

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    I mainly use Dreamweaver (CS4), but every now and then good old notepad is handy.

    gr. Bert

    # November 14, 2008 at 5:16 am

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    I really wish I could read your posts dude, but I cant

    using google translate it gave me this:

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    still makes no sense to me dude…

    I assumed it was japanese, but here is what I got from chinese:

    4. Web site to promote information dissemination methods
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    again still makes no sense to what I originally posted about

    # November 16, 2008 at 6:39 am

    I use Notepad++, Visual Web Developer and Expression Web and all three of them offer the code collapse functionality you are looking for.

    # November 16, 2008 at 10:18 am
    "uba" wrote:
    I use Notepad++, Visual Web Developer and Expression Web and all three of them offer the code collapse functionality you are looking for.

    Heyyy i use Notepad++ , but i cant get the code collapse to work, i’ve played about in the settings , but still no success?

    Any ideas?

    # November 16, 2008 at 1:43 pm

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    when you say code collapse? you mean a small + or – so that it can hide code??

    actually what I was really meaning was if I write <p> I want the program to automatically add the </p> for me.
    Edit Plus has the code collapse built in and it is a cool wee feature, and it can be set to close tags for me:
    e.g. if I type in in black the program finishes in red…
    <a href="" class="something">a link</a>

    but I want it to do this for me instead:
    <a href="" class="something">a link</a>

    apart from this small feature Edit Plus is a great piece of software, I have amended my templates and I now have:

    all of these template files have unique code & comments at the start, so i don’t have to add in all the doctypes, meta, robot stuff, I can change what I want and it is all there, the only things that are not included is the decleration of keywords, descriptions and URLs to specific things as they are the bits that are unique to the site I am then designing.


    # November 16, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    @ScottMacD I am using the 5.0.3 version and the code collapse is on by default but make sure that you have any language selected from the Languages menu that is other than Normal.

    @ikthius Well Notepad++ does not offer auto tag completion but it does offer some amount of word completion when your language is selected to something like PHP, JavaScript or CSS. But the other two tools that I mentioned do offer the best code editing functionality I have seen and Visual Web Developer Express Edition is free as well.

    # November 17, 2008 at 1:20 pm


    Aww i have the code collapse thing, i thought thats what you were calling the "auto close" thing sorta what dreamweaver has , my fault.

    Thanks anyway

    # November 19, 2008 at 4:52 am

    textmate. nothing increases productivity more than its bundles. nothing.

    # November 20, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I use smultron… very good and free :!:

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