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March 22, 2012 at 5:28 am #37286
Just getting back into scripting after about 6 or more years at the time I always used Notepad and Notepad++
So what lightweight FREE editor with syntax highlighting do you recommend
A portable one I can put on a usb stick would be nice but not necessaryMarch 22, 2012 at 5:34 am #99685joshuanhibbertMember
Sublime Text 2March 22, 2012 at 10:06 am #99682March 22, 2012 at 10:41 am #99694AnujakParticipant
Netbeans- It’s a one Smart IDE that i UseMarch 22, 2012 at 10:45 am #99696chrisburtonParticipant
Great article about text-editors. http://css-plus.com/2012/02/my-journey-to-the-perfect-text-editor
//cc: @jamy_zaMarch 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm #99708TheDocMember
Sublime Text 2
While it is ‘free’ in the sense that you have an unlimited trial, I recommend purchasing a license if you really like it!March 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm #99715dfoggeParticipant
i’ve never really liked a free text editor. my favorite is sublime text 2, which costs $59 but you can use it for free with an occasional nag screen.
before that i was in love with coda, but it feels a bit out of date to me now.March 23, 2012 at 7:29 am #99750mauryaratanMember
Sublime Text 2 is now winning all the hearts of developers, give it a try you will surely like it.March 23, 2012 at 9:01 am #99755
MOVED MY OTHER QUESTION TO
sorry about thatMarch 23, 2012 at 9:09 am #99758
@andy_unleash would be nice but money is tight right nowMarch 23, 2012 at 9:46 am #99761dfoggeParticipant
@JustinBeaird, your second round of questions would probably be better off as a new thread, but since you asked nicely i would recommend you avoid w3schools as much as possible. a lot of their info is out of date or just plain wrong (see: w3fools).
instead of that bookmark Mozilla’s webdev docs, and save yourself a lot of headaches.
as for up to date books on web development, imo you should try to read everything that ABookApart publishes.
i also just recently got Aaron Gustafson’s Adaptive Web Design, and its full of great info on the many ways to apply progressive enhancement to your work.March 23, 2012 at 10:45 am #99765
@dfogge @andy_unleash I created a new a new thread for my other question
thank you for your suggestionsMarch 24, 2012 at 8:46 am #99836VermaasParticipant
I love Coda, because of the awesome options like svn and direct FTP acces, you could use the command line.
I prefer Coda above Sublime Text, because of those simple and very useful options and because the awesome UI. If you got a mac and some cash I would go for it ;)!March 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm #99857mailmevenkatMember
i use notepad++ . Its simply awesome.March 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm #99860scofieldMember
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