View Poll Results: What is the best editor?

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  • Notepad++

    2 40.00%
  • Dreamweaver

    1 20.00%
  • EditPlus

    1 20.00%
  • UltraEdit

    1 20.00%
  • TextMate

    0 0%
  • Expression Web

    0 0%
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    Question What editor do you recommend?

    When I started I used Notepad, I later switched to Dreamweaver and I've been using it since then. I saw that some people are critical of Dw and compare it to Fronpage but I only use the coding feature, not the wysiwyg part. I haven't really tried any other editors (except for Expression web for a few minutes) since I've been so pleased with Dw but maybe there are better options out there so can you recommend some awesome html editors?
    Edit: Before I started with Dreamweaver, I used Ultraedit-32, can't believe I forgot that one..
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    The absolute best in my opinion is Notepad++, it's so great, you can pick any language you want to code in, and it has syntax highlighting, find and replace functions, just everything you could ever need, go get it, NOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmoopy View Post
    The absolute best in my opinion is Notepad++, it's so great, you can pick any language you want to code in, and it has syntax highlighting, find and replace functions, just everything you could ever need, go get it, NOW!
    I use Notepad++ as well when I'm working on a Win machine. On a Mac, I would recommend Textmate.

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    Thanks for the tip, so what does Notepad++ have that is better than Dw?
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    Link to the Notepad++ Site: http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

    Tells you all you need to know.

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    Alright, I just downloaded it and I'll give it a try. Thanks!
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    I guess I'm the only strange one around here... I love EditPlus! I like the fact that you can edit the syntax colors as well as the background colors, line numbers, rulers, etc... I usually set the background to black and use lots of high contrast colors for syntax to make it easier to find what I'm looking for in super large files.

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    emacs and vim are pretty much the standard for serious coders. I used to be a vim user, but I switched over to emacs a couple of months ago and haven't looked back.

    notepad++ lacks so many features... comparing notepad++ to a real editor is something like comparing DOS v4 to a modern Linux distribution emacs is (in)famously particularly powerful and featureful. Some people complain that it's too bloated with odd features, but so long as it still loads in less than a second on my machine, I'm happy

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    Ultraedit - like Notepad on steroids

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    I have been using Ultraedit for the last few years and thoroughly impressed with its capabilities.

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