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Do you write html in notepad?

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#25 domestic

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:56 PM

i used dreamweaver and notepad++, usually at the same time. While this seems silly, it allows you to be more specific (dreamweaver has habits of doin weird things when u want to do somthing simple. However, if you wanna do something such as align, formats, tables etc, the dw is good for doing it fast and easy. Oh and i also keep the webpage open in firefox just to see how its looking.
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#26 ETbyrne

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 05:45 PM

I use notepad2 - the original notepad stinks pretty bad. I like that you can change the color formatting in notepad2, kind of a cool little feature. :)
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#27 TcM

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:54 PM

I'm surprised at the number of people who use notepad here. I distrust code generation but notepad isn't even a good text editor and uses funny linebreaks.


Well maybe you are true, but knowing the code is a very positive thing!
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#28 Death Slaught

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 12:00 PM

I prefer text editors (Notepad because I'm on Windows). Programs like Dreamweaver are great, but I personly hate them. When using them you're not learning anything, the programs doing it all for you. Doing the HTML yourself helps you in the long run, and makes you less prone to mistakes.

Thanks, Death
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#29 G_Morgan

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 01:40 PM

Well maybe you are true, but knowing the code is a very positive thing!


That's why I said I distrust code generation. It's just Notepad is lacking every feature you can imagine. You could literally write a better editor in about an hour. There are many good free text editors for Windows with all the appropriate tools that it doesn't seem necessary to endure the pain that is Notepad. Unless a editor has at least auto indentation, syntax highlighting and multi buffer editing I wouldn't bother with it. That's setting the bar quite low as well IMHO.

There's one exception to the code generation rule as well. That's code generation you define yourself, naturally you understand that. Lisp tends to do a lot of this and it can save you many hundreds of lines of code.
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