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Any good alternative to Workspaces?

Just got started in the HTML and CSS tracks. I have been unable to load a Workplace successfully. I am on a work computer and am sure this has something to do with it. So far I've been following on with notepad but the CSS coding is making it difficult to follow along with the course. Does anyone have any suggestions for a Workspace alternative?

5 Answers

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

Sublime Text is whats used in a lot of the TTH videos that dont use workspaces. Its a nice text editor with syntax highlighting and all that jazz

David Branda
David Branda
1,889 Points

Some of the other modules use a site called CodePen - which is great for learning HTML/CSS and seeing in real-time how changes you make impact what a user ultimately sees.


Sublime Text as mentioned above is great.

Another great new option is Atom: https://atom.io/

And of course there's the old standbye - Notepad++ - http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Theres also adobe DreamWeaver which is a cool text editor as well though I prefer sublime text 2

Derek Merson
Derek Merson
19,280 Points

I've found http://brackets.io/ to be pretty good. You can live preview your website as you make edits so that you don't have to press F5 all day. It also integrates decently with Sass and has a lot of nice looking themes.