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HTML

Kevin Lombardi
Kevin Lombardi
2,977 Points

best text editing software?

Can anyone tell me what is the best software to use when I want to create code in HTML and CSS? I cannot find workspaces online. I guess it is only for the class.

Thanks.

Nick Hooper
Nick Hooper
7,188 Points

Have you ever tried notepad++? It's a free open source text editor that provides syntax highlighting and plenty more features for messing with text. It's clean and simple to use, and can be extended with plugins if you wish. http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

+1 for notepad++ if you are on Windows.

4 Answers

Dylan Grey Aksomitas
PLUS
Dylan Grey Aksomitas
Courses Plus Student 15,083 Points

There is no "best" editor out there. We can only suggest some for you to try. I would recommend trying out 2-3 popular editors and deciding which you like best. I personally use Sublime2, but that's after a few years of going back and forth between TextMate, Sublime, Notepad++ etc.

About the CSS question, yes Sublime "understands" CSS as in it will highlight the syntax etc. There are many plugins for it as well.

Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
12,466 Points

Sublime Text is great. You can get a free trial and use it as long as you like as long as you're not using it for commercial work (at least that's how I understand it).

Kevin Lombardi
Kevin Lombardi
2,977 Points

Thanks! I will look into both of them. By chance do you know if these two applications also compile/understand CSS language as well?

Kevin Lombardi
Kevin Lombardi
2,977 Points

Thanks! I will look into both of them. By chance do you know if these two applications also compile/understand CSS language as well?

Kevin Lombardi
Kevin Lombardi
2,977 Points

Thank you, again everyone.