Sep 11, 2007

Free HTML Editor with CSS support

Feature Packed HTML Editor

I must admire the functions of Notepad++. It is one of the best Html Editors available to webmasters and new web developers and coders. The biggest plus point of it is highlighting or to be more precise syntax highlighting. This particular feature gives Notpad++ the power to work with any type of document that is text based. Even though I have tried most text editors, the beauty of it is something very different from those.

Although most of the publishing platforms today offer friendly user interface and simple graphic layouts, sooner or later you will need to get your hands on some code.

Updating or editing the Html or the CSS as your own is the perfect way to get your blog customized, as you always thought of, and to have complete control over the feel and look of your blog. It also enables you to add more functionality such as social bookmarking buttons, advertising and the likes.

Everyone has a feeling that the easiest and perhaps the most efficient way to change the code is by using  a simple text editor like the Windows Notepad.

Notepad++ is as simple as the traditional Notepad, but it comes packed with many useful features, some of them to mention:
  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting
  • Auto-completion
  • Multi-Document
  • Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
  • Full Drag and Drop supported
  • Dynamic position of Views
  • File Status Auto-detection
  • Zoom in and zoom out
  • Multi-Language environment supported
  • Bookmark
  • Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
  • Macro recording and playback
I am sure you must be thinking of giving a try. Why not? You can get it from sourcforge.net, absolutely free of cost!

Note: I'm not an affiliate or official sponsor of Notepad++. I liked the features provided by it and thought of sharing it with all old and new coders. I have the feeling, by doing this I am offering to Notepad++ in return.

4 comments:

Patt said...

Wow1 this is a fantastic way to get familiar with HTML. I'll recomend this to all. I like your blog for doing quality postings.

Forrest said...

I've been using Notepad++ for years, and it's evolved quite a bit since I began. I think the best feature for html editing is the code folding, or collapsible regions. If you have a div that has 20 lines inside of it, you can click a [-] on the left, and the div will disappear from view, but not from the file. This lets you "put things away" that you aren't using and focus only on what you need.

Steven Bradley said...

I use an editor called HTML Kit, which is also free, but I've used Notepad++ as well.

Another free editor I use a lot is Notepad 2. I think ++ is based on 2, but don't hold me to that.

Notepad 2 is really lightweight. It's basically Notepad with the syntax highlighting and few nice extras. Not quite as feature rich as ++, but usually more than enough for what I use it for.

Karl Edwards said...

A great title for a blog post made me laugh. Is it dolphins in Hg2g that say thanks for the fish??

I am a website designer so very happy to see the back end of Front Page, Just IE6 to get rid of now.