So much is said about HTML editors, there are the purists that say
"real" coders hand code using Notepad.
If you build a lot of pages or websites as I do Notepad
is just to slow. There is
no one perfect editor, each type of editor has it's
Does a carpenter have only one hammer or saw? No,
so why would a website designer have only one tool.
Use the tools that work best for you.
Top notch professional tool, if you're heavily into website design
this should be in your tool box. Very high learning curve,
high price $399.00.
FrontPage gets bashed more than any other editor and for good
reason. In the older versions it would produce horrendous
code, but the newer versions, 2000 and 2002 will produce fairly
clean code if you know how to use it. High learning curve,
medium price $169.00.
CoffeeCup HTML editor
This has always been one of my favorite editors, easy to use, split
screen so you can see your results. Reasonable learning curve,
low price $49.00. A lot of bang for the buck on this one.
1st Page 2000
Probably the best free editor ever offered, to bad it's not
offered by EvrSoft anymore. To download a copy click on
the above link, it will take you to a post on the EvrSoft message
board. Note: if you do download 1st Page you will get a virus
cause no harm. Just quarantine it and then delete it.
Note Pad Pro
I've always been a big fan of this editor, easy to use, lots of
functions $19.95. There is also a free version but it
seems to be lacking so many features, it's worth the money for the
I haven't used this one but I did check the ratings on it, very
popular FREE editor.
This HTML editor provides the usual facility to edit and create HTML
files in a convenient tabbed interface. It comes with an assortment
of wizards that allow you to quickly create specific HTML features
like forms, tables, FREE.
This editor comes with built-in FTP facility, making it possible for
you to author your web page and publish it without leaving the
editor. It has a spell-checker, an internal browser view mode that
is able to show your HTML changes as you type, a global search and
replace facility across all open documents, built-in tutorial on
I have used this a few times for testing, it was very easy to use.
My main complaint was that it did change Java scripting but for a
basic HTML page it works fine. FREE
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