From the article: Free Web Editors for Windows
There are lots of free editors available for Windows. Many people use basic ones like Notepad, or really fancy ones like Nvu, and lots of others in between. What is your favorite free HTML editor for Windows and why? What is Your Favorite?
- My favorite is EditPlus 2. It has integrated browser, ftp capability, macro creation utility, and can easily be extended to support any coding language imaginable through it's huge free online repository of user-created and uploaded syntax files that you simply download and unzip to EditPlus 2's ini directory (which you can access from the tools menu within the program), and is 100% free (all the user-created downloads for additional language support are free as well). But my favorite feature of this editor is it's convenient set of code page formatting controls. Not only does it change case easily for you but you can join/split lines, insert markers, code-fold, line and end-of-line comment, and best of all is the ability to select, copy, cut, and paste "text as column" which is any boxed area of text you wish to select. I've never found another windows-installable text editor that can do this.
- —Guest skj91
Easy WebContent works great for me
- Most of the site editors you have to download and can only use from one computer; I did some searching and found a simple tool called Easy WebContent; it's their HTML Editor I use; I have little web design knowledge. This has served me just fine ; simple and fairly quick. The only thing is depending on how your site is designed you may find some limitation in editing; For example naturally I can't change my site layout ; but that doesn't matter to me. I just want to regularly update content and have back-ups. this system has worked fine for me and using it for over 2 years now.
- —Guest pauljohn
- I've been using Homesite since it was v4.0. And, yes I've used others but wind up back with HS. Though it is/was not a free editor, it wasn't that expensive at all. Arachnophilia and NotePad came really close but HS did the job.
- —Guest LionelC
- Notepad for text editing. Definitely SeaMonkey for HTML building. This is the least cumbersome to use as it does not use repetitive (and useless) "re-coding" throughout, thus allowing webpage size to be kept to a minimal size which makes for faster loading and occupies less storage space. Go SeaMonkey Go!
- —Guest Norm
- Notepad++ is best free editor for windows and have found 90% professionals using it sometime or the other.
- —Guest Expressions
- ...for all the effort in the reviews - really useful
- —Guest Pete
Favorite Free Editor for Windows
- I use and have for many years, Notepad ++ it is an excellent program for HTML, CSS, PHP and many others. It has a drop down menu that lists everything by Alpha. Just look for the language you want and set the program to that language, begin programming. I can ask it to show me my pages in any browser on my computer so I can check in the 4 that I have now. Helps a lot with the sites I am writing. I have tried some of the others but always come back to notepad ++. I really believe it is the best overall editor around.
Homesite best html editor
- Homesite is a very good tool. In my opinion, it should have superceded DW and put that baby in the grave.
- —Guest aaaman
- I am surprised no one has mentioned PSPad. It is a lot more than just an HTML editor as it supports many coding languages, but it is very powerful, easy to use, has built in FTP, and it is free.
- —Guest Raven
Online HTML/CSS editor
- How about the abstraction builder? Still new, but lots of potential.
- —Guest Presley Esposito
Favorite HTML Editor
- HTML Force 2000 is a free, no bells and whistles that gives you the advantage of keeping a web page simple. My web page is for those who do not have the latest and greatest of web browsers and/or computers.
- —Guest rockystar
- There's a free version which is limited but still useful, but the paid version of WebPlus is a powerful WYSIWYG. Lots of graphic design and gadgets for proper WYSIWYG and also adding HTML for a bit of extra sexiness.
Arachnophilia, Versitile & Customizable
- Arachnophilia has been my tool of choice for over 10 years. Great text HTML editor with ability to link your browsers to see your HTML. Click on buttons to insert specific HTML text, the most common HTML calls are part of it. I started doing HTML with it. Later on I had to write some CAD program specific macros/programs it was awesome to be able to customize it to handle all the unique procedure calls (basically created a code writer for our CAD tool). It handles Java, C, and many other code syntax out of the box. Works on any operating system, it is written in Java. Price is right, Free! Not freeware but "Careware", nice vision there.
- —Guest Mike R.
Drag and drop web design
- WebPlus Starter Edition is free and pretty neat. It's not an HTML editor, more an easy visual site builder. From serif.com.
- —Guest Rob Reed
- I'm using this software for 4 years. And I am so happy with it.
- —Guest tude
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