View Full Version : HTML text editors

15-02-2002, 05:46 PM
Never having used one of these b 4 i'm trying to find the best one to download to use for an assignment.
wondered if anyone new of any really good ones.
many thanx.

15-02-2002, 06:12 PM
In my opinion, the only tool you will ever need for web page design is good old notepad.

You can do your HTML, Javascript, CGI scripts in it.

15-02-2002, 07:23 PM
Depends a bit on what you want to do - and how much you want to learn, not to mention how much time you have to do the learning.

WYSIWYG editors include Frontpage & Dreamweaver(pay for them), Frontpage Express (free but no longer supported but still found. Do a search on this site for a link) and Netscape Composer (also free - try the PC World disk and install a full version of Netscape).

'Notepad on Steroids' (as one of my friends referred to it) include Homesite and Hot Dog - find them on the tucows.com site. You do need to know HTML commands to use it.

Then, of course, there's my favourite - Notepad. HTML knowledge essential.

15-02-2002, 07:25 PM

has more add ons than one can find out about NZ PC world should put it on there magazine CDROM

15-02-2002, 10:11 PM
I had a quick look at the page of the one that Ben Don (!) recommended but can't see what the price is without looking further.

A couple of free ones are Arachnophilia at http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/index.html

and the one I use the most: 1st Page 2000 at

I started off doing web pages in Notepad, but soon wanted something that could insert tags for me rather than typing them out all the time, and a search and replace tool. It is also handy having the tags in a contrast colour to the text.

That's what these two do, and much much more. Remember though, they are primarily HTML text editors.

15-02-2002, 11:19 PM
HTML Kit is free and like Don says has more addons than you can poke a stick at.
It's easily the best free one around when you get used to it.

I only use it when I'm feeling lazy though, because as Iain says good old notepad does most of what I need and it get's the grey matter turning over too!

I think coffee cup do a good free one as well.

15-02-2002, 11:59 PM
Homesite by Allaire gives you 60days free trial - has more than I need !