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Three Linux HTML editors reviewed

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on April 22, 2008 09:51 PM
I tried Screem, Bluefish, Quanta, and Kompozer before becoming frustrated and deciding that I'll use Kate, GEdit, or SciTE depending on my mood. The bigger editors seemed to get in the way, and some of their most prominent features were quite buggy.

As a visual designer, I have to say that many of my decisions were influenced in part by visual aesthetics. The way Kate displays open documents with changing background colors has been irritating since day 1, and I couldn't find a way to change that. Quanta seems to like users to start out with as many tools at hand as possible.

I've never had the time to learn VI or Emacs, but that day will come eventually, at this rate. :-)

SciTE is still the only tool that will let you choose a separate font for specific syntax. For instance, I prefer my comments to be drawn in a different font, not just a colored variant of the editor font.

And don't worry, I'm this picky on every platform - Windows, Mac OS, whatever. :-)


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