[TriLUG] web authoring packages
timjowers at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 16:35:14 EDT 2008
For HTML editing one can also use Bluefish. It is a PHP IDE but fine for
goofin around with HTML markup too. Not sure why I prefer it over VIM but
maybe its like wearing the red shirt after you've worn the white one all
week. :-) It loads up fast and is transparent as to what it is doing.
On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 3:49 PM, Kevin Hunter <hunteke at earlham.edu> wrote:
> At 11:53a -0700 on Mon, 04 Aug 2008, Brian McCullough wrote:
> >> Failing that, I might suggest a hybrid work model, where you design it
> >> basically in Dreamweaver et al., then do the behind-the-scenes touch up
> >> with a good ol' text editor and a W3 compliant validator.
> > Of which there are several, although I always rely on the good, old, W3C
> > Validators, since I am a bit of a "standards bigot," at least where
> > *HTML is concerned.
> :-) The link I posted is exactly that. It is the same validator engine
> that runs on W3C, but packaged as a Firefox plugin. Hella nice. Also
> includes tidy and accessibility warnings, etc.
> >> Preferably, your text editor is XML aware and has syntax highlighting,
> >> etc. etc. (Eclipse, and jEdit, with plugins both do for sure. I
> >> believe gEdit can as well, but I haven't messed with it.)
> > I seem to have seen a few occaisions where VI( or more likely VIM or
> > VI-Extended ) was definitely syntax aware for these languages.
> Eh, most editors have syntax highlighting these days. I was referring
> the XML aware bit. Like automatic tag closing, recognition, and
> first-order correctness checking. Does Vim have that? Would be lovely
> to have that in my Vim toolbelt, and for geek cred with a couple of
> friends. :-)
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