9 Best Free HTML Editors for Web Developers (Windows Edition)
If you want to develop web pages, you need an HTML editor.Â Surely you can create a web page with the help of the Windows Notepad – nice and comfortable way out.Â Important in an HTML editor, a good coloring of syntax – including syntax highlighting called – and a useful code completion.Â Of course, that would be an extra or two well as a variety of themes for the editor.Â This is contrary to their own individualism and, provided you choose a suitable design enables fatigue-free work over long periods of time.Â We just have a look impartially at our selection of the eight best free HTML editors for Windows.
Phase 5 is continuously developed since 1998 and is one of the most popularÂ free editorsÂ for Windows.
Some features of Phase 5 are: Project management, tag completion for HTML commands, a built-in image viewer, a syntax debugger umlaut conversion, project-wide text replacement and custom menus and templates.
He has a file manager for fast switching between your documents.Â You can edit multiple documents simultaneously, and so on …
Phase 5 runs on Windows 7 and 8, Vista, XP, 2000, 98 – 32/64 bit and Server versions.
The Programmer’s Notepad has ever seen a more modern interface and comes with two themes, therefore, a bright and the dark pictured.Â In addition to syntax highlighting editor dominated dealing with code snippets, code folding provides (a folding and unfolding of code for clarity) and is completely customizable to your needs via PyPN scripting and the use of add-ons.
SynWrite is a very special editor with a wide range of functions.Â The idea behind SynWrite was the union of the good efforts of all editors on the market in one alone – and then read the feature list. Here, the editor can at any time with custom plug-ins – written in Python – expand.Â In addition to the usual features such as code folding and auto-completion dominated SynWrite for example, multiple Garrets, see animation:
This feature can be very time-saving.Â Incidentally dominated SynWrite also important Emmet (formerly Zen Coding).
PlainEdit can open multiple files in tabs, is also extensible via plug-ins and offers a lot of features, including document and text templates.Â About a sidebar can Snippets (templates, code parts or other texts) quickly and easily inserted.Â In addition PlainEdit has a good “Find and Replace” function of text with regular expressions – in not open files.Â As a special feature should be mentioned that the editor can even be operated from a USB stick.Â PlainEdit is available in a German translation.
Notepad ++ is something of a classic in our overview.Â It was created out of the situation that the supplied Windows editor had already come extremely old and important functions not offer.
Notepad ++ is able to open multiple files in tabs, provides code completion and syntax highlighting good.Â A macro recorder to automate the commands frequently recurring is also on board.Â The surface is adjustable to your personal needs and there are a lot of plug-ins to extend the feature set available.
jEdit can open any imaginable file so pretty, edit and color the syntax accordingly.Â Opening multiple files as tabs is also possible and facilitates the work on a project immensely.Â Not all available options can be added through plug-ins.
but jEdit has been dominating in the delivery state several important functions, including code folding, labeling of connected elements and tags, file manager and a good “Find and Replace” function.Added to this is the ability to customize the editor and expand so that jEdit certainly does not need to hide behind the competition.
The two solutions are now easily available for many platforms and know each persuade.Â Whether you are using Linux, Mac OS X or Windows, you can use the HTML editor of your choice.
Sublime Text 2 – The Swiss Army Knife
No other HTML editor has ever experienced such a triumph likeÂ Sublime Text 2Â . Within a short time after release he captured the sympathies of professional web developers.Â Its strength is its adaptability through extensions and Procedures to my json file user settings.Â Basically, there is hardly any imaginable application, which could not be cause by setting or expand.
With the help of theÂ Â “Packet Manager”Â – the needs to be installed – is very easy to download and install extensions afterwards.
Due to the widespread use of the editor, there is now a very extensive plugin library;Â And certain plugins that are available on the website of the developer.
By the way, hardly has any other HTML editor such a good and comprehensive (unofficial) documentation.Â Also tutorials for Sublime Text 2 piled high on the Internet, which significantly reduces the required training time.
Sublime Text 2 is not free.Â However, the editor evaluated unlimited (tested) are.Â If you like it you should purchase a license for 70.- USD in fairness.
An insight into the Sublime Text 2 HTML editor
Brackets are a modern, open source editor with some interesting features.Â For example, he can read directly from a PSD file and put it into the correct CSS code in cooperation with the Adobe Creative Cloud Extract (= Preview) design data such as color, font, gradients, and the like.Â Similarly, levels can be extracted as an image, use information from the PSD as a variable in a preprocessor and easily determine distances and proportions of elements.Â All of this is possible without leaving the editor.
Please note:Â The use of the Adobe Creative Cloud is chargeable.Â The Extract version can be installed together with brackets.
Another big plus for brackets are the extensions that the editor can be adapted to individual needs. All three to four weeks to come to new extensions.Â I also want to mention the full support of preprocessors.
In brackets, you can “Quick Edit” and “Live Preview” even with Less- and SCSS files use what the work so much easier.Â Together with the right extensions and Adobe Creative Cloud Extract for this editor also cover the needs of professionals.
A short presentation of brackets in the video
Aptana Studio 3
The Aptana Studio in the current version 3 is one of the best known and most comprehensive development environments for Windows, Mac and Linux.Â In version 3, the developers want to have eliminated one of the biggest weaknesses of Aptana Studio, namely his part, extremely unsatisfactory performance.
There are a lot of HTML editors for Windows, but the good ones are rare sown.Â For the non-daily use, Notepad ++ offers, for daily use of a professional web developer this will not last.Â Since there are more professional solutions, such as Sublime Text 2, which can be fully customized to personal needs (and must).Â Fans of turnkey solutions are probably happier with Aptana, SynWrite or Programmer’s Notepad.Â What do you use?
In the mean time checkÂ 5 best free HTML editors for web developers (Mac Edition)