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wish me luck....

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by TomStutt, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. TomStutt

    TomStutt Senior Member

    Im attempting my first website using Notepad ++ and filezilla instead of dreamweaver
  2. notepad++ is an awesome bit of kit :) very cool :D good luck Tom :)
  3. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Gooooooood luck.
  4. TomStutt

    TomStutt Senior Member

    cheers guys.

    it seems good so far. i really like filezilla.
  5. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    how strange ive just moved to these two also..i used dreamweaver and ipswitch now notepad++ and file zilla :) good luck its cool
  6. Xenonsoft

    Xenonsoft Active Member

    Dreamweaver and Filezilla for me.
  7. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Haha, I code in Notepad++ and upload with DW. Weird.
  8. I use Smultron and Cyberduck :)
  9. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    i use archiblad and dennis winter....
  10. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    I use Notepad++ and Filezilla as well. Never liked DW much. Good luck Tom! :)
  11. CSparkes

    CSparkes Senior Member

    Code fully 100% in dreamweaver, never use design view allways code. Ftp via DW.
  12. I've not known anyone to entirely trust Dreamweaver for everything in many years :) good on you :D
  13. TomStutt

    TomStutt Senior Member

    i understand now why designers dont use DW. DW adds rubbish in and makes the site look well different to using Notepad ++.

    im converted now to notepad++.
  14. good on ya Tom :) very wise choice :)
  15. darren

    darren Member

    Although coding in notepad is good to give you a better understanding of the code, its not very practical. Apart from (ahem) bragging rights, what does it do for YOU? Since you are the one writing the code you actually want to make it as easy as possible for yourself, while retaining full control. Why not just code in dreamweaver in code view only? and not use any of the "automatic" features.

    The worst things is that you have no syntax highlighting, which is a godsend, never mind the million other features that IDE's offer, such as code collapsing etc. One you start mixing code also PHP, HTML, CSS etc it can really slow your progress without some visual indicators. Not that CSS should be mixed with the previous, but I often just write it in as object attributes first and then move it out to classes in the css files after when cleaning up.

    It also adds unwanted characters (tabs etc), ideally you should convert your IDE (dreamweaver etc) to use add 4 x spaces instead of actual tabs when you press the tab button. Same goes for other IDE's. 9 timed out of ten your files will be uploaded to a linux server, they like tabs much more :), ever downloaded a file from FTP and had weird spacing, multiple added blank lines etc... now you know why.

    As a side note I use phpDesigner and its awesome!, also not just for PHP :p
  16. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Notepad++ provides exactly what DW's code view does. Auto complete, syntax highlighting, collapsing. It's great!
  17. darren

    darren Member

    oh I see, Notepad++

    I read it as Notepad (Plus) Filezilla.

    Yes I am a Dumbass :).
  18. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    I learnt something there in your mid anti-notepad speech Darren, so thanks for that :up:

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