text editor for web development

Old Ranger ranger at oldpathsbaptistchurch.org
Sun Mar 9 01:03:33 UTC 2008

Gabriel Dragffy wrote:
> Hi there
> I am probably going to be switching from an Apple system to Ubuntu. On 
> Apple I use TextMate, it's unbeatable. Obviously won't work on Ubuntu.
> So I am asking for suggestions of other great text editors. I don't mind 
> KDE or Gnome,  but I am not going to consider vi or emacs. Does anyone 
> here use a text editor for serious web development?
> I'll be coding in xhtml, css, php, and javascript, so is there something 
> that has syntax highlighting and even word completion for these?
> Many thanks
> Gabe
Hello Gabe,
I am about to migrate to Ubuntu from nearly a decade of faithful FreeBSD 
I have used Quanta Plus for many years, with outstanding results.
My own research for Ubuntu HTML (and other language editors) programs 
seems to point me to "Bluefish".
It seems as if Bluefish has what I need as far as syntax color coding, 
auto indent, autocomplete, etc...

A side note:  I've used vi for over a decade (shunning emacs because of 
complexity) for many tasks.
Once a person gets comfortable with vi, nothing else seems as cool, or 
as dependable.
However, I'll not be using vi for any web coding - because there are 
cooler apps around, like "Bluefish" seems to be.

Just some thoughts.

Z. Wade Hampton
Marysvale, UT

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