text editor for web development

Gabriel Dragffy gabe at dragffy.com
Fri Mar 14 12:43:43 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

I've got to say that GEdit is an absolute gem. I can't believe how good 
it is.

I always thought it to be an ultra-simple, lightweight editor. But right 
out of the box it has features that you can enable with a few clicks 
that rocket it right to the top of editors and taking it within reach of 

I wish to express my gratitude to the developers of GEdit, they've got 
their heads screwed on and really know their onions!

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