Are you a web programmer that would like to use the WSYWIG design tools such as Dreamweaver in conjunction with a more code-based tool? Many web programmers and designers like the graphic functionality that the what-you-see-is-what-you-get programs to ensure that the design is attractive and well designed. However, those same programmers may want to get into the actually code in a little more detail.
While these visual design programs do often provide HTML and other source code visualization tools, they may not be what the user really needs due to a lack of functionality.
There are also web programmers who prefer to create websites based entirely on coding alone — they do not want to use any type of WSYWIG interface.
Notepad++, an Open Source text editor available to users free of charge. As part of the Open Source initiative this software packages is licensed under the GNU General Public License and is supported and developed by community of software professionals devoted to the advancement of Notepad++.
Not only is Notepad free, but it does not require a ton of computing resources so it is a great option for the average user who needs strong source code and text editing capabilities. While generally used on Windows-based machines, it can be ported to run on Mac OSX and Linux-based machines using tools such as Wine.
The features of Notepad++ are rich and numerous including:
- -File comparison
- -Capabilities to drag and drop text
- -Document interfaces that included tabs
- -Support for many encoding formats including Unicode
In addition to standard features, there are a number of available plugins that can extend the functionality of Notebook++. Notebook ++ is also compatible with Filezilla and openoffice.org, which makes updating your blog with current content, as well as new graphics, really easy.
As you can see, Notepad with all of its features and benefits will fit right it for the needs of the amateur programmer as well as those professional, power programmers.