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#1 justint

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 03:42 PM

Hi

 

I recently tried Atom but didn't like it.

 

I've been using Dreamweaver 8 for years just as an editor (I never look at the WYSIWYG screen) the editor autocompletes the code which I like a lot. Atom doesn't seem to do that, unless I'm being stupid, which is probable.

 

I've tried loads of different ones other than that.

 

I'd be really interested to know what others use and what is the thing about it.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:06 PM

I use Atom, it's fantastic.  It does have autocomplete suggestions but I can't remember if that's out of the box, i've forgotten as I've added that many plugins!

With the plugins some of my favourite features are:

  • Key bindings - too many useful ones to list here, plus features like multiple cursors etc
  • Linting plugins
  • Files with uncommited / un-staged changes are flagged up in the file view
  • Fileview displays handy icons for the file type

 

Probably loads more that I just take for granted but I would really miss if I was forced to use something like Dreamweaver or Notepad++

 

I came to Atom from Sublime because it offers a few more features and has very similar keyboard bindings so didn't require much effort to migrate my workflow.  I've head the new visual studio editor is also good.


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:09 PM

Yes, I had a feeling I needed to add some stuff. Spellchecker would be cool. I'll keep at it, I like trying new software.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:13 PM

It's well worth persisting with.  Atom is light-years ahead of Dreamweaver.  You'll find very few developers in the industry use Dreamweaver now.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 04:25 PM

Yes I agree. I have been casting around for a better editor for years, kind of embarrasses me that I am using Dreamweaver.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:10 PM

haven't used DW for years but was a big fan - remember how much better V 1 than using notepad :) i think the latest version has quite improvements like sass etc.

i use sublime but i'm a designer who can code, rather than a developer ;) it's free to try and i bought it in the end. best thing is try a few and see what you like. atom, sublime text 3, brackets, etc.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 05:18 PM

Yes, I am a designer who can code, rather than a developer, I think that is why Atom isn't instantly my thing. Googling Sublime now.



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 10:29 AM

I'm a Designer who can code rather than a Dev and I use, and love totally, CSE HTML Validator Pro. It has spell-check, live preview, validation and all sorts. It's not cheap but it's awesome: https://www.htmlvalidator.com/ ..even though their website is 50 Shades Of Pants ;)






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