write code that can be embedded within web pages.
This means that there is no
Integrated Development Environement (IDE),
such as comes
I have personally used NotePad extensively on my scripts. It comes free
I also have used NoteTAB, which is also a text editor but which costs only $10.
to review your code. It also includes a spell checker and can open many files at
one time. I
've found these features to speed up my script creation and
Other text editors which provide special features
Macromedia Homesite, Coffeecup HTML Editor, Hippie and UltraEdit. Often,
There are also some high
real time viewing of the results of your editing . With
simple text editors you have to load your page into a browser to see the results
of your editing. With WYSIWYG editors you need no other tool to check the
results. Also, the high
end editors provide such features as web page templates,
mass changes to an entire web site of pages to maintain a certain look
automatic transfer of files to the server (synchronization), plus embeddment and
trial of CGI scripts. Most large commercial sites use these kinds of editors.
Examples of high
end editors include Macromedia Dreamweaver, Microsoft
FrontPage, Adobe GoLive, NetObjects Fusion and Hotmetal Pro.
Some excellent text and WYSIWYG editors, such as Arachnophilia, NoteTab Light
and 1st page 2000 are free.