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Free CSS editor?

Hello,

I am starting out new in CSS and was wondering if there is any free CSS editor.  Will this editor help me figure out spacing such as height, width, top?

Thanks
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
CSS files are text files, which means you can edit them with whatever text editor you like (yes, even Notepad).
It helps to have syntax coloring, for ex in Notepad++

CSS files by themselves do not display so I'm guessing you're asking for a free WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor to create HTML content that will be displayed according to the rules from your CSS.

Considering that you're just beginning and don't have bad habits to let go of, you might want to try Brackets: http://brackets.io/

HTH,
Dan
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chrisgdackCommented:
Hi,

In terms of discovering what CSS to amend you can right click on a page's element and select "Inspect Element" on Firefox.  A powerful "Developer Tools" area opens up at the foot of the browser window with CSS details on the right hand side for reference purposes.

There is also a great "Web Developer" Add-on for Firefox that is also available on Google Chrome - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/chrispederick/?src=api

In terms of a free CSS editor, you can download/create the appropriate CSS page and edit using Notepad/Wordpad on Windows or Text Edit on Mac - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TextEdit.  Amend the file remembering to save with a .css extension and simply upload again to the web server.

Hope this helps.


Chris
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I also recommend the "Web Developer" Add-on for Firefox along with Firebug.  I use them both everyday.  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firebug/

And Dan is correct, CSS does nothing by itself.  CSS rules are applied to HTML elements so you have to have the HTML along with the CSS.
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perlwhiteAuthor Commented:
Dave and Dan,

I understand CSS will not do anything by itself, it needs HTML.  But the issue here is that, I do not know how to tell CSS to position images on my web page.  That's why I need something that will tell me how to figure out pixels to specify on CSS.
Thank you,
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
If you're using Chrome or Firefox, right click on the image, select "Inspect element", then click on the "Computed" tab. It will show you the box model of your image, with margins/borders/paddings.

HTH,
Dan
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perlwhiteAuthor Commented:
Dan,

I am designing a webpage, I do not have anything to inspect.  :(

I have images to go on this webpage.  The website going to be static, no js or anything.  Just 3 menus.

I need to figure these settings out.  Hope you get my question.
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
I get your question, but it's not that easy.

Go here: http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/web and start learning by doing.

If you really need to build web pages, it's going to be a few hours well spent.

HTH,
Dan
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
@perlwhite, first you must have the HTML framework to put the images in.  And you do not need any CSS to put an image on a web page.  This http://www.dibsplace.com/Alexpics.html is a simple page with 7 pics of my dog.  It does not use any CSS to place or position the images.  You can look at the 'View Source' to see what I did.
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Stas UstimenkoCommented:
I like to use Codelobster PHP Edition
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