HTML Editor to Choose? (2015)

I'm looking for a very good HTML editor. That can also do CSS, JavaScript, jQuery etc.

Any good, recommendations out there?

I was thinking using Dreamweaver CC but I don't know if it's overrated?
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
I'm using Dreamweaver for over 10 yrs and see how it evolving, it's still my best HTML editor, unless if I'm doing .NET projects then I will use Visual Studio for my own convenience.
Phil DavidsonCommented:
I do not think that Dreamweaver is overrated.  Other tools aren't as good as Dreamweaver.  I would stick with it.  Many others have free trials if you are curious.
Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerCommented:
HTML pages have become so complex that a sophisticated WYSIWYG editor like Dreamweaver is almost a necessity and there's nothing better. It is expensive however, so whether or not it's necessary depends upon what you need it for.

If you only need to produce basic pages or edit existing pages there are any number of excellent free HTML editors and code editors that will enable you to do the job on HTML and CSS.

I'm a fan of Notepad++

If you do find DW too expensive, but need something more elaborate than the freebies, there are alternative commercial programs. CoffeeCup, Komodo, And Microsoft's Expression Web come to mind:
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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerCommented:
Here's a very good overview of the commercial programs:

If you're using a Mac, Rapidweaver has had very good reviews, but I haven't used it so can't vouch for it.

On my Mac, I use the free code editor TextWrangler, but I'm an amateur and a philistine who's just about abandoned hand coding pages in favour of Wordpress. Wordpress has become so capable that unless you have substantial experience and major resources, and if you're a one-man band, it's much easier to produce a reasonably complex website than any other way.

Having said that, it is still vital to have a good knowledge of HTML and CSS, and a good code editor, if you wish to have maximum control.
provenzojohnAuthor Commented:
Would Dreamweaver CC be the best option if money isn't a problem? Would Dreamweaver CC be the best of the best from any other html, css, javascript, php etc software available for creating websites?
provenzojohnAuthor Commented:
I was looking on Adobe's website, I can't find a price for Dreamweaver CC. They want to sell a monthly subscription now. I don't think I can get the physical DVD or can I? And How much?
Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerCommented:
I believe that the only way to get DW without a subscription now is to buy an old version privately. Many think it's a bit of a ripoff, but thay make the rules.

Having said that, even the most hardheaded Adobe critics won't deny that it's by far the best program. I hear a lot of web designers saying that they only hand code and that DW or something like it is for amateurs, but as I said above, websites in 2015 are highly complex beasts and you'd have to be a coding genius to manage without DW or a similar program.
Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
DW is still the best WYSIWYG editor out there but it's not necessarily the best code editor.  If you need to work with a visual representation of your page, then DW is for you.  Do not subscribe to Creative Cloud...DW CC is not that much better than Creative Suite versions and in some ways, it's worse.  Do some shopping for an old version of Creative Suite and use that.

If you just want a code editor, I'm very much partial to Sublime.  It handles pretty much every language natively or through a plugin and has a ton of developer-friendly features and plugins.  It's not free like Programmer's Notepad or Notepad++ but the extra functionality is worth it.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
My customers use Dreamweaver and I do not.  I use HTML-Kit which is a colorized code editor along with PSPad and Notepad++.  That means that I can edit the things that Dreamweaver won't let them touch.  I would have Dreamweaver if I could afford it... but I've been using HTML-Kit for 20 years.  I'm able to calculate absolute positions now without Dreamweaver's help.

You should always have a code editor in addition to Dreamweaver.
Ray PaseurCommented:
Consider PHPStorm.  Sublime is very good, too.  It may be worth having more than one editor/IDE.  Note: Please do not try to learn PHP programming by copying the code generated by DreamWeaver!

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Alan HendersonRetired marine engineerCommented:
In support of Ray's comment above: when I used Dreamweaver (CS4) to create my pages I found it expedient to use WYSIWYG and code views side by side. You then go through the code and simplify all the excess rubbish created by Dreamweaver.

A big advantage of Dreamweaver was the capacity to create Templates and to make site-wide changes easily. Having said that, if you're comfortable with HTML, CSS, and PHP, using "PHP Includes" accomplishes the same thing in most situations.
provenzojohnAuthor Commented:
@Ray Paseur - Can I use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery etc with PhpStorm? Or just PHP?
provenzojohnAuthor Commented:
Wow so far I kinda like Phpstorm.

Was wondering though when I write html, the coding is bold, without writing <b> </b>? It's bold by default?
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