If you design and build web pages for a living, then you probably have used a code editor. It is one of the tools of the web design trade. So you should have one that is powerful, yet intuitive and easy to use. We are featuring ten of the most popular code, HTML and CSS editors available on either the PC or Mac platform (or, if you are lucky, both). Enjoy and happy coding!
Windows, Mac, Linux
Split View Editing
Syntax Highlighting and Checking
Detects multiple languages within a file
Go To Definition
Vi/Vim, emacs included
Powerful Snippets and Macros
Autocomplete variables and functions in a document.
Automatic indentation, smarter closing tags, etc.
Streamlined Find & Replace
Full File Browser
FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, and S3, Transmit-style
iCloud Sync for Sites & Clips
Revolutionary New CSS Pops
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