For web development, Iâ€™ve been finding myself using mostly Notepad2 for the coding portion of the work. While tools like Dreamweaver are extremely powerful, the learning curve is pretty steep. For example, I never figured out how the graphical editor to work properly. As a result, I could never see the results of my coding before uploading it to the server. Other people just prefer the use of a full text approach for coding websites. Whatever your reason is, there are definitely reasons for syntax sensitive text editors. Notepad2 is an example, one that I found out about only during my first semester of computer engineering.
But I found myself with way too many Notepad2 windows open. It became a pain to keep my workspace organized. I tried using Dreamweaver as a tabbed text editor, but it was way too memory intensive just for using the text portion of the program. That was until I found Crimson Editor.
Crimson Editor is a tabbed syntax-sensitive text editor. It can change profiles to account for anything from C/C++ to Java to PHP to SQL. A multitude of settings can be changed to make the workspace exactly as you want it. Plus it has features such as a find and replace function and an inbuilt FTP function is available so you can edit files (essentially) right from the server. I had to use the Winlnet option to get this to work however. Otherwise, it would fail to connect.
While the latest release seems to be somewhat dated, (Sept. 2004) itâ€™s a very powerful tool which Iâ€™d definitely recommended for people who prefer to do programming with a small-footprint text editor as opposed to using an IDE.