[CS-FSLUG] HTML Editor [Was: manual mount]

gginorio at sbcglobal.net gginorio at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 24 13:46:46 CDT 2006

I haven't used Quanta in a while,

> I don't know; but Quanta is great. It's not automated (unless you want 
> it to, with VPL, which I don't use). I also don't use a list of tags; I 
> just type them, but I appreciate the auto-completion offered by Quanta. 
> All in all, a great X(HT)ML editor that is great as a PHP editor too. 
> It doesn't add any clutter in the least, IMHO.

I do run SLAX live CD at work so I can use Bluefish. Here are some issues I have found with Bluefish though:

1. When using quotation marks in blocks of PHP code, you often lose the formatting colors. It's really annoying.
2. I don't like auto complete and Bluefish has an auto closing tag feature that is immediate (unlike Jedit)
3. Bluefish doesn't highlight brackets, so I have to manually locate opening and closing brackets.

So why do I use Bluefish?

1. Runs HTML Tidy and PHP Checker.
2. Has simple lists for obscure tags and foreign symbols.
3. Runs fine in XFCE without loading too many additional libs.

So, there ya go,


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