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Last week’s roundup of HTML and CSS editing apps for Mac users proved really popular, but the Windows based designers were feeling a little left out. This week’s roundup pulls together the most popular editing application choices for PC users.
TopStyle for Windows contains powerful tools for building standards-compliant websites. It includes useful features such as live preview, built in validation, live editing and HTML5 support.
Notepad2 is one of the most popular utilities for Windows users. It’s a fast, lightweight and simple application. Notepad2 doesn’t include fancy features of more robust editing apps, but if it’s just a program to manually write your code that you’re after, Notepad2 may be for you.
Stylizer is a web page building app with a range of unique features such as drop-and-drop functionality and ‘Bullseye’ on-page editing. Stylizer is described as a great tool to help designers learning the basics of CSS to learn better through its real time visual tool that lets you see how the pieces fit together.
E-TextEditor is the Windows alternative for the popular Mac only TextMate app. It supports TextMate bundles and snippets, as well having the ability to be extended with new languages.
Style Master ($59.99)
Style Master is a CSS editing app that’s available for both Windows and Mac users. It features live editing of websites vis FTP, has both design & code views and built in browser support for easy troubleshooting.
PSPad is a freeware editor with support for a number of file types and languages. Features such as syntax highlighting, macros, clips and templates make it a complete application for the designer confident with their coding skills.
Rapid CSS ($29.85)
Rapid CSS features both manual editing capabilities and the option of having a stylesheet automatically created. Other features such as auto-completion, code inspection and validation make it a good competitor.
StyleSheet Maker ($34)
StyleSheet Maker is a CSS editing application with a visual wizard feature allowing you to build ID and Classes through a WYSIWYG editor. It’s not limited to CSS though, HTML documents can also be created and tested in multiple browsers.
EngInSite CSS Editor ($39.95)
The EngInSite CSS Editor is a complete CSS editing application with all the features you could wish for. Live preview and validation, visual editing, wizards and auto-completion features make it a great app for both beginners and veterans.
Astyle is a simple CSS editor with a clean interface. The useful graphic tree view makes it easy to navigate through your CSS and HTML documents.
Dreamweaver is one of the most well known page building apps. It includes a range of unique features and is a robust app allowing websites to be build via the Design or Code views. If you already have access to Dreamweaver as part of the Adobe Creative Suite, it definitely has every tool you’ll ever need, as well as some you probably never will need!
Notepad++ is another free lightweight application for Windows and is a popular choice for veteran programmers who only need a basic app to manually write their code.