(06-14-2015, 09:38 AM)engrshinwari Wrote: For simple static web sites
CoffeeCup will do the job
But I use Microsoft Visual Studio for web development, as mostly have to handle both front end and back end functionality.
Visual Studio? Its been years since I've used that. I never did like it. We used Visual C++ 6 when I was in school, and I had to use it sometimes at the bank.
Are you using .NET? We had some internal sites (basically CRUD sites) at the lab that were C#.NET, but we didn't use VS there. They had "better" (read muchmuchMUCH mo expensive) tools than VS. For the $4g they spent on that software, it wasn't worth it. I forget what tool it was, but it did a lot of code generation - way too much for my taste - but it was geared specifically for .NET websites. The classic ASP apps at the bank mostly I think I used VS, but I don't remember.
There's always SharpDevelop - .NET guys seem to like it, but I think most .NET guys are MS guys, so they use the MS tools.
I liked Delphi MUCH better than VS for windows programming.
(06-14-2015, 06:14 PM)retrever Wrote: I love NVU. Pronounced N-View, or New View,
To me, as a Newbie, I find things so simple to find, and I don't get bamboozled with stuff I don't understand.
It works for me faultlessly.
I haven't used it in a long LONG time, but when I was starting to learn web programming I used Dreamweaver - a wysiwyg tool. I thought it would be great to be able to have it generate the code so I could build something, then switch to code and see how it works.
It did help a little bit, but the code it generated was a trainwreck. it WORKED, but it was a trainwreck. So it wasn't long before I dropped design view, and only used the editor - and not long after that that I switched to Notepad. I used that for a while until I found a lightweight syntax highlighting editor. Then I discovered the need for a decent IDE, and found some with debugging tools.
I'm not a super heavy user of debugging and unit testing tools, but they are handy at times.
Anyway - maybe NVU generates better code than dreamweaver - probably does. Use the code view, and you'll find ways to optimize and update the code. Eventually you'll get good enough at it where you'll use the design view less and less - and it'll frustrate you more and more :)