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    Default Web/http Editor for OpenSUSE

    Hi!
    I'm looking for å user-friendly Web-editor for OpenSUSE 13.2

    I read that Quanta+ is recommended and i installed it, but i can't find out how to execute to program. I see it is installed in /opt/kde3/ and i don't know what this have to say in my KDE4-enviroment.

    So do i go for Quanta or is there a better alternative?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnys View Post
    I read that Quanta+ is recommended and i installed it, but i can't find out how to execute to program.
    Run "quanta" or start it from the K-Menu (should be in Internet->Web Page Creation).

    I see it is installed in /opt/kde3/ and i don't know what this have to say in my KDE4-enviroment.
    This has to say that it is a KDE3 application, but it should work fine in your KDE4-environment too.

    So do i go for Quanta or is there a better alternative?
    Well, if Quanta does what you want, use it.
    But it is old and unmaintained, it is not developed any more since years. So there won't be new features or not even bugfixes.

    An alternative might be Seamonkey's "Composer" (package seamonkey, which is the successor to "Mozilla"), I'm sure other people can recommend others as well.
    If you are mostly doing PHP, you might even have a look at KDevelop4, which is a general purpose IDE.

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    Your choice of web editor should depend on what types of features you want.

    Based on Developer preferences in the area where I live
    If you want a traditional, full IDE one of the most popular is Web Storm. Free to use for Community projects, minor cost for ordinary use
    https://www.jetbrains.com/webstorm/

    For advanced Users who are looking mainly for an advanced text editor with ample plugins to support specific code languages and syntax, Sublime is immensely popular. Beta versions are free, but a licensed is required for stable versions
    http://www.sublimetext.com/

    Don't overlook the native free text editors in openSUSE
    Kwrite automatically and by default applies color coding tags
    vim by default supports color coding and can be extended with standard plugins to enable special HTML commands like auto-completion and auto-creating closing tags.

    If you don't mind the extremely heavy overhead but need an Enterprise level IDE, Eclipse supports practically any kind of project.

    You may be able to find more recommendations elsewhere, Wikipedia usually maintains a list for HTML editors and IDE on Linux.
    In general, I've found the small IDE apps generally disappearng... probably replaced by the advanced text editors. So, the learning curve is a bit steeper but also may mean that the tools you learn can be adapted to every new situation for the forseeable future.

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    Webstorm is not free I think. Is IntelliJ that has a "community" edition. To annoy Netbeans, Eclipse probably.

    If you have money to spend go for phpStorm as it does same as Webstorm except also php. Does not make much sense they have both but they do.

    Can also look at Brackets http://brackets.io/ Is like Sublime Text but 100% free. Someone made a beginners course for it, http://css-snippets.com/brackets-course/ well a bunch of videos. She has a channel with playlist on YT.

    She does not use extensions but is really mandatory once you get going. Create problems as you then need to know what you want/need. But can pump up Brackets from nifty to very good and almost a full replacement for an IDE, definitely Sublime Text. With real time linting and all, already does real time preview via Chrome.

    Brackets is on OBS but will not work unless you also install "libgcrypt11" from here https://software.opensuse.org/package/libgcrypt11 And it looks a bit funky on Linux, a few eyesores. Fix is installing new theme or add your own CSS to modify GUI. Brackets is like a web page itself, html, css and JS. Menu is not native but html Mine look nothing like default but how easy it is to fiddle I have doubts about. You must like default I think.

    Difficult to tell if a bare window feels "easy" or not. If you used Netbeans for example you would get big side panels opening showing all CSS values, click click easy. Netbeans can also do real time preview if you like.

    Another reason to not use year old outdated stuff is they do not teach you modern web prod. You need to use web dev. tools for browsers for example. Is part of workflow for Brackets, all of them. Old dead programs will not be compatible with newer CSS, even HTML code either.

    However may be test Bluefish http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html looks like the most updated?

    If you try phpstorm or webstorm you might as well find money for it because in general JetBrains stuff is way better than the rest. Features will sneak under your skin. Documentation, tutorials - all better. And not much faffing about with 3rd party extensions as everything is build in.

    I am currently fighting to get from phpstorm to Netbeans. Partly why I changed from KDE to Gnome. Netbeans looks horrid on KDE. Really sacrificing I did test Netbeans long time ago but gave up too fast. Was lazy. Be careful when testing or else you get wrong impression.

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    Or as of today Microsoft Visual Code https://code.visualstudio.com/Download

    World is falling apart, http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/29/mic.../#.vloxlw:gLUr

    Not tested it and screen shot is of course from Ubuntu. Should work.

    Read this first https://code.visualstudio.com/License

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    When you say "user friendly", do you mean WYSIWYG? I've used BlueFish, but you need to know basic HTML coding, so it may not be what you want. It's a step up from a text editor, has options to insert HTML code.
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    Default Re: Web/http Editor for OpenSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by js9600 View Post
    Or as of today Microsoft Visual Code https://code.visualstudio.com/Download

    World is falling apart, http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/29/mic.../#.vloxlw:gLUr

    Not tested it and screen shot is of course from Ubuntu. Should work.

    Read this first https://code.visualstudio.com/License
    Thanks for the link. I saw the announcement and will probably try this out next week.

    Currently I am using Netbeans and Xampp for PHP development (I know VS core doesn't do PHP, but I'm checking that out for other reasons).
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    If open to extensions it will probably get pumped up to cover php as well. Brackets is not super great with PHP out of the box but extensions save the day for the most part.

    200+ comments in 3 hours on Reddit, Linux section https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comme...tor_that_runs/ Hmm, I thought license would scare people away. Guess I am not "practical" enough

    You might want to keep up with pioneer testers for tips.

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