Andy Crowe said:
I haven't done any HTML coding before, so enter this world with a clean slate. Will be trying out different Text Editors that people have mentioned in the comments below.
This course will become read-only in the near future. Tell us at community.p2pu.org if that is a problem.
Text editors come in all many different forms, but at their hearts they all do the same thing - allow you to edit files that are composed of straight forward, everyday text. HTML & CSS files are like this, their contents are simply plain text.
Over time used different text editors. I had Akel pad for quite a while as replacement for default Notepad. I like the initial simplicity of Akel that can be easily tweaked with a few plug-ins. And, I like the ability to return to "bare" settings just after a couple mouse clicks.
Notepad++ comes with a multitude of features and looks more potent, when it comes to simple coding.
However, I installed a trial of Dreamweaver for this course, as I think this "monstrosity" will become handy along the way.
I've used many different text editors. Each have their own useful features. But they all pretty much do the same thing and that's write text to a file. On windows I use Notepad++ because it's powerful and pretty low resource. On linux I've always used gedit it works and it's always there. I've never gotten used to vim or emacs. They may be powerful but they aren't the most user friendly.
I have windows on my pc and ubuntu on my laptop and media station. So I ll be trying out the notepad, I also got a trial version of dreamweaver, so I ll be checking it out
I have Kompozer on my laptop and PC too, I have given it a little bit of a go and I think its easy as to use