[WEB4LIB] Looking for a simple text-based freeware Windows HTML Editor

Stewart Fritz qwerty at monkey.org
Tue Jul 13 00:03:50 EDT 2004

I'm a Mac guy at home but I have to use Win2K at work. A programmer 
friend of mine turned me on to UltraEdit, and I've found it to be the 
darn near closest thing to BBEdit on the PC:


I'm pretty sure it has all, or almost all of the features you want. 
It's a clean, uncluttered interface although NOTHING is as nice as 
BBEdit. :) It has built-in coloring and FTP support, and it has really 
powerful search and replace features that are nearly as easy to use as 


On Jul 12, 2004, at 10:46 PM, Edward Spodick wrote:

> I am seeking recommendations for a simple text-based HTML editor to 
> recommend for those of our staff who create web pages.  I use BBedit 
> on a Mac, but the others all use Windows.
> There are dozens of such programs, so i am asking for recommendations.
> Things I would like in it include:
>     -text-based interface
>     -html syntax coloring (and highlighting of errors?)
>     -built-in ftp client to avoid the download-edit-upload cycle
>         (they will be working in a development area)
>     -Unicode (UTF-8) compliance as they will be working with both 
> English
>     	and Chinese
>     -search and replace
>     -able to have multiple files open simultaneously
> Other things which would be nice, but are not critical:
>     -built-in link checker
>     -spell checker (for the English parts)
>     -html tidy integration and/or html validation/checking
>     -a kitchen sink or two  :)
> If any of you have such a tool you use and love, could you kindly drop 
> me a note?  I will summarize for the list.
> -Spode
> -- 
> Edward F Spodick, Information Technology Manager
> Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library
> lbspodic at ust.hk  tel:852-2358-6743 fax:852-2358-1043

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