April 18th, 2009


Not to restart the editor wars or anything, but...

I'm working on some journal layouts for Dreamwidth, and it's getting to the point where it's mildly annoying to work in a non-specialist text editor. In specific, I want to be able to do the split screen thing that you can do in Word, so that I can simultaneously see where I set up properties at the top of the several thousand line code, and where I use the properties in the body. (I do know enough not to write code in Word itself!) Also, if I had a widget that would automatically colour in my brackets for me so I can see at a glance if they match, that would be kind of nice too.

Does anyone have any suggestions for an editor with both those features? It would be ideal if it runs under Windows, but DOS or in a browser will do at a pinch.

(When this is done, the same property is going to have the same name no matter what layout you use, and most except a few very specialist features are going to be common to all layouts. The guiding principle is that you shouldn't have to choose between form and function. The next pass is going to do the same for CSS classes, making them consistent across all site-provided layouts. Did I mention I love Dreamwidth?)
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