Anway, next month I get to teach a course on XHTML, but it is going to be in a Windows computer lab.
And, I will not use Notepad, as some have already suggested. Call me spoiled, but I like being able to have more than one document open at once and, gosh-darn it, I like syntax coloring. I’m going to guess the students in the class will appreciate it as well.
So, I need a text-editor program that—
- works reliably on Windows 2000
- is free (at least for educational use)
- allows multiple documents to be open at once
- does syntax highlighting for xhtml and css
- has an interface that is easy for a new coder to make sense of
I just downloaded jEdit, because Adam Richardson has given it some praise in the past. It seems…well, it seems nice. Not quite BBEdit, but if I were stuck on Windows, at this point it might just be my top pick for a coding program.
(I’m probably really irritating those of you who program on Windows by now. Really, you should start using a Mac. You’ll love life more.)