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4 Awesome Code Editors For Web Designers

There are so many amazing code editors out there for web designers. For web designers and front-end web developers, a code editor is a tool that is commonly used to write out the coding language used to make the basic look and feel of a website. The common coding languages for front-end web developers are HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. In this post, I will be discussing four awesome code editors for web designers. Right now, my personal favorite code editors are Adobe Dreamweaver CC and Sublime Text. Feel free to try out the code editors listed below to find out which one is best for you.

1. Sublime Text

Sublime Text is one of my favorite code editors. There are so many different ways you can view your code (split screen/full width etc). Sublime Text also colors the code based on the different tags and elements found in the coding language. Many Web Designers use Sublime Text to get their job more efficiently.Sublime Text

2. Brackets

Brackets is a new open source code editor. This lightweight program was created by Adobe and is very easy to use making it perfect for beginners. It even has a nice live preview function so that you can see the changes you make as you write your code. I think it’s the perfect code editor for learning web design which is why I used in my beginner-friendly HTML and CSS video tutorial.Brakets

3. Codepen

Codepen is an online community for front-end web designers to try out new, old, and innovative ways to make their websites. It’s a Web Designers playground! Codepen is also a beginner-friendly environment since there are tutorials and getting help from the community is welcomed. Bonus: there is no need to download any program since it’s all online.Codepen

5. Dreamweaver CC

Last, but certainly not the least is Adobe Dreamweaver CC. I’ve been using this more than past Dreamweaver versions because they’ve updated it for the better. The live preview function is so much better at viewing HTML5 and CSS3 than Dreamweaver CS6. Furthermore, Dreamweaver CC had been updated to better suit today’s web design environment where responsive web design is a must.

Dreamweaver CC

Now It’s Your Turn!

What is your favorite code editor? Do you know any other code editors that weren’t listed above? Let’s talk in the comments below!

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I'm a Content Creator, Front-End Web Developer, UI Designer, based in Toronto, Canada. I have a healthy addiction to the internet, technology, and digital media. I'm so passionate about all things design and tech that I write about it any chance I get on my blog xopixel.com!

Comments

  1. I didn’t see the code editor “Atom”. Brackets is good ,But not anymore since they took out exact for Brackets which lets you open a PSD (Photoshop file).

  2. I’ve been using TextWrangler for editing, but I’ve been wanting to try out new ones! I’ve heard something about Brackets before, but now I better understand it! Can’t wait to check it out!

  3. I’ve been using TextWrangler for editing, but I’ve been wanting to try out new ones! I’ve heard something about Brackets before, but now I better understand it! Can’t wait to check it out!

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