One smart little add-on program for Web text editing is Web Notepad, by Digicraft Software (http://www.digicraft.com.au/webnotepad/). Costing only $15 and with a small 941kb download, this is the only Web editing program many authors will need. Web Notepad has many features of the large Web editing programs-such as Macromedia's Dreamweaver and Adobe's GoLive, both of which take up well over 100mb of memory-but with a much smaller price tag.
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Web Notepad loads quickly and offers ready access to recently opened files. The program reads HTML, CSS, and XML, and highlights tags accordingly. The HTML tag highlighter works for XHTML files. Unlike the larger Web editors, Web Notepad does not automatically close tags or offer tag suggestions, and it does not offer "Design" or WYSIWYG views. This is a text editor.
However, Web Notepad features one-click FTP uploading, so basement Web authors can upload recently made changes and immediately see them on their Web pages. A few other useful features include optional line numbering, display of hidden characters, word wrap, and tabbing. Web Notepad also highlights tags in .txt files, one feature absent in those large Web editors.
Unlike Notepad, Microsoft's basic Web text editor, Web Notepad allows many files to be open simultaneously and quickly accessible by tabs. Also, Web Notepad offers "Close All" and "Save All" functions; this is quite handy when quickly updating Web pages or making other minor changes throughout a Web site.
Web Notepad is the perfect program for the Web author who will not be creating
many complex tables or elaborate spreadsheets. The highlighting serves as a handy
checker for misspelled tags, and the price and memory requirements further increase
Web Notepad's attractiveness. Digicraft offers free trials with full functionality.