Best HTML desktop editors for web developers


HTML is an enormously prolific language used by developers to create websites and mobile applications, and is absolutely one of the vital skills web developers should have.

An HTML editor is a hugely valuable tool for novice coders up to seasoned developers. A good editor should provide basic, but vital, functions such as a spell checker, line numbers, autocomplete and page preview.  

How an HTML editor differs from just any word processor is that it can help you know whether your code is written proficiently. This means errors are caught immediately, without the need to scan over pages of code manually. This, along with other capabilities such as the ability to auto-insert frequently used and useful bits of code make these a must.

Sometimes, editing tools are offered as part of a wider integrated development environment (IDE), which will also provide other tools that are valuable to developers.

Here we run through some of the top HTML editors you should try. These vary in functionality and cost - from top of the range offerings to completely free software.

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