Recently I have announced starting a new course named “Yogi’s Guide to HTML”. Since this course is supposed to be the first step for a student who want to become a web developer I want to deliver this course with easy steps.
Once, these two learning objectives are fulfilled I want them to use a text-editor that will help them to focus on development as I want them to be a web developer. So, I was looking for an excellent text editor that saves time by autocomplete the code and preview the code in the web browser instantly.
I searched the internet and tried several editors recommended by other web developers. Notepad++ and Sublime Text are already installed on my laptop. These editors are powerful and have code-intelligence, code highlighter and other useful stuff, but I was looking for a text-editor that is made especially for web developers.
Mainly I was looking for a feature that allows seeing the changes directly on the web browser. This will save a lot of time in switching between the text editor and the browser.
Neither Notepad++ nor Sublime text has this feature although both of these are quite rich in features but not suitable for my requirement. My search stopped when I found an excellent text editor made (crafted) for web designers and front-end developers. This tool is named Brackets.
Three things make it stand out from the crowd. 1) Minimal interface, 2) Live preview and 3) Preprocessor support. I will talk about these features in another article.
If you know about any other text editor that provide live preview feature, please let me know in the comment.