Text/Code Editor Showdown
Right now i use 4 different editors.
- Visual Studio Code
- Sublime Text 3
Visual Studio Code
- Visual Studio Code is THE BEST editor if you want an IDE. Git, Terminal offered out of the box.
- This is my go to editor for most projects
- Supports Emmet out of the box
- Installing (and Disabling) Extensions is really easy and simple
- Git support is awesome. Committing code, seeing changes side by side, reverting changes, pushing code is all relatively fast and simple.
- Terminal is awesome. You can have multiple Terminals, all Terminals open in the project folder
- Highlights syntax in fenced code blocks in Markdown files
- An extension is available for HTML/CSS/SCSS live preview
Sublime Text 3
- The multiple cursors and find and select all are my favorite features
- Loads really fast
- Great for text editing
- Brackets is THE BEST editor for CSS Styling
- LiveReloads HTML/SCSS/CSS out of the box
- Live preview for your site, side by side editing, you immediately see every change you make
- Highlights all relevant areas on the page when you click a style
- LightPaper is THE BEST editor for Markdown
- Live preview, see your changes side by side
- Code highlights, see syntax highlighting for all your fenced code. This is the one feature that i miss the most in other editors. Most editors highlight Markdown, but not code entered in code blocks (Sublime Text, Brackets).
- Scroll sync, keeps both screens on the same area when you scroll
Misc. things all editors support
- Emmet (have to install it separately in Sublime Text)
- Color highlights (Shows you the color for your color values)
- Multi-pane views