As we already mentioned once :

To do a good job you need an appropriate tool, without that, your capacity will be extremely limited.

So how could that not be true for Web Development tools also? 

So let’s start by nominating the top  tools to use to develop amazing websites :

 

Brackets

 

Adobe Brackets is a fast, lightweight and open-source code editor to develop amazing websites.

Key features: 

 

  1. Live preview: which combines the handiness of dev tools with the functionality of a code editor. You will instantly see your HTML and CSS changes in a preview window. You can also mouse over your CSS to see exactly where it’s being applied. All of this comes very similar to the dev tools you can find inside Google Chrome.
  2. Code Hints:  integrates with Photoshop, allowing you to extract important information from PSD files (like colors, fonts, and measurements). It also includes an amazingly helpful shortcut that surfaces the CSS for a selected class/id right inside the HTML.
  3. It’s free
  4. Since it’s open source, written in HTML, CSS and Javascript,  you can contribute to make it even better !

 

Sublime Text

 

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup, and prose. you’ll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features, and amazing performance. Sublime’s best features embody its philosophy of getting things done as quickly as possible. Some of them include :

Key features : 

 

  1. Incredibles speed perfomances compared to other code editors.
  2. Multiple Selections allows you to change multiple lines of code at once.
  3. Goto Anything used to instantly jump to files, lines and symbols using only a few keystrokes.
  4. Distraction Free Mode. Need to focus ? Then this is the solution for you! This Mode is full screen, with nothing but your text in the center of the screen. You can incrementally show elements of the UI, such as tabs and the find panel, as you need them.
  5. Command Palette. The Command Palette will memorize your infrequently used functionality, like sorting, changing the syntax and changing the indentation settings. With just a few keystrokes, you can search for what you want, without ever having to navigate through the menus or remember obscure key bindings.

 

Visual Studio Code (Author’s choice)

 

I personally have to say, this tool is amazing. It’s my personal choice and here is why :

Key Features : 

 

  1. Embedded Git Control
  2. Available for all platforms
  3. Intelligent code completion
  4. Filled with useful plugins
  5. Code refactoring
  6. Reliable and stable
  7. Useful also for developing in React and Angular
  8. It’s free

 

ATOM

Created by the folks at GitHub Atom is designed for maximum customizability. That said, Atom doesn’t waste time reinventing the wheel—it borrows a lot of the UI, shortcuts, and functionality that made people love Sublime. A tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.

Key Features:

 

  1. Built-in package manager. Search and install new packages or start creating your own — all from within Atom.
  2. Can be used as an IDE
  3. Available for all platforms
  4. Smart code autocompletion

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