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Not Dreamweaver or anything else like that. I have Dreamweaver CS5. It is NOT what I'm looking for.

I want something like which I can install on my computer. Windows 7.

IF Notepad++ had a visual Windows to go side-by-side the text editor it would be perfect.


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Good luck. I'm curious to see what's available for Windows, so I'll up-vote you, but I'm not holding my breath. – Adam Eberlin Sep 22 '11 at 6:30
In response to the link you provided: I use 2 monitors, one with notepad++ and the other with FF, IE and Chrome. I edit in notepad++ and hit the F5 in the browsers. Not "real-time" but it works! – Jake Sep 22 '11 at 6:58
@Jake, I do something similar; I don't have two screens, but on my laptop I edit in Notepad++, then upload through FTP, and click refresh. However, I am wasting hours, weeks of my life doing all of this. – designerr000 Sep 22 '11 at 8:59
@user958405: don't upload, run a local HTTP-server configured to serve the folders you are editing. That's what I do. – RedGrittyBrick Sep 22 '11 at 9:09
@user958405 If it's plain HTML, you do not need anything extra other than the browser. If its a script like PHP, it will not render in a WYSIWYG editor without first installing PHP. In the latter case, you might as well run a local HTTP-server like RedGrittyBrick suggests. That said, WYSIWYG in the editor is not always the same in the browser you end users use. – Jake Sep 22 '11 at 9:45
up vote 4 down vote accepted

I would suggest Kompozer. It does the job pretty well, and it's absolutely free.

I don't know about PHP (see comments) but you can split screen with Source/Design.

I have never had any problems with stylesheets in Kompozer. As a matter of fact, Kompozer actually helped me learn CSS, because of how easy it was. I also find it's designer more accurate than the Visual Studio 2010 although I have to use VS2010 for work.

Might be what I need.. can I split-screen Kompozer with code and visual? – designerr000 Sep 22 '11 at 8:29
Does it work with PHP? – designerr000 Sep 22 '11 at 8:32
doesn't seem to like the imported stylesheets. any suggestions? – designerr000 Sep 22 '11 at 8:36
also how do I do split view? – designerr000 Sep 22 '11 at 11:59
if i could do split screen visual this would be perfect. since no one else has answered then i think your is the best answer. – designerr000 Sep 26 '11 at 9:24

My recommendation goes to the Amaya Editor/Browser from W3C.

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looks great so far, but can i reverse the split-screen? I can't work with the preview on the left. – designerr000 Sep 22 '11 at 11:51
this would be perfect except it crashed on me when I tried to use PHP. Also when I reopened the application and tried again, it displayed the page wrong and then ultimately crashed again after less than a minute. – designerr000 Sep 22 '11 at 11:58
@user958405, don't think you can do that sorry. And I can't help you with the PHP crashing… I don't use it. – bjacquet Sep 22 '11 at 19:56
yea so amaya isn't what I need but it is a good basic WYSIWYG editor for html though. not good fir my needs but I voted you up anyways! – designerr000 Sep 23 '11 at 1:31

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