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In search of a good html/css editor [SOLVED]

Postby Sleven on Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:19 am

I'm in search of an easy to use html/css editor that does the spacing and color codes the different
elements as you code.

I have installed Blue Fish but it is for advanced users. The editor at Code Academy automatically
indents and color codes the different elements to let you know if the code is correct. I'm looking
for something like that.

Any suggestions?
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Re: In search of a good html/css editor

Postby kc1di on Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:28 am

Have you tried Bluegriffon yet?
you can find it here :
http://www.bluegriffon.org/
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Re: In search of a good html/css editor

Postby Sleven on Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:42 am

I would like to try it. I have looked at the web page for Bluegriffon and even downloaded it.
I was slightly put off by the file format. It is in a Bluegriffon.tar.bz2 file. I was able to extract
the files using the archive manager, but then was unable to install or even start the program
from lack of experience in installing Linux programs. I good if it comes in a .deb file but Bluegriffon
doesn't.

Can you help me install it?
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Re: In search of a good html/css editor

Postby Sleven on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:49 am

I found out that Gedit does a great job color coding the text in both html and css.
Thanks thou for the suggestion of Bluegriffon.
A simple text editor like Gedit is all I need for the lessons.
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Re: In search of a good html/css editor [SOLVED]

Postby kc1di on Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:11 pm

Glad you found something that works for you.
If you still want to try bluegriffon, Just go to the folder where you extracted it to and click on the bluegriffon icon.
Should you like it I'll explain how to add it to the menu.
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Re: In search of a good html/css editor [SOLVED]

Postby Sleven on Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:36 pm

I would like to see how it works, but I'm not sure how.

The folder that it extracted to only has two files with blugriffon in the name.

bluegriffon
bluegriffon.bin

The one that says bluegriffon has an icon that looks like a terminal command line.
I have clicked the icon and it asks me what I want to do, I hit run and nothing happen.
I tried opening a terminal while in the folder and then type bluegriffon on the command
line, it comes back with a "command not found" error.
Nothing happens when I try to run bluegriffon.bin either. I have looked in all the sub-folders
but can not find a launch icon.

Any ideas?

Here is a list of all the folders and files in the bluegriffon folder:

application.ini
libnssutil3.so
bluegriffon
libplc4.so
bluegriffon-bin
libplds4.so
chrome
libsmime3.so
chrome.manifest
libsoftokn3.so
components
libsoundtouch.so
defaults
libssl3.so
dependentlibs.list
libxpcom.so
dictionaries
libxul.so
distribution
mangle
extensions
modules
greprefs.js
mozilla-xremote-client
hyphenation
nsinstall
icons
platform.ini
js
plugin-container
libfreebl3.so
plugins
libmozalloc.so
res
libmozsqlite3.so
run-mozilla.sh
libnspr4.so
shlibsign
libnss3.so
update.locale
libnssckbi.so
updater
libnssdbm3.so
xpcshell
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Re: In search of a good html/css editor [SOLVED]

Postby kc1di on Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:18 pm

copy and past the following file into a text editor and save it to /usr/share/applications

you'll have to have root privileges to save it there.
that should put and icon in your menu under internet.
and should launch the program for you
you will need to replace the <usrname>(highlighted in red) under both the exec= line and the icon = line.
save the file as BlueGriffon.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Name=BlueGriffon
GenericName=Web Developement
Comment=Webpage Creator
Exec=/home/<usrname>/bluegriffon/bluegriffon
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=/home/<usrname>/bluegriffon/chrome/icons/default/default48.png
Categories=Network;FileTransfer;
StartupNotify=false

if you extracted the file to a different folder than /home you'll have to enter the full path to the folder instead of /home there also.
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Re: In search of a good html/css editor [SOLVED]

Postby Sleven on Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:46 pm

I extracted the file in the home folder, and copied and pasted as instructed, then rebooted.

Bluegriffon showed up in the menu, but does not open when I click on it, nothing happens.

I check and the path is correct.

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Re: In search of a good html/css editor [SOLVED]

Postby kc1di on Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:37 pm

I'm not sure what happened , works fine here.
when you try to run it in a terminal do you get any error messages?
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Re: In search of a good html/css editor [SOLVED]

Postby Sleven on Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:06 pm

sleven@unit1 ~/bluegriffon $ bluegriffon
bluegriffon: command not found
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Re: In search of a good html/css editor [SOLVED]

Postby kc1di on Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:12 pm

Sleven wrote:sleven@unit1 ~/bluegriffon $ bluegriffon
bluegriffon: command not found

I just noticed your running LMDE that may be different that what I have since I'm running mint 13. There may be files missing in LMDE. not sure will do some research.
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Re: In search of a good html/css editor [SOLVED]

Postby Sleven on Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:23 pm

Thanks for all the help kc1di, if we don't get it going thats okay, I found a very slick html/css editor called Sublime Text.
It was in the same tar.bz2 type file, but this time the executable file started the program as expected.
It appears to be everything I wanted and then some.
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Re: In search of a good html/css editor [SOLVED]

Postby Lessss on Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:23 am

open file system/usr/share/applications as root
right click create launcher
fill in name "bluegriffon"
click on command line then click browse and browse to where you have bluegriffon extracted usually /home/username/bluegriffon/bluegriffon and select the file bluegriffon

This will create an icon in the applications folder
Right click on it go to properties
You may want to change read write access and check mark allow executing as a program

You will now have an icon in the menu but may be under other
you can right click on menu and select edit menu to add item to menu
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