The best Editor for Web development in the test

The best Editors for your apps, websites, or other projects.

The best Editor for Web development in the test

Which one is the best Editor to use when it comes to Web Development? There are plenty of them on the market. You are probably using one of the following already.

  1. Sublime
  2. VS-Code
  3. Visual Studio
  4. Atom
  5. Notepad

These are just a few Editors, but there are much more out there. Let us compare them.

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a powerful Editor for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Portable. The Editor is reduced but powerful, and customizable as required. It is a sophisticated text editor and comes with numerous professional features.

In addition to classic functions such as syntax highlighting for countless programming and script languages, snippets, and a code preview. Sublime Text has some special features on board that make the editor interesting for ambitious users.

The search-and-replace function, for example, also accepts regular expressions. Selections can be applied specifically to the same words, for example, to quickly adapt a class in the entire document. Quick editing of text blocks is also possible with a so-called batch selection.

Sublime Text attaches great importance to the use of keyboard shortcuts. You can open and switch documents using shortcuts or jump to a specific point in the document at the touch of a button. If you want to concentrate fully on your work, you can activate the distraction-free mode and edit the text on full screen. Sublimes is not an open Source. But you can still get a free version.

VS Code Editor

My favorite Editor is VS Code. It is easy to use and you also find lots of useful extensions. The Installation and Setup do not need a rocket scientist to do it. VS Code is usable for every Programming Language. You can change the look and the feel of VS Code by picking your favorite fonts and icons and choosing from hundreds of color themes.

Visual Studio Code is a free Editor from Microsoft and is available across platforms for the Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems. The Editor has a clear interface. I really enjoy working with VS Code because I can use it for all my projects, no matter if it’s react, angular, CSS, or any framework.

Set yourself up for success with a tool built for you. VS Code helps you start coding quickly. As you code, VS Code gives you suggestions to complete lines of code and quick fixes for common mistakes. Use the built-in source control to save your work overtime so you don’t lose your progress.

Visual Studio

Visual Studio is an IDE made by Microsoft and used for different types of software development. It contains completion tools, compilers, and other features to facilitate the software development process. It is a “fully-featured, free IDE. You can install it on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The latest version is Visual Studio 2019. The most basic edition of Visual Studio, the Community edition is available free of charge. It’s mostly used by Students and single People. For smaller organizations, you have the option between Professional-subscription or Enterprise-subscription. The Price range is between 45 USD a month (professional) up to 250 USD a month (Enterprise).

Visual Studio is also mostly used with the Game Engine Unity. The Programming Language is C#.

Atom (Editor)

Atom is a stylish and modern editor that combines all the important functions for creating web texts. With its tabs, the design is somewhat reminiscent of the Google Chrome browser, and the tool is also similarly intuitive to use.

The special thing about Atom is that the source code is freely accessible so that advanced users can adapt it to their needs. But even inexperienced web designers enjoy the tool, as it is easy to use and has numerous tips and tricks at hand.

Atom was developed by GitHub as a text editor. It is hackable, which means it is customizable in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. As software from GitHub, Atom is closely linked to the version system of Git and GitHub. A branch, commit, push and pull can thus be carried out from the editor.

For working with the source text, Atom offers not only colored syntax highlighting but also auto-completion of typed code. Atom recognizes which programming language is used from the file extension of the source text file. A search, like a preview, can also be found in Atom and code can be replaced in a file or in multiple files.


The open-source code editor Notepad ++ also falls into the last category. The freeware is available as an installable version and a portable version for Windows and can be expanded with plug-ins. Notepad ++ is one of the best open source programs and can do a lot more than the ‘Notepad’ editor included in Microsoft Windows.

In addition to all the ‘big’ programming languages ??such as C ++, Java, HTML, SQL and PHP, Notepad ++ also knows a lot of very small languages. Unfortunately, usability falls victim to the multitude of practical features: Many menus seem overloaded, the interface is a bit old-fashioned. Tip: If you want to set up Notepad ++ as the standard text editor under Windows, you can do so with the help of the freeware Notepad Replacer.


Which Editor you will use is completely up to you. It has to be comfortable for you to work with. Also, it depends on your project. As for me, I will continue using VS Code, since it suits me the best.