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Notepad++ HTML Editing mode ::CONCEPT::

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Well, I'm learning HTML and thus, using Notepad++ as my default editor for its advanced HTML support. But the UI is really outdated and looks (but isn't) hard to use.


Changes:
:bulletgreen: Used easier to use Ribbon UI which allows less cluttered and more usable UI.
:bulletgreen: Moved help button to its usual position
:bulletgreen: Removed Windows (It is a really useless menu, there is nothing in it absent in the Tabbar)
:bulletgreen: Merged Encoding and language
:bulletgreen: Used obsidian as default theme
:bulletgreen: Used a lot of #829d17 green
:bulletgreen: Metrotized, no, Modernised the UI
:bulletgreen: Changed logo to cleaner version

Edit: To everyone commenting, no, I do not currently use Notepad++ for html/CSS. This concept dates back to when I just started to learn html (thus the html 1 code). If you want a good looking and feature-filled editor, try Brackets out! It is really good (and free, at that :p).
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anonymous's avatar
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dragoneye's avatar
im loving it...
botbaw's avatar
how to download this best NP theme ?
Chulalak's avatar
....... very nice !!!
tobbyhush's avatar
Incredible. Completely matches Win8/10 design with an amazing color pattern, just love it. It seems NP++ got stuck at WinXP in visuals and it's far more complex than any other text editor - internally, I mean.
I hope they get the idea for next releases, and they put something new on the UI part, because I don't think this application is missing any tools.
RDTSOD's avatar
Glad you like it :D It was made based on Win 8 'Modern' design.
And yes, I really hope they improve the UI. The win 98 ui is actually the reason I've moved over to brackets now (which I heartily recommended, esp for web development). But still, almost nothing comes close to NP++'s editor options
itxclan1's avatar
how edit this  theme
RDTSOD's avatar
I'm not sure what you mean by that. If you mean as how you could get this theme for Notepad++, this is a concept and is only an idea about
how notepad++ could look. However, you can get the theme for the text, see the comment below.
petrov76's avatar
if you want advanced html support go with sublime text or webstorm
RDTSOD's avatar
I currently use, and highly recommend, Brackets for html/CSS/JS or almost anything that can be run in a browser. Fast, simple and has most of ST's features (Not to mention tons of plugins and live-previews).
I used NP++ (an awesome editor, BTW) while starting to learn html/css and still use it for other stuff, mainly plain-text editing.
RafaelLVX's avatar
Great work brother. Ribbon isn't my choice of interface style, but this is looking great, clean and right. The current tabs and buttons on Notepad++ are so ugly I ended up disabling the toolbar (not the tabs though). It's my only issue with Notepad++, and I use it for years. If the devs switched to your style it would make me VERY glad.

In case you're curious about another app with a very decent Modern style (even with its own live tile in the Start menu/screen), check Code Writer. Much simpler than your model, but still has most of everything. Problem there is that development and bug-fixing is on the slow and some of its best features don't work on web languages. I used it for quite a while for its looks before switching back to Notepad++ when I needed work done FAST.
RDTSOD's avatar
Thanks :D!
You're right, notepad is too ugly at times, but its usefulness more than compensates for that.
I mostly used Notepad++ for HTML and CSS, and am now using (and highly recommend) Brackets.
RafaelLVX's avatar
I tried Brackets when I read your comment and quickly had to stop using it for it not being able to work with non-UTF8 files. :-\ It looks good and shows a lot of promise though.
GuardianPat's avatar
dang, i want that version :P
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wwsalmon's avatar
This concept is beautiful. Looks very professional and functional. I am amazed.  :o :D
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RegusMartin's avatar
Brackets looks a lot like this kind of UI. You should check it out. I love using it. I learned HTML and CSS using only it.
RDTSOD's avatar
Also a learner :) ,just started with CSS
I actually use brackets all the time now! A really good editor, and I can't imagine not using live-previews
RegusMartin's avatar
Awesome! Yeah, live preview is so nice :D And it has such a simple yet functional UI. 
JpotatoTL2D's avatar
Ooooooooooooh ! Another excellent thing that I wanted for a long time!

Yeah notepad++ is old fashioned, it's really a shame for an app' this powerfull… Hope to see the GUI like this one day ; )
RDTSOD's avatar
Thank you :D!
Let's hope they (notepad++ devs) get something like this done soon...
JpotatoTL2D's avatar
I found something that have a metro like ui and is a notepad++ like editor: www.addictivetips.com/windows-…

Need to see what is it exaclty ^^'

Edit: and this too superuser.com/questions/540104…
RDTSOD's avatar
Well, I'd prefer a darker interface, but syncpad(?) looks good
And I'll surely be trying out the second link, thanks for sharing!
JpotatoTL2D's avatar
Me too, Dark is really better ; ), and I tested the Syncplicity notepad, it's cool and there is interesting features, but not easy to use, I think that it's more for Tacil devices… Really hard to write with it sometimes, and notepad++ is 1000 time more powerfull than it ^^
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