UltraEdit uses deprecated toolbar
UltraEdit is one of the best text editors out there and I have recently spent some time using version 11. It has a lot of features that will aid the development process, such as Unicode/UTF-16 support and code folding, in addition to the excellent functions already delivered in previous versions.
However, as always, there are some things I don’t like. Such as the brand new HTML toolbar, preconfigured with several popular functions. I suppose someone thought this was a great idea, and in a way I can see why. Unfortunately the generated code leaves a lot to wish for. For example, there’s an icon for “HTML Foreground Color” which will generate the following code:
And “HTML Align Left”, which gives this:
This is classic but deprecated code. I’m sorry to see that a lot of tools continue to keep this legacy in their new versions, but this is even worse – introducing it in a new version 2005! The toolbar can be modified, but the problem is that the people who actually would spend a few minutes to configure it are the same people who doesn’t need the toolbar to begin with.
This formatting should be done with CSS. Example:
That said and done, I still think UltraEdit is a great product and recommend it to anyone for text editing, but be careful with the built-in stuff. Just because it’s there doesn’t mean you have to use it.