I have to start by saying that I’m using Linux, Ubuntu 11.10 and it’s just great!
And now school of webcraft gives me the challenge to choose my HTML editor…well, it’s more like in Harry Potter, “The editor chooses you”.
So, they gave me 3 editors to “choose” from: gedit, Kate and Bluefish. I didn’t try Kate but I leave a Link for the curious.
gedit: Good old gedit, easy as it gets to use, coloured tags and I’ve heard there are mods to make it even better!
Bluefish: Knew about it, but don’t know why, I never tested it and now that I did, I really liked it. Installed it from the Ubuntu Software Center, and it was ready to use right out the box. Very easy to use ( although not “gedit easy” ), “View in Browser” button, no configurations really needed for basic html use, insert table functions and a lot of wizards for the new developers which gives the feeling of a very short and soft learning curve. I really recommend it.
Other software I use is Aptana, which is a full featured IDE ready for web developing. Can be downloaded as a Standalone version or a plug-in for those that already have a working eclipse installation. Recommended for those, that are completely comfortable with any editor for more professional use.
Try them, and comment your experiences with any of them.