Web developers should always have a place to quickly test their code or to work on an idea before going live. As time goes by, more and more online code editors are created to cater to coders and developers so they can quickly test their code from any computer with Internet access.
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PractiCode is a handy tool for testing and editing your code snippets. It comes with support for HTML, CSS and VBScript. This tool is meant to be used alongside Land of Code’s guides and tutorials for practicing and testing code snippets while reading their material but you can use it for your own projects, as well.
This online compiler and debugging tool lets you compile your source code and execute it on the Web, in over 60 programming languages.
CSSDesk is a simple yet powerful web application that focuses on HTML and CSS. It comes in three resizable sections: HTML, CSS, and live preview. You can choose to change the background of the preview pane, which will come in handy if you’re having a hard time scoping out the outcome of your HTML/CSS work due to low foreground/background contrast. Additionally, you can turn on/off the syntax highlighting functionality. It’s easy to use and set up. Simply load the page and start creating!
Codepad is an online compiler and interpreter for server-side and software programming languages like C++, PHP, and more. The output screen displays error messages associated with your code. Any programmer or software engineer who needs to collaborate and debug complex programs will find this tool handy.
Dabblet is a handy tool for testing code snippets. It uses -prefix-free so you won’t have to add any prefixes in your CSS code. You can also save your work in GitHub gists, embed it into other sites, and even share it with others. You can easily change things up with the controls. The split can be horizontal, vertical, or taken out completely. It also features a unique “behind code” mode where you result serves as the background for the coding area.