I just spent a couple of hours trying to find an editor or IDE for web development. The book that I have recommends editra, but installing this looked like it would involve lots of messing around. I am fairly comfortable with vi, but gvim does not appear to be readily available in a form that is easily installable, and I don't want to have to downgrade any of the rpms on my fedora 14 machine. I decided to try a few of the other editors available.
Cream appeared to require that gvim was already installed, so I let that one go.
gedit was already installed and includes syntax highlighting, but so does vi and I am familiar with vi and know many of its shortcuts.
I installed scribes, but couldn't get it to work. Looks like there is a DBUS problem in there somewhere, and I don't have time to investigate so I'll forget about that.
bluefish is a web development tool. It looks interesting and appears to have a lot of features that I could make use of. I need to check this out further.
I have used Kompozer/Quanta Plus at the office in the past and they are fine for HTML-editing, but I have recently found it difficult to get all of the dependencies sorted out on RHEL and CentOs systems, so I think I shall give these a miss for now.
geany is another web-development tool which appears to be loaded with features and will need to be looked at further.
scite appears to be much more basic. It is "just" a programmers editor, but has support for many different languages,and can even be used to drive compilers, run interpreted code etc.
So, I currently have 5 options - vi , gedit, bluefish, geany or scite.
I think the IDEs can wait for a while.