If you're like me and sometimes compose monster posts somewhere other than your browser (to get a bigger text field, word processing tools, avoid data loss due to browser crashes, etc.,) then I suggest grabbing Notetab Pro. It's easily the best text editor I've used. It's intuitive and feature-rich, there's a free trial version, and you can make customized "clips" to make writing HTML much easier.
I've written up a series of "clips" for vBulletin and I figured I'd post them here for anyone who has or might try Notetab.
If you just want to drop my vBulletin clipbook into Notetab, here's how:
Here's a quick primer on clips and how to import my clips the hard way:
I got started writing clips by playing around with the existing clips to see how they worked, then I copy-pasted clips that worked closest to what I wanted and edited them until they worked for me. A search of the Help document fleshed things out when I got stuck. I've only put a few hours into this stuff so I'm sure folks here will outgrow my methods.
Note: much of this code is a mystery to me, I just know the clips do what I want them to do. There are two ways I use these clips. For some (Link, Email) I just double-click them in the Clipbook Window and then enter any required values. For others (Simple Quote, Red, Bold, etc.,) I highlight a section of text first, then double-click the clip I want to use (note that some of these also require value entry).
Clip name in bold black text (explanation if any in parentheses)
Quote - Basic
Quote - Named (with a dialog box to identify whomever you're quoting)
Text Color (with all the colors available at SF; note that the colors are all separated by the "|" symbol, not spaces.)
Text Color - Basic (with just a handful of easily-read colors)
Red (sets text color to red; I made this because I almost always just use red)
Link (with dialog box for URL and displayed text)
Align (text alignment via dialog box)
Email (with dialog for email address and text to display)