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Old Aug 12, 2014, 02:06 PM   #1
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HTML5/CSS3 Text Editor

First post, I tried using the search feature but was unsuccessful. I have a MacBook Air and am running one of the current OS (not exactly sure at the moment).

I had Notepad++ ported over and working great....until I updated it.

Here is the issue, I cannot for the life of me figure out a way to have a text editor show my HTML output in the browser (tried many browsers). I have tried inserting the scripts for Text Wrangler, Sublime, and even uninstalled and reinstalled Notepad++.

Can anyone help point me in the right direction so I can get back into web design?
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Old Aug 12, 2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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First post...
Welcome!

Try TextWrangler it's free and pretty powerful.

Port is an excellent type ( especially non tawny ) of wine, but a poor choice for a workflow. (best attempt at humor).

If the file is on your desktop, just cmd+click it -> open with Safari.

I'd recommend Coda2 if you are 'getting back into web design'.

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Mavericks? Yosemite?
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Old Aug 12, 2014, 05:51 PM   #3
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Here is the issue, I cannot for the life of me figure out a way to have a text editor show my HTML output in the browser (tried many browsers). I have tried inserting the scripts for Text Wrangler, Sublime, and even uninstalled and reinstalled Notepad++.
If you're looking for free options:

Currently, I'm using Netbeans - it can be a bit of a resource hog, but has good HTML5/CSS/Javascript/PHP support and will preview in your browser of choice, and even do a certain amount of live CSS editing.

If you're primarily into HTML5/CSS, Brackets (http://brackets.io) may be worth a look.
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Old Aug 12, 2014, 06:58 PM   #4
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Tons of people use Sublime Text2/3, neither are "free" you get a pop up every now and then asking you to purchase it, but it has tons of options and new on the market is https://atom.io/, which I only tried out shortly.
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Old Aug 12, 2014, 10:14 PM   #5
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I use Brackets for my websites.

http://brackets.io/?lang=en
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Old Aug 13, 2014, 09:17 AM   #6
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so to throw in a name, i use Espresso by Mac Rabbit.

it is an HTML and CSS editor (includes their previous app CSS edit, which was great) and I have found it fantastic for use.

I do still use TextWrangler in my workflow, it too is invaluable.
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Old Aug 13, 2014, 10:48 AM   #7
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olup is correct. Sublime text 2 is awesome.. Evaluation mode is free. Atom is great too but since i have developed my workflow with sublime, i am pretty happy.
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Old Aug 14, 2014, 05:04 PM   #8
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I use Sublime Text 2 and codekit 2 for my sass compiling.

Haven't switched to sublime text 3 yet because some of the Wordpress function packages don't work on it and I don't enjoy scoping the codex for funsies.
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Old Aug 14, 2014, 06:19 PM   #9
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I used to use Espresso, but now use Chocolat.
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Old Aug 14, 2014, 08:20 PM   #10
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I used to use Espresso, but now use Chocolat.
How much is it? just went on their website to check and it doesn't even tell you the price. If I recall correctly it once said something like 39 or 49 bucks.

On the other hand seeing a different font other than monospace seems quite tempting
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How much is it? just went on their website to check and it doesn't even tell you the price. If I recall correctly it once said something like 39 or 49 bucks.

On the other hand seeing a different font other than monospace seems quite tempting
It's $49. I'd check out the trial first if I were you.
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Old Aug 15, 2014, 03:01 PM   #12
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I'd recommend Coda 2 over Textwrangler.

Also, check out Team Treehouse.
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Taco and Coda 2 are what I've used.
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