good text editor - syntax highlighting

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Oats, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Oats macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2003
    New York
    i have a mac at home, but so far ive been developing all my websites using my PC because they have the best freeware tools (I just do web design as a hobby, I cant be spending money on software).

    So i use the text editor CONtext for the PC, and it is RAD. syntax highlighting for CSS, HTML, PHP, and just about any other language you can think of. and it's fast. i have used smultron for the mac os X, it is ok. please don't tell me to use emacs either, you can forget about that.

    also, winmerge is freakin sweet for doing file diffs... it also does syntax highlighting! anything like that for mac? what other free web-developer tools could ya'll recommend?
  2. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Definitely TextWrangler, or it's bigger (not free) brother, BBEdit.

    Very good syntax highlighting and powerful text editing tools. :D

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