Need a very simple HTML editor

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by brian0526, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. brian0526 macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2003
    Guys, I need your help. I just made the switch from my PC to a Mac and am in the process of finding software to replace all my old PC stuff.

    I ran across a very bizarre situation. I have to create snippets of html for a web page (it's basically template driven, I just need little pieces of html). I created these in Netscape 7 on my PC. When I try to open them using Netscape Compose on the Mac, it says the file is not found. What's really weird, is I can open the file in Internet Explorer on the Mac, Safari on the Mac and Chimera. The only browser that won't open them is Netscape.

    So, I need a very simple (hopefully free) html editor to create just some basic functionality. Any suggestions?

  2. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000


    Dec 30, 2001
    The SimCity Deli

    and download the BBEdit-Lite program. It's free, and is the best editor you'll ever use. (And you might like it sooooo much, you'll buy the full-size version.)
  3. idkew macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better
    bbedit is great! i prefer it over golive or dreamweaver.

    i like to code the old fashined way i guess.
  4. Orion27 macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2003
    I found TACO HTML EDITOR. Very simple with
    a nice "save" button.
  5. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    i agree with orion, taco is the best freeware pure-html editor i've found. it has syntax coloring, syntax check, find and replace, quick object insertion, and is written in cocoa. the netscape problem sounds rather odd. i know that composer can't handle frames, you have to open the files seperately and edit the main file by hand, but if you created them in netscape, that should not be a problem. you could try mozilla, or you could attempt to open the html files in a text editor and copy/paste them into netscape composer.
  6. brian0526 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2003
    Found the problem (sort of)

    This is really strange. As I reported, the Netscape browser on the Mac nor Composer would open the html files that I created on my PC. But, Safari, IE and Chimera would. For some reason, I tried moving the files from the folder I had transferred over to my PC into another folder. I put them on my desktop and suddenly Netscape could open them. I then stuck them into a new folder and they still worked. Still not sure what happened here. But, I can use Composer on them now.

    I will however try BBEdit. I've heard really good things about it. Never heard of Taco, but I may look that up, too.

    Thanks for your help!


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