Best HTML Editor?

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  1. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    Anyone have a preference on html editors?

    I've used Dreamweaver and it's over kill.

    I need something to similar functionality to Frontpage, etc.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You might want to try RapidWeaver then

    Or if it is just a text editor you are looking for, TextWrangler
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Be sure to peruse the Web Design & Development forum and its stickies. "Best" is too objective. Best thing to do is try them (freeware or trials) and see what features really help you. What about FrontPage made you like it, or at least want something similar?
     
  4. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I used Macromedia Homesite on Windows--and the switch to Coda on Mac proved to be a perfect match for me.
     
  5. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    For a 1 or 2 page simple website, it's hard to beat FrontPage. I still use it occasionally to this day.
     
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  7. dissdnt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    K cool thanks guys. Yah im still bootcamping into windows to use frontpage for quick image maps etc.

    Hopefully one of these will work out.
     
  8. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I like Smultron for just html coding. Good for other coding besides just html too. It's free.

    There are so many out there, pay and free, good on both sides. Have fun with that. :eek:

    Personally, I would shoot myself if I had to use windows for coding, but that's just me. :)
     
  9. Smalss macrumors member

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    Coda is a great editor. Try it out, you won't be disappointed.
     
  10. john1620b macrumors member

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    Smultron is no longer being developed, but the code has been taken over and is now Fraise. It's what I use for HTML editing.
     
  11. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Cool. I'll check it out. Thank you! I am just now getting back into coding, so I'm looking forward to experimenting with some new stuff.
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I have heard good things about Coda, but never used it

    Excellent, thanks for the tip
    I have TextWrangler, but I like options ;)
     
  13. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Coda is $99! Dangit! Not good for a struggling college student.

    TextWrangler is good, but doesn't color code, which can really come in handy at times.
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Coda and RapidWeaver both cost a few $$
    But not like DreamWeaver
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    I use rapidweaver.
    I found that iWeb while has some cool features was too limiting and not SEO friendly. DreamWeaver for my simple needs was over kill. Rapidweaver struck the perfect balance. Lots of power but ease of use.
     
  16. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I need to be able to get to the code easily and manipulate it. WYSIWYG editors can mess up the code, and then it has to be cleaned up before turning it in for a grade. When I did development, I really liked Frontpage and then Expression Web though.

    DW is very powerful and intimidating. I would still like to learn it though.
     
  17. MarkSliced macrumors newbie

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    Definitely BBEdit for me. There might be better options, but I have used it for years for html/php. It's fast and doesn't hiccup when I have an insane number of files open.
     
  18. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    It does on mine?
     
  19. sracer macrumors 603

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    I just checked, TextWrangler does color syntax on mine too.
     
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    Smultron is nice, but I've never been a fan of editors. Just use Textedit.
     

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