HTML & CSS editors for Mac.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Retroa, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Retroa macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm new to the Mac and I have been a Windows user for many years, I design websites using HTML & CSS. I was wondering what the best application for Mac is to do this, other than Adobe Dreamweaver.
     
  2. Retroa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank's for the quick reply, I will try this out and review it, thank you :)
     
  3. elppa macrumors 68040

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    The best CSS Editor I have used on any platform is Mac Rabbit's CSSEdit.
     
  4. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    For full HTML/CSS --> Coda 1.7!!!! no contest.
     
  7. Locodice macrumors regular

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    Coda knocks the socks off of everything, absolutely amazing if you handcode everything from scratch.
     
  8. adrian.oconnor macrumors 6502

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    These are the popular options for coders who don't mind hand-crafting the HTML:

    BBEdit (old school, lots of fans)
    Coda (mainly used by PHP fans)
    TextMate (mainly used by Rails fans, I use this mostly)
    MacVim (I like vim)
    XCode (it's nice, but it's a bit clunky for HTML)
    NetBeans (slightly clunky, mainly Java based but does other stuff)
    Eclipse (plugins for everything, slightly clunky, mainly Java based)

    DreamWeaver is not a programmers tool, it's for basic web building. If that's what you want to do, there's also RapidWeaver.

    I also recommend ColorSchemer Pro -- it's on the app store right now at a discount (about $10).
     
  9. MartyMacLord macrumors newbie

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  11. Truffy macrumors 6502a

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    I use BBEdit. I've been trying to like Coda, but there's something not quite right about it.
     
  12. emiljan macrumors 6502

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  13. bpaluzzi macrumors 6502a

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    Coda is great for HTML/CSS. If you get into any back-end programming, you'll want more of a proper IDE. Eclipse is what I prefer. It brings a lot of things that Coda just can't do -- inline function definitions, completion/signatures for user-defined functions and classes, etc.

    In general, Coda is a "jack of all trades, master of none" type of application. The browser isn't as powerful as a standalone browser with proper dev tools/plugins installed, the SVN client doesn't do things that standalone SVN apps can, and the editor is a decent text editor, but no replacement for a proper IDE.
     

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