Html editor

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by andy5000, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. andy5000 macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2006
    Hi, after being a long time pc user i would like to know the equivilant to microsoft notepad or textpad. something nice and easy to build sites in html/css.
    Text edit opens as it looks in the browser not in the markup language.
  2. cbrain macrumors 65816


    Dec 9, 2006
    North-East, UK
    I found this.

    Your best bet is probably Xcode. It's included with your mac. You will need to install it from "Mac OS X Install Disc 1" which came with your mac.
  3. andy5000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2006
    cheers that looks pretty good, will give it a try.
    will try xcode aswell. dont understand why its not just installed. cant take that much room up
  4. Benjamin macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2003
    Portland, OR
    with textedit you can disable rich text formats and html render by doing the following.

    Turn on plain text in the format area of new documents in the preferences and then in the open and save tab you can turn off ignore rich text commands in HTML files. you should be able to write and edit html documents. however if you want rich text you will have to reset these things when using textedit.

    I however use textmate for my web development and there are many other text editors that are good as well. Text Wrangler, smultron, taco html, SubEthaEdit, etc.

    more in these threads.
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    I prefer TextWrangler, the free version of BBEdit... Excellent for html (and other text) editing. And it also supports s/ftp. :)
  6. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    Aside from the bare bones products, the way I see it there are 4 main choices:

    Taco HTML Edit (Free)
    SKEdit (Not free, but you get S/FTP, auto completion and a lifetime license)
    TextMate (Not free, but my editor of choice)
  7. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    Personally i really really like taco edit and that is what i use the most.
  8. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2003
    I would second the Taco recommendation. It is a nice easy to use free piece of software.
  9. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    Please ignore this. For building sites in (X)HTML / CSS your best bet is really not Xcode.

    Xcode is for application development.
  10. andy5000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2006
    thanks for the replies. i am using the suggested rage web designer the first person posted and it seems to do the trick just fine.
    I am impressed with the sheer amount of replies, thanks mac rumors!

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