Recommend HTML editor for novice?

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  1. iPayton macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for advice / input / suggestions for a GUI based HTML editor (cheap or free - for now at least) for a novice. I want to begin to build some basic websites. Thanks for your help!
     
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  3. iPayton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the input. Maflynn do you any experience with Rapidweaver?
     
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    Its a great app, that has a similar ease of use of iWeb, more templates, more themes and more plug-ins available.

    It is however not an HTML editor, infact you really don't have access to HTML, other then creating specific HTML pages within the app.

    I use this mostly and I like how it automates my work, looks nice and gets the job done :)
     
  5. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    If you plan on learning HTML and CSS one of the best free options is http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/. The same company makes BBedit considered my many to be one of the best text editors. If you want to spend a bit more Textmate is probably the most popular amongst developers.

    You want to stay away from Rapidweaver. You won't learn anything as its basically a wysiwyg type editor with ore designed templates.
     
  6. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Another vote for Coda here. Although if you're looking for a freebie textwrangler's probably the way to go.
     
  7. deafgoose macrumors regular

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    I vote Adobe Dreamweaver.

    It may seem a little complicated at first but you can do simple tasks quite easily.
     
  8. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Shoots the "cheap or free" that the op stated pretty much right in the foot though.
     
  9. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Aptana Studio is way too complicated for someone just starting out and too much for HTML.
     

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