Simple .html editor

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by shetler.joseph, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. shetler.joseph macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2011
    I have just switched to 10.7 and am having trouble with all my .html files.

    I prefer to code HTML long-hand with a simple text program, not one that color coats everything and tries to guess what I'm doing. I had been using an application called Tex-Edit Plus ( for this, which would not open in 10.7. So I tried opening my files in TextEdit with "Ignore rich text commands in HTML files" checked so that I could see the code. That worked, and I was able to edit the files, but whenever I click "Save" the file extensions are changed from .html to .txt. I have to change them back manually in the file names.

    What do I need to do to fix this? Or is there an application other than TextEdit I am meant to use?

    Many thanks.
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Try TextWrangler, it is Free and has some good features. You should get a lot more replies as there are plenty of programs you could use.
  3. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    Exactly what I was going to post. Great little app and the best. Free.
  4. shetler.joseph thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2011
    Looks great--many thanks.
  5. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Not only that, but if you get into any other programming, TextWrangler color-codes based on syntax. In other words, it is intelligent enough to figure out the specific language you're using. Textwrangler is an amazing app, and I heartily second the recommendation.

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