SUGGESTIONS ON HTML EDITORS??

Rhobes

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Hello-
I'm running Panther on an iMac. I have been learning to build web pages, specifically through pagetutor.com. The author uses PC based soft/hardware and all his recommendations for "TEXT-BASED" HTML Editors are only for Windows. He never mentions Mac's but the tutorials are great. He uses NoteTab exclusively. I would like to know what is comparable & available for Mac's. He firmly recommends the simple(usually free for PC's) "Text-based Editors" & to stay away from the big program-know nothing-make your own page editors.

Any suggestions?? :D
 

superbovine

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Rhobes said:
Hello-
I'm running Panther on an iMac. I have been learning to build web pages, specifically through pagetutor.com. The author uses PC based soft/hardware and all his recommendations for "TEXT-BASED" HTML Editors are only for Windows. He never mentions Mac's but the tutorials are great. He uses NoteTab exclusively. I would like to know what is comparable & available for Mac's. He firmly recommends the simple(usually free for PC's) "Text-based Editors" & to stay away from the big program-know nothing-make your own page editors.

Any suggestions?? :D
http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/
 
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Rhobes

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Use TextWrangler, for text-only... and check out Taco HTML Edit for an editor...

Both have a price difficult to beat: They are free...

By the way: If you'd done a search there are a lot of threads answering this already...
I did do a search on Google, didn't find much, should have done it here. But, it is nice to hear a rec. from people who are in the "know". You can bet I would go with the worst thing out there, not knowing it.
Rhobes
 
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Mitthrawnuruodo

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Rhobes said:
I did do a search on Google, didn't find much, should have done it here. But, it is nice to hear a rec. from people who are in the "know". You can bet I would go with the worst thing out there, not knowing it.
Rhobes
Aaah, didn't mean Google, ment a search of these forums... ;)

Try the Search pull-down menu, or the advanced search page...

And, by the way, you're quite safe with TextWrangler/SubEthaEdit and Taco HTML Edit, all three are very nice, free programs... No april fools joke here... :)
 
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bbarnhart

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There is also a program called NVU and you can get a copy at http://www.nvu.com. I've been (barely) using it for a while. Not doing anything major. I've not used the Taco editor, but I want to try it out. NVU is also free.
 
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ac2102

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TACO HTML Edit

No competition here i am afraid. It is still the only HTML editor out there to show the project tree as you are editing files.

2 drawbacks that i have found with it:

a) Doesn't support CSS syntax colouring yet (but does support PHP syntax colouring).

b) If you want to flick to another file in the project view (to check the name of a link, for example) and then flick back to the file you were originally editing, it doesn't scroll back to the point you were last editing at, but to the start of the file. A little annoying when working with large files.

However, it does have some really powerful features for HTML editing, including image maps and quick list/table inserts. Download TACO HTML and Text Wrangler then decide for yourself. They are both free.
 
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MisterMe

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Rhobes said:
I did do a search on Google, didn't find much, should have done it here. But, it is nice to hear a rec. from people who are in the "know". You can bet I would go with the worst thing out there, not knowing it.
Rhobes
You get much better signal-to-noise if you search VersionTracker.
 
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cgc

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I use Taco Editor and it is excellent for hand coding. N|Vu is also very good and is more of a WYSIWYG editor, though I feel like I don't have the ultimate control of Taco Editor.
 
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RacerX

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Well, I've been using OmniWeb very happily in this area for a while, but another app I was impressed with is HyperEdit. If OmniWeb wasn't fulfilling my HTML editing needs, I would most likely be using HyperEdit.
 
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Rhobes

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Thanks for all the replies, I also did a search on the Forum & of course found much on the subject, too much, how to pick? I think I will try Textwrangler and Taco HTML Editors for starters, seems to be in line with what I'm looking for, I think-Text based. :D
 
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