Using TextEdit to build web page source code

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by katybelle, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. katybelle macrumors newbie

    katybelle

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    I have been using a PC to design web sites for years, but I recently purchased a MacBook Pro to use instead. On my Windows computer, I would use NotePad to create and edit .html files, which I could then just save and open in a browser. I have been trying to use TextEdit in the same way, but it doesn't appear to be working ... I just write the code into the app and then save it as an HTML file, but when I try to open it, what displays in my browser window is just the text.
    I have edited my Preferences pane so that TextEdit is in Plain Text mode, and I've also disabled the automatic .txt file extension, but the problem persists. I have opened the .html file in FireFox, Safari, and Chrome, and they all display the same way.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. katybelle thread starter macrumors newbie

    katybelle

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    #3
    Downloaded TextWrangler and it appears to be working!
    Thanks for your help.
     
  3. rprebel macrumors 6502

    rprebel

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    I've been trying to duplicate your problem, but I can't get TextEdit to make a web page that doesn't load properly. Hopefully TextWrangler or BBEdit will work out for you.
     
  4. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    #5
    For TextEdit you need to change it to "Make plain text".
     

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