Web Design Programs Help

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by dingdongbubble, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. dingdongbubble macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2007
    Alright folks I now have CSSdit, BBEdit, Text Wrangler, Coda, Rapid Weaver and Textmate on my Mac. So can you help me in deciding which ones to continue with?

    I am a new web designer. Right now I am limited to just HTML and CSS. I am in the learning stage.

    For hand coding I would like to be able t use keyboard shortcuts for common tags like ctrl p for paragraph. I want the program to close the tag automatically for me and to correct me. I want similar features which will help me in writng down code quickly.

    On Windows, Homesite was really good and I used to use it.
  2. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    Depending on how deep you got into HomeSite, you probably won't find anything as robust for Mac. :( For example, I'm not aware of any editor that allows you to right-click in a tag, and edit it via a properties window. I'd be happy to be wrong, btw!

    The closest thing to HomeSite is Dreamweaver's Code View.

    As far as what you should use, out of the stuff you have installed... You'll get opinions, but you should really answer that for yourself. Try them all. Play with them all. Use the one that works best for you. Once you've settled on something, and have used it for a while, don't be afraid to go back to the others and try them again.
  3. tominated macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    textmate is really good. you can insert most tags by typing something like h1 and pressing tab!

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