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Looking for a good HTML editor... for Mac

jhardman
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I have gotten very used to writing my HTML code in notepad, but have recently switched to mac. Although NotePad has some problems, the mac equivalent, TextEdit, is terrible! I can save a file OK, but when I open it again it switches to WYSIWYG mode, which I can't stand, and I can't figure out how to get it off.

What I would really like is a simple, easy editor, hopefully easier to use than one of those old command-line editors, but not necessarily with more function. I don't want a WYSIWYG editor, but I guess one that anticipates and prompts would be OK. Does anyone know of a good free program available for mac?

Jared
Mar 31 '07 #1
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I have gotten very used to writing my HTML code in notepad, but have recently switched to mac. Although NotePad has some problems, the mac equivalent, TextEdit, is terrible! I can save a file OK, but when I open it again it switches to WYSIWYG mode, which I can't stand, and I can't figure out how to get it off.

What I would really like is a simple, easy editor, hopefully easier to use than one of those old command-line editors, but not necessarily with more function. I don't want a WYSIWYG editor, but I guess one that anticipates and prompts would be OK. Does anyone know of a good free program available for mac?

Jared
I have no clue I don't have any MAC experience the ones I've seen weren't free.
Mar 31 '07 #2

KevinADC
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open google, type in: "free mac html editors"
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Mar 31 '07 #3

kestrel
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this isnt free, but it seems decent
http://macromates.com/

That's free and looks ok
http://www.download.com/TextWrangler/3000-2249_4-10640813.html?tag=lst-6-1
Mar 31 '07 #4

jhardman
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open google, type in: "free mac html editors"
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Yes, thanks for the advice, but if I had just wanted a list I would have tried google first. I wanted to know if anyone had experience and could give unbiased opinions, not just what the developers think of their products. I have come to dislike taking the time to download a program only to find out it is little better than the default system software, and not worth the effort to download.

Anyway, I guess I'll check out Kestrell's links

Jared
Apr 1 '07 #5

KevinADC
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I wanted to know if anyone had experience and could give unbiased opinions,
You could have mentioned that in your post, can't read minds mate. ;)
Apr 1 '07 #6

The1corrupted
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Yes, thanks for the advice, but if I had just wanted a list I would have tried google first. I wanted to know if anyone had experience and could give unbiased opinions, not just what the developers think of their products. I have come to dislike taking the time to download a program only to find out it is little better than the default system software, and not worth the effort to download.

Anyway, I guess I'll check out Kestrell's links

Jared
Actually, there is a free open-source all-powerful web designer called PHP Designer. While originally made for PHP, it can help with html, css, etc.

Just download the free version:
http://www.mpsoftware.dk/phpdesigner.php
Apr 1 '07 #7

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