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Im trying to use my mac to make a website with code. I am currently using textEdit but im trying to save a file as a .css extension but textedit will not let me and keeps asking me to save it as a file type from a drop down list where my desired extension is not present.

Can someone recommend me a good text editor please. thanks
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Text Mate.

Google it, its amazing and formats your text according to which type of code you are writing.

Very good!
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Another suggestion is Bare Bones' BBEdit.
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any free ones? Im just after something simple, like an equivalent to microsofts notepad which is simple, but does the job great.
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Just save the file from text editor as txt

go to the finder and change the extension to .css
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i cant see the option to save it as .txt, I have loads of junk like RTF, RTFD, DOC etc...
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Another vote for Textmate.
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i cant see the option to save it as .txt, I have loads of junk like RTF, RTFD, DOC etc...

Under the format menu select Make Plain Text

TextEdit now becomes a basic text editor and saves as txt

hope that helps
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...Or if you want to make the change permanent, just go into TextEdit's preferences and, in the New Document tab, select Plain Text.

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TextWrangler is the free version of BBEdit. But for simplicity, just switch TextEdit over, as MHC suggested
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TextWrangler is the free version of BBEdit. But for simplicity, just switch TextEdit over, as MHC suggested
I love TextWrangler. Great editor and for free as Tech pointed out.
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Bare Bones has a free text editor called TextWrangler. I really like it.

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