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  1. #1
    iMan
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    Plain text HTML editor for OSX?
    I use Dreamweaver MX2004, but I also need a standard HTML editor that won't screw up my PHP code, Dreamweaver does weird things and messes up some of the PHP code.

    Anyway, I run Mac OSX. Can anybody tell me if Apple's own Text Edit will doe this. I know Word won't work as it sticks all sorts of invisible characters in there.

    Or can anybody recommend a plain text HTML editor.

    Thanks

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    Plain text HTML editor for OSX?
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    Dreamweaver should be able to do it.. in the preferences should be something like do not rewrite your code.. or something like that.. otherwise BBEdit is by far my favorite and it's the only coding tool I use these days

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    ineedanewmac
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMan
    I use Dreamweaver MX2004, but I also need a standard HTML editor that won't screw up my PHP code, Dreamweaver does weird things and messes up some of the PHP code.

    Anyway, I run Mac OSX. Can anybody tell me if Apple's own Text Edit will doe this. I know Word won't work as it sticks all sorts of invisible characters in there.

    Or can anybody recommend a plain text HTML editor.

    Thanks
    TextWrangler The answer to my text editor prayers.

    Its free, lightweight, and powerfull.

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    Plain text HTML editor for OSX?
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  5. #5
    ineedanewmac
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    Mi (http://www.mimikaki.net/en/) used to be my favorite, but its a little bit quirky.

    TextWrangler is by Bare Bones, they are the ones that make BBEdit.
    here's a url http://www.barebones.com/products/te...er/index.shtml

    SubEthaEdit is pretty cool too. It goes beyond basic text editor though. It was a bit more than I needed.

    Also I think it did somthing to a few plain text files of mine. Maybe turned them to binary format? Im not sure.

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    Plain text HTML editor for OSX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb
    I really like SubEthaEdit.
    DITTO

    i like how it color codes your coding. really helps you out when you forget something small.

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    d-funct
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    You might want to check out textmate (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16157) its the only text editor sat on my desktop

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    Plain text HTML editor for OSX?
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    You can turn all of the code re-writing functions in Dreamweaver off. If you do that you shouldn't have any further problems. If you go into Preferences: Code Rewrite: just deselect all of the rewriting options and select Do Not encode special Charactors, it should stop interfering with your php code.

    I've used Dreamweaver as a raw code editor for years and used jsp, asp, VBscript and a variety of other languages within it with no problems, but you do have to tell it to leave your code alone first.

    Hope that helps.

    Tris...

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    Plain text HTML editor for OSX?
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    Dosen't Macromedia have a simple html program? Like homesite or something.

  10. #10
    Rosaget
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    skEdit already!
    skEdit is where it's at! Its got code hinting like dreamweaver but far superior in speed and cleanliness. The code hinting even has url and css id hinting. I don't believe any other html editors out there have that feature, or do they? And for a measly $20 you can't beat it. I'll have to say though the validation feature in BBEdit is awfully nice and would make skEdit a million times better but I have no other complaints whatsoever. BBEdit is hella ugly and far too expensive in my opinion.

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    Plain text HTML editor for OSX?
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    Yeah BBEdit is a programmers paradice Thus the reason why I really like it

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