On Sat, 16 May 2015, Nathan Rogers wrote:
> If you do not need all the bells and whistles I would recommend
> TextWrangler. Free versions should still be available online and its
> bigger brother BBEdit is overkill for basic web editing.
Actually, the significant difference between TextWrangler and BBEdit is
that BBEdits has a number of features that are specifically for web
design, that don't exist in TextWrangler.
Looking at the version of BBEdit 9.1 that I have installed, the majority
of it is in the 'Markup' menu:
* Close current tag / Balance tags
* Check syntax
* Check links
* Check accessibility
* Cleaners for GoLive/PageMill/HomePage/DreamWeaver
* Convert to HTML / XHTML
* Menu items to insert tags (which then give what attributes are allowed)
* Menu item to insert CSS
* Preview in ... (gives a list of installed web browsers)
That said, TextWrangler is still a good free editor -- and I personally
rarely ever use the insert tags/CSS items (as I've been writing HTML for
... crap ... I feel old ... 20+ years).
But to say that BBEdit is overkill for web editing is just wrong -- the
majority of the feature differences are *specifically* for web editing.
(disclaimer: for a decade or so, I was a beta tester for BareBones. I
haven't been using the latest-and-greatest version in a while, as I prefer
not to install newer version of MacOSX on my personal systems ...
basically, since Apple decided to bring all of the iOS annoyances into the
desktop. As such, I can't install BBEdit 10 or 11 to see what the
difference are in more recent versions)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Sarles Patricia (18K500)" <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: ?5/?16/?2015 10:21 AM
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> Subject: [CODE4LIB] free html editors
> I just this minute subscribed to this list after reading Andromeda Yelton's column in American Libraries from yesterday with great interest since I would like to teach coding in my high school library next year.
> I purchased Andy Harris' HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies for my summer reading and the free HTML editors he mentions in the book are either not really free or are not compatible with my lab's 2008 Macs.
> Can anyone recommend a free HTML editor for older Macs?
> Many thanks and happy to be on this list,
> Patricia Sarles, MA (Anthropology), MLS
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