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CODE4LIB May 2015

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Re: free html editors

From:

David Mayo <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sat, 16 May 2015 17:20:02 -0400

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Actually, BBEdit doesn't support 10.6, so scratch that option.

- Dave

On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 5:18 PM, David Mayo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Just a side note: I'd be very leery of using Textedit.  No offense meant
> to Jason, but Textedit supports (and, unlss configured, defaults) to RTF
> for files it creates, which won't work for HTML/CSS.
>
> If you're on 10.6.8, Textwrangler's current version works, as does
> SublimeText 2.  If you have money to throw at the problem, BBEdit does have
> substantial web-related stuff added on to TextWrangler, and may have an
> educational discount.
>
> - Dave
>
> On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 5:07 PM, Joe Hourcle <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> 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.
>>
>> -Joe
>>
>> (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
>>> To: "[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
>>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>> ____________________________________________
>>> Patricia Sarles, MA (Anthropology), MLS
>>> Librarian
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>>> Staten Island, NY 10314
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>>>
>>> You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell
>>> whether a man is wise by his questions. - Naguib Mahfouz
>>>
>>> As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the
>>> best information. - Benjamin Disraeli
>>>
>>>
>

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