That's an education issue, as I pointed out in the course. Understanding
that it can be an issue helps students when they edit or convert other
types of text in other types of encoding further on down the line. The
biggest advantage of textedit is that people have it.
*Jason Bengtson, MLIS, MA*
*Houston Academy of MedicineThe Texas Medical Center Library*
1133 John Freeman Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 4:18 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]>
> > 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
> >> 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
> > 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
> > not to install newer version of MacOSX on my personal systems ...
> > basically, since Apple decided to bring all of the iOS annoyances into
> > 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
> >> 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
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