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    any free html editor for mac??

    Hi,

    I'm looking for a free html editor for os-x. I'm
    completely new to web design. Preferably,
    the editor would color-code, well, the codes ...
    And perhaps check any syntax error, like
    matching brackets etc. Hope this is not too much
    to ask.

    Do you have any recommendation what to get?

    Thanks.

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    Have a look at Text Wrangler 2:
    http://www.barebones.com/products/te...er/index.shtml
    It's a free download and quite full featured - if you find you need additional features you can upgrade to BBEdit 8 (also by Bare Bones).

    Another great editor is SubEthaEdit:
    http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/

    HTH

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    Thanks for the prompt response.
    I'll check them out.

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    The features on the free editors are usually pretty few and far between. If you are comfortable with the limitations, go for it. However, if you are looking for a more powerful solution (and don't want to spend the $199 on BBEdit) you can check out TextMate. It does cost $49 but it has quite a few nice features (like many color coding options depending on what type of code you're writing, macros, managing files, auto tags, etc). I use it and couldn't be happier. Just an option.
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    skEdit. Solid editor with more features than one can handle. At $20.00 and free updates, it's a bargain too. Check the trial.

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    Isn't BBEdit Lite a free version of BBEdit? THey don't support it anymore but looks like you can still download it:
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/604

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    Also, I never got a chance to check it out but was very intrigued by vgarcia's mention of nvu http://www.nvu.com/

    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Nvu works on OSX, Windows, and Linux, and is based on the Gecko engine so it produces valid HTML 4.01 code. And it's free. The only limitations I've seen are that you can't edit dynamic files (i.e. JSP, PHP), and that it's not at 1.0 yet. It's still fairly solid though, and if you just need to edit HTML and CSS it's a great free alternative .

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    Quote Originally Posted by furryyuri
    Isn't BBEdit Lite a free version of BBEdit? THey don't support it anymore but looks like you can still download it:
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/604
    I think they've replaced BBEdit Lite with TextWrangler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    I think they've replaced BBEdit Lite with TextWrangler.

    Ahhh, and I see that "TextWrangler is considerably more modern and capable than BBEdit Lite." and is a "Good Mac OS Citizen".


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