TextEdit does the trick for writing HTML and CSS but it’s becoming painstaking to work with it for such long periods.
Is there a free über simple program (for Mac OS X) for writing code? I’m thinking of something that colors tags, attributes/elements. Again—nothing fancy.
I’m reading up on TextWrangler and it doesn’t seem to be built for regular HTML/CSS. Am I correct in thinking this or did I miss something?
Are you looking for free apps or would anything go?
My favourite text editor is TextMate, followed by Panic’s Coda.
Other very popular editors for OS X are BBEdit and Espresso.
Please note that Espresso and Coda are 1-tool-for-all kind of apps.
None of the above are free, however.
Regarding free editors I can recommend TextWrangler (BBEdit’s little sister) and Vim (steep learning curve but extremely capable).
If you don’t mind paying, however, I’d suggest TextMate, as it combines power with a great UI and the extendibility is extremely good.
Have you read TextWranglers feature set for programming?
The most basic text editor is well-suited for HTML and CSS coding. It’s one of the simpler editors and does what you have listed.
PS: Another free one is vim. The original site does not have a version for (Snow)Leopard, but here’s a port for both: http://code.google.com/p/macvim/
You could always use dreamweaver for mac that colors tags etc and even closes them for you.
Cheers hope i helped.