Hand coding Application for MAC

30 Jun 2010 - 9:41am
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hkimida
2010

Hi guys,

Does anyone know which application is the best to use for hand coding html on a MAC platform? Please advise me.

Many thanks,

HJ

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30 Jun 2010 - 9:54am
emmett.murphy
2010

I like a free application called Smultron. Hope that's what you're looking for.

30 Jun 2010 - 4:05pm
garbanzito
2009

On 2010-06-30 12:51 , hkimida wrote: > Does anyone know which application is the best to use for hand coding > html on a MAC platform? Please advise me.

there are several good choices ... i use BBEdit; TextWrangler, BBEdit's free little sister, still has a lot of strong HTML features:

some other applications with strong support for HTML and other types of coding:

TextMate Coda Espresso (and its companion CSSEdit)

many Unix/Linux editors can be used such as emacs, Vim, etc.

(by the way, Smultron is no longer in development)

>

30 Jun 2010 - 8:05pm
garbanzito
2009

Coming into this a bit late, so I apologize if I'm repeating someone else...

Question: Has the community had any extensive convos on interaction design for development applications? I would love it. If interested, please start the new discussion!

Now...

I second the use of Textmate, Coda, BBedit, and Textwrangler.

I have used each of those, and out of this stack, Textmate is what I usually fall back on.

I feel it's worth noting that Coda has a nice UI with great transitions, and the most fluid interaction, especially for managing projects, using snippets, and for find/replace. Panic is one of the companies I like to watch for new releases.

My main code companion these days is NetBeans. It is more project-oriented, similar to Coda in that way, but wickedly featured, and has my favorite default code view and syntax highlighting.

-- Mike Caskey p. 303-500-3245 c. 303-748-7815

4 Jul 2010 - 3:05pm
hkimida
2010

Thank you very much for your reply. It's helpful alot.

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On Jun 30, 2010, at 11:55 PM, garbanzito wrote:

> Coming into this a bit late, so I apologize if I'm repeating someone > else... > > Question: Has the community had any extensive convos on interaction > design for development applications? I would love it. If interested, > please start the new discussion! > > Now... > > I second the use of Textmate, Coda, BBedit, and Textwrangler. > > I have used each of those, and out of this stack, Textmate is what I > usually fall back on. > > I feel it's worth noting that Coda has a nice UI with great > transitions, and the most fluid interaction, especially for managing > projects, using snippets, and for find/replace. Panic is one of the > companies I like to watch for new releases. > > My main code companion these days is NetBeans. It is more > project-oriented, similar to Coda in that way, but wickedly featured, > and has my favorite default code view and syntax highlighting. > > -- > Mike Caskey > p. 303-500-3245 > c. 303-748-7815 > > On 6/30/10 7:17 PM, garbanzito wrote: > >> On 2010-06-30 12:51 , hkimida wrote: >> > Does anyone know which application is the best to use for hand >> coding >> > html on a MAC platform? Please advise me. >> >> there are several good choices ... i use BBEdit; TextWrangler, BBEdit's >> free little sister, still has a lot of strong HTML features: >> >> some other applications with strong support for HTML and other types of >> coding: >> >> TextMate >> Coda >> Espresso (and its companion CSSEdit) >> >> many Unix/Linux editors can be used such as emacs, Vim, etc. >> >> (by the way, Smultron is no longer in development) >> >> > >> >> (((P >> >

30 Jun 2010 - 11:05pm
hkimida
2010

Thank you very much for your reply. HJ

30 Jun 2010 - 10:24am
philnelson
2010

I personally use Coda (http://www.panic.com/coda/) by longtime Mac developers Panic. They truly "get it" and I spend a good 70% of my day inside of Coda.

30 Jun 2010 - 10:41am
MattBertocchi
2010

I think this is mainly a matter of your experience with each and what works for you, but three good ones are:

  • Coda (http://www.panic.com/coda/) - my personal favourite
  • Textmate (http://macromates.com/ )
  • Espresso (http://macrabbit.com/espresso/)

30 Jun 2010 - 12:55pm
yoni
2009

My own preference is to use Textmate, with a handful of extra bundles for added functionality like Javascript linting, or other forms of validation.

~ yoni

30 Jun 2010 - 7:05pm
Christopher Rider
2009

I'm still partial to BBEdit or TextWrangler.

-- cjrider@gmail.com 773/575-8597

30 Jun 2010 - 11:05pm
hkimida
2010

Thank you very much for your reply. HJ

30 Jun 2010 - 12:59pm
benjordan
2009

Coda by Panic

30 Jun 2010 - 11:05pm
hkimida
2010

Thank you very much for your reply. HJ

30 Jun 2010 - 1:06pm
Mike Dunn
2008

I've been using Coda for years and I love it. TextMate is excellent also.

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On Jun 30, 2010, at 1:49 PM, hkimida wrote:

> Hi guys, > > Does anyone know which application is the best to use for hand coding html on a MAC platform? Please advise me. > > Many thanks, > > HJ > >

30 Jun 2010 - 4:05pm
Yasodara Córdova
2007

Aquamacs, but TextMate is good too.

http://aquamacs.org/

30 Jun 2010 - 11:05pm
hkimida
2010

Thank you very much for your reply. HJ

30 Jun 2010 - 11:05pm
hkimida
2010

Thank you very much for your reply. HJ

30 Jun 2010 - 3:00pm
Marco Di Costanzo
2009

Choosing  a text editor, whether GUI or command line based, is highly personal.  

For me, Textmate is fantastic.  I used Smultron for quite a while because it's free, but Textmate saves me keystrokes.  The Ruby on Rails developers I work with turned me on to it and I haven't looked back.

Since I code web front ends several hours a day, the price tag is almost nothing for the use I get out of it.  Good luck on your quest.

30 Jun 2010 - 11:05pm
hkimida
2010

Thank you very much for your reply. HJ

30 Jun 2010 - 3:44pm
robstrickler
2010

I second TextMate, an excellent editor.

Text Wrangler is the free version from the makers of BBEdit. It should still be available.

MacVim is free. As is Emacs (and here). These both are fairly beefy editors; may be more than you need.

30 Jun 2010 - 11:05pm
hkimida
2010

Thank you very much for your reply. HJ

30 Jun 2010 - 5:14pm
flexewebs
2010

Coda is pretty good.

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