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I'm embarrassingly new to the world of web development, but in an effort to broaden my horizons a bit, I'm reading Headfirst HTML and CSS.

I have TextEdit installed on my Macbook Pro, but I'm running into problems with the most basic pages I'm coding. I'm using Chrome. Any suggestions - do I need a different program?
 
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I like Notepad++.
notepad-plus-plus.org


Hmm, looks like it's just for Windows. So for anybody not on a Mac...
 
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Here's a list for Macs, it looks reasonable ... http://beebom.com/2015/10/notepad-for-mac-os-x

Of those on the list, I can say that Brackets looks very promising and that Sublime editor really is great.

Personally I'm entirely old school and use Joe (on Linux) with the Wordstar keyboard command set
 
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On Windows I use Notepad++.
On Linux I use Vim.
I haven't used a Mac since just after they started having color screens.

I don't use any fancy editing features. All I really care is if it has color syntax highlighting, which I find helps a lot.
 
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Sublime Text ALL THE WAY

It's the best. It's a black background and it shows the different codes in different colors. I know that doesn't make sense, but it will once you start becoming a coding goddess.
 
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Thank you all so much! I actually had Sublime downloaded at one point, but I think I uninstalled it when my textbook told me to use TextEdit. It's back on my Macbook now

I do love that black background, it makes it all look less crazy and chaotic to me. And...it's fo' free!
 
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I like Bluefish. It's a raw text editor with a GUI - with dialogs and wizards for most HTML tags, with all their attributes, and a user-customizable toolbar.
http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/features.html

 
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Crt Jakhel wrote:Here's a list for Macs, it looks reasonable ... http://beebom.com/2015/10/notepad-for-mac-os-x

Of those on the list, I can say that Brackets looks very promising and that Sublime editor really is great.

Personally I'm entirely old school and use Joe (on Linux) with the Wordstar keyboard command set



Here, I Found 5 Best Free https://www.ytechb.com/5-best-free-alternatives-notepad-mac-os-x
 
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