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A family member is looking to start basic web development, and my advice to them is to actually understand how HTML and CSS actually work, rather than simply using automated tools. With that in mind, can anyone recommend a decent text editor which is up to the job. If it's free, that would be even better.

Many thanks. smile.gif
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post #2 of 15
notepad++ is a favorite.
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Originally Posted by aznpersuazn View Post

notepad++ is a favorite.

agreed for notepad++
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
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I have to agree once again, notepad++ is fantastic.
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Do you guys realize this is the Mac section and that's a Windows application.
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by Xylene View Post

Do you guys realize this is the Mac section and that's a Windows application.

eoops didnt notice that redface.gif
TextWrangler is worth a look
https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11009/textwrangler
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Sublime Text.
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Sublime Text.

Pricey, but more than worth it.
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Text Wangler
Adobe Edge Code

Both are free and work well. Edge code allows for one click preview in Chrome or mobile.
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@thread

Many thanks for the replies. Will look at both. smile.gif
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