After much searching, all I found was the program Taco, which is not freeware, but at least I have 30 days to use it. It color codes your html as you type, recognizes css, and you can preview in different browsers from the program, which is nice, but I honestly would have been happy w/ something simpler (and free, haha) like Notepad.
I'm updating a website, created by someone else, that uses XHTML 1.0 Transitional and charset UTF-8. Normally I would do this on my PC using Notepad (I can't stand WYSIWYG editors and messy code), but my PC has just crashed on me, leaving me w/ only my Macbook Pro to work with for at least the next couple days.
Textedit has been problematic while editing html. First of all, when it opens the files, it opens them as a page display instead of showing the code like Notepad. Secondly, when I view the source code in firefox and copy & paste to Textedit, it adds a bunch of weird characters. How can I get around this?
Is there a *freeware* program for Macs, or a widget, that acts like Windows' Notepad program, and will save an html file when I'm done editing? Or some really, really basic html editor that colors the code but doesn't add a bunch of crap I don't want? Or a plug-in for firefox or safari that acts as an html editor but doesn't do weird things to the code when I save it?
Ya'all know what I mean?