Taco HTML Editor for Mac

I’ve been searching far and wide for a great free text HTML editor for the Mac. After several attempts, I have been unable to find one. So many of the programs I found were either discontinued or vastly underpowered.

On my Linux laptop, I’ve taken a strong liking to Bluefish. Bluefish is a great free, open-source text editor for programmers of all types. Unfortunately, the latest version of Bluefish that can be installed on Snow Leopard involves jumping through several hoops to get it on the system. Totally unacceptable.

My favorite Mac text editor for HTML and CSS is Taco. I used the 30-day trial and really enjoyed using it. In the end, I purchased the full version at a cost of $25. I believe that is a reasonable asking price for such a useful and well written piece of software. If you use a Mac and don’t want to fork out the money for far more expensive programs such as Dreamweaver or BBEdit, then Taco is the answer.

W3Schools Online Web Tutorials

The best source on the Internet for learning the tools for web development is W3Schools. This is a free and fantastic resource for anyone learning the ropes of web design using HTML, CSS, and more. W3Schools even makes available a developer certification certificate for proving your knowledge of HTML, CSS, and XHTML. I’ve been seriously considering sharpening my web coding skills and taking one or more of the certification exams in the future.

Whether you are a novice or a pro web coder, W3Schools is the best site to visit for all of your coding answers.