Re: [PanoToolsNG] What HTML editor for Mac?
- Sometime around 31/1/10 (at 11:15 -0800) Ken Warner said:
>Filezilla? Really? I use Filezilla all the time. WorksFeel free! But I have tested it against a number of other Mac FTP apps.
>pretty good on my PC. Not good for the Mac??? I was
>going to download it....
I find the Win95 appearance to be pig-ugly. It looks like a lazy port
rather than an app designed for the Mac platform. When in Rome, and
- In my tests, it failed to cancel downloads when instructed. You
have to quit the app for this to happen. This on it's own is a Fail,
as the kids like to say, but added to this...
- There's no obvious way to delete files (control-click for this ability).
- Permissions editing is also only found in the contextual menu. Good
UI design says to avoid putting important features only into such
- The bookmark feature is awkward and often fails to store new items.
- Editing files is done with third-party apps, which is fine. But the
controls for setting this up are designed and labelled for Windows,
not the Mac, and are unintuitive to boot. And HTML files are
automatically passed to the browser rather than a text editor.
- Buttons are placed in essentially random order in the UI. They're
shockingly ugly too, but that'd be a subjective point.
- It offers FTP only; no SFTP, FTPS or WebDav. Worth noting if you
ever need that stuff.
Try Transmit (http://www.panic.com/) for the very best file transfer
experience, or CyberDuck (http://cyberduck.ch/) for a good
open-source file transfer client.
- Ken Warner wrote:
> What are you guys favorites?I generally use JEdit, which is available for Mac, Windows and Linux.
It's more of a programmer's editor, though it has some nice features for
HTML, including syntax hilighting and tag auto-close.
Aptana Studio is a fairly popular IDE (Integrated Development
Environment) but, may be overkill if you are just editing HTML. There
is an open source and a commercial version.
RapidWeaver is one of the more popular graphical web design tools for
MacOS X. It's commercial software but, they do offer a free trial: