Mac OS and HTML layout software

    Honestly, this is not a review at all, but a brief description of the problems that I encountered when choosing a text editor for typesetting under Makosya.

    Under Windows, as far as I remember, I was engaged in layout of sites in Notepad ++ and, in general, I didn’t know grief - I hung it on F4 in TotalCommander, went to FTP or locally, edited and saved the necessary file. Honestly, I had suspicions that somehow it wasn’t working at all effectively with this opened-edited-saved-opened ... but I didn’t know and didn’t look for alternatives.

    After I collected Gentoo on my desktop, for the first time I tried to use the same Notepad ++ for wine, but something went wrong for me and after some searches I discovered the wonderful Quanta Plus editor(strange, well, what kind of craving is this for developers to these pluses). I must say, the proto conquered me and spoiled me once and for all. Returning to tools like Notepad ++ after it is decidedly impossible. Of course, I probably did not have time to learn all of his chips, but I learned some things after the first launches and remained in love with them to this day. What exactly captivated us was working with projects, fine-tuning the type of indentation (the tab width can be set not in some arbitrary units on the screen, but in spaces, which, for example, is important for typesetting in HAML), built-in work with ftp (i.e. there is no such opened-hacked-saved-opened ... - now only save and ready, edit further) and, most importantly, the autocomplete (guys ... I never met such an autocomplete again, and I think I won’t meet again).

    And then I switched to Mac.

    Inspired by the note on MacRadar immediately rushed to put Textmate. He even found some cheats by hotkeys for him. I decided to try the editor in battle and broke off right away ... Maybe I didn’t understand what, most likely, but I couldn’t make Textmate friends with FTP. That is, nothing at all. According to the already familiar Windows scheme, I hung Textmate on F4 in Disk Order and, when I tried to open the file for editing, I got it in the built-in program editor, although local files open in this way just fine. I also didn’t find any analogue of Quanta projects in Textmate ... I want to repeat myself, most likely I didn’t screw something up or didn’t understand, because people complain about another trouble when searching for blogs - they want to convert the edited files to the correct encoding on the fly directly to FTP (another serious minus for me is TextMate - our Russian folk win and koi encodings are not supported). So friends

    In general, spat on Textmate and continued the search. The MacRadar TextWrangler presented in the same note dismissed immediately because of the already mentioned problems with domestic encodings, which are difficult to live without (we are forced people, if the company's servers work with win-1251 then we are obliged). Thought to drive Eclipse, Emacs or Aptana, but so far decided that in my case the use of the IDE will not be justified. I’ll find time to seriously engage in Rails - then yes, then such layouts can be used for layout, but meanwhile I also refused them.

    How long, briefly - I decided to unsubscribe to private Vadim Makeev ( tyk into karmato this worthy husband), who, at one time, was also looking for a good text editor for Makoshi. And so he advised me of a wonderful instrument, about which, in fact, I wanted to write this note, but something was spread by memories and thoughts on the tree =].

    So, drum roll and Coda are the only and unique code editor for Mac OS X for me. Not only is the program functional, it is also incredibly beautiful. Rarely, you know, mind and beauty are combined ... In the case - as promised from the very beginning, briefly =], a list of things I liked and did not like.

    1. Projects or sessions
    Without this, I’m probably already nowhere. Everything is compact and beautiful, and customization lends itself to both the external part of the site panel (for example, you can put a photo of your favorite boss so that you don’t get distracted from work, and then reduce its size so that you don’t get bored) and the inside (you can immediately specify a bunch of parameters for sites , for example, SSH attendances and passwords, if suddenly the data differs from the FTP account data).
    What I didn’t like is that you cannot open files of different projects in one window. It’s not very convenient when HTML templates are on one server, and CSS is on another (and this happens).

    2. Direct work with files on FTP
    Everything is clear here. That option that I loved so much in Quanta.

    3. Clips
    Pre-prepared tekt blocks. Well, in my case, these are some comments for CSS files. I haven’t figured out yet whether it is possible to hang these Clips on hotkeys, if they could - they wouldn’t have a price =]

    4. Built-in terminal
    At first glance, it was a superfluous thing for a text editor, which turned out to be very useful in practice. Well, for example, when working I was impatient to transfer a large number of files from one daddy to another - it’s not a question, I’m connecting, I’m commanding and it’s wearing a hat, here they are my files in the directory tree on the left.

    5. Syntax highlighting and autocomplete.
    If there is nothing special to say about syntax highlighting, then there are some things in the local autocomplete that interfere with living. Although you can live, and this is most likely a matter of taste ...

    I want to end this story with a solemn promise to buy the program, if nothing comes of the venture of Quanta Plus under Makos (it doesn’t want, you know, to get together, since I don’t have WHERE). I will invite smart people to dance with tambourines and if Quanta rises, I will write here instructions on ritual dances. Only now you need to buy plastic, there is no provision for any pipel. Okay, somehow get out ...


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