Even with a great theme, and the built-in tools WordPress gives you, sometimes you just have to edit a file. That, like everything, is easier with the right tool. Here are my favorites…Read Great Web Tools – Part 1 and Great Web Tools – Part 2.
HTML & CSS Editors
Short and sweet for the last part, just like a proper story should end.
Coffecup HTML Editor & More I’ve used these guys for decades. They have both Windows and Mac versions of their HTML Editor and some other things, but I so much preferred the Windows version that I installed Parallels on my Mac so I could run Windows as a virtual machine and use my HTML Editor and FTP from there.
If you have a Mac, and don’t want to get that carried away (who does?), don’t succumb to the “Dreamweaver Haze” and think you need Adobe Dreamweaver. It’s insanely complex, ridiculously expensive, and now download-only. Yuck. There’s something both easy and free, called Brackets. From their website, “Brackets was founded by Adobe as a community guided, open source project to push web development editors to the next level.” It is now released under an open-source MIT license. Nothing fancy about it, but boy, when you just really want to find that missed quotation mark or closing, ahem, bracket–it’s a great tool!
I’ll be doing a post on preferred plugins, etc., soon, but if anyone has other tools to share, please do!
Any tools you love? or love to complain about?