Windows users have their trusted Notepad – a program I had used all these years to write HTML. On the Mac there is TextEdit.
However, by default, TextEdit opens and saves files in rich-text format. In this post, I shall detail how one can change the app settings so that it becomes a plain text editor, quite like Notepad of Windows.
By the way, on my Macbook, the font used for plain text is Menlo Regular at point size 11. If you’ve shifted from Windows (like me) and want the familiar Courier (or Courier New), select it from Preferences… and you can even change the font size.
Once you’ve set up TextEdit to save and open plain text files, you can start coding HTML. However, here are a few points to note.
Finally, once you are tired of using TextEdit for HTML or simply find it cumbersome, there are plenty of great applications available (and some of them for free) to write and edit code.
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