Tools for Creating Websites
To get started with writing and testing HTML documents, you will need some software. There is a lot of cheap or free web design software available. You can easily create quality HTML documents with these tools. The only thing you need is a good text editor, and some browsers to test your website.
Listed below are some basic text editors for Mac OS X and Windows that support syntax highlighting.
- TextMate (Mac OS X)
- BBEdit (Mac OS X)
- TextWrangler (Mac OS X)
- Crimson Editor (Windows)
- Notepad++ (Windows)
These applications are more than just a text editor. They have extras like a live preview area, FTP support, project management …
Firefox is the development browser of choice for a lot of people. There are a lot of add-ons available to develop websites. You should test your website in the most common browsers.
- Firefox (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux)
- Safari (Mac OS X, Windows)
- Google Chrome (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux)
- Opera (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux)
- Internet Explorer (Windows)
These are some add-ons/plugins that are very handy if you need to debug your HTML or CSS documents.