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    Shareware HTML editor for Mac?
    Hey kids! Hubby is looking for a free or cheap HTML editor for his Mac. Any recommendations?

    Muchos!

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    There are some here:

    http://www.opensourcemac.org/

    And the price is right for Open Source: FREE

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    I've been using PageSpinner for years and am very happy with it. It's shareware with a 21 day free trial and $30 to register and use it after the free trial. It does html, php, javascript, and css.

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    Thanks guys, I'll let him know about your suggestions.

    I hadn't realized, when hubby bought his Mac, that in addition to the expense of buying the darn thing it would also mean having to buy double the software, as he can't load my PC apps to his machine. Sucks. But he's happy with his Mac and I'm happy with my PC so we're good.

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    One thing to check into is cross-licenses... when I switched to Mac, I contacted Adobe and for a small charge I was able to transfer my license for Creative Suite 2 from Windows to Mac. Saved me several hundred bucks over buying the Mac version straight up. If hubby has any favorite software on the PC, it's definitely worth checking into.

    If there is any software that he wants to run that simply isn't available at all for Mac, he can install Parallels, which will run Windows on the Mac (and then he can use the Windows software as normal). Windows will run concurrently with Mac OS X, so there's no need to reboot. I use it for a few things (a few poker sites that don't have Mac versions, mainly).

    It's a little pricey, but there's a deal coming up at mupromo.com (from the 16th to teh 29th of this month) where you can get it for $64.99 along with 9 other applications:

    BannerZest (Flash banner animation software)
    Sound Studio (just what it sounds like, audio editing)
    Hazel (file organization)
    Leap (Finder/Spotlight replacement program)
    DVDRemaster Pro (DVD mastering and authoring)
    StoryMill (writer assistant, great for novelists)
    Typinator (automatic text, basically auto-replace on steroids)
    MenuCalendarClock (puts iCal calendars up in the menu bar)
    Art Text (logo, icon & button creation)

    I'm really not trying to be a shill for mupromo here, but the bundles really are tremendous values for Mac users... I bought the one from last July (they do 2 per year) and would have bought the one from December if I hadn't already gotten the MacHeist bundle. Good stuff.
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    Thanks for the tips! I will pass it along to the hubster and encourage him to investigate the parallel Windows option. It would be great if he could just install my Windows version of Front Page and run that.

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    Get VMWare Fusion. It will allow you to run Windows programs inside OS X as if they were normal OS X applications. It's quite nice.

    As far as web editing software is concerned, I prefer gvim. It's a text based editor and it's super powerful. I'm not sure how comfortable your husband is with coding in text, but its certainly important to get good at it.

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    I use http://www.panic.com/coda

    but a lot of people are using the combination of textmate/transmit/cssedit

    And don't forget there is Dreamweaver for OS X if you want WYSWIYG.

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    Not to go too far afield, since HTML editors are the topic... but if you want to check out VMWare fusion, definitely give it a shot, but install the demo first. I tried it, and could not get sound from Windows programs. It was a known bug in the Fusion software and was supposed to be fixed after Leopard was released, but it wasn't... I don't know if it ever got fixed, because I went with Parallels instead (I needed a solution and wasn't willing to wait for Fusion).
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    They did fix that, HecticDMC. And VirtualBox is another alternative to Parallels and VMWare Fusion, though I prefer Fusion out of all of them.

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    He could try Arachnophilia, it works on any system, runs on Java. It does many things besides HTML, but HTML is what it is made for. It is Freeware, not shareware. I wouldn't try to do what I do without it. From http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/index.html

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    >just install my Windows version of Front Page

    Gaaaaaaaaa. Kinda defeats one of the best reasons for getting a Mac - to get away from Microsoft apps.

    Pagespinner is good.

    If he's got Safari 3 on his Mac, it has a Web Inspector built into it (right click on a web page and select "inspect element" from the popup menu).

    If he has iLife on his Mac, he has a web page construction tool already - iWeb.

    Send him to http://apple.com/findouthow/web/ to watch the "Creating a website" web tutorial which will run him through it.

    Lots more tutorials on that page too.

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