Text editors

When it comes to text editors for HTML coding, I’m torn between SubEthaEdit and TextWrangler. TextWrangler used to cost money but as of last week is free; I’ve been trying it out as a result. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, most of which I don’t notice. SubEthaEdit has live HTML previewing, which is really useful when coding on the fly; TextWrangler doesn’t. TextWrangler, on the other hand, allows you to open and save files via FTP, which saves several steps and considerable time and allows me to make quick updates to web pages without logging in and using pico. In practice, this feature may be more important than live previewing: much of my substantial web work over the past week can be directly attributed to the ease of updating that save-to-FTP allows.