Mar 12, 2015 The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design This book includes plenty of practical tutorials and reference materials for beginners. It contains a collection of basic HTML and CSS, tips on how to reuse codes and lists some of the best practices for developers.
Limiting any list to ten is difficult − especially when it lists indispensable websites about your trusted Mac. But even though this Mac website list isn’t comprehensive, it does include some pretty useful websites that every Mac user should get to know.
As with many other comprehensive sites devoted to the Cupertino crowd (including some in this list), you’ll find lots of news, forums, and reviews concerning all things Apple. But Apple Insider also wants to solicit your help. You’re invited to submit rumors and information to the site − and may even do so anonymously.
Cult of Mac
This well-regarded daily news site is also on top of the latest out of Apple-land, with forums on the Mac that cover vintage computers to the latest models. Cult of Mac will also happily accept a news tip from you.
When something has gone wrong and you’re seeking answers, check out MacFixIt, now part of CNET. This troubleshooting site tackles a gaggle of issues, with help from your Mac brethren. And because of the CNET acquisition, you no longer have to fork over $24.95 a year for a Pro version with tutorials, full access to more than a decade of content, and more.
Apple is one of the most secretive outfits on the planet. Seldom does the company spill the beans on new products in advance; the notable exception is features for the next iteration of OS X. That doesn’t prevent numerous Apple watchers from speculating on what might be coming out of Cupertino.
Besides, who doesn’t love a juicy rumor now and then? Is Apple merging with Nintendo? (Don’t count on it.) Is Apple going to add a subscription music plan to iTunes? (Don’t count on that either.) Head to MacRumors for the latest dirt, some of which might even turn out to be true.
MacSurfer is a wonderful resource for the Apple news junkie. MacSurfer’s Headline News sports links to articles on all things Apple, including traditional media, websites, Apple itself, and bloggers. Links are segregated by Apple, OS X, General Interest, Hardware/Software, How-To/Reviews, Op/Ed, Press Releases, Computer Industry, and Finances.
It’s all here at Macworld: news, how-tos, product reviews, discussion forums, and current and past articles from Macworld magazine. And one of the places that used to make this top-ten list as a stand-alone site is part of Macworld, too: Mac OS X Hints.
Other World Computing
Need more RAM for your computer? Or an extra hard drive, perhaps? Maybe even an add-on that would let you watch TV on your Mac? Other World Computing (OWC) has been specializing in sales of Mac accessories since the first Bush administration. The online retailer has earned a stellar reputation for prompt delivery and reliability.
This list was supposed to mention only ten sites, but if you promise not to tell, other online retailers worth checking out include MacMall and Small Dog Electronics.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW, for short) is an enthusiast’s blog that lets people comment on Apple articles and reviews.
VersionTracker is a repository for downloadable shareware, freeware, and updates to Mac software. Click a name to discover more about what a program does and to eyeball ratings and feedback. It, too, is now part of the CNET empire, specifically the Mac Software area of Download.com.
Apple may seem like an obvious place to go. Heck, you probably already landed there just by opening Safari the first time. And you may not love the full blitz of Mac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad advertising and promotions, even if you already drank Apple’s Kool-Aid. But presumably most of you already have sweet feelings for the company’s products.
This website is full of helpful resources, especially for, but not limited to, newbies. You can download software updates and manuals, view video tutorials, post questions in discussion forums, read press releases, and consult the knowledge base. Mostly, you’ll walk away with a renewed sense of goodwill for the company responsible for the computer that most of you fancy so much.
WYSIWYG stands for “What You See Is What You Get“, which means that the editing display closely corresponds the appearance of the page displayed to the end-user.
WYSIWYG is especially popular for web designing professionals and amateurs because it allows you to work directly on the website’s design as it displays on the screen.
Such editors are especially useful if you have no or little coding, HTML or CSS experience or knowledge. And they’re also good for folks that want an editor that helps you create web pages quickly. You don’t have to understand HTML at all to make engaging, high-quality, and professional content!
One thing we know is that you don’t need to pay for a good HTML editor–they are still some excellent free options, even for Mac users!
- 2 Here are the best WYSIWYG web editors for macOS and Mac OS X
- 4 What’s your WYSIWYG Editor of choice?
What should a free WYSIWYG Editor include?
Why everything a paid one does of course!
Not to get ahead of ourselves or anything, here’s what we think is important
- Keep HTML markup invisible but offer a way to edit the HTML
- Shows you exactly (or near to) what ends up on your web page
- Simplicity in design so anyone can use it!
- Offers a distraction-free writing mode like using a word processor
- Functionalities and formatting options like changing alignment, bold and italic text, various headers sizes, copy and paste, undo and search
- Offer different fonts, sizes, and colors
- Makes tables, lists, blockquotes
- Embed images, videos, or other media
- Add links to other internal or external pages
- Easily switch between HTML and WYSIWYG content viewers
Here are the best WYSIWYG web editors for macOS and Mac OS X
We think the current best free macOS/Mac OS X WYSIWYG HTML Editor is SeaMonkey, part of the lovely free and open source Mozilla Project.
First, it’s a completely free WYSIWYG editor and is part of a larger suite that includes its composer, an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client with an included web feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools.
What’s great about SeaMonkey is that you can test your site with ease. Plus, SeaMonkey offers FTP features too!
- SeaMonkey is an Internet suite meaning that it consists of a web browser, an e-mail and news client program, and an HTML editor (SeaMonkey Composer).
- Amaya is also a free and open source WYSIWYG (X)HTML editing tool. This tool also includes browsing abilities.It supports CSS, MathML, SVG, RDF, and XPointer.
- BlueGriffon is a WYSIWYG content editor and it complies with the W3C’s web standards and it is free to download.
Like KompoZer? Sorry, it’s NO LONGER AVAILABLE
KompoZer was an open source WYSIWYG web/HTML editor. KompoZer also allowed direct code editing and a split code-graphic view.
Too bad it’s no longer an option!
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Wondering what happened, check out this article from Drop in Blog.
Love text editors?
There are a lot of HTML and text editors out there, especially for folks looking to code HTML directly, without WYSIWYG.
For our money, we love Sublime Text or TextWrangler for Macs and NotePad for Windows
What’s your WYSIWYG Editor of choice?
Like something else that we haven’t mentioned? Quite a few readers recommend Atom (made by the folks Github) and Google Web Designer. Both are free as well.
Share with us your experiences and thoughts in the comments.
Obsessed with tech since the early arrival of A/UX on Apple, Sudz (SK) is responsible for the editorial direction of AppleToolBox. He is based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Sudz specializes in covering all things macOS, having reviewed dozens of OS X and macOS developments over the years.
In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.