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Can an external style sheet be written in any text editor? Like microsoft word?


2 Answers

Hi Anna!

The short answer is no. I know it sounds like splitting hairs but Word is not a text editor, it's a word-processor. The problem with word-processors is that they add a lot of extra stuff into the document that just plays havoc when css/html and really any coding language gets read by the computer.

There are a lot of text editors out there for both windows and Mac that are free and are just awesome, so you shouldn't spend any money on one unless you find one that costs money and you just really fall in love with it.

a great one out there is brackets and it will work on windows and mac.

If you need a bigger list to look from let me know and I will see if I can throw together a list of some you can look though.

Hi Anna,

Unfortunately not. For a PC, you would need to have at least notepad although I would recommend notepad++. I would also recommend TextWrangler for Mac.

You can also get Sublime Text, Brackets or Atom for both. I'm on a Mac and currently using Atom / TextWrangler.

Hope that helps :)


hey Rich Bagley how are you liking Atom? I fell in love with Brackets way back and am having a hard time getting of it :)

So far so good! I tried Brackets and that was great but Atom just seems very clean and easy to get used to. Both have very similar features though so I guess it's just personal preference :)