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Software Required?

At around 2 minutes into this video, Zac tells us to copy and paste the style.css from Twenty Thirteen into our new twentythirteen-child folder. He then opens it up and edits it, with no mention of what software should be used here. I have tried a number of programmes to no avail. Can anyone tell me what programme we are meant to use to open up and edit the files?

This hasn't been mentioned at all.


Edit: I am on an iMac, if that makes a difference.

3 Answers

John Steer-Fowler
John Steer-Fowler
Courses Plus Student 11,734 Points

Hi Vanden,

This is a simple .css file. Therefore it should be able to be edited in any texteditor. I recommend using http://www.sublimetext.com/2 that the staff here also recommend. This is a great TextEditor if you are looking at moving onto languages like PHP or Ruby.

If you are going to be sticking with HTML and CSS, then I personally love http://brackets.io/ for it's simplicity and it works on a mac :D I really recommend this TextEditor, it's free and really nice to use. You can also live preview your website in the browser while you code in the Editor.

Once you have a TextEditor downloaded, you should be able to go right ahead and edit those .css files :D

Hope this helps

Thank you so much for the prompt reply.

I was surprised that this was just glazed over. To me, it is the same as neglecting to mention that you need Filezilla F2P software.

I've gone with brackets, because it looks nicer. Thanks again!

John Steer-Fowler
John Steer-Fowler
Courses Plus Student 11,734 Points

Brackets is amazing for HTML and CSS, but it is limited when using more dynamic languages like PHP and Ruby (this is where Sublime Text wins)

Have fun using it, and see you around :D