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does text editor come on a mac or do I have to download that program?

5 Answers

Jonathan Roosa
Jonathan Roosa
4,456 Points

I'd recommend downloading Sublime Text 2, which can be found here. Since it's the same text editor used in the videos, it makes following along very easy.

Ricardo Aguirre
Ricardo Aguirre
551 Points

Sublime Text 2 and 3 are free to an extent. There is an incentive to buy (pop-up) that appears, after a certain amount of time, while you save. The evaluation period has no forced time limit so you can use Sublime Text 2 or 3 for however long you are evaluating it.

As Jonathan said, you should really use Sublime Text 2 or 3 because it will enhance your learning capability while watching the videos.

Dave McFarland
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

Thanks for the clarification Ricardo.

Ricardo Aguirre
Ricardo Aguirre
551 Points

No problem Dave :)

I want everyone to have the same chance at learning what I have with the same tools.

Dave McFarland
STAFF
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

On a Mac, you have the free TextEdit program -- it's not ideal, since it has many features that aren't for web development and lack other features (like coloring your HTML/CSS/JavaScript code to make it easier to read.)

TextWrangler is a free text editor that's made more for web development and programming. You can read about it at http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/

Adobe offers a free, and interesting text editor called Brackets: http://brackets.io. It's interesting because it's really a web browser and the code editor is written in JavaScript.

SublimeText is a great text editor. I use it. As Ricardo stated, you can use it for free, but the programmer says that you should only use it for free to evaluate it, otherwise you should buy it: http://www.sublimetext.com/2 It's $70 if you pay.

I have downloaded wordpress instead to make my online portfolio. I have created a host site. Downloaded wordpress and FileZilla. I moved the contents from the wordpress document on my local files to the public.html folder on the server. But when ender my wp-admin url into the address bar online it brings me to a wordpress dashboard and the video says that it should ask me to sign into the wordpress account. I'm unsure if it actually worked. Can someone let me know what I might be doing wrong? If Im doing anything wrong.

I have downloaded wordpress instead to make my online portfolio. I have created a host site. Downloaded wordpress and FileZilla. I moved the contents from the wordpress document on my local files to the public.html folder on the server. But when ender my wp-admin url into the address bar online it brings me to a wordpress dashboard and the video says that it should ask me to sign into the wordpress account. I'm unsure if it actually worked. Can someone let me know what I might be doing wrong? If Im doing anything wrong.