In the last century, building a web site was a tedious, labor-infested effort, fraught with build-by-hand code. Today, complex, dynamic web sites with database-driven content can be set up within minutes, no coding required.
Why would anyone want to use an HTML editor to build a web site the way it was done back in the 1990s?
That’s what Taco HTML Edit does. Despite the plethora of tools to build web sites, sometimes basic HTML code is all you need, and all the more so if you’re not coding eight hours a day.
This modernized app brings to your site a couple of dozen basic web site components. Tables, Pie Charts, Slideshows, error checking, code snippets, a live preview and much more.
OS X Lion favorites are built-in, too. Autosave, Versions, Full Screen, Resume.
The Live Preview function lets you see your page instantly as you make changes to the code. Code is color coded, too. The built-in Code Clips let you save frequently used code snippets in a library.
When working on web sites I seldom use code to build tables, but Taco HTML Edit makes table building quick and painless.
I appreciate the Code Folding option in Taco HTML Edit, which visually compress code to make it easier to navigate on a page with many components.
Standard functions are built-in, too, including Find, Batch Find, and there’s capability for HTML5 and CSS3.
I don’t use Taco HTML Edit as my main editor (BBEdit or Coda; I’m not-quite-old school), but it’s worth a spot on my Mac because it’s easy to create the code for drop-in functions (the rotating Cover Flow option is wonderfully done).
Yes, it’s a bit of a throwback tool, but with 21st century features and highly useful.