TextEdit is essentially a better replacement to Simple Text so you can edit your text files in that. (you have to set youir preferances for it to tell it whether you want it to save files as txt or rtf though )
textedit works easier than project builder because it can open previously made files easier. the preference that you have to change (for others in the future) is "ignore rich text commands in html files (bottom right corner)"
TextEdit is fast and light, which is nice. When I'm doing iterative development of html, where I make lots of small changes and want to see the results, I use OmniWeb's source editor. It's got a few handy features:
formatting (reflecting nesting level via indentation)
compact (coalesce whitespace to save bytes)
store (with proper configuration, can publish your document to your web server)
you can see your changes redisplayed without having to save them (handy for editing live docs in place)
Well, I'm beginning to feel like some kind of infomercial
"But wait! You also get..."
- Access your page with a URL like this:
- Provide your credentials
- Browser -> View in Source Editor
- Tweak your source as desired
- Hit the "Store" button.
To quote Emeril, "BAM!".
In retrospect, I'm not sure the original poster was talking about editing HTML, so we may be getting far afield. I certainly wouldn't use OmniWeb to edit, say, my .cshrc.