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You mentioned editing HTML codes, and if it's a text editor you want, BBEdit by BareBones software is hard to beat for the Mac.
If there are any Unix/Linux hackers among you, they may be interested in knowing vim comes with modern Macs, just boot up the Terminal and type vi.
With the new Intel-based Macs, I understand you can run Windows quite well. That is sweet if you want to see your website in IE6.
DreamWeaver also has a ton of nifty site management features that GoLive doesn't have.
Of course, the Mac includes XCode, which is a free IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that is comparable to Microsoft's Visual Studio.
BBEdit is the long-lived standard for the Mac.
All of the WYSIWYG programs (even the newest versions) produce code that doesn't validate and they also add code bloat and inefficient use of CSS. Most of my redesign work comes from sites redesigned with these programs.
Anyone who wants to be a professional web designer really should learn to write code by hand and learningCSS is a must also.
if it's a text editor you want, BBEdit by BareBones software is hard to beat for the Mac
These guys definitely have credibility--this program's been around almost as long as the web, and it's definitely a very capable editor--but when there are products as outstanding as Textmate available for about a third of the price of BBedit, it feels a bit difficult to justify the expense.
[Which is another way of saying that I recommend Textmate too...]
For developers, Dreamweaver is tops. It's designed for people who come from an HTML/code development background who need/want a GUI.
GoLive is better for people coming from PhotoShop who're looking to implement their designs into a website. It's more GUI-centric than Dreamweaver, and its tools are more visually-oriented. If you're primarily a designer and looking for a good crossover into making websites (and all the bit as powerful as Dreamweaver, it just takes a different approach), then goLive's yours.
Hands down the best code editor available for Mac. There's a free one by the same company, TexWrangler, which has code highlighting and many of the basic functions, but none of the HTML/PHP/ASP/etc functions that BBEdit has. Still, if you want to get a feel for it past the 30 day demo period, TextWrangler still does the job well.
iWeb (Apple's web editor w/ iLife)
If you're looking for an easy-to-use WYSIWYG editor that you can just pick up and use, and make a decent-looking site on, this is pretty much the best. With clients and family, I (and they) have tried literally everything out there. Basically, you can't get a full-functional editor that's also simple enough for someone without HTML or graphic design knowledge to pick up and use. And out of the editors designed for non-professionals, iWeb's definitely the easiest to use and the best-looking one (the others have really, really terrible design templates, image processing, etc).
BBEdit became my tool of choice for HTML and PHP editing. Anytime I have to use a different text editor I feel the loss of the tools I am so used to having.
But I still recognize the important role Dreamweaver played in getting me started. I wouldn't recommend a text editor for any new webmaster/web designer/web developer. Start WYSIWYG (Dreamweaver/GoLive/iWeb), just be ready to abandon it when it starts to get in the way more than it's helping.
I'm afraid that it will be history soon. No reason for Adobe to have both of the major editors competing with each other. They will either sell it (unlikely) or kill it off.
I'm just hoping that when they do send it to the great software place in the sky they give us ol' GoLive users an upgrade path to DW. I'd rather not have to pay full pop for it.
The nearest modern equivalent is GoLive Cyberstudio. I've tried Dreamweaver (and MX version) but it's "top heavy" for what I do. Steep learning curve.
I also use Freeway Pro but it can't load existing pages so it's useless for editing old pages.
Likewise Apple iWeb, plus iWeb creates very large image files in PNG format. Doesn't seem to use JPEG at all.
I also have GoodPage which is an editor only (not WYSIWYG) but I can't figure it out at all, despite its rave reviews.
Mustn't overlook the free NVU (which I've never been able to use because it crashes my Macs.) It's also had good reviews.