Coda PHP-HTML SEEStyle to mimic Dreamweaver

Recently, I made the final, big move over to Mac hardware for design and development and said goodbye, hopefully forever, to using a PC. Among many changes in moving to an entirely new platform is finding alternatives to software that is unsupported. In this case, Dreamweaver is supported (as are all of the Adobe's products on Mac OS X) but in my opinion there are many better apps for web development for OS X. Case in point: Coda by Panic.

Having used Dreamweaver's code view (only!!!) for web development for the last 5 years or so, I've become accustomed to its syntax highlighting themes, specifically as it relates to PHP and HTML. By default, Coda has different highlighting so rather than adopt a new syntax highlighting theme, I decided to make my own SEEStyle for PHP & HTML highlighting that closely mimics Dreamweaver's. Hopefully this is useful for you too.

Download the Dreamweaver Coda SEEStyle

reader comments


Thanks, I’m going to check it out. As you know I’ve been looking for this and too busy/lazy to make my own, so thank you.


Cool. Let me know what you think. I’ve just started using Coda myself. Also, I’m open to suggestions. Thanks.

  • Posted By Jeff Claeson
  • December 4th, 2009

Congratulations on moving to Mac! I made my move almost 4 years ago. I was so sick of Microsoft’s crappy OS freezing and crashing on me while I tried to work.

Anyway… I have tried Coda, but the interface is very different from Dreamweaver. I don’t know if I like Coda enough to use it instead of Dreamweaver. I do need to use it more to see if it is as valuable a move as PC to Mac was. :)

Thanks for the reminder of Coda!

  • Posted By Adam
  • January 4th, 2010

Awesome!  I made the move too,  back in November 2009.  I really haven’t looked back and now do 100% of my design on Mac hardware.

I’m also a big fan and licensed user of Coda although I’ve intentionally made mine look a bit unlike Dreamweaver (although it started that way).

Great site by the way - is that Corvallis in your “who. what. where.” headings?

  • Posted By Chris
  • August 5th, 2010

By the way, here’s a page I put up a while ago that lists all the software I use on Mac, now that I’ve switched.  Even though you switched ages ago it might be useful.  :)


interesting stuff best part of this article is “changes in moving to an entirely new platform is finding alternatives to software that is unsupported. In this case, Dreamweaver is supported”


I could not agree more. Even though there is a Mac version of Dreamweaver available, I too have found out that Coda is a better bet when it comes to a Mac Platform. However, those who come from a PC might find it hard to get adapted to in the beginning. I know I do as I found it extremely difficult to sort out the necessary codes in Mac version of Dreamweaver! Furthermore, Coda offers much wider and better options than Dreamweaver for web development!


Coda is a nice mac app. I like working with Textmate and Panic’s Transmit.

  • Posted By Damien
  • July 15th, 2011

This is great, thanks! I’ll definitely check out Dream weaver Coda See Style. It’s quite a big step in moving from Windows Microsoft to MAC, hopefully you’ll find that MAC is much better, which is probably will be.  They say that once you get MAC you won’t go back to anything else.

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