[OT] what to use to edit CSS?

hey all,
my CSS file is right now a rubbish and unreadable text file. i was
wondering
if there was a CSS editor out there that
1 - sorts classes and ids, separately
2 - encourages separation of style (say colors, size…) from
positionning
(floating, position)
3 - formats a CSS file with proper indents, syntax highlting and all
4 - tells me when there is a non-compliant rule, like say i write
background:none
5 - might help me with the differences between Internet Explorer,
Firefox
and safari (with the box problems and floating divs)

thanks


Heri R.
http://sprinj.com

If you’re on a Mac, CSSEdit rocks.

http://www.macrabbit.com/cssedit/

I just wished it used the Firefox engine instead of Safari’s.

Vish

looks great, but i have a pc now as my mac laptop failed to me miserably
one
year ago - the motherboard died 10 days after the apple guarantee. i
sweared i’d never use a mac again

On 10/26/06, Vishnu G. [email protected] wrote:

Firefox and safari (with the box problems and floating divs)


Heri R.
http://sprinj.com

Heri R> wrote:

looks great, but i have a pc now as my mac laptop failed to me miserably
one year ago - the motherboard died 10 days after the apple guarantee.
i sweared i’d never use a mac again

It does look good but the other thing that irritates me about the Mac (I
use Linux!) is that this
kind of small utility would be free on Linux and probably even on the
PC, yet most Mac utilities
require you to pay for them! I was tempted to get a Mac recently when I
had to use one for work, but
then after a while I found things were just harder to do on the Mac when
you are a developer
compared to Linux, textmate excepted, it is great! Wish there was an
equivalent on Linux!

(Yea I expect to get flamed by the MacaHolics out there :wink:

Try Aptana - http://www.aptana.com/

Very nice, free Eclipse based IDE with lots of code-assist features for
CSS,
JavaScript and HTML - including telling you which browsers support what.


Scott B.
Electro Interactive, Inc.
Office: 813-333-5508
http://www.ElectroInteractive.com

Jim M. wrote:

It does look good but the other thing that irritates me about the Mac (I
use Linux!) is that this
kind of small utility would be free on Linux and probably even on the
PC, yet most Mac utilities
require you to pay for them!

If you are a professional, paying for small utilities should not be a
problem and anyway, I applaud the independent programmer who makes a
living or side income developing nice tools. These are not big
corporations.

Open source is great and free is nice but the incentive structure is not
always enough to produce the highest quality of finished products,
particularly if they are small niche utilities like this. Independent
developers make nice stuff for the Mac platform precisely because the
culture and community supports them.

$50 for TextMate or $24 for CSSEdit is nothing in the scheme of things
– the latter is less than my weekly Redbull budget – but it is
everything to the guys who actually make this stuff for us.

Take this moment to thank all the independent software developers who
make the tools we use.

Steven

On Friday 27 October 2006 06:01, Steven Talcott S. wrote:

$50 for TextMate or $24 for CSSEdit is nothing in the scheme of things
– the latter is less than my weekly Redbull budget – but it is
everything to the guys who actually make this stuff for us.

Take this moment to thank all the independent software developers who
make the tools we use.

No, it’s nothing, and I wouldn’t mind paying at all - if I would get the
source code then to truly own the program and be able to modify it to
suit my
needs and get a guarantee that it will not just disappear from the
market one
day when I really depend on it.

To me, the open source world is not at all about saving money. It is
about
freedom.

This is why nowadays I rather pay a larger sum to an independent
developer to
write customized software for me when I don’t have the time or the
skills to
do it myself rather than buying a much cheaper off the shelf package.
And why
I then publish the code I paid for under the GPL - so that independent
programmers can move on to the next task and create something even
better
instead of reinventing or reimplementing the wheel for the umpteenth
time.

Horst

aptana seems like a good package and bonus points to it - can be
integrated
to radrails so i get 1 IDE :slight_smile:
thanks


Heri R.
http://sprinj.com

For windows try TopStyle Css the light version

i was going to say there was many open source mac programs out there but
i
googled ‘open source mac software’ and found out that the first 2
results
were out of business or discontinued. how ironic. and that most of open
source software on mac are ports from the linux /unixworld.

No, it’s nothing, and I wouldn’t mind paying at all - if I would get the
source code then to truly own the program and be able to modify it to suit
my
needs and get a guarantee that it will not just disappear from the market
one
day when I really depend on it.


Heri R.
http://sprinj.com

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