On November 1st the Brackets team released a new update that brings a number of cool features.
Short detour: It is hard to imagine that the project was only launched just last year. At least for me :). I’ve been using Brackets/Edge Code as my primary HTML/CSS/JS code editor for a while and I’d be hard pressed to find something bad to say about it. Yeah it is that “stable” and feature “rich”.
Are you a Photoshop user? Do you find yourself using icons in your designs from time to time? If the answer is yes then continue reading this post :) Not sure? Suffice to say that Smashing Magazine wrote about this extension last week.
BlendMeIn is a Photoshop extension that allows you quickly search for an icon and then add the selected icon (as a Smart Object) to your composition without leaving Photoshop. There are thousands of icons to pick from and the team is working hard to add more.
As many of you might not be aware of, we launched a new series of live and free events for those of you living in North America. It is all about learning what Creative Cloud can do for you, learning new skills, and get inspired.
My fellow evangelist, Paul Trani, recorded a video for you and he pretty much managed to capture the enthusiasm you can get providing you attend one of this events :). You can check the locations and dates here.
What do Edge Reflow CC, Edge Code CC, CSS Regions, and Mobile Safari have in common? As of today the CSS Regions feature is supported by Edge Reflow and Edge Code joining Mobile Safari which added support for CSS Regions with its latest update from last week (iOS 7 release).
Note: If you don’t know what CSS Regions is all about, then imagine a simple and elegant syntax that allows you, among others, to tell the browser to flow content through a chain of containers. And the browser will figure out how much content fits in each container.
The latest Brackets update is awesome! Just A.W.E.S.O.M.E! Why, you might ask? Well, in short the open source code editor for web, also known as Brackets, just got a new feature called Live HTML Development.
Basically, it allows you to see the HTML page you’re working on updated as you type in valid HTML code in Brackets. So just one more time in case you miss it: you type HTML code in Brackets and without any refresh (not even a Save action need it) the HTML page gets update in Chrome to let you see instantly what it looks like. This feature coupled with the existing Live CSS Development feature makes web developers/designers life so much more easier and funnier.
There are other new features like improved Search and support for CSS code intelligence for SASS (writing .SCSS files).
Get Brackets, talk back
If you already have Brackets installed then just open it and you should get a notification about the update and a link to download the latest. If not, then just go here and download the installer.
Try it and talk back. If you love what you see tell us. If you have ideas for improvements or other feedback let us know. You can also follow the Brackets team on Twitter.
I am very excited about the latest iOS version (the 7th). Not only does it make me feel almost the same as the first time I ever used an iPhone (I’m only halfway kidding here :D) but it also manages to improve many things that were already quite good.
The browser is one of them. I have a number of websites that I visit almost on a daily basis and although they are “optimized” for mobile they are still quite heavy. On my iPhone 5, the new Safari mobile browser renders them much, much faster. I was actually blown away by the speed improvement. I am curious what they actually changed :).
The main difference is that Theseus allows you to better understand how the code was executed in terms of number of calls for each function and how the calls were chained together, all of this while running the page in Chrome or Node JS. You can click on any call of a function to inspect the arguments and return value.
Theseus can be integrated with Brackets. You can install it from the extension manager.
I am happy to spread the news about the first update of Dreamweaver CC. There are lots of new and cool things for you (as a side note, the update is coming very shortly after the release of Dreamweaver CC; these much, much faster update cycles are part of the Creative Cloud value proposition). So let’s check this out :).
This is great news for the Brackets team and its amazing external contributor community: Brackets (the Adobe driven open source code editor for the web) has been nominated for two awards: Best New Open-Source Project (category 15) and Best IDE (category 56).
If you like Brackets and the direction is heading to, then please go to this page and cast your vote for it (categories 15 and 56). Thank you!
We’ve just announced the next big tour we are going to do in the last part of this year. It is now North America time. If you want to find more about Creative Cloud, what is new in the tools and services, get inspired and spend half a day with your peers, other experts and Adobe evangelists then you should check the list and see if there is one close to you.
The tour starts on September 19th with an event in San Francisco and it will be followed up by 12 more events across US and Canada. Here is the list and you can already register for some of the events. Do it today as the the number of seats is limited ;) The events are free, obviously!
Have fun and see you!