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What the fack do I use?
So I build websites using CMS's like Business Catalyst, Shopify, Nationbuilder. Think liquid templating, web apps, for ecommerce, blog, etc. I can't work locally like wordpress. The site needs to be live in order for the full template to appear and I override the CSS cause I'm a visual motherfucker.
I used to use Espresso which was great for it but it hasn't seen an update in years. Checked out Coda, sublime plus using a preprocessor, ftp, blah blah it just gets confusing as shit.
What do I do? besides man up?
Sublime is what I use
- can you do what I just described? override a sites CSS with your own file?fourth
- as far as I know, shopify CSS updates all have to be done within the app. Really sucks. I hated it when I had to work on it in the past.dbloc
- withing the app meaning online.dbloc
- Yeah, but you can grab the Shopify CSS code, use an external editor then paste it back when done.ETM
- Shopify - just set up a dev environment offline - https://help.shopify…fadein11
- If you are doing serious customisation - why would you do it in their app? It's fine for basic CSS / template creation but not serious dev.fadein11
- didn't know you could do that @fade.dbloc
- Yep - I think its essential if building custom Shopify sites - but not so important if doing light customisation.fadein11
oh and the funny thing is i checked out Dreamweaver cause I'm still paying for this hyped Adobe CC bullshit and I'm actually surprised with it. They rolled in a lot of brackets features and it's convenient with syncing
I'm using Coda 2 + a bunch of plug-ins for it. It's actually going to get a major new update sometime in the coming months.
I like it lots, though I can bring it to its knees when I have to monkey with pages with lots of scripts and remote links (this is true for most editors though, plus I get to work no really bizarre things most wouldn't).
Sublime and Atom. Ive been using Atom primarily for the past few months and liking it more than Sublime. I like how I can install and set up plugins through a preference instead of hunting for options through text files.
Sublime is still faster though....
I have never been happier with coding than since moving to Sublime Text + Codekit
I went to espresso to Adobe brackets (which is free) and I haven't looked back!
Sublime and brackets. Brackets is great for front-end work but sometimes feels a little slow. Sublime is built on C++ instead of JS like most of the other editors, and that is a speed factor.
I wish Sublime would do a drag and drop file tree like Atom, though.
Coda + Codekit. Couldn't get into Sublime (yet).
all above are rubbish!
Vim - once you get past the learning curve its the best thing ever.
I'm a fan of jetbrains.
WebStorm is the way to go, if you need PHP support you can use PhpStorm.
I've been thinking of going to Visual Studio Code and using a mac and pc to do dev work.
I’ve also used Espresso as my go-to and never found a suitable replacement. It has been getting pretty long in the tooth, but (after reading this thread) I noticed that there appears to be a v3 in the works with a beta to download on the site http://macrabbit.com/espresso/
Some interesting improvements but a very very early release by the look of things. For example Live Preview doesn't appear to work at all...
I'm an Espresso user also, and never found a good replacement for its X-ray / Inspector / override combo. The new beta only lets you X-ray project files, so live files outside of projects won't work which is a big disappointment, on the other hand you can X-Ray in your browser of choosing. I only use Espresso for CSS and use Atom for everything else. I'm testing Emmet LiveStyle beta ( http://livestyle.io/ ) but haven't used it enough to get a formed opinion on it.