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Build my own CSS GUI???

Postby Mazer.Rackham on Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:27 am

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Is it already there and I am too stupid to see it?

I love the Espresso .css GUI. It allows me to implement code without having to memorize the various functions and modifiers and whatnot. I would like to add a similar GUI to Sublime Text 2. Seeing as Sublime is built on Python I do not see how it wouldn't be possible, but I was just wondering if there were any caveats that I should be aware of. For example, to implement such a feature would necessitate hacking of source code and I believe that this project is proprietary??

Two options: Build it. Man the fuck up and learn CSS3.
Last edited by Mazer.Rackham on Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Build my own CSS GUI???

Postby skaet on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:58 am

I think you may need to elaborate on the context of your post first :)
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Re: Build my own CSS GUI???

Postby jquinhones on Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:27 am

Who wants a GUI for CSS? CODE IS POETRY (Thanks Wordpress ;) )
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Re: Build my own CSS GUI???

Postby skaet on Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:20 am

If you desperately need a GUI for CSS3 you should try http://css3generator.com/

Personally you shouldn't be using a text editor if all you're looking for is a series of fancy dropdowns and buttons. To be honest, I compare tools like this in web development to be much like Microsoft Frontpage. It was a terrible program and is partly responsible for the disgusting state of web development in the late 90s/early 00s.

Regardless, I'd be rather impressed to see a plugin for this though...
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Re: Build my own CSS GUI???

Postby quodlibet on Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:06 pm

skaet wrote:I think you may need to elaborate on the context of your post first :)


I think the context is: http://macrabbit.com/espresso/

Mazer.Rackham wrote:Two options: Build it. Man the fuck up and learn CSS3.


Building it would require knowledge a lot more complicated than learning CSS. So, yeah, if you want to use Sublime Text, man up.

My workflow is switching (and copy-pasting) between CSS file(s) in Sublime Text, where I can create a well-documented stylesheet, and Firefox with the Firebug extension, where I can play with live styling. This works for me, but YMMV.

And, finally, if you are happy with Espresso, why not keep using it?
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Re: Build my own CSS GUI???

Postby skaet on Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:30 am

quodlibet wrote:I think the context is: http://macrabbit.com/espresso/

It's cool. I knew what Mazer was talking about after he edited the post :)
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Re: Build my own CSS GUI???

Postby Mazer.Rackham on Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:22 am

quodlibet wrote:And, finally, if you are happy with Espresso, why not keep using it?
I see the extendability of Sublime as being invaluable in the future. I am just a wee programmer at the moment but I eat, sleep, and breathe different languages I want to be the best there ever was, Ash Ketchum status. The fact that I can access the API of the program to create Macros isn't very different from Espresso, but given the ones that have already been created for Sublime I see it as potentially being far more powerful down the line. I really do not mind learning CSS3 and committing it to memory.
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