My name is Ezequiel Bruni, and I’m a Canadian designer based in Mexico.
I just wanted to let you all know about a tool which is pretty awesome (and will make your life easier).
Zen Coding is set of plugins for various text editors that enable you to code much faster than I bet you normally do.
For example, let’s say you want a div, with a heading, and three paragraphs inside. In each paragraph element, you want a span element as well. Each element needs classes and ids, you get the picture. It’s tedious, even with copy and paste.
What if I told you that you could do all of that with just one line of code? Sound interesting?
Zen coding allows you to do that, and it’s pretty darn awesome.
To see how it works, go to http://code.google.com/p/zen-coding/
Zen Coding supports:
- TextMate, Mac
- Aptana, crossplatform
- Coda, Mac
- NetBeans, crossplatform
- Espresso, Mac
- Web IDE, crossplatform
- TopStyle, Windows
- Sublime Text, Windows
- Dreamweaver, crossplatform
And there is partial support for:
I’ve personally tried the Aptana plugin, as well as the gedit plugin on Linux, and I’ve gotta say, it’s beautiful. The way I code is certain to change, and I recommend Zen Coding to anyone who does a lot of HTML/CSS development.
I hope you check it out, it’s awesome.