Do you remember brackets? In FromLinux we dedicate several articles to this text editor open source promoted by Adobe and its Community, and that since then has been evolving little by little until reaching version 1.1 with many improvements and features. In this article we will review some of them, but first, let's remember some of the options that make brackets something different.
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Online editing with Brackets
One of the most interesting features of Brackets is what I call "Online Editing", which consists of editing the CSS properties of an existing HTML tag, or creating a new one, from the file itself. .html without having to open the stylesheet file. We just have to put the cursor on the corresponding label and press Ctrl + E.
View elements, colors, and images in Brackets
Brackets allows us to visualize the images that we link in our html code or the color of a property in the .css file as seen in the previous image. In addition, you have the option to see the changes that we are saving in our html file in Google Chrome automatically, without reloading the page.
These were some of the coolest features of Brackets back then, but new ones are coming now.
Split view in Brackets
Now we can work more comfortably with two files at the same time dividing the editor view both vertically and horizontally. It includes support for Themes by default and allows us to select the font we use and its size.
Extensions, many extensions in Brackets
If there is something in which Brackets has improved a lot (thanks to the Community) it is in the list of available extensions, many of them with excellent quality.
I use some very interesting ones such as:
- Beautify: To beautify the JS, CSS and HTML code
- Bootstrap 3 Skeleton: To create a Boostrap-ready html.
- Braces Compare: A DIFF tool.
- Task list: To have a list of tasks at hand
- Git brackets: One of my favorites, it allows me to manage my project and its GIT repository. I leave a screenshot in the following image.
- Others, many others ..
Brackets and Extract
With version 1.1 of Brackets we have the option to download a variant that includes Extract, which basically incluye una nueva experiencia de instalación inicial y una característica que le permite colaborar con un diseñador (que use .PSD) y que utilice la nube de Adobe. I can't really tell you how it works for obvious reasons, but it seems like a pretty cool option.
In summary, I can say that in the short time it takes for development, Brackets is taking an important place for me among the alternatives that we have at hand. It is not perfect, it still has a long way to go (and I wish it would run as fast as Sublime Text), but thanks to the new features and extensions that are being added, it turns out to be an excellent option for users. front ends.
I may have more things to mention, but the best thing is that you try it and judge yourself. Brackets is available from their website with packages compiled for Debian / Ubuntu, or their sources. If you are an ArchLinux user you can install it directly from AUR.