Last week I had to design and make a full 10 page website for my University course. Given my nature for wanting to hand code everything from scratch, I cracked open Notepad++ (free text editor better then MS Notepad) and got to work. One of the annoyances that I faced is the monotonous task of checking how the recently typed lines of code affected the webpage. You had to save, switch to/open a browser and hit refresh. Now I know that doesn’t sound like much but imagine doing that 100 times over in one session of coding, it all adds up.
There is however a better way…
It would be great if you could change the code and instantly see the changes that are happening live. Well there are programs out there that offer that and much more, for instance Adobe’s Dreamweaver is awesome, offering alot of tools at your disposal but the latest version (as of this post) Dreamweaver Cs5.5 costs upwards from $399. But what if you wanted to hand code something, using an application that was quick, easy and simple. Enter my quick tool….
Mini Live Updater
You write code in one window and instantly see the results in the other.
You can modify the automatic refresh rate or turn it off completely(As of v1.2 update refreshing is now dynamically handled). As the editor and the preview windows are on separate pages, you can have the website on another screen which is rather handy. It features file-system support, can be run from anywhere and has an automatic update checking system on start-up.
Later it will feature the functions of the application below, which I originally intended to release on it’s own. I have lots more to add to this program, so please give me feedback so I can make this program work best for you. :D
For the Online Feedback Form click here.
To download the latest version of Mini Live Editor click here:
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Please check out what else I have to offer at my website.
Ever looked at the source code of a big website and noticed how messy it looked, well this is a low-level form of obfuscation (to make code hard to read). The easiest way to do this is to remove all of the tabs and carriage returns, which effectively convert the nice neat code into one long line. Quick and easy and exported into a new file for upload. This saves space on large websites and makes it that little bit harder for people to decipher your code.