EditPad Pro’s File Navigator makes it very easy to locate a particular style in the CSS file you’re editing. Styles are not just listed in the order they have in the file. They’re organized into 3 lists of elements, classes and IDs. Element.class and element#id styles are listed twice, turning the lists into a handy dynamic index to your CSS file. The CSS scheme is a prime example of the power and flexibility of EditPad Pro’s fully editable file navigation schemes.
Use EditPad Pro’s built-in FTP and SFTP client to upload your CSS files to your web server right within EditPad Pro. You can even edit style sheets directly on the server via FTP, without having to download the CSS files to your computer’s hard disk first. EditPad Pro transfers files in the background, so you’ll never have to wait for all files to download, or for a file you’ve saved to finish uploading. You can go on editing right away. If you maintain multiple web sites, EditPad Pro can stay connected to multiple servers.
With the View|Browser command you can instantly preview the web page you’re editing in your default web browser. Add as many alternative browsers to EditPad Pro’s Tools menu as you want.
With EditPad Pro you can easily maintain very large web sites. There’s no limit to the number of files you can open simultaneously. Arrange HTML and CSS files of different web sites into separate projects to open a site’s files at once and edit them together. Open all files in a folder (and its subfolders) into a project. Many of EditPad Pro’s editing commands can work on all files in a given project at once. Quickly switch between files and projects by clicking on their tabs. Move back and forth with the handy “previous editing position” and “previously edited file” commands. Manage long lists of HTML and CSS files and large web sites with the handy file manager sidebar which can rename, move, copy and delete files.
EditPad Pro’s Clip Collection makes it easy to keep a list of CSS snippets at your fingertips, ready to be inserted into any CSS files. Such a snippet can be a single CSS property, a list of CSS properties, half a CSS file, or anything you want. Clips can consist of “before” and “after” parts to be inserted around a selection, which is very convenient for inserting an opening and closing HTML tag pair.
You can make sure you’re writing with proper spelling by using EditPad Pro’s spell checker. Word lists are available in many languages. You can tell EditPad Pro to point out misspelled words in the current file, current project, all open files, or just the selected text. Turn on Live Spelling to make EditPad Pro highlight misspelled words as you type. The spell checker works together with the syntax coloring to automatically skip HTML tags and other text that’s not written in a human language (i.e. HTML vs. English).
EditPad Pro sports one of the most extensive search-and-replace features of any text editor. Quickly find the part of the file you want to edit. Highlight matches, fold lines, and skip over matches and files. Instantly make many replacements throughout a (rectangular) selection, file, project, or all files in all projects. Use regular expressions and adaptive case options for powerful and dynamic search terms and replacements. Clever use of EditPad Pro’s search-and-replace can automate much tedious editing.
Record and play back keystroke macros to reduce repetitive tasks to a single key combination. Record a search as part of a macro to instantly edit all search matches in any particular way. Save any number of macros to build your own library of high-octane text editing wizards. Any menu item or keystroke can be recorded. You could record a macro that runs all browsers you’ve added to the Tools menu to create a super-preview macro.
You Need EditPad Pro To Edit CSS Files
|Editing a CSS file with EditPad Pro. The File Navigator is docked to the right. Notice how h1.two appears twice in the file navigation tree, once as the element under its class, and once as the class under its element. This way you can instantly see which elements use which classes, and which classes used by which elements.|
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— Simon Wadsworth
2 April 2008, United Kingdom
|Editing an HTML file with EditPad Pro. The FTP panel is docked to the left.|
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