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Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,109 Points

Just gotta say it

I've hard coded in Dreamweaver for awhile know because that's just what I've had available to me. However, I couldn't ignore Sublime text, so I gave it a shot yesterday, and wow, already I'm really liking how I can access and organize my screens for faster coding over dreamweaver.

I haven't even got to adding plugins yet. Anybody have some must have plugins for Sublime text. I downloaded both versions 2 and 3

I was the same it's amazing, things you should get:

emmet - shorthand coding

nav>ul>li*4>a

will output

<nav>
    <ul>
        <li><a href=""></a></li>
        <li><a href=""></a></li>
        <li><a href=""></a></li>
        <li><a href=""></a></li>
    </ul>
</nav>

git plug in is great, linter and auto prefixer are handy too.

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,109 Points

I'll look into those. I remember reading about emmet on CSS Tricks. I'm glad you mentioned that. Super handy to have. I'll have to install that. I'll check out the others. Been using Compass to auto prefix for me, which has been super nice.

Never used compass but do use sass mixins and don't think since i saw sass i have ever been into a css file. Yeah emmet is great even has a lorem option too super handy.

4 Answers

Chris Dziewa
Chris Dziewa
17,781 Points

I don't have any plugins yet either, but I agree Sublime Text is awesome!

Chris Dziewa
Chris Dziewa
17,781 Points

Actually check these plugins out. Side bar enhancements looks great. Also, I'm pretty interested in this free Sublime Text Net.tuts course!

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,109 Points

Thanks boss! Good links

Patrick Cooney
Patrick Cooney
12,216 Points

Check out the FTP/SFTP plugin by the guy who wrote package control. It allows you to edit files directly on the server which is nice. The only thing that stinks is you can't load or display a whole folder in the project panel.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

I use notepad++ personally, I'm guessing sublime has similar plugins

  • syntax highlighting
  • spell check
  • compare 2 files side-by-side
  • Light File Explorer
  • JSLint
  • JSFormat/JSON Format
  • FTP/SFTP plugin

Other helpful things:

-HTML/CSS validation

  • CSS code formatting
  • Sass compilng
  • JavaScript Minification

Yeah all of those thats one I forgot sass compiling although have to press ctrl b each time so it's a drag