You must know Zen Coding if you are Front End Web developer. Zen coding allows for fast coding and editing in HTML, XML, XSL, and other structured code formats. It uses CSS selectors like syntax and generate full code(write less do more). It expands abbreviations into complete HTML structures. Zen coding plugin is available for almost all top text editors(Notepad++, visual studio, Dreamweaver , TextMate, Sublime Text, Coda, Vim ..etc). In live demo, First write abbreviations and press Ctrl+, to expand abbreviations.
If you are developing a web service client, you access web services, pass parameters and test the response to know the behavior of service. It can be easily accomplished using Poster Firefox add-on. You can create your own HTTP request with custom parameters, perform the action (GET,POST, PUT, DELETE..etc) and inspect the result. It saves bunch of time to create web-service based application.
Let’s see sample to use Poster.
After a long time, I am writing this post. I have been getting many feedback for the tools. To make it more simple, I decided to create an editor for the tools. I have implemented and gave the name ‘BrijPad’. It has functionality of the tools in new way in MS-office style with some new features. Here are the quick view of BrijPad.
Notepad++ is an open-source text editor for Windows. I have to work on different technologies, It’s not possible to install all editors (like Dreamweaver, Visual studio 2010, …etc) on my old machine. So I use Notepad++ as my default text-editor. It’s simple and fast. Here are some tips for web developer and designer to use it effectively.
In my previous post, i have explained my favorite free online tools for web designer and developer. In this Post, I am going to explain about my favorite Firefox add-ons for rapid web designing and development. Firefox Add-on is more quicker than online tools because it is attached with the browser. See following list of Firefox add-ons I use: