Brackets Editor is a modern, open source text editor that understands web design. With focused visual tools and preprocessor support, Brackets is a modern text editor that makes it easy to design in the browser. It’s crafted from the ground up for web designers and front-end developers.
#Why Use Brackets?
Brackets is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor. We blend visual tools into the editor so you get the right amount of help when you want it without getting in the way of your creative process. You’ll enjoy writing code in Brackets.
Some Important Features of Brackets :
1. Inline Editor
Instead of jumping between file tabs, Brackets lets you open a window into the code you care about most. Want to work on the CSS that applies to a specific ID? Put your mouse cursor on that ID, push Command / Ctrl+E and Brackets will show you all the CSS selectors with that ID in an inline window so you can work on your code side-by-side without any popups.
2. Live Preview
Get a real-time connection to your browser. Make changes to CSS and HTML and you’ll instantly see those changes on screen. Also see where your CSS selector is being applied in the browser by simply putting your cursor on it. It’s the power of a code editor with the convenience of in-browser dev tools.
3. Preprocessor Support
Work with preprocessors in a whole new way. We know how important preprocessors are to your workflow. That’s why we want to make Brackets the best code editor for preprocessors out there. With Brackets you can use Quick Edit and Live Highlight with your LESS and SCSS files which will make working with them easier than ever.
4. Popular Extensions
There are a lot of popular extensions for web designers to bring modification in their project. It’s very very easy to setup and using.
#Introduction : Brackets 1.8 is now available
We just released Brackets 1.8. Download it from here. Brackets has gained incredible momentum in the last few months. Almost 800,000 people are now using Brackets every month. Our contributors have played a major role in making sure it evolves as the leading code editor for web developers.
The current version has a big list of contributions from our community. Special thanks to Martin Zagora for updating the Node version to 6.3.1.
You can see the complete list of fixes and enhancements on the wiki.
The Brackets team at Adobe had been focussing on bringing in Brackets as the code engine within Dreamweaver during the last 9 months. The team has done an incredible job and it’s being appreciated by the Dreamweaver users. Now that the job is done, we are back with the intent to innovate on features that the Brackets community would love. I cannot wait to announce our 1.9 feature set.
#How to Hack on Brackets?
Read our detailed instructions for setting up a development environment and get hacking right away.
This page is mainly about modifying core Brackets code. If you’re adding a new feature, consider writing an extension instead.
If you’re interested in submitting a pull request, review the guidelines for contributing code. Most importantly:
- Discuss any major changes or questions beforehand in the brackets-dev newsgroup.
- Follow the Pull Request Checklist to ensure a good-quality pull request.
- Sign the Brackets Contributor License Agreement (CLA) — we can’t merge your code otherwise. You only need to do this once.
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