Loved that app, nostalgia from around 2009. They really paid attention to making it feel like an OSX app, with the design and a little character in the icons. Great to see them back!
Aww.. I loved that app! It pretty much taught me CSS. It was great to see changes visually as you edited properties on the right hand side. But that was back in the days before the 'inspect element' tool got really smart.
Ditto! I learned CSS from school but I never really understood how it worked until Espresso. I got to quickly play around with values and got immediate feedback, plus the controls helped explain as well.
A great example of how code doesn't need to be "dumbed down" in order for it to become easier and clearer.
Unfortunately, they haven't done anything with the display options section. Selecting Flex should give you different options to choose from, rather than having to remember all the options available. Same with List styles. Hasn't changed at all. Kinda (no very) disappointed. Meanwhile apps like Pinegrow and Webflow are blowing this out of the water.
I bought Pinegrow but the UI is is really daunting like Photoshop. I've been sticking to just plain old coding. Not for everyone.
So tired of clunky dev tools. Been playing around with E3 all day ..no crashes but a few little niggling bugs. Bright future ahead.
I've used tools from Notepad++ to Brackets to Sublime Text to Atom (w/ Gulp), but it's hard to beat the value live styling adds to a workflow. Because it works with "live" sites it speeds up coding significantly when working on a web app or CMS in a way that I've never been able to replicate with other tools.
I had to stop using Espresso when SCSS became part of my environment, so I'm glad to see that's been added and am looking forward to trying it out again. Hopefully an Autoprefixer plugin will follow before long as that's also become a standard part of our team's build pipeline.
Happy to see Espresso back with a new version. My only concern is this is still relevant. A lot of designers I know seem pretty happy with Chrome's dev tools and a regular editor like Sublime or Atom.
first one is still my favorite
Hallelujah! Espresso has always been incredibly snappy, intuitive and delightful. Over the past few years, like others, I've migrated my dev workflow to Atom, dozens of plugins, and LiveReload/Scout App etc. Looking at it now, it's ridiculous how many different apps I now need to open just to get basic web design/dev work done.
I'm looking forward to moving back toward a workflow where I can house a project cleanly inside one app. Considering how much of a memory hog Atom is, I think my MacBook will thank me, too.
Finally and with the SCSS support. I will give it a try soon at my job to see if it deserved to be used in my environment :)
There's no love like the first...
I love this app! Glad to see a new version. I've tried most of the other editors out there, but keep coming back to this polished one. It makes coding a joy! Add some of the available plugins to make it even more powerful too!