Tagged: css

Netbeans for HTML-CSS work?

Due to an unfortunate series of work related events I find myself writing php code.  Not only php code, but wordpress php code.  That however is the topic of a later post (as is plugins that edit core code using regex based searches)

I did the work in textmate but decided to spin up my new Netbeans 6.5 in order to test the subversion functionality.

Immediately I noticed that Netbeans picked up a tag mismatch and highlighted it nicely:

Netbeans showing off a tag mismatch
Netbeans showing off a tag mismatch

This was enough to impress me and I did a quick google to find netbeans other HTML / Front-end features.

It now has a nice CSS editor that is comparable to some of the tools I fondly remember from 5 years ago.  The preview and menu driven selectors are easy to work with.  I’d rather have a better code completion like Firebug, but this effort is great to see from a Java dev tool.

Netbeans CSS editor
Netbeans CSS editor