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Windows equivalent of codekit

  • # October 8, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a windows equivalent of code kit?

    I’m looking for something that offers style injection, sass/compass support, and minification. JSHint and frameworks would be nice to have also. Anything on top of that would just be a bonus.

    I already tried mixture.io but couldn’t get style injection to work.

    Thanks in advance!

    # October 8, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Have you tried Prepros?

    http://css-tricks.com/prepros/

    # October 8, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Prepros is the bees knees.

    # October 9, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Thanks! I’ll give it a shot.

    # October 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Well, it’s been a week so I just wanted to go ahead and post an update. Prepros has been exactly what I needed. It hasn’t given me any issues. It is now a full time member of my workflow.

    Thanks for the recommendations!

    # October 18, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I like Compass.app much better than Prepos on Windows. Whenever I used Prepos my computer would lag out.

    # October 20, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    @chrisburton, I’m surprised. I used to be a big fan of Compass.app, but after I tried Prepros, I decided it worked just as great, if not better. Definitely no lag issues there.

    Have not actually tried the live-reload functionality, though…just the pre-processing parts.

    # October 20, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I just started using Prepros a little over a week ago. I love it. No lagging issues for me either. I do use the live-reload/css-injection feature.

    # October 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    It could have just been my computer. Glad I got rid of it and switched to a Macbook Pro.

    # October 21, 2013 at 3:53 am

    I was all rooting for you until…

    Glad I got rid of it and switched to a Macbook Pro.

    ;)

    # February 8, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I’m using Windows too and have been looking for a Windows equivalent to CodeKit. This forum has really helped me. I think I’ll give Prepos a try.

    # February 9, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Glad I got rid of it and switched to a Macbook Pro.

    Good Mac users are just linux users who haven’t found the courage to grow out their beards yet

    # February 9, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I reported the lag issue soon after the author published a post about it here in the forum. Maybe he fixed it?

    dyr
    # February 9, 2014 at 9:45 am

    As an alternative more configurable option, you can run Grunt or Gulp on Windows and either will do what Codekit does but both require a lot more configuration. Check them out, task runners are amazing! Think all the automation of Codekit and a lot more!

    # February 9, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I switched to gulp from prepros a few weeks ago and like it a lot better. It did take a little longer to get set up, but the ability to run everything from one spot is nice.

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