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July 30, 2014 at 2:41 pm #177013
Well I worked on this site over the weekend and had pretty much everything figured out and laid out just the way I wanted. I went to work on it today and all the sizes and spacing of EVERYTHING was messed up and definitely not how I saved it. For example, The menu is no longer centered or the same color and all the font sizes are WAY larger than before. Is anybody else encountering this issue?
Here is a link to my site how it currently sits:
Thanks for the help!!July 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm #177019
I gotta ask this: Do you use Codepen as your primary dev platform?July 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm #177045__Participant
Here is a link to my site how it currently sits
Doesn’t help much, not knowing how it is supposed to look. To answer your question, no, I have never had problems like you describe on codepen. Are you sure you saved your work?
I’ve got to second NIX’s concern. Do you save your work anywhere else? Codepen is hardly intended to be a development platform. Even if it was… backups, man! Version control!August 4, 2014 at 11:17 am #177551
Yes I do use it as my primary platform.. is that bad? Im still learning what Im doing. Well I save it every few minutes so It should revert even if I didnt save it the last time.. For example, the menu is supposed to be MUCH skinnier, centered, and a teal color and it is supposed to be fixed at the top of the screen when scrolling… Any ideas?August 4, 2014 at 11:32 am #177553
I FEEL LIKE THE MAN RIGHT NOW! Somehow I accidentally deleted a closing quotation on one of my links and it screwed up EVERYTHINGAugust 4, 2014 at 11:58 am #177561__Participant
Yes I do use it as my primary platform.. is that bad? Im still learning what Im doing. Well I save it every few minutes so It should revert even if I didnt save it the last time
Using it as a design tool, for experimenting, working out how you want something to look or function …sure, good.
Using it as version control, or even just for storage …way bad. It’s not a tool for saving your work; it’s certainly not version control.
- Save your work (at least) locally.
- Version control (e.g., git) is highly recommended, even for simple, one-person projects. Even if you never need to revert (or even learn how to), it becomes possible, and that could single-handedly save the day.
I FEEL LIKE THE MAN RIGHT NOW! Somehow I accidentally deleted a closing quotation on one of my links and it screwed up EVERYTHING
Glad you solved it.
Another good reason to work locally: any good code editor will help you find simple syntax errors like that. There are many out there to choose from. Stay away from “website creation” software (e.g., dreamweaver, frontpage, etc.). I use komodo, which is open-source, cross-platform (linux/ mac/ win), and the “Edit” version is free.August 4, 2014 at 12:02 pm #177563
Sounds good. I just saved everything locally on my computer. Thanks for the tip!August 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm #177566
Sounds good. I just saved everything locally on my computer.
Do you have a text editor that you use locally? Do you understand how to build/edit webpages locally on your machine?August 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm #177568
@NReed253 I only ask because codepen is really NOT an ideal work environment. It’s great for quick test or demos but it’s not meant to be a full-fledged dev suite.August 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm #177569
I do have a text editor… Im not really sure what you mean. I know how to edit code using the text editor if that is what you are asking?August 4, 2014 at 12:34 pm #177572
I guess what I’m really asking is: Why do you actually work on Codepen as opposed to locally on your machine? That’s what I’m getting at. What does Codepen offer you that your desktop can’t?August 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm #177573
BTW: What text editor do you use and what is your OS?August 5, 2014 at 11:46 am #177762
Well CodePen lets me see my editing live, so when I make a change in my code I can see exactly what I did right there. I just use the stock TextEdit on OS X Mavericks.August 5, 2014 at 12:05 pm #177772
Well CodePen lets me see my editing live, so when I make a change in my code I can see exactly what I did right there.
You can get this feature with any real text editor. It’s called ‘live reload’. Also, I would definitely recommend a full-fledged text editor. TextMate seems to be popular among the Mac crowd. Sublime Text 2 is popular with everybody. Vim is popular with Linux people. All of them support ‘live reload’ AFAIK.
Do you use any sort of local virtual server? For testing? Or are you just coding static HTML + CSS?August 5, 2014 at 12:28 pm #177785
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