Wondering what the status at the moment is on true live editing of code. What I mean with this is the following:
With the current rise of apps and extensions such as: mixture ,codekit, hammer, livereload, tincr etc, There is still a gap that’s left between editing with these tools and editing within for example the chrome devtools.
When editing html or css within devtools, there is a true live editing experience. With this I mean there is not even the slightest hint of reloading of content going on.
Currently this is only possible within devtools, at least as far as I know. What about live editing pre processed css and html. etc What is currently in development and what can we expect?
Personally I’m against live updating. I want to see the page refresh, so the eye will immediately catch elements that move or go “out of place” after a certain change in code. I think live updating increases the risk of errors
@mottie yes of course, but this isn’t live editing. The iframe with the result will refresh. Not that it isn’t freaking awesome! Curious what the new enhancements will be!
@Paulie_D Yep true, didn’t mention this. However brackets only supports live editing for css. No html and no preprocessors
@JoniGiuro Interesting point, however having the option to develop in both ways would be optimal for me. Instantaneous updating/editing gets rid of the time needed while waiting for refresh (even if its nearly as fast).
The optimal solution right now would be a mix between brackets/sublime text/devtools with option to refresh or instanteneous editing with support for preprocessing.