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Rapid CSS v2016 14.1

Quickly create and edit even the most complex cascading style sheets

by Mike Williams

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, German, Russian
Software Cost: €25.95 (Windows)
Date Updated: 10 June 2016
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Downloads To Date: 2813
Developer: Blumentals Software
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Rapid CSS
A powerful cascading style sheet editor

Rapid CSS 2014 is a powerful cascading style sheets editor that's packed with time-saving features.

The program gets you off to a speedy start with bundled templates helping create many CSS documents from scratch. There are also several HTML templates ("FAQ Page", "Feedback Form" and so on), various samples aimed at helping CSS beginners, and the option to add your own templates for WML, PHP, ASP and other documents.

If the templates don't provide what you need then there's always the Style Sheet Wizard. Choose your font, font size, various colours and other options, while a built-in preview window shows the results. Then click OK and Rapid CSS 2014 will generate the appropriate code for you.

You'll have to at least start more complex projects yourself, but still, there's plenty of assistance on offer here. Auto Complete pops up syntax reminders as you type, for example, helping you remember and write style property names. The CSS Inspector will add, remove and modify style properties for you. And the Code Library comes filled with frequently required code snippets, so you can quickly reuse them as necessary (and of course you can also add snippets of your own).

When the job seems to be done, the CSS Formatter and Beautifier can automatically reformat your code to make it easier to read. The CSS Checker and Validator will confirm that everything is correct (or tell you why it isn't), and you can then save files directly to an FTP, FTPS or SFTP server.

Sounds good? And it is, but there's plenty more you'll notice along the way. Like syntax highlighting for multiple document types (HTML, CSS, LESS, SASS, JavaScript, PHP, XML, ASP, Perl and more). An HTML Colour Picker, CSS Selector and Browser, built-in real-time code previewing, a CSS code compressor, multiple item clipboard, excellent CSS reference, and the list goes on.

Please note, the trial version can only be launched 30 times, so be sure to make the most of each run.

What's new in 2016 (see "what's new" for more)?

- Heavily improved user interface. New, modern tab and docking system.
- Go To Anything. Jump to any file or place in your project or currently open file with a few keystrokes.
- Improved text editor
- Improved preview
- Improved Project management
- Improved FTP/SFTP/FTPS
- Improved HTML and CSS support
- Better JavaScript support
- Improved Language Browser
- Plugin improvements
- Lots of misc minor adjustments and fixes​

Verdict:

Versatile, easy to use editor that could save you considerable web development time

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