CSSEdit
CSSEdit 2.6.1
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Edit CSS style sheets with ease.   Shareware ($39.95)
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CSSEdit makes editing stylesheets easy and intuitive. With features like live inline previewing of styles and a unique grouping system, it offers a lot of punch in a low-cost package. Other features include CSS grabbing from other sites, favorites for often-used styles and font sets, etc.
What's New
Version 2.6.1:
  • enables Typekit support in previews.
  • improves external editing and fixes some small interface glitches.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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CSSEdit User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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burypromote

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Edified commented on 22 Mar 2013
Download link no longer works. Can we get a mirror of this on MacUpdate?
[Version 2.6.1]


burypromote

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Marcossi commented on 14 Sep 2012
I am a CSSEdit user. But it looks like t's time to find a alternative. Any suggestion to a similar app would be appreciated.
[Version 2.6.1]

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burypromote

+1199
Misha replied on 30 Nov 2012
CSSEdit was rolled into Espresso.
burypromote

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Strider72 replied on 11 Mar 2014
Yes, Misha, it was rolled into Espresso. And not everybody likes the "one program to rule them all" approach to programming.

It really would be nice to see CSSEdit 3. I still use CSSEdit 2, but it's showing its age (though I was able to hack it to recognize some CSS3....)
burypromote
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Tudor Vedeanu reviewed on 21 May 2012
I am glad I was able to download CSSEdit from Macupdate. I couldn't find it on MacRabbit.com. Too bad it was discontinued. It was a great application (and still is).
[Version 2.6.1]

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burypromote

+1199
Misha replied on 30 Nov 2012
CSSEdit was rolled into Espresso.
burypromote
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Sk8ir commented on 19 May 2012
Just to add my voice to the people mourning the death of this application. CSSEdit was a major part of my daily workflow for years. I own Coda too, and love it, but sometimes you just want a clean, effective CSS editor, and that's what this is.

After a couple of years away from the web design business I was very sad to find that CSSEdit has been killed off. I have no need for Espresso (Coda does me fine, thanks).

After this length of time I guess the developers are unlikely to reverse their decision, but if you miss CSSEdit, as I do, I'd encourage you to email them and politely ask them to consider resuming development.

I realise that small businesses only have finite resources available, but if there's enough demand then I'm sure they can justify the time and effort to keep it up to date. In the meantime I'll be crossing my fingers the old version keeps working as long as possible...
[Version 2.6.1]


burypromote
+2

+45

Gummibearlab reviewed on 12 Apr 2012
even if this genius developer has stopped the updates, I've found a way to have it running fullscreen on lion with css window floating on top. Just use afloat and menuanddockless and you are ready to go.
[Version 2.6.1]


burypromote
+4

+33

Macgruder reviewed on 08 Mar 2012
One of the best apps ever written for the Mac.

Why oh why did they integrate it into Espresso and remove the standalone?

Espresso is $79. I would pay $100 to get CSSEdit alone. It was that good.

Of course I can use CSSEdit within Espresso but it doesn't have that instant responsiveness that CSSEdit had, and it crashes.
[Version 2.6.1]

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burypromote
+3

+45
Gummibearlab replied on 12 Apr 2012
I can't agree you more.
burypromote
+2

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Rob replied on 05 May 2012
Agreed. Still, at least CSSEdit still works under Lion.
burypromote
+5

+41

Strider72 reviewed on 28 Feb 2012
It was a sad day when I read that CSSEdit was no more. This is such an irreplaceable app (really guys -- don't you realize you have a LOCK on this market??!??)

In one of the most ill-considered development decisions since Netscape turned "Navigator" into "Communicator", they've crammed it into Espresso, so they can compete with a dozen other does-everything-our-way "web coding environments".

Come on guys. I use the text editor I like, the graphics editor I like, the FTP app I like, and up until now, CSSEdit had a valued place in that workflow.

You have a loyal customer base here (just read the other reviews), but you won't sell us the product? Where's the sense in that? Please bring CSSEdit back!
[Version 2.6.1]


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+3

+48

Amberv reviewed on 26 Oct 2011
What a major bummer. Sad to see one of the big web development stars on the Mac come to such abandon. Like many others, I tried Espresso, and didn't care for it. I don't need a site management program or anything like that. I've been handling huge web sites with nothing but an FTP program and a text editor for a decade. CSSEdit fit lovely into that role, and while it wasn't the best tool for making sure everything looked good in Windows (but really, what is on the Mac) and it hadn't been updated in ages, it's still been used by me to write thousands of lines of CSS over the years. Bah. Three stars for the memories. I'd stay using one operating system for years if I could; but I can't.
[Version 2.6.1]


burypromote
+6

+128

Morannon reviewed on 29 Sep 2011
Today, it's a sad day: While Espresso 2.0 is born, CSSEdit died. CSSEdit still is my favorite tool to develop new web designs although it lacks CSS3 support. Its ease of use makes CSSEdit a fast and clear application that offers unequaled opportunities. Use it in combination with your favorite text/HTML editor and you won't ever need one of those WYSIWYG code creators to make nice-looking websites. CSSEdit is a good reason to stay with Snow Leopard. I still can't believe that this great little application is not updated anymore. Really a huge loss!
[Version 2.6.1]


burypromote
+6

+50
Twisted commented on 25 Sep 2011
I was so happy in my workflow to have a dedicated editor for the CSS. MacRabbit ruined everything. I'm an advanced Javascript developer on Eclipse (sic) and I still use CSSEdit a lot. Who cares about Espresso? I was just looking for an updated version of this program, with improved and updated panels and better @group and clever CSS support. The line numbering is also broken in Lion. No more MacRabbit to me, sorry, I used to like this company.
[Version 2.6.1]


burypromote
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+45
Gummibearlab had trouble on 22 Jul 2011
Tip to all Lion or Safari 5.1 users. CSSedit will not work with the current safari framework, so use a previous framework from the night build: http://macrabbit.com/blog/tip-cssedit-webkit-nightly/ (the last post will work). Download a previous 4.x build, put it into Applications and then type on terminal this: "DYLD_FRAMEWORK_PATH="/Applications/WebKit.app/Contents/Frameworks/10.6/" WEBKIT_UNSET_DYLD_FRAMEWORK_PATH="YES" open -a CSSEdit". Then, ask macrabbit to discontinue that expresso shit and put all his efforts into the best css editor out there.
[Version 2.6.1]


burypromote

+24
Phaleron had trouble on 06 Aug 2010
On this last version, switching the editor (visual, source, both) consistently crashes CSSEdit, except when nothing is open.
[Version 2.6.1]



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PHdJ rated on 29 Jan 2014

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Jamie-Peloquin rated on 21 Aug 2012

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Multimago rated on 30 Nov 2011

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Hueygeek rated on 23 Apr 2011

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Pmdf rated on 23 Mar 2011

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samzellat rated on 05 Jan 2011

[Version 2.6.1]


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Type:Development : HTML
License:Shareware
Date:17 May 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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CSSEdit makes editing stylesheets easy and intuitive. With features like live inline previewing of styles and a unique grouping system, it offers a lot of punch in a low-cost package. Other features include CSS grabbing from other sites, favorites for often-used styles and font sets, etc.


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