Xyle scope
Xyle scope
1.2.4

4.8

Xyle scope free download for Mac

Xyle scope1.2.4

27 February 2009

Analyze complex CSS designs with ease.

Overview

Note: Xyle scope is no longer under development, and the developer provides no support for it.

Xyle scope is an elegant analysis tool for everyone interested in Web standards. It's like surfing the Web with an X-ray view. Using Xyle scope you will deepen your understanding of XHTML and CSS, find out how your peers did it, and see your own work with fresh eyes.

The synchronized views of Xyle scope let you easily focus on specific parts of the HTML or CSS sources, view the CSS Cascade and formatting box of HTML elements, and change CSS values in third party sites.

Features

  • Immediate display of the HTML and CSS sources of the page being visited.
  • Automatic formatting of source files using an unlimited number of customizable CSS style sheets
  • Hierarchical navigation in HTML documents
  • WYSIWYG selection of HTML elements via clicking in the Web page being displayed
  • Computation of the CSS cascade for each selected HTML element
  • Lists all HTML elements matching a given selector (e.g. by clicking on a selector in a CSS source file or the computed cascade)
  • Highlights the formatting box of each selected HTML element
  • Live changing of CSS values of any visited site
  • Smart groups and search function to filter large CSS files
  • DTD viewer to get details on the XHTML standard

What's new in Xyle scope

Version 1.2.4: Corrected a Leopard-only bug in version 1.2.2. Web pages that specified font sizes relative to the user agent's default font size were rendered incorrectly. The default font size of Xyle scope was inadvertently set to a smaller size than what is customary for Web browsers

Join over 500,000 subscribers.

Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.

How would you rate Xyle scope app?

15 Reviews of Xyle scope

5
Cerebrl
26 December 2008
Version: 1.2.3

Most helpful

An absolute must have, but realize that it is not a competitor of CSSedit or any other CSS writing app. This is meant for the polishing stage of web design. It helps with CSS rules, drilling down to what line of code is causing the problems and experimentation. I do a lot of redesign, so I am not worried about writing CSS from the ground up. I usually have to modify someone else's work. And since all programmers don't code in the same fashion, it can take hours of work to figure out how some people layout the styles. Xyle scope gets right down to the lines of code that I need to modify to change HTML elements, easily, effectively and efficiently. I use this app every damn day!
(8)
5
Cerebrl
26 December 2008
Version: 1.2.3
An absolute must have, but realize that it is not a competitor of CSSedit or any other CSS writing app. This is meant for the polishing stage of web design. It helps with CSS rules, drilling down to what line of code is causing the problems and experimentation. I do a lot of redesign, so I am not worried about writing CSS from the ground up. I usually have to modify someone else's work. And since all programmers don't code in the same fashion, it can take hours of work to figure out how some people layout the styles. Xyle scope gets right down to the lines of code that I need to modify to change HTML elements, easily, effectively and efficiently. I use this app every damn day!
(8)
Mistersquid
18 November 2008
Version: 1.2.3
Stick in a fork in it. With CSSEdit around, Xle scope is done.
(1)
Show comment (1)
5
anonymous-tapir-4715
19 May 2007
Version: 1.1.8
Brilliant. Nothing like it. An amazing app, which must be tried to be believed.
(0)
Jdub800
19 March 2007
Version: 1.1.8
Brilliant app! Shame it hasn't been updated in a while tho - Hope it hasn't been left to gather dust..?
(0)
5
Blahblahblah
04 July 2006
Version: 1.1.8
No web developer should leave home without it. If this isn't worth like 15 minutes of your salary then nothing is!!!
(0)
Ric-Liu
01 April 2006
Version: 1.1.7
I had just installed version 1.1.7, and it is working fine now! (Fixed the problem with the recent Apple security update!) Am a happy user again! :)
(0)
Ric-Liu
15 March 2006
Version: 1.1.6
Not working under Tiger OS 10.4.5. Was working fine before, but it broke after I installed the latest security update from Apple.
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
30 September 2005
Version: 1.1.5
This program rocks! It's definitely work 15 bucks.
(0)
5
Anonymous
29 September 2005
Version: 1.1.4
Truly phenomenal. While there have been ways to kluge together similar info, nothing has ever put it all together so quickly and easily. A very well thought-out and elegant interface, better than on many apps costing several times as much. This is the kind of development I love to see on the Mac! I registered mine already -- these folks deserve or support.
(0)
5
Anonymous
07 September 2005
Version: 1.1
This is a useful app if you have to do any work with CSS. While there are some tools in Safari and Firefox that can provide similar information, as well as some bookmarklet javascript/css hacks, this is the best implementation I've seen. I registered it after about 10 minutes of use.
(0)
5
Anonymous
15 June 2005
Version: 1.0.1
This application is just so slick. I used it on one of my own sites and it helped me visualise the structure (which I had forgotten and which would have been less clear from the xhtml and css files).
(0)
5
Anonymous
01 June 2005
Version: 1.0.1
sexy and fine app, does what it says very well and with elegance. i'd be curious if it could provide a way to add new attributes to CSS styles (or i don't know how) beyond just tweaking & altering existing. But it's incredibly well done and really awesome, showing it to other web developers at my job to show how nice it is :)
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
24 May 2005
Version: 1.0
A very well implemented idea. You can get similar functionality w/ Firefox developer plug in + "show DOM tree" from Safari debug menu, but this is far more elegant and pleasant to look at, which is a very important factor for this type of app I think. This app is well thought out and just "feels right." The reason why it doesn't get 5 stars is because of some strange rendering bug associated with the scroll bar in the 2nd from top right panel. When scrolling up/down the graphic becomes all garbled and I have to resize the panel to "reset" the display to normal. It doesn't happen all the time though so I couldn't troubleshoot it... It could be a "tiger issue" too - not sure... I'm not sure if I actually really need this app though... But I can see how it would be a grate learning tool for CSS beginners. If a CSS editor was implemented as tastefully as what's in there already, then I'd probably buy it in the blink of an eye ;)
(0)
4.75
timothy-c-bates
19 May 2005
Version: 1.0
This is a gorgeous and clever idea. Very intuitive, interactive way to explore and learn about css
(0)
4.5
Anonymous
18 May 2005
Version: 1.0
As it's a bit new, I don't know if and how I will use it but this is a really good and well done idea.
(0)
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Application is not under development & not supported.

Downloaded & Installed 20,030 times

Similar apps
Simple CSS
Simple CSS
Create CSS from scratch.
Is this app is similar to Simple CSS? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
2
Total score
0
Downvotes
Jellyfish-CSS
Jellyfish-CSS
Everything you need to create Stylesheets quick and simple.
Is this app is similar to Jellyfish-CSS? Vote to improve the quality of this list.
Vote results
0
Upvotes
1
Total score
0
Downvotes