Xyle scope
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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.
What's New
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
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Xyle scope User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Cerebrl reviewed on 26 Dec 2008
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!
[Version 1.2.3]


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mistersquid commented on 18 Nov 2008
Stick in a fork in it. With CSSEdit around, Xle scope is done.
[Version 1.2.3]

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Strider72 replied on 28 Feb 2012
CSSEdit is discontinued. Rolled into the all-in-one Espresso. (*sigh* Why....?)
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Zo219 reviewed on 18 May 2007
Brilliant. Nothing like it. An amazing app, which must be tried to be believed.
[Version 1.1.8]


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JDub800 commented on 19 Mar 2007
Brilliant app! Shame it hasn't been updated in a while tho - Hope it hasn't been left to gather dust..?
[Version 1.1.8]


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blahblahblah reviewed on 04 Jul 2006
No web developer should leave home without it. If this isn't worth like 15 minutes of your salary then nothing is!!!
[Version 1.1.8]


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Ric Liu commented on 01 Apr 2006
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! :)
[Version 1.1.7]


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Ric Liu commented on 15 Mar 2006
Not working under Tiger OS 10.4.5.

Was working fine before, but it broke after I installed the latest security update from Apple.
[Version 1.1.6]

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ccjuergen commented on 01 Apr 2006
Ric Liu, version 1.1.7 fixes the problems you encountered after installing Apple's Security Update.
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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Sep 2005
This program rocks! It's definitely work 15 bucks.
[Version 1.1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Sep 2005
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.
[Version 1.1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Sep 2005
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.
[Version 1.1]


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Downloads:19,336
Version Downloads:3,611
Type:Development : HTML
License:Free
Date:27 Feb 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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


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