Espresso
Espresso 2.1.5
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Espresso is the ultimate pick-me-up for Web professionals in search of a better development environment. Streamline your workflow with powerful Web design and development tools, perfectly suited for projects of any scale.

Smooth and simple navigation. Espresso's unique Navigator outlines the hierarchical structure of your documents and even offers drag-and-drop reorganization options. No matter how complex your code is, Espresso lets you manage it with ease.

Tame your code. Espresso is packed with programmer-centric
What's New
Version 2.1.5:
  • Improved stability and bug fixes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7.4 or later



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Macluddite reviewed on 05 Mar 2014
I have downloaded and tried to use espresso as a replacement for CSSEdit every couple months since it first started shipping. I tried again tonight.

The idea that this includes CSSEdit 3 is just not realistic. The CSS editor interface is worse, the selection of (for lack of a better description) GUI tools certainly isn't expanded to any degree. Where are the CSS3 properties? Clicking on styles in the inspector only occasionally takes you to the corresponding code in the CSS file now.

I really want this software to work. I used CSSEdit religiously as part of my workflow for a long time, but it's getting very long in the tooth. It seems to me that the CSS editor is the one part of espresso that should really be polished. CSSEdit was brilliant, people loved using it, and as a tool it worked exceptionally well.

I am crestfallen by the thought that the CSS editor in espresso may never be an adequate replacement. I've liked macrabbit's style and the previous software they have produced. As much as it pains me, at this point I'm willing to move on. Here's hoping they pull a rabbit out of a hat, or someone else makes a usable CSSEditor soon.
[Version 2.1.5]


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Mikael B reviewed on 25 Feb 2014
Espresso is certainly not bad and you can do some serious html/css/javascript stuff in it. I do lack a better overview of ftp connections though. While Espresso did upload properly it won't make a listing for me to verify I can see everything nor do I see a log anywhere.

Also, there doesn't seem to be an obvious way to add language constructs, like HTML5 data attributes or template languages. SASS? Compass? I suppose I can get Codekit for that, but I'm not certain Espresso will fit well into my workflows.

If you need something that works for pure HTML/CSS-oriented sites Espresso is probably very nice.

I'm saving the money for Macaws, however, even if it's something else it's the results that counts.
[Version 2.1.5]


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Msl commented on 04 Dec 2013
I have no idea how to properly use this software as there is no manual, and the online help is virtually nonexistent. I've got better things to do with my time than to try and guess how this editor is supposed to work.
[Version 2.1.5]


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Marcossi commented on 24 Nov 2013
I second everybody prefers CSSEdit here. The first one that can make a new clean CSS editor that fully supports CSS 3, and all browsers will have my money on the spot!
[Version 2.1.4]


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Tim27 commented on 15 Aug 2013
Another .X update. Macrabbit, what we could use is the next version. 2.x has been out for a long time now. We need the functionality of CSSEdit. Many of your customers have asked for it, but you still have not provided it.
[Version 2.1.2]


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myersd reviewed on 17 Jul 2013
Long time Espresso user. I really like the workflow area for open files. It stays at the top no matter how long the file list below is unlike another editor. I also really like the Sync feature where you can tell it to ignore or always ignore (which it of course remembers). Of course it has live sync as well. The Search project files works great as well. I also like being able to sync to many servers as needed (ie. testing, dev, QA, production in our workflow).
Editing works as expected. The only thing I don't like is the slow search over my large projects. Once my projects get more then a few hundred files the search starts to really drag. The new FTP/sFTP is smokin fast! -- I wish they would speed up the search! -- oh and I like being able to write plugin for it in any shell language (I use PHP for example)
[Version 2.1.1]


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Phaleron commented on 15 Jul 2013
Here's my little rant:

I hate it when System support is dropped mid-version. I only recently bought Espresso 2.0.5, but now I cannot benefit from any bugfixes because my system version is no longer supported.

Dear developer, don't be unethical. Please, maintain support for the system you begin a version with, or else tell us upfront you'll be dropping support so we don't invest in a dud.
[Version 2.1]

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sjk replied on 15 Jul 2013
Without knowing MacRabbit's reasons for dropping older OS support in 2.1 now, it would have been more considerate and acceptable if they'd preannounced it would happen after the public 10.9 release and postponed it until then. And yhy they'd do it any time without bumping the major version# and/or a preannouncement is a questionable decision.
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Xiiro commented on 15 Jul 2013
I'm another CSSEdit user who believes it's still far superior to Espresso's CSS editor. As such I started a petition to persuade MacRabbit to either restart development of CSSEdit (which they say they have no intention of doing) or to release the source code as open-source.

While it may not change anything it can't hurt to voice your opinion so please consider signing the petition http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/cssedit.
[Version 2.1]

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Tekl replied on 15 Jul 2013
What are you missing in Espresso?
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Vitu replied on 15 Jul 2013
I know you weren't asking me (so pardon my intrusion) but I miss 10.6 compatibility.
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Xiiro replied on 15 Jul 2013
Basically I miss the entire UI, it felt more intuitive for CSS dev.

But the beauty of CSSEdit is that it was designed for only one purpose and that's what made it better than everything else. The features that were dropped in the Espresso version were in part what made CSSEdit a standout. It's not that I think the CSS editor in Espresso is bad, far from it, it's just that CSSEdit is such an outstanding example of purpose-built software that as soon as you start stripping-out features to fit it into a larger application you lose the magic that made it great in the first place.
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Tekl replied on 15 Jul 2013
It would be very interesting if you can be more concrete. What’s better in the CSSEdit-UI and what features are dropped in Espresso? I think Espresso is still very CSS centered.
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Echoz replied on 15 Jul 2013
In my list of still un-implemented feature requests, all but the first are working CSSEdit features.

1) Ability to move *down* as well as *up* the DOM hierarchy in the hierarchy bar (and a key command for this would be well used). All other tools of this functionality work this way.

2) Bring back Format / Re-Indent that we had in CSSEdit2. This was essential making a minified stylesheet readable. Yes, I keep CSSEdit for this feature, but it's a huge bother to switch apps to use it.

3) A javascript bookmarklet to preview the browser page in Espresso's web preview like we have in CSSEdit2. It's essential for easily getting urls into the preview. CSSEdit's bookmarklet was this: javascript:document.location.href='cssedit:preview?'+location.href;

4) Allow the preview's inspector to remember it's window position.

5) Keep Preview Inspector active after clicking.
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Cowicide replied on 17 Jul 2013
Agreed, losing 10.6.8 compatibility killed it for me.
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Phaleron commented on 09 Feb 2013
The developer's website states:

"Edit any website's CSS and see it update in real-time. No need to save, publish or reload."

Does anyone know where and how this feature can be invoked?
[Version 2.0.5]

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Marcossi replied on 15 Mar 2013
I am also looking for this.
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Tekl replied on 15 Jul 2013
You (or Espresso) just add a comment to the CSS file which URL it should override. There's a trail version out there.
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Steelie replied on 09 Oct 2013
Go to “Preview” > “New Web Preview” or press Command+Option+P which will open a new preview window.

Enter the URL of the site you want to tweak in the address bar.

Click on the “Style Sheets” button/icon to the right of the address bar. Click on the stylesheet you wish to tweak from the drop-down menu.

Edit CSS with real-time updates.
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Tim27 commented on 03 Dec 2012
MacRabbit, you have just released 2.0.5. It would do your customers a great service to update your blog and let us at least know you are working on Espresso 3 and some of the features (new or requested) it may introduce.
I like this app, but like others have said, it is nowhere near as good as CSSEdit was and is starting to lag behind other editors in functionality. While Slicy is cool, I don't want to see Espresso abandoned in favor of little apps like that.
[Version 2.0.5]

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Uncoy replied on 10 Dec 2012
Thanks for letting me know the current version is still less good than CSSedit (still in use here).
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DarrenRath rated on 15 Jan 2014

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Date:04 Dec 2013
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Espresso is the ultimate pick-me-up for Web professionals in search of a better development environment. Streamline your workflow with powerful Web design and development tools, perfectly suited for projects of any scale.

Smooth and simple navigation. Espresso's unique Navigator outlines the hierarchical structure of your documents and even offers drag-and-drop reorganization options. No matter how complex your code is, Espresso lets you manage it with ease.

Tame your code. Espresso is packed with programmer-centric features, from syntax highlighting to code folding, auto-completion, and more. Whatever language you are writing, Espresso has the intuition and adaptability to help you every step of the way.

Master web design. By incorporating the award-winning CSSEdit, Espresso excels at helping you tweak the stylistic details of your site. Perfect your design with beginner-friendly CSS controls, or take advantage of live previewing options to test-drive new visual elements before adding them to your site.

Smart snippets, faster coding. Every programmer relies on frequently used bits of code. Espresso's Snippets tool gives you plenty of reusability options, including selection placeholders, mirror transformations, and tab triggers.


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