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Adobe Releases Brackets 1.0 – Text Editor for Web Dev

Brackets is an Open Source  text editor for CSS and HTML. Get it here: http://brackets.io/

Looks like it currently supports Mac, Windows and Linux, but many users have said that it requires an internet connection to function (Adobe says they are working on this, but no ETA).


Adobe Brackets Live Preview

Brackets also supports added plugins – for instance the new Extract plugin is useful for extracting CSS code from PSD files.

The Extract for Brackets (Preview) extension lets you pull out design information from a PSD including colors, fonts, gradients, and measurement information as clean, minimal CSS via contextual code hints. You can also extract layers as images, use information from the PSD to define preprocessor variables, and easily get dimensions between objects.

Brackets is new, so only a few plugins are available, but it is worth looking at. It comes with a default light and dark themes, ability to split screens, and a live preview (works only with Chrome browser for now).

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Google Announces a New Web Browser – Chrome

Google officially announced the release of a their new web browser on Monday, 9/1.  The new browser – which Google is calling Chrome utilizes the Webkit technology, the same open source technology used by Apple’s Safari browser.

The new browser is in beta and is available for download from Google at http://ww.google.com/chrome.  Sorry Linux and OS X- Windows only right now.

First Impressions of Chrome

  • Installation was easy, and only took a few moments before I was browsing with Chrome.  Chrome is fast. The application loads much faster than either IE or Firefox.  Fast enough to make a noticeable difference.  Web pages load faster too.
  • The application shortcuts are nice.  Lets you create an icon for your Start Menu or Desktop that will launch a website without the menu, tabs, or bookmark toolbar in your way.
  • Seems to need support for Java Applets.  No plugin was found, and no link to go get the plugin is provided.
  • No support (for now) of Delicious bookmarks (or other extensions).  You can drag a “Bookmark this on Delicious” or a “My Delicious” bookmarklet which can get you to Delicious quickly, but is still not as nice as having the Firefox extension.
  • Importing of bookmarks and password data from Firefox is a nice feature.

It will be interesting to see if the developer community will begin to embrace this new browser and develop some useful gears, etc… to add functionality.  If you are a Firefox extension lover, then Chrome is probably not going to serve you well right now.  If you can live without the extensions then give Chrome try and enjoy the speed boost.

More on the Google Chrome can be found on the Features page at http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/features.html.

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Sitemeter IE7 Problem

Sitemeter – a popular web site statistics counter and tracking tool, has apparently made some changes which in effect, have rendered sites running their tracking code as dead to Internet Explorer 7 (including their own site – sitemeter.com). A nasty “operation aborted” popup appears and the site will refuse to load.

No word yet on the Sitemeter home page or blog about the issue.  For now, to fix the problem, simply replace the Javascript Sitemeter code with the HTML version.


The IE7 problems have been fixed.  Here is the blurb from the Sitemeter blog.

Dear SiteMeter Users,

We corrected a compatibility issue with our SiteMeter tracking code and IE7 and IE6 browsers that started last night.

The problem was related to some work we were doing on the backend system for our upcoming website launch.

We’ve identified and resolved two separate but related issues –

1 – IE Users viewing pages – The error occured when the SiteMeter tag was not a direct child of the body tag (e.g. if the tag was within a table or div). Recent changes we made created a failure for visitors viewing sites using Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 6.

2 – Accessing SiteMeter and Stats – Individuals trying to access or view their SiteMeter stats by clicking on their SiteMeter logo/icons were unable to gain access. This again appears to have affected only individuals using IE7 and IE6.

At this time both problems have been fixed and our services are fully operational.

For those who removed the SiteMeter code from your pages please be assured that the problem has been resolved and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have any questions please let us know by submitting a support ticket at support.sitemeter.com.

The SiteMeter Team

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