Descriptions for CodeKit 3.5.2
Version: 3.5.2 Build 26330
Released: Mar 1st, 2018
Developer: Bryan D K Jones
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.11 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: http://incident57.com/
Developing websites and compiling built-in scripts, testing them across web browsers, and identifying possible problems can prove to be time consuming and fairly challenging.
CodeKit is a Mac app designed to help you optimize your project, compile various types of code, check the used syntax, and much more.
Optimize your website through a stylish user interface
The first step towards taking advantage of all CodeKit has to offer is to import your website: the app will create a list with all the components, and you can easily sort them by type (images, pages, scripts, stylesheets, and more).
When you select a file, CodeKit automatically enables the inspector panel where you can view details about the file’s relation with other components, check the syntax, compile the file, and more.
Furthermore, via the Settings panel, you can customize general details about the current projects, such as the icon, the name, the generic page extension, and more. The same area allows you to change coding languages options, syntax checker rules, to manage various frameworks, and so on.
Designed to auto-refresh the browser content
CodeKit comes with a built-in web server that is automatically launched every time you open the application. As a result, you can review the effects of your adjustments by pressing the “Preview” button placed in the top right corner.
The best part is that CodeKit automatically detects any change made in any of the files included in the currently imported project, and reloads the data. This way, you will be able to analyze the effects of your modifications in real time. Note that CodeKit requires an index.html file to be able to output the website.
Streamlined solution for testing and optimizing websites
CodeKit is a powerful tool that can prove to be extremely useful for any web developer that is looking to a way to test its projects while working on them and making adjustments: the built-in web server, combined with the CodeKit refresh capabilities, allows you to preview webpages in real time, in any browser you want.
What’s new in CodeKit 3.5.2
March 1st, 2018
NEW: Sortable, Searchable Log:
- You can now filter the log to show only errors and warnings.
- Log results are now searchable by path, project name, or text in the result message itself.
- The log automatically switches back to “All Results” when a new build starts so you don’t miss anything.
Zurb Foundation Update:
- New Foundation projects now use npm instead of Bower to install components.
- Legacy Bower-based projects continue to work just fine.
- The new process is way faster and cleaner.
- I guess they named Gulp after what it does to your disk space. Should have called it Sip.
- An issue where some SVGO options failed to work correctly.