After hearing much buzz about it, I decided to take CSSEdit for a test run. I don’t know — maybe I’m just stupid or something — but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to do anything. The only thing I could actually figure out how to do was to edit the source by hand, which I can do easily enough in TextMate.

I suppose I’ll start looking through the help readings, but I think I’m going to end up sticking with TextMate and refreshing Firefox for now.

Oh, and when I complete a declaration using the auto-complete dropdown, it adds a semicolon yet I don’t know how to get around that without using the arrow keys (moving my hand way over) or mouse (even worse). Tabbing didn’t work, but I guess this is why I never got along with TextMate’s auto-complete function for braces and parentheses either.


  • I have actually grown to like CSSEdit. I don’t know why you didn’t see the big panel on the right, but it gives you a lot of options about text style, spacing, padding/margins, background.. A lot of stuff that I can’t seem to remember :P. The auto complete is a bit annoying though if you are trying to write it by yourself.

  • Well, to tell you the truth, I did see that, and I immediately switched to markup-only mode :). The sidebar for fine-tuning CSS declarations seemed clunky and hard to use, and I could get by much faster by just typing it out, rather than searching through the menus.

    That said, I can see how it would be useful for someone who isn’t familiar with CSS, so they can edit it in a GUI-like environment similar to something like Microsoft Word.