[TxMt] Web preview is a cool idea but useless?
allan at macromates.com
Tue Feb 22 11:16:00 UTC 2005
On Feb 22, 2005, at 6:25, Bruno Bronosky wrote:
> I think that might have been a little harsh.
I'm glad that you do not think my time was completely wasted then! :)
> What I mean is this: The web preview works awesome for real time
> viewing of html code. I am amazed. Really. But, I don't know anyone
> who write HTML anymore.
I use the preview myself a lot -- I often write small pieces of HTML
(e.g. when posting online) where I mainly just want to ensure that my
formatting is correct, and for that I use the preview. Though I rarely
use the “live” feature of it.
It also happens at times that I have a HTML snippet that I just want to
view w/o having to create, save, and load a file in my browser.
> Sometimes to make a Smarty Template, I'll write HTML and then retrofit
> it, but usually not. The web preview needs to be able to read from a
> valid URI, like http://127.0.0.1/projects/clientX/index.php
Yes, this is on the to-do. But I think that people who need this, would
probably still prefer a real browser even with this feature. But I am
aware that the web-preview has fallen a little behind with regard to
the requests I have received for it.
> I would at least like to find a solution to get Safari and/or Firefox
> to refresh on save. But I think the built in tool using webkit would
> be coolest. Has anyone figured this out?
You may want to use Stakeout  for that. It can monitor a file and
e.g. perform an action when the file is saved (which would be to send
reload to Safari/Firefox).
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