CSS3 + TextMate + Node.js = Real-Time Web Design
Here is the example app for the video.
npm install design.io -g
You can just grab socket.io from here as well.
Next, create a file named
Watchfile at the root of your project, and start the watcher with this command:
If you want to install it locally and run the command, do this:
npm install design.io # no '-g' flag node_modules/design.io/bin/design.io
This is what a blank
watch task looks like in a Watchfile:
# ./Watchfile watch /\.(styl|less|sass|scss|css)$/ create: (path) -> @update(path) update: (path) -> delete: (path) -> client: # id, path, body create: (data) -> # this is in the browser's context! update: (data) -> delete: (data) ->
You can update the Watchfile and the changes will be affected in real time by adding this extension:
# Watchfile require('design.io').extension('watchfile')() # ... more watchers
Design.io comes with two basic extensions:
- Stylesheet watching/compressing/injecting
You can include them in your
Watchfile like this:
Connecting with a Remote Server
designer = require("design.io").connection(app || 4181) app.post '/design.io/:action', (request, response) -> designer.emit request.params.action, request.body response.send request.params.action
- Incrementing values with keyboard and swipe pad in textmate. http://old.nabble.com/Incremental-Sequences-for-Replacement-td27741019.html
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