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We need your feedback!

The first online visual CSS editor is now in beta testing phase. It's completely FREE, so you can use it for work, learning, debugging or just having fun in customising your website's template.

Send us your thoughts or problems! Our support is now open.

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bluePen wrote: Because there

Puzzled

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Because there are routine tasks in web development wich require greater amount of time. Why would we waste our human resources, if a software could achieve these tasks in a significantly shorter period of time? User experiences prove that styling with bluepen is much more efficient.

Routine tasks Puzzled what are those then? Do you refer to CSS in general as a routine task?

Waste human resources? Puzzled Does this infer that writing styles is a waste of human resources? What else are those human resources meant to be doing , playing video games?

Much more efficient? No sorry automating aspects such as CSS never works to be more efficient CSS is a particular skill requiring hand coding human skills to be applied.

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bluePen is a stylesheet

bluePen is a stylesheet editing software wich can modify and SAVE selectors online and visual.

It's rather a GUI for stylesheets and not an automated styling application. So CSS coding skills are still required..

Routine tasks are for example setting the paddings and margins of a layer. Or setting the right width, selecting a color or positioning..
when you use bluePen, you don't need to know these exact sizes or colors. Just set these values by watching how it would look with those settings, and then click the save button and you are ready.

What made you think that it can be used to automate styling?

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bluepen wrote: Routine tasks

bluepen wrote:

Routine tasks are for example setting the paddings and margins of a layer.

What's a 'layer'?
I've been coding style sheets for quite a while and I'm pretty sure I've never stumbled upon a 'layer' element. Can you provide the W3C specs on this?

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The blue pen looks pretty

The blue pen looks pretty cool. Nice job.
Guy's he's after suggestions on how to make it better.

Deuce wrote:

What's a 'layer'?
I've been coding style sheets for quite a while and I'm pretty sure I've never stumbled upon a 'layer' element. Can you provide the W3C specs on this?

Duece I'm pretty sure you can work out what a layer is even if you don't find it in a text book.
Just in case you can't, a layer can be thought of as any positioned (either relative or absolute) element.
Further reading: http://goo.gl/TYkfh

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Tony is right, our goal is to

Tony is right, our goal is to create a powerfull CSS editor wich can be used by anyone on any website (with .css files).

So if you get stuck, write us and we'll find a solution.

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It's slick looking and maybe

It's slick looking and maybe a neat idea but I'm wondering if it's an answer to a question never asked. I've tried IDEs with mouse driven CSS things but I never use them because it's faster to just type what you want than it is to click an element, find a property, click and drag the value (or click to type in the value) and save. Keyboard beats mouse every time.

I don't know. I'm just not convinced.

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Preachin' to the choir

Verschwindende wrote:

… but I never use them because it's faster to just type what you want than it is to click an element, find a property, click and drag the value (or click to type in the value) and save. Keyboard beats mouse every time.

Amen, Brother V. The more the hands leave the keyboard, the slower you go.

That said, there are a large number of folks who have always worked in a point, drag, and drop environment and just don't realize how much it limits their speed. Retraining themselves to work efficiently will slow them down for a bit, so they just won't do it. For them, any help they can get …. For that reason, I suspect there will be many that will find this application very helpful and will have many suggestions for improvements.

cheers,

gary

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