A spot of CSS editing

Screenshot of WeBuilder 2006
Split-screen view in the excellent WeBuilder 2006 editor.

While Jane disappeared to what she referred to as the disappointing Long Tall Sally sale I spent a couple of hours playing around with CSS menus trying to get to grips with every aspect of them: how to indent them, adjust the height, centring them, controlling the width, etc.

It also gave me some time to play around with the excellent WeBuilder 2006 editor. I’ve been using it now for a couple of months, since moving from 1st Page 2000 and I am more than delighted with it.

So, far every time I’ve said to myself “I wish it could do…” I’ve discovered that it can, including printing line numbers, add customized code snippets, customize shortcut keys, customize code syntax highlighting, and even how the cursor moves around the document (I prefer it to jump to the far left of empty lines, which it now does thanks to the “Constrain cursor to text” option”). It is brilliant.

Today I also discovered the split screen view, which updates almost as soon as you save the code file. Brilliant! What’s also quite cool is that if you type “WeBuilder 2006” (with or without quotes) into Google my blog is listed first, above the official Blumentals website!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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