YouTube: Handy Tools for CSS Rules in NetBeans IDE 7.3

The meaty part of the "Working with CSS Style Sheets in an HTML5 Application" tutorial is where you start working with tools for CSS rules.

When you follow the instructions and call up the Edit CSS Rules dialog from the CSS Styles window, you may find that your CSS file isn't shown there. Instead, you can open that same dialog from the Navigator, as shown in the (soundless) YouTube movie below, which always correctly shows all the available CSS files, so that you can use the tools to write rules into those files:

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Hi Geertjan, thats a real killer feature.

I tired it and that's what the (web designer) world was waiting for. Just edit your CSS and instant update in Chrome. I actually wonder why this hasn't been done before.

Again this is a real killer feature for any web designer. Apparently it seems to work only with NetBeans HTML5 projects.

Is it possible to make it work with any web site (and CMS)?
For example Jommla, WordPress, ...

I imported a Jommla site in various ways but I don't get the live update via Chrome whatever I tried.

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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