When I read the words "browser-based CSS editor" recently on RedWriteWeb I got excited because it sounded like a way to be able edit CSS on the fly in browsers other than Firefox (yes, you Internet Explorer).
Well, WebPutty is not necessarily a Firebug replacement for me, but it's worth checking out. You have to add some code to your site in order for it to work (yes, yet another external script), but once you're set up you can edit your stylesheets via the WebPutty site and publish your changes too.
That's more than I'd like to do — I generally prefer to use Firebug to try out small ideas and fix troublesome issues. However, you can just use WebPutty to preview your changes without saving anything to your site. You can also download the updated stylesheet so that you can make your edits in your editor of choice.
WebPutty was created by FogCreek Software whose products I respect a great deal, and it is free to use so there's no reason not to take a look.
I'm not sure if I would ever use it on a large website, but I could see myself using it on a personal site or one of my smaller client sites. I'd be interested to hear what others think and if anyone has tried it out.
Posted on: July 23, 2011 | 1 Comment