...in this case, please read on:
From: Dr Alex
Dear fellow web developer,
If you are like me, you are probably using Dreamweaver, Front Page or some other visual HTML editor for your web design. They do a great job in many ways, but have you ever tried to use them to do any of the following:
“You have done an excellent job... Very nice indeed. After only 15 minutes of testing and playing with it the feel is good and pleasant.
...You have plenty of examples to play with and have the feel. Well written program. "Easier" to debug. Congratulations.
I love the tutorial. Easy and clear and the buttons work with the HTML browser.. Very clear tut.”
- Guy Norht
Undo any action made in haste or by mistake, or simply experiment - unlimited Undo and Redo are only one click away.
Save time by loading your working files automatically next time you run the program - continue exactly where you left off.
Single-click Navigation between documents using document tabs - instantly switch to the document you need.
The brace matching - see the scope of the function or expression immediately.
Have a head start by using predefined templates, or create your own templates: it is much neater and faster than trying to re-use the code with copy-and-paste.
Enjoy lightning-fast loading of big files (3,000+ lines of code)
Context-sensitive help: just hit F1 to receive help on the function, method, or property under the cursor. Without this, you would have an impossible task of memorizing hundreds of functions you can call and the parameters you can pass to them.
Bookmarks - navigate within your document easily.
- Matthew Sargent
Get help as you type
Intellisense/auto-complete eliminates the need to memorize standard functions, methods, properties and parameter lists. Apart from speeding up your work, its pick-lists also prevent typing errors. Save your time by letting the program monitor your keystrokes and offer you pick-lists with member functions, methods and properties.
To speed up your work, Intellisense/auto-complete also pick up the objects that you create. For more info on Intellisense / auto-complete, click here.
Type-in templates are reusable chunks of code which at least double your coding speed. Just type the first few letters of the template and press Ctrl+Space: this will pop a list with all the matching templates:
The template prompts you to fill-in the blanks, if any.
As your expert knowledge grows, you will quickly assemble many pieces of code that you want to reuse. You can do it easily: with just few clicks you can turn any piece of code into a template, with or without parameters.
with one click
How does it work? This is a case when an example goes a long way. Have a look at a simple AddTwo function, which adds the two numbers together and returns the result:
Finding functions is now lightning fast (a mouse-click is all it takes!) even with big files (over 4,000 lines of code), and includes more than one way to declare a function, for example:
// Insert function body here
xyz = new function()
// Insert function body here
var abc = function()
// Insert function body here
Allowing you to turn any chunk of code into a template, and
Use the template with few keystrokes whenever needed.
Result? Your coding speed increases at an astonishing pace - you insert code of any complexity with only few keystrokes, and you can reuse your design whenever needed. Example:
Type in the first few letters of the template and press Ctrl+space
If the template needs any parameters, a dialog opens up so you can fill them in
Creating new templates is equally easy. The new Manage Code Template dialog allows you to specify the parameter s, if any (list, color, edit...), and the position of the cursor after inserting. The parameters allow you to customize the code to your exact needs as it is being inserted.
Using menus is an efficient way to navigate your website and everybody understands them.
Keep your visitors happy - this menu has a tiny footprint, which means no waiting for your pages to load, and it provides you with is a solution even for the most complex navigating.
Your web pages
AJAX-powered Internet applications, and
HTML Application (HTA) development. Here is an example, generated in less than 2 minutes:
To find out more on HTA, please refer to the section Creating HTML Applications
Recommended reading: How to provide effective navigation for your website
Creating and editing your web pages is as easy as using a text processor.
Just click on the Visual Web Designer button for full WYSIWYG editing:
Visual Web Designer has extensive editing options, but using it is simply a matter of point-and-click.
Supercharge your web pages without coding – by inserting form elements, animations, videos, images, sounds and other multimedia elements with a variety of options.
Relative positioning. When the user resizes the browser window, the page reformats itself - ideal for your main pages.
Absolute positioning. All the elements on your web page appear exactly where you place them - ideal for creating popups and explanation windows with fixed size.
To give their visitors a more complete experience many of today's web sites include a lot more than text and images - add multimedia capabilities to web pages in seconds.
Access your source files instantly. Folder history and the active document folder are only one click away.
Preview images, animations, videos and sound files
Transfer them to your resource folder, and
Insert them into your Web pages with a variety of options.
The preview eliminates the guesswork, and you can insert videos and other resources exactly as you want them: with or without the controller, starting automatically, etc. For example, when inserting videos, you specify properties like:
Click to play
- Ilias Grivas
Focus your editing with
Code Folding / Unfolding
Code Folding / Unfolding (also called code collapsing) greatly adds to the organization and readability of documents you are working on. Big chunks of code that you have completed make it harder to locate the code you wish to edit and can be distracting. In this case, code folding makes your editing a lot easier.
With a single click you can collapse or expand all the folds in your document.
Example: Folded function (the '+' button unfolds it).
Example: The same function unfolded.
Example: Folded multi-line comment
Example: Unfolded multi-line comment
How? Simply highlight the code you wish to fold and select Fold selection. Give your fold a name to better organize your code. This way you can collapse a file of several thousand lines of code into few well-chosen folds:
You no longer need to waste your time to hunt errors in your code - with the built-in Syntax Check your code will be error-free in seconds.
Locate it in no time
Highlight it, and
Explain it for a speedy correction:
It is common to spend 10% of time coding new features, and 90% chasing errors!
How exactly does this unique tool work? Click here for more information.
Enjoy quick and easy eradication of logical errors
Even the best of programmers make errors!
Open a browser
Navigate to a page you wish to debug
Switch back to the debugger and list the processes you can connect to
Select the process with your page in it...
... and finally you can start debugging.
...and you can employ the familiar connect-to-the-running-process debugging should you ever need to use it.
Save time every time you debug - set your breakpoints only once. If you went for the Microsoft script debugger download you'll know that you have to connect to the running process, then set your breakpoint - and repeat the process each time you make a change in code.
Track your objects / complex variables. Are you working with text and numbers or complex objects? Track their state with the same ease.
Easily organize your breakpoints. And with the unique Show me! option you can see the exact place in code of all your breakpoints and the exact locations of stack frames as they are formed.
Here is the very brief overview of the most important debugging options:
Start Debugging with a single click. Opens the web page, connects the debugger and starts the debugging session.
Stop Debugging. Terminates the debugging session - and automatically closes down the browser window.
Breakpoint. Sets the breakpoint on and off.
Continue. Continues the execution from the break in the code.
Step Into. Steps into the function / block of code.
Step Over. Executes the current line of code and moves to the next one.
Step Out. Steps out of the current function / context.
Run to Cursor. Executes the code up to the cursor location.
Inspect Variable. Shows the value of the selected variable.
Add to Watch. Adds the selected variable to the watch window.
Watch. Displays variables and their values and updates them automatically at each break of the execution.
View Local Variables. Toggles the local variables window on and off.
View Stack Frames. See the call stack - all the variables in all the stack frames as a given point of execution.
Directs the execution to stop at the first line of script.
Set your environment exactly the way you want it
The new smart resize lets you organize, position and resize your tools with ease.
Some layouts work better than others: to see the layout we recommend, click here.
Automate code insertion with AutoScripts
You always have tasks that you perform again and again with the files you are working on. For example, this can be inserting copyright or programmer information, replacing bits of text, adjusting templates, etc.
You only need a single click to apply the same script to another document.
Do you already have Dreamweaver, Front Page or another popular HTML editor?
Tap into the power of .Net: compile JScript.Net applications (.exe) and libraries (.dll)
Automatically navigate to errors in your JScript.Net code after compiling for the speedy correction
Run PHP and Python interpreters
Add context-sensitive help for PHP, Python and other scripting and programming languages
For more information on available additional components, click here.
It is fast and efficient. Only small amount of data passes through, making it a highly suitable platform for Internet application development, and
It is transparent to the user. The data is being interpreted to change only the portion of the web page that needs to be changed, not the entire page.
As you use the code from various sources you will inevitably end up with different coding styles and standards.
This makes the source code hard to read and maintain, and at odds with what you'd like to see and with your organization's standards.
With the powerful source code formatter / beautifier you transform in seconds someone else's unintelligible code to EXACTLY the way you want it.
Today's browsers continue to support old-style HTML code, but the modern sites are increasingly coded in eXtensible HTML (XHTML).
Different coding standards, combination of manual and visual editing, differences in upper/lower case, using/not using quote marks for properties, etc make your code exceptionally hard to maintain.
The HTML code formatter / beautifier
The XHTML code formatter / beautifier
The XML code formatter / beautifier, and
The HTML to XHTML converter.
The difference is, Visual Web Designer now automatically invokes the HTML / XHTML formatter to optimize your code. Instead of the "dirty" code you end up with beautiful, well-formed, and highly efficient documents.
Do complex operations only once – record your actions and play them back whenever needed. Automate common operations within the editor with the macro recording / playing tool. It records your keystrokes, commands and mouse actions, saves them and allows you to replay them.
When you edit your web pages, you may forget to run the spell checker, and spelling errors make your site look unprofessional.
English (US) - default
English (Australia), and
However, you an download and install additional language dictionaries in no time, for German, Dutch, Swedish, French, Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Spanish, and more than 40 other languages.
Click here to see the complete list at the dictionary download page.
How? There are two easy ways to do it: click here to read the article that explains them in detail.
Do your customers ever encounter dead links on your pages? If your page has plenty of links, they can easily become outdated: some sites will disappear from the Internet altogether, and other will reorganize your pages. Unreliable links can swiftly compromise the reputation of your site.
Save your time: the program does not check the links one by one, but many of them at the same time.
As web pages, for placing them on the Internet, or
As Rich Text (.rtf) files, for use in Microsoft Word or other text processors.
After spending months or years using your favorite software, you get accustomed to shortcut keys, which can considerably speed up all the operations.
Apart from the shortcuts, the new Customize tool allows you to adapt different aspects of the program to your taste:
Background colors and skins
Editor fonts, colors and other settings
Tabbed document navigation and more...
You can use the software immediately: there is no steep learning curve to master.
You will not be dragged through multiple option screens: everything is logically grouped together.
You will never have to hunt for a command through deeply-nested menus.
Visual tools aid your design whenever possible.
A mouse click (or a keypress) goes a long way: you will not have go through multiple configuration screens to get the job done. The software does heaps for you under-the-hood.
You are not left in the dark: step-by-step approach is used whenever possible
The tutorial is great.”
- Steve Egge MD
With it you will enjoy designing dynamic, interactive web pages more than ever.
You'd expect an expensive price tag for a tool like this (and it would be worth it!).
For more details on this innovative adaptive tutor click here.
I am only showing you few of the awards here. If you wish to see the complete list, click here.
...so I offer you my unconditional guarantee:
Better than "risk-free":
I look forward to seeing your creations.
With warm regards,
Dr Alex, Director
C Point Pty Ltd