Brackets 32 is online and ready for download. This release is largely an architectural one, but we still managed to sneak in a few improvements. Everyone should notice an enhanced user experience for Live Development and Quick Edit. Extension developers will be happy to find we upgraded Brackets to Node 0.10.
You’ve probably run into this annoyance a couple times: You are busy editing a CSS file and click on (or press Ctrl/Cmd + Alt + P) to launch Live Development and you get a big old error saying “Open an HTML file in order to launch live preview”. Brackets needs to know which HTML file you want to preview and up until now it has never attempted to guess. Starting in Brackets 32, Brackets will assume you meant to open the index.html file in the root of your project. It’s a pretty unsophisticated guess, but it should cut down on the number of times you see that error.
We made a slight tweak to the Quick Edit interface to make file names easier to distinguish from CSS rules. Iterative design ftw!
As always, you can get all the details in the Release Notes.
We’ve got a lot in store for Bracket 33 as we refine and enhance common workflows. We hope to add the ability to create new CSS selectors from the Quick Edit interface and allow you to preview images from within your editor. Stay tuned.