Speed Up HTML Production with Zen Coding

For those of you who find yourselves griding out repetative HTML from time to time, the ZenCoding plugin may be the answer to your problems.

Josh Earl has a great rundown on his site: in short, the ZenCoding plugin adds its own inline syntax, making it possible to write a single, simple line of text and have the plugin generate complicated, repetitive HTML elements for you.

Many text editors have either official plugins or versions developed by third-parties; if you find yourself in the HTML grind from time to time, it’s worth doing a quick search to see if your editor is supported, and if ZenCoding can save you some time.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go generate nested tables in Coda for the rest of the morning…

Via Nate de Jager.

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