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Two of your favorite tools, joined in quasi-perfect harmony

By josh / April 5, 2014

In the two years I’ve been writing about Sublime Text, one question has come up over and over: “Can I run a terminal inside of Sublime?” Sublime doesn’t support this natively, and there were no plugins available that allowed you to run terminal commands without leaving the comfort of the editor. Until last week, that […]

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If you do CSS, you *have* to install this plugin *right now*

By josh / March 26, 2014

I’m building a website for a client of mine. The site is aimed at people nearing retirement age, and I initially picked out a color scheme that used a lot of muted earth tones. But … He decided he wants a brighter color palette. His exact words were, “We old people need cheering up.” That […]

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Sublime plugins 101: How to write your own HTML5 template plugin

By guest / March 6, 2014

Why Write a Plugin? Sublime Text is a powerful, full featured editor for manipulating text files, code, web pages, and more. At first use it might be hard to imagine that it would ever be missing anything. Then one day you find yourself wishing it had that one feature from that other editor you used […]

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How to execute a command every time Sublime launches

By josh / February 20, 2014

Maybe you like to work with Sublime in full screen or distraction free mode, and the first thing you do when you open it is switch to your preferred display style. Maybe you share your settings between several computers and wish that Sublime was smart enough to change a few settings depending on your operating […]

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Formatting HTML with Sublime Text

By josh / January 18, 2014

It’s almost quitting time, and the only thing standing between you and a relaxing evening is the one task you’ve been avoiding all day: Posting photos from the employee recognition dinner on the company intranet site. A simple enough task, it would seem. But “intranet” is such a lofty term to apply to that rats […]

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Easily view files modified since your last commit (without leaving Sublime)

By josh / January 11, 2014

After your editor, your version control tool is probably the second most important tool you use in your day to day work. Anything that helps these two tools work seamlessly together can improve your productivity–and make writing code more fun. One of the sweetest version control plugins for Sublime that I’ve seen in a while […]

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How to move a file from the Sublime Text side bar

By josh / May 21, 2013

A few months ago, a reader wrote asking whether there’s an easy way to move files around in the Sublime side bar, since you can’t drag and drop them. At the time, I suggested using the Reveal command from the SideBarEnhancements plugin to open the folder in Windows Explorer or Finder, then do the reorganization […]

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Ack! Where’d My Sublime Text Shortcuts Go?

By josh / May 7, 2013

Sublime Plugin Fever. If it hasn’t hit you yet, it probably will. A blog post pops into your news feed: “The Ultimate Clojure-Erlang-Node.js-CoffeeScript Workflow in Sublime Text!” Wow, must read. The author lists off nine awesome plugins that have doubled his productivity, and 30 minutes later you’ve installed and test-driven all of them. They’re everything […]

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How to open Terminal (or PowerShell) from your Sublime project

By josh / January 29, 2013

One feature I miss when using in Sublime is solid support for working at the command line. Wouldn’t it be great if Sublime allowed you to run bash or PowerShell from its popup terminal? Unfortunately that’s not possible at the moment. The next best option I’ve found is the Sublime Terminal plugin from Will Bond, […]

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How to automatically run a build when you save a file in Sublime

By josh / January 22, 2013

Last week we talked about creating a custom Sublime Text build system that allows you to run a command line tool or script on demand. That’s convenient, but wouldn’t it be great if your build command ran automatically whenever you modified a file? Setting this up is simple. First, install the SublimeOnSaveBuild plugin from Package […]

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Zero Friction Blogging with Sublime Text

By josh / December 2, 2012

I’m spoiled by good text editors. After spending eight hours a day zipping through code files at work using only my keyboard, I can’t settle for a less when it’s time to crank out a blog post. I’m also a firm believer in using plain text formats. Writing is a lot of work, and I […]

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Best plugins for Sublime Text 2

By josh / July 22, 2012

One of the best things about Sublime Text 2 is the hundreds of available plugins that loyal fans have written. Here’s a list of some that you should install today. Package Control If you haven’t set up the Package Control plugin, go do it. Right now. Package Control allows you to browse and install hundreds […]

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