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Ahad Bokhari

Sublime Plugins for Front End Devs

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Sublime Text, a text editor we all love. Blazingly fast, has a HUD for goto anything using [CTRL + P]. I’ve been asked this question quite a number of times though so I’ll do a quick post on some of my favorite plugins for the front end workflow.

Package Control: Install first. It allows users to manage packages very easily, with one shortcut you have access to a long list of plugins available to install and update is automaticly handled. Click View > Show Console and type in:


import urllib2,os; pf='Package Control.sublime-package'; ipp=sublime.installed_packages_path(); os.makedirs(ipp) if not os.path.exists(ipp) else None; urllib2.install_opener(urllib2.build_opener(urllib2.ProxyHandler())); open(os.path.join(ipp,pf),'wb').write(urllib2.urlopen(''+pf.replace(' ','%20')).read()); print('Please restart Sublime Text to finish installation')

Live Reload: No need to hit the pesky refresh button in your browser with this time saving plugin. Just hit save and your browser will refresh automatically.

Sass: There are several here. Try using Sass, Sass Builder, Sass Snippets.

jQuery Snippets Pack: Includes a bunch of handy snippets for jQuery

CSS Snippets: Handy little package. The scope has been expanded to include LESS, Sass and Stylus files.

Auto Prefixer: You shouldn’t have to care about vendor prefixes.

Clipboard History: Keep a history of your clipboard items. Let you paste them back in, as needed.

JS Minifier: Sublime Text plugin for javascript minification using Google Closure compiler

Bracket Highlighter: SBracket and tag codeblocker for Sublime Text. Bracket Highlighter matches a variety of brackets such as: [], (), {}, “”, ”, , and even custom brackets.

HTML5:An HTML5 bundle with snippets for easy access.