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Articles Tagged: Coding Tips

Hide HTML Attributes in Sublime Text

Collapsing sections of your code lets you get a better view of the overall structure of your file.

To hide all HTML attributes in Sublime Text, hit Cmd–K then Cmd–T in quick succession (Mac) or Ctrl–K then Ctrl–T in quick succession (Windows). To show the attributes again, hit Cmd–K and Cmd–0 (Mac) or Ctrl–K and Ctrl–0 (Windows). 

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Quickly Delete a Word in Any Text Editor

Hit Option–Delete (Mac) or Ctrl–Backspace (Windows) to delete the word to the left of the cursor. This is an operating system feature so it should work in any text editor. 

This same technique can be also be used in the opposite direction. Hit Option–Fn–Delete (Mac) or Ctrl–Delete (Windows) to delete the word to the right of the text cursor.

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Jump to the Previous or Next Word

Use Option (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows) with the arrow keys to quickly navigate and edit your code. Hit Option–Left (Mac) or Ctrl–Left (Windows) to move the cursor to the previous word. Hit Option–Right (Mac) or Ctrl–Right (Windows) to jump to the next word. This is an operating system feature so it should work in any text editor.

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Fold (Hide) Sections of Your Code in Sublime Text

Collapsing sections of your code lets you get a better view of the overall structure of your file.

To fold a block of code, place your cursor anywhere in the block and hit Cmd–Option–] (Mac) or Ctrl–Shift–] (Windows). To unfold, hit Cmd–Option–[ (Mac) or Ctrl–Shift–[ (Windows).

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Quickly Switch Between Tabs in Sublime Text

Use Cmd (Mac) or Alt (Windows) with the number keys 0–9 to switch between tabs in Sublime Text. For example, hit Cmd–2 (Mac) or Alt–2 (Windows) to switch to the second tab.

You can also use Ctrl–Tab (Mac and Windows) to cycle through your tabs.

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Change the Text Selection Color with CSS

Did you know that you can change a webpages’s text selection color to match your branding and design? In your CSS, use the ::selection selector with the background property. For example, to change the selection color to yellow, add the following CSS to your stylesheet:

::selection { background: #ffff00; } 
::-moz-selection { background: #ffff00; }

Note: The -moz adds support for Firefox.

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Quickly Write a Nested Table in Sublime Text

Sublime Text with Emmet allows you to code faster by typing an abbreviation and then expanding the abbreviation with the Tab key.

If you build HTML emails, you know that using nested tables is a necessary evil. But if you have to do it, you might as well do it quickly. In HTML, type table+ and hit Tab. Emmet expands table+ to 

    <table>
        <tr>
            <td></td>
        </tr>
    </table>

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Video Tutorial: Modern Web & Mobile Design Techniques

There are newer design apps like Sketch or Adobe XD, and existing design apps like Photoshop have changed dramatically in ways that many designers have not kept up with. Whether you’re new to web design, transitioning from print to web design, or have been designing websites but want to update your skills, join us for this informative live stream event.

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