11 September 201240
A new tool for front-end devs
Myself, Neil Kinnish and Pete Nelson are working on a new app aimed squarely at front-end developers and designers. It’s called Mixture. It enables you to develop in an environment that’s totally dynamic without having any server-side environment set up on your machine.
Neil has put together a quick and dirty screen cast to show you mixture in action.
Here’s a run down of the main benefits of Mixture:
1. A powerful local front-end development environment (quick & easy to setup, no knowledge of server-side environments needed).
2. Works on Mac or Windows and allows you to open & share projects between machines.
3. Use your editor of choice (TextMate, VIM, Sublime Text).
4. Live updates; changes are displayed live in the browser.
5. Dynamic templating (layouts / partials / includes).
6. Handles Sass, Less & Coffee script and will warn you of any issues.
7. One click push online, share, collaborate and sign-off.
8. Boilerplates / Project templates allow you to get started quickly. You can also create and share your own.
9. Add to-do comments within your code right where they matter, Mixture will automatically pull and list so as you always know what needs your attention.
10. Json models allow you to test and structure data around your templates.
We’re working on getting a preview version out very soon. We’ll keep you posted!
We’d love to hear what you think!