Westciv has released Style Master 3, the latest version of their CSS (cascading style sheet) editor. The update is Mac OS X native and has been “completely overhauled,” integrating hand coding tools with the style sheet and Web page layout editors, according to Westciv.
Style Master senses syntax mistakes and styles your code to your preferences as you work. The Mac OS X version provides customizable syntax color coding and a code auto complete feature. As you type, Style Master “guesses” your intention and offers matching properties and values. You can set up your preferred code format by giving Style Master an example; as you edit properties, values and statements are added according to this format. You can reformat existing style sheets with a single menu choice. Style Master 3 also offers Find and Replace, Go To Line, and line numbering features.
The Style Sheet Wizard leads you through the core of any style sheet: main text, headings and links. When it comes to CSS properties and values, each of the CSS2 properties has its own specialized editor, which lets you give your property any permissible value — and none that aren’t.
Style Sheet’s core properties toolbar brings together all the most commonly used CSS properties in one “Office” style toolset. Additionally, it comes with a collection of templates that provide starting points for your own style sheets. You can add your own templates by dragging CSS files into a special folder.
Style Master offers previewing both within the application itself, and in preview browsers. Style Master finds the preview browsers on your system, and lets you preview in any of them with a mouse click. There’s also a user configurable support watcher that lets you can see the level of support for any language feature in most Web browsers.
Style Master 3 costs US$49.99. A 30-day demo is available for download at the Westciv Web site.