Blue World Communications Inc. on Thursday released the Lasso Syntax Module for Adobe GoLive CS, which is designed to simplify the building and maintaining of sites based on Lasso Dynamic Markup Language (LDML).
Built for Lasso developers, it’s free to users of Adobe GoLive CS and can be downloaded via the
Adobe Studio Exchange Web site. To locate and download the module, perform a search for “Lasso Syntax.”
GoLive CS is a revamp of the Web publishing tool; it has a price tag of US$399. Registered users of Adobe GoLive 5.x and 6.x can upgrade to GoLive CS for $169. Or you can purchase it as part of the $1,229 Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition.
According to Blue World, the Lasso Syntax Module delivers two features essential to speeding the process of coding and troubleshooting: syntax coloring and code completion. Syntax coloring allows Lasso developers to more easily view their Lasso code; LDML tags, parameters and values are each designated by differently colored text when editing within the source view.
Code completion simplifies the inputting of LDML. As you begin typing the beginning letters of a tag or parameter, a window pops up alongside your code; it contains an alphabetized listing of relevant LDML tag names. You can scroll to or select the full name, press return and the entire construct is inserted.
Additional features of the Lasso Syntax Module include automatic parentheses balancing and parentheses selection. When entering parenthetical expressions, typing the closing parentheses will cause the open parentheses to be highlighted so you can confirm that the opening and closing parentheses match. Additionally, double-clicking on either parentheses will highlight the entire expression.