Instant IDE 1.5.0 is AWESOME!

I wanted to say a few words of praise about the Instant IDE v1.5.0 update. 😉

It's so good I've started doing everything in it now. It used to be a tool that was handy to use now and again, when it was really needed. Now I find myself firing it up for anything as it's such a pleasure to use and feels so smooth.

The whole vibe with the icons is a win for me. I'm very visually oriented so this makes it feel exciting and comfortable - especially when coding for many, many hours.

The save state is just fantastic! Especially as it is not machine specific.
I can start a project on my desktop and suddenly have to run off somewhere, so I throw my laptop in my backpack and later I can fire up Instant IDE and everything is exactly where I left it...

Search and Replace is perfect. It's not just a simple inclusion, it has all the elements I could need, case sensitive, replace one, replace all, find in selection... Love it.

I have been building loads of plugins recently - just simple custom things, nothing huge, and the ability to build them all direct in Instant IDE and then click Download on the folder and BOOM! I have an instantly created plugin zip file on my desktop ready to rock.
Makes me feel like a plugin ninja!

Uploading files is smooth as silk as well. I'm usually only uploading JS libraries or fonts etc. but the process is just a pleasure.
And not forgetting the dual editor windows and the new dragable window sizing which may be the best new feature of all!

Of course I still have a couple of items on my wishlist! Maybe they could see v1.6.0?!!
I can but ask eh!

  1. CSS indent options (the ability to choose 2 or 4 character spacing).
    This is important for me as I can work on projects where all other files use 2 character indented spacing.
    Would be great to not have to either pull the file into Sublime and beautify it... or I have figured I can hack the effect by deleting the first tab and replacing it with 2 spaces, then whenever I hit Enter after that it sticks to the 2 character indent, but only within that same class / ID, then you have to repeat the process on the next class / ID.

  2. Desktop Site Preview window drag size stops at 1300px. Would love it to react responsively and go all the way to 1024 at least.
    I currently have to jump into the main site to check 1024px-1300px, which is cool - I'm just being picky there!

That's all. 😉

Thanks for making Instant IDE so awesome.. Really appreciating all the work that has gone into this.



Thanks for taking the time to share all of this helpful feedback! You can work on something for months and think it's awesome, but without actual real-world feedback from other users it's really not a viable pat on the back. 🙂

Thanks also for the requests. 1.5.0 is certainly not perfection so I'm always looking to improve it even more. Regarding #2, can you clarify what you mean by "Desktop Site Preview window drag size stops at 1300px."? I must be missing something because as far as I know you can drag it as wide or narrow as you like.

Thanks again Brett! 🙂

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