Don’t forget to bookmark this Emmet cheatsheet for your reference!
Whew, that was a short tutorial, but even it’s short, it was meant to be short. Emmet’s purpose is to make HTML coding super-fast and super-simple with just a line or two using special characters. I have to admit that Emmet can be really confusing, but this is a good time to play around with your text editor and see what kinds of HTML output you get by combining what you’ve learned from the past two parts.
From this point, this is where there will be questions to be asked, so let’s get to it.
Some aFAQs (A Few Asked Questions)
We’ve got some possible aFAQs regarding Emmet! Let’s get to them.
Okay, so, Emmet is a plugin for my text editor. What if I can’t see any plugin available for my chosen text editor?
Check your text editor’s website and contact their support. Maybe there’s a user with a handy GitHub account who already has a plugin published for that one specific text editor you’re using.
Is Emmet also supported by (online) IDEs like Eclipse, Nitrous, or Cloud9?
I’m pretty sure that Emmet is already included in the hottest IDEs around. Be sure to check their support features and see if there are any specific instructions for you to have Emmet support.
Can we combine Emmet with Markdown for the text content all at once?
Nope, because if you do, Emmet will read the Markdown characters as Emmet characters, and… you don’t want to see all that mess. I would suggest using Emmet first to build your HTML structure, then fill in the blanks with the writing content using Markdown.
There’s a CSS version of Emmet! How come you’re not opening a new section focusing on CSS Emmet?
The Emmet cheat sheet that I linked for you above this section has all the abbreviations that you can use for CSS. They’re very simple and straightforward, and it has everything that you need for CSS Emmet. I’m not opening a new section because there’s just so many elements for me to cover it all. There is also an XSL version of Emmet if you are familiar with XSL.
If you really want a faster way to code CSS, that’s where CSS preprocessors like Sass, Less, and Stylus come into play! I do plan on covering Sass and Stylus sometime in the future, so stay tuned for that.
On the final note…
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