September 5, 2001 – WestCiv Webware announced today the release and immediate availability of Style Master version 2.0, their CSS development environment for Web professionals.
Where many style sheets tools are really repurposed text editors, Style Master 2.0 is built from the ground up as a specialized style sheets IDE (integrated development environment), featuring everything you need to develop, test and deploy sophisticated style sheets. This includes bringing the ease of use of a WYSWYG editor and the power and flexibility of hand-coding, to the CSS standard.
CSS, a cornerstone of standards compliant, accessible Web development, gives developers control over the appearance of whole sites through changes to a single style sheet. Style Master provides a framework for editing CSS, helping developers avoid its pitfalls through WYSIWYG editors, integrated browser support and innovative online help. Widely adopted by novice developers needing to flatten the CSS learning curve, Style Master is also invaluable to experts too busy to waste time remembering countless CSS properties, selectors and values, and their level of browser support.
Style Master supports all of the CSS2 specification including the positioning properties. This major upgrade incorporates:
- powerful find and replace
- other tools for direct hand editing of style sheets, including color coded syntax and user control over white space in the generated style sheet
- automated creation of style sheets from legacy, appearance based HTML: a great aid in transitioning to CSS
- closer integration with other editing tools such as text editors
- support for WAP 2.0 wireless web development
- advanced linking options including the ability to link whole sites in a single stroke
- browser support information extended to Opera 5 and Internet Explorer 6 (Windows)
- support for @media and @import rules, vital for truly interoperable, platform independent web development
- numerous improvements in interface and performance.
Style Master 2.0 brings the ease of use of a WYSIWYG editor and now, the power and flexibility of hand-coding, to the CSS standard. The demo version for Windows can be downloaded at http://www.westciv.com/style_master/download/download_windows.html.
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