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Brackets is very convenient in terms of debugging code. For instance, Live Preview opens the document on your browser. 'Live' here means that any change you make in the underlying code will be automatically reflected in the page shown on your browser. This is quite helpful if you want to monitor the effects of your actions in real time. However, this feature does not work properly if Google Chrome is not installed on your machine. Likewise, if you move the cursor over a specific CSS rule or a given piece of HTML code, the editor highlights the corresponding elements in the browser.
All in all, Brackets is a powerful web development editor. However, it supports expanding its features thanks to its support of plugins; and, luckily, there is an extensive library available online. The product is open source and therefore free to use.
- Live preview of your pages
- Preprocessor support
- Allows editing subjacent CSS and JS code
- Supports plugins
- The live preview only works if Google Chrome is installed on your computer