Brackets : Free and Open Source Editor for Web Designers by Adobe

Brackets free and open source code editor for web designers

Brackets is an free and open source editor for web designers developed and maintained by Adobe. it support  for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

In additional, Brackets is lightweight and streamlined editor when compared to other editors and has useful features like Quick Edit and Code Preview. Quick Edit allows you to change and modify a particular section a your code by right-clicking it and changing its properties.

brackets - quick edit

Brackets also comes with an extension manager, which provides support for tens of extensions that extend the editor’s functionality, and also includes a big number of themes to choose from. Extensions can installed directly from the list provided by the manager, drag a ZIP archive containing an extension, or provide an URL.

brackets - extension manager

Currently brackets available in version 0.44. One of the most important new features in the latest brackets 0.44 is split view (horizontally and vertically). There are also a few interesting improvements, like  improvements to the project tree, improvements to stylesheet editing, a new option in Preferences to show the cursor when text is selected, and localization support for the Extension Manager.

brackets - split view

How to Install Brackets in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17

There are two methods to installing brackets in ubuntu 14.04 and linux mint 17. Method 1 : Installing through webudp8 team PPA (thanks to webupd8 team). Method 2 : Install brackets by directly Download *.deb Package from Github

Installing brackets through webupd8 PPA

Add the webupd8 team ppa with the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install brackets

Install brackets by directly Download *.deb Package

Download and install brackets latest version with the following command:

For 32 bit:

sudo dpkg -i Brackets.Release.0.44.32-bit.deb

For 64 bit:

sudo dpkg -i Brackets.Release.0.44.64-bit.deb

Launch brackets from unity dash by typing “Brackets” in Ubuntu 14.04. In Linux Mint 17 navigate to Menu -> Programming -> Brackets

The following is video how to install and review brackets in Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17

Brackets in Ubuntu 14.04

Brackets in Linux Mint 17

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