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The essential web developer tool: When you save a file, LiveReload preprocesses it as needed and refreshes the browser automatically.

Even cooler, when you change a CSS file or an image, the browser is updated instantly without reloading the page.


FEATURES:

Compiles CoffeeScript/IcedCoffeeScript, Compass/SASS, LESS, Stylus, HAML, Jade, SLIM.

Works great with many popular editors: Espresso, Coda, TextMate, Sublime Text, BBEdit, SubEthaEdit.

Tested with Rails, Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, ExpessionEngine, Express.

Works with multiple browsers, mobile devices and simulators, even inside preview windows of apps like Espresso and Coda.


IMPORTANT:

Please read about your specific usage scenarios, frameworks, compilers, editors and browsers in our knowledge base on help.livereload.com.


THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

LiveReload lives in the system menu bar.

Only monitors files with specified extensions. A nice fat list is hard-coded, but you can add your own ones in monitoring options.

CSS/image changes are applied live. Changing any other file (including HTML, PHP, Ruby, etc) triggers an automatic page reload.

Local files (file: protocol) are supported with some limitations.

Compilers often work out of the box, but some projects need additional settings or adjustments.

You can add support for your own compilers and editors.


REMOTE SERVER WORKFLOWS (if your development web site is running remotely):

Please read the knowledge base (search for “remote”).

Quick recap:

1. LiveReload only monitors the local file system, so the code you edit has to be there somehow.

2. Enable “Override URLs to serve modified CSS from localhost” in monitoring options.

3. Also configure ?...

  • Platforms:
    Macintosh, Mac OS X






  • License: Shareware
  • Cost: $9.99 USD
  • Size: 8.9 MB
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