Web standards were developed over the course of the last two decades by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and others in order to ensure that all websites displayed the same way in every major web browser. The hard work of standards governing bodies has resulted in recent developments like HTML5 and CSS 3, but it was also instrumental in creating the HTML 4.01 standard, as well as every implementation of XHTML.
The Dabblet service is perhaps one of the most unique tools for writing and validating code. The service supports both HTML and CSS, and it provides a WYSIWYG view of the development as it progresses. Designers can choose between several views, including HTML and the preview, CSS and the preview, or both XHTML and CSS combined with the preview window. That allows for some pretty rapid and intense development, and it works out well for designers who need to get the job done in a hurry, while verifying that everything looks great and validates without fail.
The service also allows developers and designers to create an account with the website that enables them to save their Dabblets, as they are called, and come back to work on them at another time. That saved work is then placed in the cloud for access on any computer, rather than saved locally to the designer’s desktop. This kind of universal accessibility has yet to be achieved even by services like Adobe’s Dreamweaver desktop editor, so it’s a really nice touch that boosts the service’s usefulness.
Have any other online code tools that you use? Let us know in the comments!
Resources and reference: NiceDesign, a Graphic Design agency from Perth