Zen Coding 0.7.1

Zen Coding is an editor plugin for high-speed HTML, XML, XSL (or any other structured code format) coding and editing. The core of this plugin is a powerful abbreviation engine which allows you to expand expressions—similar to CSS selectors—into HTML code. Current features of abbreviation engine


  • ID and CLASS attributes: div#page.section.main.

  • Custom attributes: div[title], a[title="Hello world" rel], td[colspan=2].

  • Element multiplication: li*5 will output

  • tag five times.

  • Item numbering with $ character: li.item$*3 will output

  • tag three times, replacing $ character with item number.

  • Multiple `$` characters in a row are used as zero padding, i.e.: li.item$$$ → li.item001

  • Abbreviation groups with unlimited nesting: div#page>(div#header>ul#nav>li*4>a)+(div#page>(h1>span)+p*2)+div#footer. You can literally write a full document markup with just a single line.

  • Filters support

  • div tag name can be omitted when writing element starting from ID or CLASS: #content>.section is the same as div#content>div.section.

  • (v0.7) Text support: p>{Click }+a{here}+{ to continue}.


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