Today we’re pleased to announce quite a few new features for Takana:
- libsass support
- New panel & project navigator
- Syntax errors inline in Sublime Text
- Starter templates
- Sublime Text 3 support
- Many compiler fixes
4000x faster (libsass support)
Takana now supports libsass, the next iteration of the Sass compiler. It’s insanely fast and makes live editing a real pleasure. libsass is still under heavy development and won’t compile some popular libraries yet - e.g compass. So for now, you have to enable the feature manually per project. It’s easy though: select your project from the menubar, and hit ‘Enable libsass’:
Here’s a list of libsass compatible frameworks to get you going today:
If you have any suggestions or frameworks you just can’t live without - please do let us know by replying to this email.
See your projects. New panel & project navigator
People kept telling us they wanted a better way to see their projects in Takana.
We listened and overhauled the UI. You can now see your project list, which ones are connected, and the JS snippet without having to re-add the project.
Sass syntax errors in-line in Sublime
A big part of making a really good Sass live editor is showing errors as they happen. The Sublime Text API doesn’t let you add custom UI elements, so our first attempt was to show errors in your browser window:
It was good, but not good enough. So we went a step further and hacked OSX to show errors where they happen: Inside Sublime Text.
Starter templates, a new project in seconds
We’re big on design in medium. But we always find it cumbersome to create and wire up a project directory just to try out a new UI idea. Our answer to this is the new project template, an easy way to bootstrap a project ready for live editing.
In the add project panel, just click ‘Starter template’, choose a directory and you’re ready to go. We even open the HTML and Sass in Safari and Sublime so all you have to do is type…
Sublime Text 3 Support
Takana now supports Sublime Text 3. Enough said.
Last but not least, compiler fixes
On top of building new features, we’ve also been fixing bugs in the compiler that lies at the heart of Takana. Among our most notable fixes are:
- Support for :before and :after pseudo selectors
- Support for CSS3 animations
- Images referenced using absolute URLs no longer disappear
- And many more