Rapid CSS is a feature-packed software program which allows you to quickly edit CSS and HTML code for your websites. It is primarily addressed to experienced users, such as web designers.
Tab-based interface and a user-friendly IDE
Upon initialization, you can set up configuration parameters with the help of a wizard. Thus, you can get started by selecting the file extension. Rapid CSS supports plenty of other file types aside from CSS and HTML, such as PHP, XML and JS. In the following steps, you can make file associations, as well as pick the workspace layout and interface style.
The interface of the program is professional and pretty intuitive. Multiple tabs are supported, so you can work on multiple files simultaneously. Navigating through the code lines is quickly done through the Code Explorer pane. In addition to the Code Editor workspace, you can preview the output files, or split the Code Editor and Preview sections horizontally and vertically, as well as toggle the File Explorer pane between Project, Folders and FTP.
Powerful editor with enhanced functionality
As we have mentioned, Rapid CSS comes with a wide range of features. For example, you can select tags, tag blocks, content, CSS selectors or CSS properties, toggle bookmarks, as well as insert objects (e.g. hyperlinks, images, bullet lists) and import CSS rules.
On top of that, you can insert scripts, preview results in full screen mode, manage environment layouts, use tools for validating and tidying HTML code, reconfigure keyboard shortcuts, manage plug-ins, record macros, use the undo and redo functions, as well as publish projects via FTP, among others.
Feature-rich development environment for web developers
Rapid CSS runs on a moderate-to-high amount of CPU and system memory, is very responsive to key strokes and mouse events, and includes user documentation. We have not come across any mishaps during our evaluation; Rapid CSS did not hang, crash or pop up error notifications. To conclude, Rapid CSS provides a user-friendly yet rich-featured working environment for web designers or other parties interested in writing CSS and HTML code.