CSS Syntax Checker for BBEdit and TextWrangler

John Gruber’s CSS Syntax Checker for BBEdit and TextWrangler is a great couple of scripts that will help you keep your CSS as valid as your markup.

I’ve been a BBEdit user since the mid-nineties, and use the keyboard shortcut to invoke its built-in markup validator so much I’m surprised my keyboard still works.

I’ve been missing a CSS validator though, and find it a bit of a hassle going to the W3C CSS validator to check my syntax. No more. Great!

Posted on September 9, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks


  1. I’ve also been using BBEdit since the mid-nineties. I often get strange looks from the ‘kids’ doing web development in WYSIWYG tools.

    I, like many that still use it, can get things done much faster (and cleaner) than in other apps. I still wonder though if 5 years from now when I tell somebody I use BBEdit will I be regarded as an ‘old man’ that hasn’t stayed current.

  2. September 11, 2005 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    LOL, yeah strange looks are common when you mention BBEdit. Here in Sweden you get even stranger looks when people realise it’s a Mac-only app, and thus you must be doing web development on a Mac…

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