TopStyle 5

TopStyle 5, a powerful HTML5CSS3 editor for Windows.

Tap into the power of CSS3 and HTML5!

html & css editor

Bring your ideas to life with HTML5 & CSS3

TopStyle 5 supports the newest versions of core standards that drive modern web experiences. You'll get access to all the latest tags and properties, including assistance from built in tools like Insight, Inspector & validators.

Code Insight

Unique auto-completion is watching your back!

Insight is TopStyle's unique answer to a plethora of tags and properties. Not only will it auto-complete all of them for you, it will know what values they can have! Simply press Ctrl+Space to get a list of what you can use.

Inspector

Always available to help you change things!

The Inspector displays properties. Properties with assigned values are sorted to the top of the Inspector and colored blue. The Inspector shows which web browsers support the selected property and categorizes HTML attributes so you can quickly see which are required and which are deprecated (outdated).

Site Reports

Site Reports and Validation

Site Reports provide detailed information on style usage; they will help you quickly determine which styles are not used, used but not defined, or redundant. The Style Checker validates your style sheets against multiple browsers. And you'll find even more answers with W3C and CSE validators!

Work more efficiently with TopStyle 5.

Live Preview

Preview HTML and CSS while you write it

Each browser might render your web pages differently. That's why TopStyle supports the IE, Chromium, Firefox and Safari rendering engines. XRAY answers those vital questions: where is the top and left of this element? how big is each margin? what CSS selector(s) apply to this element?

Color Tools

Easily create pleasant color schemes!

From an easily accessible color picker, through pleasant color theme creators and gradient generators to color workflow accelerators. TopStyle's got it all! And when you're done — validate your choices with contrast analyzer.

Replace Templates

A great way to save keystrokes!

Want to save time? Just write first letters of a property to have it expanded in no time! TopStyle comes with hundreds of predefined auto-replace templates you can tweak. And your HTML tags are automatically completed too!

FTP & SFTP Remote Editing

Remote FTP & SFTP Editing

No time to download files from your server for a quick edit? Configure an (S)FTP site to have TopStyle 5 work with remote files almost as if they were on your local computer and then — have them automatically uploaded on save!

Work smarter with TopStyle 5.

TopStyle 5 comes with multiple new features, tweaks and improvements that let you work more efficiently. Here's just a sample of what's in store for you:

Hyperlinks and Property Help

Hyperlinking (Go to Declaration) & Property Help

TopStyle's unique hyperlinking greatly simplifies navigating between documents. Click an HTML class attribute to navigate to the definition of that class in an external style sheet, or click an anchor tag or CSS link to open the linked file for editing. Clicking on a CSS property name in the editor window while holding the Ctrl key down will display detailed help about the selected property.

Smart Copy

Smart Copy and Paste - now 100% faster!

We believe that even smallest details can be improved and Smart Copy and Paste is our answer. You no longer need to highlight/select a word to copy it. With your cursor in a word all you have to do is press Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+X) and TopStyle will figure out what to select and copy. Smart Paste (Ctrl+Shift+V) will replace the current word. You won't believe how much you'll miss this feature in other editors!

Validation

Validation: Style Checker and W3C + CSE + HTML5 validators

CSS is actually quite simple, but getting it to work in multiple browsers is a challenge. This is where TopStyle shines! TopStyle's Style Checker is a powerful tool which validates your style sheets against multiple browsers, flagging any invalid properties or values it finds. What's more, TopStyle enables you to pass your style sheets directly to the W3C's validation services so you can quickly check against the official specifications.

Media Queries

CSS3 Media Queries

CSS3 allows you to specify a style sheet for certain conditions. For example, you can have one style sheet for large displays and a different style sheet specifically for mobile devices. TopStyle 5 allows you to tailor to different resolutions and devices without changing the content.

CSS Selector Panel: dive to the correct spot on a long style sheet

CSS Selector Panel

The CSS Selector Panel displays all selectors in your document. Clicking any selector in the list will dive to the correct spot in a long document. But there is more: you can easily comment out or create new selectors too!

HTML Structure Panel

HTML Structure Panel

The HTML Structure Panel appears below the code editor, and displays the hierarchy of HTML tags that lead up to your editing position. Selecting the parent tag is easy! When you click on one of the buttons in the HTML Structure Panel, TopStyle 5 will select the corresponding HTML tag (and its contents) in the editor.

CSS Groups

CSS Groups

One of the most daunting things about building and maintaining a web site can be wading through huge, disorganized style sheets. Nothing is worse than opening up a style sheet someone else has worked on and thinking, "what the heck happened here?". One of TopStyle's most powerful features is its ability to group CSS selectors into a folder structure.

And tons of small things:

HTML Toolbar

HTML toolbar

TopStyle comes with a user-configurable HTML toolbar that is displayed above the editor. Simply click and hold down the mouse button on a snippet, and then drag the item from the HTML toolbar anywhere into your document.

XRAY

XRAY

You click the XRAY button to instantly answer those vital questions: where is the top and left of this element? how big is each margin? how big is the padding? how wide and high is the content box? what CSS selector(s) apply to this element?

Live Spell Checking

Live Spell Checking

TopStyle identifies spelling errors as you type with wavy red underlines, and allows you to act upon each identified problem with a context menu.

Unicode

Unicode Support

The TopStyle editor, Inspector, etc. are all Unicode-compliant. When you save your (X)HTML document, you can optionally select encoding for your document (UTF-8, UTF-16, ANSI, etc).

Prefixr

Prefixr

Keeping up with vendor-prefixed properties is hard. Prefixr to the rescue. Prefixr will filter your CSS3 properties and dynamically update them, adding (vendor-prefixed) properties for cross-browser compatibility.

File History

File History

TopStyle 5 creates a backup every time you update and save a document. Thanks to a new History window, you can open a backup, compare differences between revisions, or roll back to a backup (restore a previous revision).

Wrap HTML Tag

Wrap HTML Tag

While TopStyle easily provides auto tag closing, it also allows you to easily wrap an existing HTML Tag. Pick an element name from the Wrap HTML Tag dialog and your HTML tag should now be wrapped in a new HTML tag, without you having to manually locate the position for the open tag and the close tag.

File History

Image Maps

An image map is an image that has been divided into areas, or "hotspots"; when the user clicks a hotspot, an action occurs (for example, your reader is taken to another Web page). TopStyle 5 comes with a built-in image map editor that makes it easy to create image maps for your Web pages.

...and just the beginning. See what's new for more treats!

What's New in TopStyle 5?

CSS3

TopStyle 5 includes a new style definition for CSS3. This new CSS3 definition is powering many TopStyle features, including the Inspector (Shift+F9), Insight (Ctrl+Space), and Style Checker (F6).

Prefixr

CSS3 is great, but not every web browser out there fully supports CSS3 and CSS3 itself has not reached its final release stage. That is why some web browsers require so-called vendor-prefixed properties. The vendor prefixes ensure that there are no clashes with the changing specification and to allow the browser maker to start supporting experimental CSS properties.

Of course, keeping up with these vendor-prefixed properties (supporting them, remembering them, etc) is hard. In an ideal world, the web developer should have to focus on standards-compliant CSS properties only.

Prefixr to the rescue. Prefixr will filter your (standards-compliant) CSS3 properties and dynamically update them, adding (vendor-prefixed) properties for cross-browser compatibility.

Here's an example. Suppose you have this style sheet:

You can update an entire style sheet, or a few rules, or a few properties. Simply select the CSS you would like to "prefixize" and then select: CSS > Prefixize.

While creating your style sheets in TopStyle, you focus on the standards-compliant properties and do not worry about browser support. Then when you're done, you let Prefixr do the nasty work and convert your (standards-compliant) CSS3 properties into (vendor-prefixed) properties for cross-browser compatibility.

CSS3 Media Queries

CSS2 allows you to specify a stylesheet for specific media type such as screen or print. Now CSS3 makes it even more efficient by adding media queries. You can add expressions to media type to check for certain conditions and apply different stylesheets. For example, you can have one stylesheet for large displays and a different stylesheet specifically for mobile devices. It is quite powerful because it allows you to tailor to different resolutions and devices without changing the content.

When you add a Style Sheet <link> or @import Rule to your document, TopStyle now supports CSS3 media queries:

In this example, the style sheet you're adding to your document will apply if the maximum width of the device is 480px (eg. iPhone display).

CSS Gradient Generator

CSS3 and HTML5 are introducing many exciting features for web developers. One of the features is the ability to specify gradients using pure CSS3, without having to create any images and use them as repeating backgrounds.

Style Insight (Ctrl+Space) includes a CSS Gradient Generator for background-image:

When you pick linear-gradient from Style Insight (Ctrl+Space), the CSS Gradient Generator appears:

From here, you can change the orientation (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) and the colors that make up the gradient. When you click OK, TopStyle 5 will insert the linear-gradient function into your document:

Text Shadow Generator

CSS3 has a property called text-shadow (a slightly moved, slightly blurred copy of a text).

The TopStyle 5 Text Shadow Generator is a built-in property editor for the text-shadow property:

When you pick Text Shadow Generator... from Style Insight (Ctrl+Space), the Text Shadow Generator window appears:

The simplest form of the text-shadow property has two parts: a color (such as #a5a5a5 above) and an offset (2px 2px in the example above). This results in a sharp shadow at the indicated offset. But the offset can also be made fuzzy, resulting in a more or less blurred shadow.

Improved options for Preview Files (CSS-only)

Starting with TopStyle 5, we have added the following options for Preview Files:

  • move most recently used preview file(s) to the top of the list
  • include HTML documents that are in the same directory (as your CSS document)
  • include HTML documents that are open (in other tabs)

HTML5

TopStyle 5 includes a new HTML5 definition. This new HTML5 definition is powering the Inspector (Shift+F9) and Insight (Ctrl+Space).

HTML5-only Validator

TopStyle 5 includes a new HTML5-only validator. Thanks to this HTML5 validator, TopStyle 5 makes quality assurance of HTML5 less time consuming than it used to be.

HTML Structure Panel

The HTML Structure Panel appears below the code editor, and displays the hierarchy of HTML tags that leads up to your editing position.

  1. Open an HTML document
  2. Place the insertion point into some nested code
  3. The HTML Structure Panel appears below the code editor

When you click on one of the buttons in the HTML Structure Panel, TopStyle 5 will select the corresponding HTML tag (and its contents) in the code editor:

In addition to the HTML Structure Panel, TopStyle 5 comes with the following new menu items:

  • Edit > Select Parent HTML Tag (Ctrl+[)
  • Edit > Select Child HTML Tag (Ctrl+])

When you click one of these menu items, the enclosing matching tags (and their contents) are selected in your code.

Note: If you keep clicking Edit > Select Parent HTML Tag, and your tags are balanced, eventually TopStyle 5 will select the outermost <html> and </html> tags.

Wrap HTML Tag

While TopStyle easily provides auto tag closing (you type the <a> and TopStyle will automatically close the tag with </a>), it also allows you to easily wrap an HTML tag:

  1. Click in some HTML tag
  2. Select: Edit > Wrap HTML Tag
  3. Start typing to move quickly to the element name you want to wrap the tag in, using the up and down arrow keys if needed (see figure below)
  4. Press OK (or the Enter key) when you're done

Your HTML tag should now be wrapped in a new HTML tag, without you having to manually locate the position for the open tag and the close tag.

Image Map Editor (HTML-only)

An image map is an image that has been divided into areas, or "hotspots"; when the user clicks a hotspot, an action occurs (for example, your reader is taken to another Web page).

TopStyle 5 has a built-in image map editor that makes it easy to create image maps for your Web pages:

1. Add an image to your Web page (the easiest way to accomplish this is to drag the Image icon from the Common tab of the HTML toolbar into your Web page)
2. Right-click somewhere in the <img> tag.

3. From the drop-down menu, click on Image Map Editor...
4. Click anywhere on the image, hold down the mouse button, and draw the shape you want on your image.

5. Continue adding hotspots until your map is complete (you can add multiple hotspot areas to your image map)
6. Click on the OK button when you're done adding hotspots.

7. Click in the href attribute, bring up Insight (Ctrl+Space), and select the URL you want the reader to navigate to when he/she clicks on the hotspot.
8. Preview your image map in a web browser to make sure it works correctly.

Editing existing hotspots is easy. Bring up the Image Map Editor (see above), and then click an existing hotspot to select it. From here, you can move, re-size, and/or delete the hotspot(s).

Use Google Chrome as the internal browser

TopStyle's internal preview panel has always supported both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Gecko (Firefox). TopStyle 4 introduced Apple Safari to the mix. Now TopStyle 5 introduces Google Chrome as the internal browser. This Google Chrome-based internal preview is installed out-of-the-box, without you having to download and install anything separately. In other words: this feature works, even if you do not have Google Chrome installed on your computer.

XRAY: look beneath the skin

XRAY helps you visualize the layout of your page. When you click the XRAY button on the Preview panel's toolbar, the XRAY panel comes up. Now when you click any element on the page, the XRAY panel displays the position, margins, padding, and dimensions of the element.

Basically, you click the XRAY button to instantly answer those vital questions: where is the top and left of this element? how big is each margin? how big is the padding? how wide and high is the content box?

In addition to these details, the XRAY panel also displays the CSS selector(s) that apply to the element. When you click on such a CSS selector in the XRAY panel, TopStyle will automatically navigate to this CSS rule in the editor panel (even if that CSS rule is in some other document!)

Preview and editor synchronization (HTML-only)

When you select some text in the TopStyle 5 preview panel, the cursor position in the editor will automatically synchronize with the corresponding text.

CSS Groups

Inspired by CSSEdit, TopStyle 5 introduces CSS groups. Basically, this serves as an organization method for your CSS selectors, and in the CSS Selector Panel (View > Panels > CSS Selector Panel) you can view them in a folder-based layout.

One of the most daunting things about building and maintaining a web site can be wading through huge, disorganized style sheets. Nothing is worse than opening up a style sheet someone else has worked on and thinking, "what the heck happened here?". One of TopStyle's most powerful features is its ability to group CSS selectors into a folder structure.

Creating a new CSS group starts here. Select a few CSS rule(s) and then click on: CSS > New CSS Group:

Enter a name for your CSS group, and TopStyle will insert the following into your document:

/* @group GroupName1 */

/* @end */

If you’re not using CSSEdit or TopStyle, these group comments are just harmless little comments (in other words: they degrade gracefully in other editors). In TopStyle however, you can (un)fold your CSS groups in the editor, and view them in a folder-based layout in the CSS Selector Panel (View > Panels > CSS Selector Panel)

CSS Tidy

TopStyle 5 includes (and integrates with) CSS Tidy, a CSS parser and optimiser. Thanks to CSS optimisation, you have faster loading pages and lower traffic costs. You can also use CSS Tidy to format (or fix) your style sheets for browser compatibility.

Brace matching

When you select a brace, TopStyle 5 will automatically highlight the matching brace:

Brace matching gives you immediate feedback on misplaced brackets and parentheses. The purpose is to help you navigate through your document(s) and also spot any improper matching, which could cause your website to malfunction.

You can enable (or disable) brace matching here: Options (F8) > Editor > Highlight matching brackets and parentheses

Improved Insight (Ctrl+Space)

• Starting with TopStyle 5, Insight (Ctrl+Space) will filter the drop-down list while typing (show only those items that match what you have typed). This makes searching though the drop-down list a whole lot easier. You can toggle this new feature here: Options (F8) > Editor > Insight > "filter the list while typing".

• When creating new CSS selectors while you're inside a <style> tag, Style Insight will list HTML element names:

• If you enter a dot while you're inside a <style> tag, Style Insight will list the class= attribute value(s) that are in your HTML document:

• In addition to these improvements, Insight includes lots of other improvements such as browser compatibility icons, Google web fonts, CSS gradient generator, text shadow generator, etc.

Browser compatibility icons

When you bring up Style Insight (Ctrl+Space) for a CSS property, TopStyle 5 will display browser compatibility icons for each and every property name:

In this example, box-sizing is supported by all web browsers, columns is supported by Chrome and Safari, and column-fill is supported by Firefox only.

Google Web Fonts

Google provides lots of high-quality web fonts that work in most browsers. TopStyle 5 now supports automatic insertion of these fonts into your page(s).

You don't need to do any programming; all you have to do is to bring up Style Insight (Ctrl+Space) while in a font-family property, either in a <style> block:

...or with an inline style on the element itself:

Now select "Google Web Font..." and this new property editor will appear:

Check one (or more) font, and click OK. TopStyle 5 will insert the font(s) into your page:

Note: in addition to the font family name, TopStyle 5 optionally adds a stylesheet <link> to the <head> section of your web page (recommended).

Now take a look at the Preview Panel (Ctrl+D). You should see a page displaying the following, in the font called Tangerine:

Making the Web Beautiful!

That sentence is ordinary text, so you can change how it looks by using CSS. Try adding a shadow to the style in the previous example:

You should now see a drop shadow under the text:

Making the Web Beautiful!

Note: when specifying a web font in a CSS style, always list at least one fallback web-safe font in order to avoid unexpected behaviors. In particular, add a CSS generic font name like serif or sans-serif to the end of the list, so the browser can fall back to its default fonts if need be.

Highlight CSS color values

When turned on, this new setting will highlight CSS color values with the actual color they represent.

Improved CSS color editing

  • TopStyle 5 displays a little color swatch below every CSS color value. When you click on this color swatch, the color dialog appears. From here, you can easily change the color value.
  • When you triple-click on a color value in the editor, the color dialog appears. From here, you can easily change the color under the mouse cursor.

Color Contrast Analyser

The Color Contrast Analyser allows you to specify a foreground and a background color and then determine if they provide enough of a contrast "when viewed by someone having color deficits or when viewed on a black and white screen".

Right-click in a color value and click on Select 1st Color to Compare. Then right-click in another color value and click on Compare Color Contrast...

...the Color Contrast Analyser appears:

The Color Contrast Analyser will indicate that your colors pass the following tests if they exceed their threshold:

  • Brightness difference (should be greater than 125)
  • Color difference (should be greater than 500)
  • Contrast ratio (should be at least 5:1)

In addition to this Color Contrast Analyser, the Style Checker (F6) will validate that any CSS rule with a (foreground) color and background color has sufficient contrast and produce a warning if not:

SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)

In addition to FTP (previously introduced in TopStyle 4), TopStyle 5 now includes support for SFTP. The FTP Explorer Panel allows you to drag-and-drop documents from your SFTP site into the TopStyle editor. When you save your document, it is automatically uploaded to your SFTP site.

File History

TopStyle 5 creates a backup every time you update and save a document. If you want to manage your backups, then right-click a document tab, and select History...

The File History dialog appears:

From here, you can open a backup, compare differences between revisions, or roll back to a backup (restore a previous revision).

By default, TopStyle maintains 10 backups for documents that are updated and then saved. You can change these settings here: Options (F8) > General > File History

Highlight all occurrences of selected text

TopStyle 5 allows you to highlight (and replace!) multiple occurrences of text (for example: a JavaScript function name) in your document.

When you select some text, a new button labeled "highlight all occurrences of..." appears in the gutter:

Click this button, and TopStyle will highlight all occurrences of your selected text:

Now start typing, and TopStyle will replace all occurrences with what you typed!

Note: if you would like to bail out of this feature, you can simply click the button in the gutter again, or move the caret to some other position in your document.

Improved property help (Ctrl+click)

When you click on a CSS property name while holding the Ctrl key down, detailed help on the CSS property will appear. Starting with TopStyle 5, we have added CSE HTML Validator Help to the potential references for this feature.

In addition to Ctrl+click, help for a CSS property will also appear when you press F1 while the caret is in a CSS property name.

Last but not least, we have added help for HTML elements! Press F1 while the caret is in an HTML tag, and detailed help on the HTML element will appear.

Improved Find/Replace in Files

TopStyle 5 adds support for (S)FTP to Find/Replace in Files. Starting with TopStyle 5, you can search a remote (FTP or SFTP) site in the same manner as a local folder:

Starting with TopStyle 5, we have added the following new options to Find/Replace in Files:

  • in the folder of the current document
  • in the folder of the current document and its subfolders

Improved Auto-Replace

TopStyle 5 includes greatly improved auto-replace, adding the following new features:

  • multi-line items; now you can replace your text with multiple lines
  • use variables to have TopStyle prompt for custom text before replacing your text
  • support for document type (CSS or HTML); now you can have separate items for CSS and HTML

Workspaces

TopStyle 5 helps you manage your documents with workspaces.

A workspace remembers remembers "things" about the documents you're working on. For example: a workspace remembers your previously opened documents, and then restores those at start-up. When you switch to another workspace, the documents of that workspace are opened, and if you switch back to the former workspace, your previously opened documents are restored. This is extremely useful when working on several projects at the same time.

By default, TopStyle stores everything in a built-in workspace named "TopStyle Default". However, you can create a new workspace (File > New Workspace) or open another workspace (File > Open Workspace). Saving a new workspace is just like saving a normal document - you simply choose a name for the workspace.

In addition to your previously opened documents, a TopStyle workspace restores...
• your last File Explorer directory
• your last Style definition
• your last TopStyle site
• your last Preview File

Smart Copy and Paste

Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) is a simple task to perform and every editor is doing it, but there is a way to make it even simpler and faster.

The idea behind Smart Copy is that you do not need to select anything. Whenever the caret is on a word that's not selected, pressing Ctrl+C (or Ctrl+X) creates the selection for you and then copies (or cuts) the selection to the clipboard.

Because you need normal Paste most of the time, Smart Paste (Ctrl+Shift+V) selects the current word and then overwrites this with the text you have on the clipboard.

Note: Smart Copy and Paste selects whatever would be selected by double clicking in the exact position.

Quick Access Panel

Inspired by HomeSite, TopStyle 5 now includes a vertical toolbar with quick access to: (un)indent, wrap tag, word wrap, hidden character toggle, line numbers, split screen, full screen toggle, and other useful items.

Drag-and-drop editing

TopStyle 5 re-introduces something that is long overdue: drag-and-drop editing.

New menu layout

Over the years, the TopStyle menus have grown a lot, and the organization of those menus hasn't always, uhm, made sense. For TopStyle 5, we decided to re-design the TopStyle menus. Everything CSS-related is now under a new CSS menu, and the confusing Tools menu is gone.

New IDE colors

TopStyle 5 includes new syntax color coding based upon the Solarized color scheme.

iWebKit 5

TopStyle 5 includes iWebKit 5 - a framework designed to help you create your own iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad compatible website or webapp.

  • Start a new iWebKit 5 project via File > New Site > iWebKit.
  • Add a new iWebKit 5 page to your site via File > New HTML Document > iWebKit.
  • the HTML toolbar contains an iWebKit tab, providing easy access to most of the commonly used iWebKit elements (such as navigation buttons, menus, lists, form elements, etc).

In a couple of minutes you will have created a professional looking mobile website. iWebKit is the framework of choice because it is very easy to use, loads extremely fast, and is compatible with all iOS devices.

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Support

Support is provided through our NNTP newsgroups, which enable us to target a higher number of requests in the shortest amount of time, while allowing customers to benefit from answers given to others.

Our free, public newsgroups are available here. To access these groups, you will need a NNTP news reader application, such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Opera Browser, Microsoft Outlook Express, Windows Mail.

Web Forums

If you are unable to use the newsgroups for technical reasons, we provide web-based forums too. You'll need to register (create a forum account) before posting a new message or replying. The VIP code you’ll need to register for a forum account (if you don’t have one already) is 73638270105.

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If you cannot use the NNTP newsgroups nor the web-based forums, please send us an email instead. Keep in mind that since the newsgroups are our preferred channel for providing support, response time for emails is typically longer.