Zen Coding : Writing HTML Codes in a Speedy Way


HTML means HyperText Markup Language and used for creating web pages and interactive forms. You can include javascripts for behaviour, css for appearance and layout etc. HTML contains tags, attributes, quotes, braces, etc. It would be very easy if there is a application to write html codes in a faster way ?

If you’re a HTML coder, then you shouldn’t neglect ZEN CODING. It provides a handy set of tools for high-speed HTML and CSS coding.

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.

For example:


can be expanded into:

Abbreviation engine has a modular structure which allows you to expand abbreviations into different languages. Zen Coding currently supports CSS, HTML, XML/XSL and HAML languages

Just watch the video below to know more about Zen Coding :

Zen Coding – Homepage

If you’re an HTML coder, read the detailed review on smashingmagazine here.

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  1. Other Braces says:

    The advantage of these ASP.NET Web controls is that they can generate HTML for themselves.

  2. Engine Computers Wholesale says:

    Similar to working with text fields, setting the text text, and setting the htmlText property sets the HTML formatted text displayed by the Label.

  3. Robin says:

    Nice tool which is really helpful for the html coder inoder to save to time in tagging and closing the tags……

  4. Useful in a few situations but I have my own library of code snippets that I just use over and over again for websites.

  5. herman says:

    hi, is their any online tool, where you write the text, and the html code gets generated on its own.

    zen coding and htminstant are fine, but the reverse will be highly useful for non-technical people like me.

    if so, please share as well.

    i remember, FrontPage98 (windows) was very useful. but not available any more.


    • There is an HTML builder free software, its like you drag and drop pictures, square boxes, circles, type colorful fonts inside it and it automatically converts everything on HTML coding on the source part. I hope this is what you’re asking. If so, i will share that HTML builder software.

  6. herman says:

    Hi Sri,

    Thsnks for the quick response.
    Its so kind of you to look for the software.

    From your description, it seems it should do.

    Alternatively, do u know any free alternate for Microsoft FrontPage98 (online or stand alone). i have alrady tried nvu and few others, but of no help. as they all expect you to know html. I loved FP for its simplicity.

    Thanks, Herman

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