Introduction to Web Development with Emacs

Posted by maryriley on Jul 21, 2009 6:44 AM EDT
Cherrysave; By Kurt Edelbrock
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Lately, I’ve had a tendency to make fun of the mainstream applications people use to develop websites, asserting my nerd supremacy my touting my love for superior applications. Nothing good comes out of applications like Dreamweaver and FrontPage, I say, except for buggy and ugly websites. I would post snide little comments on Reddit, making fun of bad design and telling people to use Textmate. Then, a more elite nerd than I came along and ruined it for me by suggesting I wasn’t good enough because I didn’t use Emacs.

Emacs is an absolutely wonderful text editor for designers, and it can speed up development time with a series of helpful shortcuts, even for a Textmate diehard. Unfortunately, Emacs can have a steep learning curve, so I figured I would provide a basic introduction for using Emacs as a web development environment.

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