CSSEdit Keeps Getting Better And Better

MacRabbit today released CSSEdit v2.5, a release sporting some nice new features, amongst them tabs (gotta have those), a shiny inspector for X-ray to get all the details on the styles a particular element has, and last but not least, a selector builder to make the sometimes-hassle of building the right selector a visual pleasure.

CSSEdit is one of my favorite tools on the Mac. It’s a perfect example how design and function can be integrated into a focussed and usable application.

Go grab it while it’s hot.

In other news, the good folks at Panic today released Coda, an integrated web development environment. Mind you, it’s not Dreamweaver, no, it looks better. Though I prefer my stack of tools it definitely looks like a thought-through and well-designed tool. I’ll definitely take it for a spin.

A Fix for Rails 1.2

While setting up a new project with Rails 1.2.3 I ran across a weird issue in my tests. Somewhere from the CGI class (belonging to Ruby’s core lib and extended by Rails) a nil object was used and threw an error. Turns out this was introduced in 1.2.2 with a fix that was supposed to improve CGI handling on Windows.

Welcome Aboard

So this is it. My new blog. It doesn’t look like much, but I’m working on it. Here’s where I’ll write about my adventures as a freelancer, things related to Rails and things that bother me, things I like and my view on life as a freelancer and Mac OS X nerd.

So what is Paperplanes? Paperplanes is the name of my business as a freelancer.

Who are you? I’m an almost 30-year-old freelance software developer, living in Berlin/Germany. I’ve been freelancing for almost a year now, and so far I can’t complain.

What do I do? I used to do a lot of Java-based work. You can read the results of that over at my Java-related blog Javaddicts.

So why a new blog? As a freelancer, I’ve been doing much more than program Java. Lately I find myself writing more and more apps with Rails which I really enjoy.

What’s gonna happen next? The design for the page has been in my drawer for almost a year now, and it’s time to finish it. So that’s what I’ll do.