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ProtoTool (CSS auto refresh, design overlay) (delisted)

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Front-end development tool. Auto css file refresh without page reloading, dedicated pixel perfect mode with mock-up overlay.

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Description from store Tired from refreshing your css? Project loading takes more, than changing css? Using SASS and want to reload file without real refresh? ProtoTool to the rescue! 1. Auto reloads your CSS/SCSS files 2. Create pixel perfect layouts with "Pixel perfect mode" 3. Media query view 4. Grid line toggling (under development) 5. Difference mode IMPORTANT notes: 1. By default plugin works on every page, then dev tools are turned on and docked to the RIGHT of the screen. If developer tools are docked to bottom - css will re-render only after mouseenter. 2. RECOMMENDED way to reload your css is: a) go to chrome extensions, choose ProtoTool extension options: http://prntscr.com/4tnwz4 b) You will see dialog, where you have to enter your domain string. Let's say you have http://localhost.com, so you will have to enter localhost.com ONLY. Press Save options and thats it! http://prntscr.com/4tny5m . Remove options will remove WHOLE list of domains. In future versions, extension will have option to remove items by one. 3. PIXEL PERFECT MODE. This is example of what you will achieve with this mode: http://prntscr.com/4tobkq (image is pushed to see difference) a) copy website screenshot to your specific project directory (let's say you have website design saved in file "1.png", placed in "/mockups" folder relatively to project). Press SHIFT + 1, you will see control panel: http://prntscr.com/4to1ci b) URL in prototype is relative URL in project, where you want to add your mockup overlay. "File path" is an mockup url, which will overlay your website. Let say, you have "http://proto.test/contact-us.html" and you want to overlay with image "http://proto.test/mockups/1.png", so your "URL in prototype" will be "/contact-us.html" (it's case sensitive) and "File path" will be "/mockups/1.png", then press "Assign URL with file". Refresh and press SHIFT + 1, wou will see overlay attached to your page. You can drag your image with mouse. Press "-" or "+" if you want to increase or decrease opacity while holding SHIFT button. SHIFT + 2 will enter difference mode. If you have any feedback or questions - please email me: Email: [email protected] LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/vaclovas-vi%C4%8Dius/23/83b/822

Latest reviews

  • (2018-02-17) Виталя Виталя: Отлично то что нужно!!! На замену livePage
  • (2018-01-24) Dmitry Kovalov: It drain RAM when working with Dev Console opened. And cannot be activeted only on some tabs independent. Actives for all tabs opened in chrome. Much better analog: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/css-auto-reload/fiikhcfekfejbleebdkkjjgalkcgjoip/related?hl=ru
  • (2017-11-28) Ronald van Middendorp: Does nothing.
  • (2017-08-06) Anton: This extension basically broke my browser. When enabled, every single web page constantly throws errors and warnings non-stop.
  • (2017-07-19) Francesco Delogu: Goda
  • (2016-10-04) Thanks a lot!!!
  • (2015-01-03) Denis Khay: dude, and how load image for pp?
  • (2014-10-23) Povilas Poderskis: Great plugin. Using it mainly for pixel-perfect HTML/CSS. From what I tried, the best one in chrome store. There are some usability issues - don't forget to read the details. Also, when pressing shift + 1, note that numpad 1 doesn't work here :) Looking forward to improvements
  • (2014-10-07) Spencer Watson: This plugin does what it intends to do. Setup is a little confusing, but reading the plugin description certainly helps. While the plugin is enabled, pages do not seem to perform very well. CSS transitions and the like become quite choppy. Despite any bugs, it is a pretty useful plugin.
  • (2014-10-07) Well that's one nice to have tool :)
  • (2014-10-06) Arturas Z.: Very good and easy to use tool. Respect.

Latest issues

  • (2017-08-27, v:0.21) Paul Ogbeiwi: Didn't work
    Version 0.21. Running my website off a PHP framework, that access the css via URL's such as: http://localhost/src/ttwf.css
  • (2017-06-14, v:0.21) Jason Gilmour: Namespace all CSS selectors
    When developing on a local site, if I add an input with type="url" and id="url" this extension applies it's own styles to my input
  • (2017-01-06, v:0.21) Алексей Егорычев: It doestn work
    It doesn't work Version 55.0.2883.87 m (64-bit)
  • (2016-08-01, v:0.21) Franco Alvarez: It doestn work
    It doesn't work. Versión 52.0.2743.82 (64-bit)
  • (2015-12-24, v:0.21) Hussein Duvigneau: Network log spam
    As the CSS file gets refreshed, it spams my network tab, making it hard to track other XHR requests.. is there anyway to hide this?
  • (2015-07-31, v:0.21) Valts Dārznieks: Disabling
    Thank you for great extension. One problem thou. How do I turn it off without disabling? It seem to run on all pages all the time
  • (2015-04-01, v:0.21) Sean M: 2nd monitor
    I have the page I'm working on on in a Chrome browser window on a 2nd monitor. It appears I have to hover over the page before the changes show. Can it be made to where it updates automatically without me needing to put my mouse on the 2nd monitor to hover over the page?


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4.2857 (21 votes)
Last update / version
2014-10-13 / 0.21
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