Eclipse CSS Editor

June 30, 2009

Started searching around for a good CSS editor plugin for Eclipse. I’ve used Aptana in the past, but was very disappointed. Mostly due to Aptana’s intrusive takeover of my Eclipse IDE. I wanted something simple that provided some code highlighting.

Enter Project Amateras. An Eclipse based HTML editor. Has all the usual charactaristics of a good code editor:

  • HTML/CSS/Javascript code assist
  • Code highlighting
  • Code folding

Very nice and FREE plugin.


Reinhard Jung
Reinhard JungJune 9, 2010 at 4:34:44 am

Is there a link avl. to an update-site, because i can't install the *.jar file.

Jason Holden
Jason HoldenJune 9, 2010 at 8:40:35 am


Not that I know. It's been a while since I used this tool since switching to Coldfusion Builder ( If you are coding Coldfusion I highly recommend it. It does include a built in CSS editor with the same features as the project discussed in this entry.

Reinhard Jung
Reinhard JungJune 9, 2010 at 9:36:02 am

I try a few times to use cfBuilder, but i must say it is still ugly beta :-( You can't refresh the Brwoser View like in cfEclipse, you don't have any Dictionay-Help like in cfEclipse etc.?!

Jason Holden
Jason HoldenJuly 11, 2010 at 9:46:45 am


The latest release of CFBuilder does have a very good code dictionary and code assist. I do agree that there are defintely some shortcomings compared to CFEclipse. Mark and the guys that work on that project are stellar programmers. Another possible barrier is that CFBuilder is not free. For me it came down to the tight integration Adobe has built into CFBuilder for working with the server through the extensions.

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