Integrious adopts Backfire 4 Umbraco
Integrious has adopted the Backfire 4
Umbraco package from Matt Brailsford, after Matt put out a request
for help maintaining some of the packages he's brought to the
First of all, a big thank you to Matt for bringing Backfire to
Umbraco - and to the guys at quplog who
created the Backfire script.
For those of you
who haven't come across Backfire before, it's a neat system which
takes the long sought for "design in the browser" a major step
forward. Most web developers these days will tweak sites using
browser tools such as Firebug for Firefox, or the built in
developer tools in Chrome and Safari (Internet Explorer, even the
shiny new IE9, is still rather badly behind the field in this
area). Unfortunately, we then had to manually copy the perfected
CSS rules back to the sites stylesheets - or worse, bang our heads
on our desks are we forgot to do so before refreshing the page and
lost everything! Backfire solves this by providing a "Save CSS"
button at the bottom of the browser window, which passes your
tweaked rules back to the server. A handler on the server then
saves them to the stylesheets for you. Brilliant!
We've got a few ideas for taking this package forward - for
instance, we're going to tidy up the formatting of the CSS saved by
Backfire 4 Umbraco and move the project forward to full release
status, but we'd love to hear what everyone else wants from it! Let
us know on the Backfire 4 Umbraco
Codeplex project site.