I’ve recently come across a number of comments from people who believe that TopStyle is included with HomeSite and Dreamweaver MX, so I’d like to set the record straight.
Both HomeSite and Dreamweaver MX include TopStyle Lite, which is a free, very scaled-down version of TopStyle. The Lite version is a basic, one-file-at-a-time CSS editor designed for inclusion with third-party HTML editors.
TopStyle Pro, on the other hand, is not included with HomeSite or Dreamweaver MX. Among the many features in the Pro version that you won’t find in the Lite version are:
- HTML and XHTML editing
- Style checker to check your CSS syntax
- Style upgrade to convert deprecated HTML (include
fonttags) to CSS
- Site reports for site-wide style reporting
- Full-screen preview
- Integration with HTML Tidy, CSE HTML Validator, W3C HTML Validator, Watchfire Bobby
- Style sweeper to format your CSS
- etc., etc., etc
If you’re still using the Lite version, I hope you’ll download a trial of TopStyle Pro to see what you’ve been missing!