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So I decided to see what all the fuss is about with titanium, and I must say I did not enjoy my experience. I wasted the better part of a day trying to get content assist to work for desktop applications. It just will not work, I’ve tried everything; even installing it on my linux vm. I’m still yet to make it work. The mobile applications have support for content assist right out of the box. Why would you make an entire studio based around your product and not have support for part of it out of the box?

Getting support with the problem seems to be in vain. I posted on the Q&A board and tried the IRC channel and no luck. I may get an answer one day but I’m not holding my breath. It’s a real shame because the product looks good (on paper). Embedding html5/css3/javascript and php/ruby/python/your-favourite server-side-code within a webkit environment and give it access to the computer at a lower level.

If anyone knows/can figure out how to get the desktop content assist working that would be amazing :D

Earlier in the week I discovered an absolutely awesome new tool. LiveReload. It automatically reloads CSS changes live in your browsers when changes are saved. It also reloads the page (fully) when changes are made to html or js files.

https://github.com/mockko/livereload

It’s not too difficult to install and has become an indispensable tool in my kit for webdesign. If you’re into web design and aren’t using this tool you’re missing out. It’s a real time saver.

You install ruby and install the livereload gem then install a browser plugin and finally tell livereload to monitor a folder for changes.

All I can say is: Where have you been all my life?