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Geeks Union | December 16, 2017

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LiveReload: Saving time in development

LiveReload: Saving time in development
Geeks Union

LiveReload is one of the most anticipated and effective software nowadays because it efficiently monitors the file system changes. When you save any type of file in your computer, it is preprocessed and any type of browser you use is refreshed. If you also change an image or a CSS file, the browser will be instantly updated.

LiveReload is located in the menu bar. It effectively works with browsers such as Mobile Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. If you enable web sockets, it will also work best with Opera. With the help of this software, you will also enjoy using your Mac and Apple because it loves iPads, iPhones and Simulators especially if a JavaScript snippet is inserted. So, if your goal is to test from other PCs, just like with mobile devices, this is the app you can count on. If you no longer want to use the snippet, all you have to do is to add an IF and check the location host.

On the other hand, if there is an error in your SASS file or CoffeeScript, don’t worry because LiveReload will notify you by displaying an error notification on your PC screen. It is also great in detecting which particular editor you use. The edit button has the capacity to go to great lengths in order to jump to the error’s exact location. With this capacity, you have the chance to perform your tasks without hassle or stress, because LiveReload knows your needs and how to solve all your problems.

However, you need to bear in mind that LiveReload can only monitor those files that have specific extensions. A fat list is usually hard-coded, but you can choose to add your own in order to monitor settings.

You also don’t have to worry about LiveReload because it has been tested with the following in order to secure your safety and satisfaction in using it: ExpessionEngine, Joomla, WordPress, Drupal and Rails.

LiveReload is also user-friendly. However, if you unfortunately get stuck, there is a a help menu.

Check out LiveReload at the Mac App Store!



I am still a trainee geek, so forgive me for my naive questions, but I did not fully understand what LiveReload actually does. Does it obtain the latest version of every software and application that we have on our device?


LiveReload sounds pretty impressive. I'm not sure I have total understanding of all it can do. I like that it will fix files if they are wrong. I also like that it will make any updates each time I log in. I love user-friendly programs so I will probably give this a try.