Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· alexlafroscia

Using Coda 2 with Hammer

For many people, coding a site by hand is a much more rewarding experience than using a WYSIWYG edittor, and if that is the case for you, then you probably use some tools to make things easier for you. Two of those tools that I use are Coda 2 by Panic and Hammer by Riot.

While both tools are awesome, they don't play nicely together yet, and Coda by default tries to preview the un-compiled version of your site. However, if you add "/Build/" to the end of your local URL in Coda, this gets fixed right up. Coda will keep track of things and preview the version of your site that Hammer compiled.

While this isn't a perfect solution, it's does making using the two together quite a bit easier.

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Alex, have you seen the other app Riot called <a href="">Anvil?</a>. I personally use sublime, hammer, and anvil together. Anvil is great because it allows me to use Typekit fonts for builds, and since hammer auto refreshes, I just use chrome so I can use the dev tools.

over 1 year ago ·

Yeah, I wish I could use Anvil because I really love the idea and simplicity, but it's impossible to use with Apache and PHP. I even talked to the developer, so confirmed that there's no good way to use the two together. Unfortunately I can't use Rails on my biggest project, so I am stuck making PHP work for me, and can't make use of Anvil.

over 1 year ago ·

Great tip Alex! Hammer is an awesome app. I've just posted one for using MAMP PRO as part of the workflow with Coda and Hammer to get PHP support:

over 1 year ago ·