You may have noticed that this new-fangled Web thing is getting quite a bit of traction at the moment. And these days you can’t get away with static Web pages built with table-based layouts and presentational markup. It’s all script this and stylesheet that and jQuery the other. Why, even those time-hallowed animated GIFs of little men digging now incur only sneers from the Weberati.
How does it work? Easy! Just install it into Visual Studio 2010 from the Gallery or using the Extension Manager, and you’ll see three new templates in the Web tab of the Add Item dialog — Sass SCSS Style Sheet, Less Style Sheet and CoffeeScript File. Choose the one you want and start coding — we’ll do the rest! Take a look at the Getting Started guide for more information. And of course the Sass, Less and CoffeeScript home pages are full of great information on the languages themselves.
We think Sass, Less and CoffeeScript are great little helpers for Web developers, and Web Workbench is our way of sharing the love. Give them a try and see if you don’t fall in love too!
As always, we love to hear feedback. Are there other features or improvements you’d like to see in Web Workbench? Have you found a *gasp* bug? Would you like to see us add support for your favourite Web productivity language? Let us know in the forums!