As a web developer, we have always been searching for a tool and editors to increase our workflow and productivity in coding and programing. if your the one, here is a solution to improve your coding.

Some of my friend asking me how I get a project with a thousand line of codes? (Said Muhama & Nopex) among them. but today I come with this simple method to archieve the super fast coding with Emmet follow me here…

Emmet is the extending development of ZenCoding, which is written purely with JavaScript. While in this demonstration I’m going to use Sublime Text, Emmet is also available for many code editors including TextMate, Coda, Eclipse, Notepad++, and Adobe DreamWeaver.

Installing Emmet

Head over to this page to find and download Emmet for your code editor. If you are using Sublime Text, like I am, Emmet can be installed easily through Package Control. Once installed, you may need to restart your text editor.

Writing HTML with Emmet

Most current editors probably have a similar built-in functionality. For example, in Sublime Text we simply write and hit the Tab key, it will automatically expand into a complete unordered list with the

To test your Emmet tool if its working correctly just let us test these HTML tags.

Open the new document and save it as .html. Then type html:5 and then hit Tab key, it will give you all 5 basic html tag with it opening and clossing tag.

We can also write the following div.class to assign HTML class in the element.

Emmet, in this case, extends this functionality further, allowing us to write complex HTML structures in a more simplified way with abbreviations or aliases, similar to the one in CSS. So, if you are familiar with CSS syntax already, you should get used to it quickly.

In addition, Emmet documentation provides a massive list of abbreviations and aliases and the uses, which could be very intimidating for the first-timer. But, here are some of the basic things that I think you should know – at least.

Child Element

As we mentioned, Emmet uses syntax similar to CSS. In CSS we have a direct child selector which is represented with the > sign. In Emmet, we use this operator to add child elements as well. For example: header>nav>ul>li and hit Taband it will format all three elements.

Assigning ID or Class

We can select an element with its id attribute using the # sign in CSS. With Emmet, we use # to assign ID attribute to element, and as we have shown you before we can also assign an HTML class in the element, the same way we select the element class by . For example: #thisID and .thisClass and it will format all tags of the Id and Class tags with their names.

Specifically for the HTML class, we can assign multiple classes in one element in this way. div.classNama1.className2.className3 it will formart all three classes specified with their names.


Emmet also allows us to add HTML element in specific numbers using the asterisk (*) sign, which can be a time saver. In this example, we add an and four under a element. section>h3+h2*3 *3 will generate three h2 elements inside the section.

Lorem Ipsum

Lastly, this is one of my favorites in Emmet. Sublime Text and other editors comes with a shortcut to generate the lorem ipsum dummy text. We simply write lorem and hit Tab, and it will expand to around 5 to 7 lines of lorem ipsum. Emmet, in this case, works slightly different. With Emmet, we can specify how many words to generate. Say, we want only 30 words, we can write lorem30 it will generate 30 dummy lorem text.

Using Emmet in CSS

We can also write CSS with Emmet. Similar to HTML, it extends the aliases into a complete CSS property as well as its value. Let me show you one example: say we want to add a padding with the value of 10px, we simply write p:10 and hit the Tab key, and it will automatically expand it topadding: 10px. Try these other CSS tags .className{ p:10 } Or if we want to hide elements, we can do either with visibilityor display property. With Emmet, we can write these CSS properties this way .className{ d:n } and it will generate display:none properties.