Here’s an idea for a feature, a web browser package that will let you browse web pages directly from within Atom, as if you were actually web-browsing using Chrome. This way, users could lookup documentation right alongside their files from within the editor, without ever having to switch back and forth between Chrome.
I think you’re after the same thing as this? Browser live preview If so, add a like there!
@coldhawaiian I don’t really see the major difference between viewing a local web page and viewing a remote web page. Or at least, the major difference that won’t turn Atom into a clone of Chrome
I’d like to hear your thoughts on whether this should be an official feature or just a package that someone ambitious decides to support?
The live-preview feature that isn’t quite what I’m asking for. The live-preview is for viewing pages that you’ve written, from within Atom.
What I’m interested in is actually being able to browse the World Wide Web, so that I can look up documentation online, not view previews of the html I’ve written.
As long as there’s an address bar where you could enter
http://api.rubyonrails.org/, I can see how it isn’t a big jump to go from previewing pages locally to actually browsing the rest of the web.
As for official feature vs contributor package, I don’t think I have a preference either way.
+1 for this feature, it would be incredibly useful for documentation references and also for previewing remote projects for web devs - would mean I’d no longer have to have Chrome open alongside Atom which at times can make my computer quite sluggish.
Now the package is working nicely