Sublime Text Preferences File

Over the past few years, I’ve picked up a few cool settings for Sublime Text 2.

Remember to edit your Settings – User file, otherwise your settings get overwritten when ST2 is updated.

Screenshot of getting to Settings - User in OSX. (Sublime Text 2, Preferences, Settings - User

I’ve added a bunch of comments explaining most of them. This is meant as a reference. Please don’t just paste this into your settings.

	//Distinguish Folders from files
	"bold_folder_labels": true,
	//Need to download here:
	"color_scheme": "Packages/Theme - Flatland/Flatland.tmtheme",
	//I had some plugins choking on my VPN
	"detect_slow_plugins": false,
	//Because I exclusively use SCSS, I turned off css. Can be an issue if you have a project that is vanilla css.
	//Excluding junk files
	//Also excluding wordpress core (If I need to reference core, I'm using Project Find feature)
	//Need to download and install from here:
	"font_face": "Ubuntu Mono",
	//Can't remember what this is for :(
	//I like big fonts on my big monitor :)
	"font_size": 20.0,
	//I'm not bad-ass enough for VIM mode. Someday I'll turn this back on.
	//This is an OSX bug
	"open_files_in_new_window": false,
	//I like to scroll so my last line of code can be at the top of the page.
	"scroll_past_end": true,
	//Found this out after asking the question on ShopTalk:
	"spell_check": true,
	"theme": "Flatland.sublime-theme",
	//Great if you are OCD or just JSHint.
	"trim_trailing_white_space_on_save": true

Flat Theme for iTerm

I saw this post on Dribbble, and made an iTerm version. Not taking credit for any of the color choices; I just moved settings from Terminal to iTerm. 🙂


iOS Simulator in your Applications folder

One of the great tools inside Xcode is iOS Simulator. It’s great for testing your responsive websites. The bummer is that you have to open Xcode to launch the simulator app. I found a way to create a symbolic link that points to this super-hidden app. You just have to do the following:

  1. If you haven’t already, download Xcode from the App Store.
  2. Open Terminal and paste in the following command:
    ln -s /Applications/\ /Applications/iOS\
  3. All done! Check your Applications folder.

RegEx Pal

This is a great tool when writing out regular expressions. It helps me as I learn more and more about them.



For those of you that are just getting into JavaScript, this is a must-have tool for checking your code. It will tell you what you are doing wrong (using multiple var statements, spaces in wrong places, etc) in your code and will help you write better JS.