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Increase your coding speed 10X with Emmet

David Asaolu
Front-end Developer
・Updated on ・1 min read

Hi there, welcome to this tutorial. Today, I will be discussing how you can improve your coding speed with a popular plugin called Emmet.

Emmet is a plugin for many popular text editors that greatly improve HTML and CSS workflow.

So let's jump right into how to increase your coding speed with Emmet.

Different Emmet Shortcuts that can increase your coding speed

Child >

When you type :

nav>ul>li
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Emmet converts it to

<nav>
    <ul>
        <li></li>
    </ul>
</nav>
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">" is used when you need to nest elements within one another

Sibling +

When you type:

header+main+footer
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Emmets converts it to

<header></header>
<main></main>
<footer></footer>
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"+" can be used when you need write some elements next to each other

Multiplication

When you type:

ul>li*5
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Emmet converts it to

<ul>
    <li></li>
    <li></li>
    <li></li>
    <li></li>
    <li></li>
</ul>
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"*" is used when you need some elements to occur more than once.

Item numbering: $

When you type

ul>li.item$*5
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Emmet converts it to

<ul>
    <li class="item1"></li>
    <li class="item2"></li>
    <li class="item3"></li>
    <li class="item4"></li>
    <li class="item5"></li>
</ul>
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When "$" is used, Emmet automatically numbers the elements. Also "." means class, just like in CSS styling.

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David Asaolu Author

Thank you Joren, it has been corrected 😍

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