Blisk: the new browser built just for developers

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May 18, 2016
Blisk: the new browser built just for developers.
Developers have had a hard time trying to home in on a browser that’s completely user-friendly to their needs. Sure, Mozilla has taken strides to gain favor with the developer community. If you’ll remember, it last year released what it billed as its most developer-friendly browser update to date, Firefox Developer Edition 38. While Mozilla’s offering wasn’t bad, it can’t compete with Blisk, the Chromium-based browser that was designed specifically to allow developers to create and then test websites that look amazing and work seamlessly on any and all devices. While this may seem like a tall order and too ambitious for Blisk, the browser is easy enough to use, so that first-timers on the platform can get the hang of it pretty easily. What sets apart Blisk from other browsers and makes it so developer-friendly is a pre-installed collection of popular devices in the emulator mode. This helps developers easily test the way their code appears across various devices as well as browsers. A huge benefit of this is how developers can compare how their designs behave on various pixel ratios and screen resolutions. Then, there’s the so-called “scroll sync” feature. This lets developers deal with the same part of code across various devices without losing concentration. Say, you scroll down a page on your desktop device; Blisk now allows you to see the exact same part of the page on a mobile device. Another feature worth talking about is its auto-refresh feature. This feature regularly updates your page content so that programmers won’t have to reload multiple tabs every time changes are made to their code. But that’s not all. The new browser also comes with a one-click, screenshot feature that enables developers to document technical problems with greater ease than ever. If you want to share bugs with your development team more effectively than ever, don’t worry. Blisk has you covered by automatically saving all of your screen shots to its cloud storage, allowing members of your team to access them whenever they want. There’s also a new feature for the analytics-minded developer. A new, built-in, analytics dashboard is part of the browser, too. It monitors your code for any cross-browser compatibility issues, speed problems, and quality concerns. It additionally tracks and then alerts developers of any bugs within their code in real-time. What makes this browser a joy to work with is how compatible it is with other services such as:
  • Asana
  • Google Drive
  • Trello
  • TFS
While Blisk has been available since the beginning of the year, this latest update has made it truly friendly to developers and therefore worth highlighting. First-timers to this browser can use Blisk’s tutorial to become familiar with its interface, development tools, and coding learning curve. At the time of this writing, Blisk is available for Windows only. However, the company assures us that Blisk will also be available for Linux soon. In the meantime, Mac users can anticipate Blisk being released for Mac in June, according to a tweet from the company’s official Twitter stream.

Marc Schenker

Marc’s a copywriter who covers design news for Web Designer Depot. Find out more about him at thegloriouscompanyltd.com.

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