Web Module

Hello as a relativly new user to jetbrains products I am wanting to use IDEA the same way I have tested Webstorm. There is not module available to do this, the only workaround I have found is to setup a dummy java module. This is not a very logical or intuitive way to do simple HTML CSS.

Is this by design, are we supposed to be separating work into Webstorm/Phpstorm projects?

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Hello impaler,

Right now you're indeed supposed to use a Java module for pure HTML/CSS projects
in IntelliJ IDEA. It's possible that a pure Web module type will be provided
in a future version.

Hello as a relativly new user to jetbrains products I am wanting to
use IDEA the same way I have tested Webstorm. There is not module
available to do this, the only workaround I have found is to setup a
dummy java module. This is not a very logical or intuitive way to do
simple HTML CSS.

Is this by design, are we supposed to be separating work into
Webstorm/Phpstorm projects?


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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
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Thanks for clearing that up, I think I am that much closer to buying IDEA when my trial runs out :)

It makes sense to do so. The way IDEA is so cross language while being feature rich and stable is just breathtaking. I guess these workflow issues will be looked at in the next versions. I myself am writing a php based cms with some as3 only interactive components, Idea is much nicer to work in rather than being in 3 other IDEs that I started doing.

Right now I have setup;

  • Main Project ( java )
    • Preloader SWF (Flex)
    • Component 1 SWF (Flex)
      • module 1 SWF (Flex)
      • module 2 SWF (Flex)
      • ...etc
    • Component 2 SWF (Flex)
    • Shared As3 SWC (Flex)
    • Third Party as3 library SWC (Flex)
    • Php based cms with css and custom html/php/css/js and other custom formats( java )


Being able to have nested Flex modules with shared classes would be much more ideal. As I am not even using java there should be no need for the end user to have to think about this learning curve. I am sure that Idea will gain popularity and more non java developers will come to the ide for the same reasons I have, you really dont want to scare them off as I think this really will.



There are so many good things to say about the idea ( cross platform, easy flexible deployment, version control ) but this learning curve for non java developers really needs to be looked at, keep up the great work.
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