This is a part of PR that I submitted at https://github.com/LeCoupa/awesome-cheatsheets/blob/master/tools/emmet.md

Introduction

Emmet is a productivity toolkit for web developers that uses expressions to generate HTML snippets.

Installation

Normally, installation for Emmet should be a straight-forward process from the package-manager, as most of the modern text editors support Emmet. If you have difficulty setting up emmet with your editor and wish to check Emmet is supported by your favourite editor or not, you can check it from here. Emmet Installation instructions

Usage

You can use Emmet in two ways:

  • Tab Expand Way: Type your emmet code and press Tab key
  • Interactive Method: Press alt + ctrl + Enter and start typing your expressions. This should automatically generate HTML snippets on the fly.

This cheatsheet will assume that you press Tab after each expressions.

HTML

Generating HTML 5 DOCTYPE

html:5 Will generate

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">
  <title>Document</title>
</head>
<body>

</body>
</html>

Child items

Child items are created using >

ul>li>p

<ul>
  <li>
    <p></p>
  </li>
</ul>

Sibling Items

Sibling items are created using +

html>head+body

<html>
<head></head>
<body>

</body>
</html>

Multiplication

Items can be multiplied by *

ul>li*5

<ul>
  <li></li>
  <li></li>
  <li></li>
  <li></li>
  <li></li>
</ul>

Grouping

Items can be grouped together using ()

table>(tr>th*5)+tr>t*5

<table>
  <tr>
    <th></th>
    <th></th>
    <th></th>
    <th></th>
    <th></th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <t></t>
    <t></t>
    <t></t>
    <t></t>
    <t></t>
  </tr>
</table>

Class and ID

Class and Id in Emmet can be done using . and #

div.heading

<div class="heading"></div>

div#heading

<div id="heading"></div>

ID and Class can also be combined together

div#heading.center

<div id="heading" class="center"></div>

Adding Content inside tags

Contents inside tags can be added using {}

h1{Emmet is awesome}+h2{Every front end developers should use this}+p{This is paragraph}*2

<h1>Emmet is awesome</h1>
<h2>Every front end developers should use this</h2>
<p>This is paragraph</p>
<p>This is paragraph</p>

Attributes inside HTML tags

Attributes can be added using []

a[href=https://google.com data-toggle=something target=_blank]

<a href="https://google.com" data-toggle="something" target="_blank"></a>

Numbering

Numbering can be done using $ You can use this inside tag or contents.

h${This is so awesome $}*6

<h1>This is so awesome 1</h1>
<h2>This is so awesome 2</h2>
<h3>This is so awesome 3</h3>
<h4>This is so awesome 4</h4>
<h5>This is so awesome 5</h5>
<h6>This is so awesome 6</h6>

Use @- to reverse the Numbering

img[src=image$$@-.jpg]*5

<img src="image05.jpg" alt="">
<img src="image04.jpg" alt="">
<img src="image03.jpg" alt="">
<img src="image02.jpg" alt="">
<img src="image01.jpg" alt="">

To start the numbering from specific number, use this way

img[src=emmet$@100.jpg]*5

<img src="emmet100.jpg" alt="">
<img src="emmet101.jpg" alt="">
<img src="emmet102.jpg" alt="">
<img src="emmet103.jpg" alt="">
<img src="emmet104.jpg" alt="">

Tips

  • Use : to expand known abbreviations

input:date

<input type="date" name="" id="">

form:post

<form action="" method="post"></form>

link:css

<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  • Building Navbar

.navbar>ul>li*3>a[href=#]{Item $@-}

<div class="navbar">
  <ul>
    <li><a href="#">Item 3</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Item 2</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Item 1</a></li>
  </ul>
</div>

CSS

Emmet works surprisingly well with css as well.

  • f:l
float: left;

You can also use any options n/r/l

  • pos:a­
position: absolute;

Also use any options, pos:a/r/f

  • d:n/b­/f/­i/ib

d:ib

display: inline-block;
  • You can use m for margin and p for padding followed by direction

mr -> margin-right

pr -> padding-right

  • @f will result in
@font-face {
  font-family:;
  src:url();
}

You can also use these shorthands

ShorthandDescription
zz-index
wwidth
hheight
fzfont-size
fffont-family
fwfont-weight
@lhline-height
mawmax-width
mahmax-height
miwmin-width
mihmin-width
!!important
@ffont-face
@opopacity
@lhline-height
@opopacity