Brilliant Shots of Source Code and IDE Editors

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Dribbble is such a wonderful website where designers from around the world can share their talents. It takes a lot of work and dedication to put together any type of user interface. But especially when it comes to handling source code in any development language – regardless of if you’re publishing for the web or desktop.

In any case the open source movement is pushing forward very quickly. Blogs and websites are constantly looking for new design methods to show bits of source code right within their content. Additionally designers are working to built newer interfaces for editing HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or even PHP/Python or RoR.

In the short gallery below I’ve collected some brilliant screens of source code including many different languages. These boast backend web editors, native software apps, and even display content for websites. Web developers will especially love this collection for the pristine coding standards and design techniques involved in the process.

Awesome Code Editor

Code Sample

Paper Code


Code Tips

Code View + File Tree


Blank Code Editor UI

Code editor in the cloud

Code Block

CSS Stamp Border

Code Frame

CSS Snippet

iPad Code Editor

Coding App

Objective-C Code Editor


Coding View

CSS3 TextMate Bundle

Obsessive Much?


CMS Code Editor

Code Pilot UI

Mystery Project

MarkedUp Snippet

Shadow Detail


Gisties Work-in-Progress

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  1. April 2, 2012

    The text on your site is too hard to read.

  2. April 2, 2012

    unreadable text:(

  3. I don’t enjoy squinting at 6 inches from my monitor to read the text. For heaven sakes, this is so unreadable.

  4. April 2, 2012
    Adam Presley

    I can read it fine… and I’m blind as a bat.

  5. Yeah sorry but I disagree the text is fine. If you can’t read it then I cannot assume it’s because of the font size… my MacBook is only 14″ yet I can easily read these words. Either way great post and good content.