Gliimpse is a quick preview technique that smoothly transitions between document markup code and its visual rendering. It allows users to regularly check the code they are editing in-place, without leaving the text editor. This method can complement classical preview windows by offering rapid overviews of code-to-document mappings and leaving more screen real-estate.


Pierre Dragicevic, Stéphane Huot, Fanny Chevalier. Gliimpse: Animating from Markup Code to Rendered Documents and Vice Versa. In UIST 2011: Proceedings of the 24th ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. ACM, pages 257-262.

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See also the related work Diffamation


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This research was supported by INRIA and the Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design (CIV-DDD).

Part of the Gliimpse video is based on Andrew Roberts' LaTeX Tutorial.


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