The initial setup of a BBEdit project leaves you with a project window and just one folder in the project sidebar. However, you can have as many folder in your sidebar as you can handle.
In the example above, both the
includes folders are in the project sidebar for quick access. BBEdit added the
build folder when it created the project. To get the
includes folder in the sidebar, just drag-and-drop it from the Finder. You can also CONTROL-click in the files area of the sidebar to add text files, HTML files, or folders.
Below the files list, BBEdit shows you the currently open documents. In the example above, it shows that this document — sidebar.html — is the only open document, and the blue highlight shows that it is the active document.
You can drag the separator bar between the file list and the open document list to apportion the space to suit your needs.
Below the list of open documents is a small area for the Scratchpad and Worksheet. I use the Scratchpad for scraps of code I need for repetitive tasks, but you can put just about any text there that you want. The Worksheet is where you can store small programs that run in the macOS Terminal.app. You can have as many programs there as you want. To run a program, you select the code for that program and hit ENTER. BBEdit will execute your code without your having to switch to the Terminal.app.
At the bottom of the project sidebar are six icons for managing your project and/or its appearance.
Next up: Include files.