When you are twiddling css and constantly tabbing between your editor and browsers, refreshing the browrser can become a chore.
So let’s do some micro-efficiency-dev-process-hacking.
Simply include the .js file in your page.
You’ll need to ensure your page references jQuery and that it’s sitting on a web server.
The script will ajax poll itself, check the crc and if different, reload the page.
I develop with lots of side by side windows on a large screen.
This util allows me to stay in the editor window yet see the page refresh when needed.
UPDATE – 2013-05-04
There have been quite a few developments in auto reloading since I posted this.
Firebug, Firefox dev tools and Chrome allow for some aspect of in-page editing (not locally persisted yet).
Here are a bunch of posts on the subject:
I’m going to give the Sublime Text + LiveReload a go since Sublime Text is the pretty damn awesome.
And Sam Saffron (a developer of Discourse) also touches on the subject