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SmugWimp
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03/03/15 10:07 AM (5 years ago)

Duplicating HTML on Android/iOS, Custom web fonts, tricks, tips, and a request...

Howdy.

I've been working on a project that will put 'most' of my content in an htmlDoc in my app.

I didn't want to use jquery or anything that would add a lot of weight to the app, and include a lot of features I had no intention of using...

In order to make things pretty on both Android and iOS I've created my own CSS to accomodate any size device, and still keep things relatively pretty.

I also use a compressed JavaScript file, so you can 'tap' on an image and it will show full size in a 'lightbox' until dismissed by the user.

It also utilizes custom fonts that display on both iOS and Android in the same way; you have to include the ttf file with your app.

I've zipped it all up in a nice demo for you to pick apart at your convenience:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/115208762/BT_demo.zip

You're welcome to use any or all parts you find of value. Just don't release an app on Guam History, if you please.

Now for the request...

In years past I used an application called 'HomeSite' to do my HTML. It was created by a rather talented artist named Nick Bradbury. He later sold it off to Allaire, and it immediately zoomed in price, and eventually died with Allaire's demise.

I haven't found an HTML Editor I've liked since. I currently use the Mac version of Coffee Cup's Web Editor, and it's 'ok', but falls short on many things I find useful. But I bought it in a bundle and it's still a bit faster than TextWrangler.

What do you use? How long have you used it? Why did you stick with it? How much was it?

I don't want anything that costs a million, or some huge behemoth. Light and efficient.

Cheers!

-- Smug

Javascript 'lightbox' by Felix Hagspiel http://jslightbox.felixhagspiel.de

Not sure where I got the Web Font information at... Sometimes I grab a bunch of things at once, and evaluate them later...
 
AlanMac
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03/03/15 01:52 PM (5 years ago)
Hi Smug

personally, I use http://www.kompozer.net/ It is fairly lightweight, and works across PC, Mac, Linux and it is free. I have used it for 3 or 4 years now. I think I like it because I like to flick between source and preview modes and the navigation doesn't bamboozle me. I used to use Dreamweaver, which I preferred to Front Page, but I think when it went past version 4, it outgrew me. I don't like over-complicated editors. Other tools are more powerful, but if I can't adapt to them, then I struggle to use them at all.

I haven't used the editors you mentioned, I thing knowing what ""falls short on many things I find useful" is, is the key :).
 
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03/03/15 04:19 PM (5 years ago)
Hi Smug

I use a Wysiwyg Website Builder to design webpage style layouts and then use the generated html/java in an editor. Basic pages can be previewed in webbrowser from application, but anything with java usually needs to be uploaded to server. It has inbuilt ftp functions. Current price $50US

http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/

The main editor I use is mainly orientated towards php but handles html as well obviously. Other wise another html orientated editor is available by the same mob but I dont use that much so dont know how good.

Also by the same mob is a quick image resizer, as it suggests a very quick and easy way of resizing images without having to open Photoshop etc for each file. Just need to select your settings then drag n drop files into it and knew resized files created!

http://www.dzsoft.com/image-resizer.html Current price $30US

http://www.dzsoft.com/php-editor.html Current price $50US

http://www.dzsoft.com/webpad.html Free

Regards

Paul
 
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03/03/15 05:10 PM (5 years ago)
 
SmugWimp
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03/03/15 07:40 PM (5 years ago)
Not *quite* what I was looking for, but darn interesting none the less, Chris.

I'll play with it; I found a trial version here: http://www.skybound.ca/download/

Cheers!

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03/03/15 09:03 PM (5 years ago)
oh ok html sorry. cool link.didnt know they had a trial thanks!
 
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03/04/15 03:36 AM (5 years ago)
I use Textmate and Coda on the Mac https://panic.com/coda/

Take a look at brackets too https://brackets.io

I've also tried Aptana in the past http://www.aptana.com/

Just my 2 cents
 
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03/04/15 10:38 AM (5 years ago)
Sublime text is a great editor for many coding adventures including html.

http://www.sublimetext.com
 
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08/19/15 09:56 AM (4 years ago)
Smug,

Could you please fix the link for the demo you mentioned at the beginning of this thread? It doesn't work. I'm curious how you got a custom font working in the html files in your android project, haven't figured it out yet. Thanks!
 
SmugWimp
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08/19/15 07:17 PM (4 years ago)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/115208762/BT_demo.zip

Should be good now, Mutzy.

Sorry; when I installed my new SSD I did a fresh install, so not all parts have been moved back.

Cheers!

-- Smug
 

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