Have you wanted to create a new website while sitting in your doctor’s waiting room? I guess not that many people think that but I tried using some iPad apps and released HTML template for free! Yes, that template was created on iPad :)
Useful Stylus Pen
Stylus pen is a useful tool to write or draw something on mobile device or graphics tablet. I bought this stylus which I don’t remember the brand name. You can write smoothly but it’s not that easy to write small character and details because a nib is thick.
Jot Pro has thin and clear disc. Hold your stylus at the angle you’re most comfortable with. Jot gives you the freedom to write or sketch like you’re used to.
Bamboo Paper – Free
Sketch out your thoughts and ideas on digital paper using your own handwriting. Wherever you are, at home or on the road. Bamboo Paper lets you take notes, draw, doodle, jot down recipes, write a quick list, entertain the kids… you name it! Easily create and manage your own personal library of notebooks.
Adobe Proto – $9.99
Adobe Proto is a new Adobe Touch App, lets you create interactive wireframes and prototypes of websites and mobile apps on your tablet. Communicate and share ideas with teams and clients using a touch-based interface.
Adobe Photoshop Touch – $9.99
The Adobe Photoshop Touch app lets you quickly combine images, apply professional effects, share the results with friends and family through social networking sites like Facebook, and more. Use Photoshop features designed for the tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images.
Textastic Code Editor – $9.99
Textastic Code Editor is an advanced code editor for iPad with rich support for syntax highlighting, (S)FTP and Dropbox. Textastic’s code editor is written from the ground up using native iOS APIs like Core Text. Particularly evident during interactive search, the text editor is quick and responsive.
Tapping on the editor with two fingers brings up a cursor navigation wheel that simplifies text selection. Code completion for HTML and CSS. External keyboards are fully supported.
Diet Coda – $9.99
Your iPad will be a dedicated Coda 2 preview using AirPreview function.
However, I feel Diet Coda has a downside compare with Textastic Code Editor. For example…
- You can’t edit files locally
- Using Textastic Code Editor, you can save files on Dropbox
- Textastic Code Editor has better key board for coding
- A bit slow
- I don’t like black background
You cannot sync your Diet Coda and Coda2 using iCloud yet. And again, Textastic’s cursor navigation wheel is just amazing. So I would say Textastic is winner at this time.
Back to Mac, tested on other browsers and finally it’s done! Please have a look “Free “Coming Soon” Page Template with Countdown Time” to see details and download this HTML template!
It’s time-consuming job but possible to built a website using only iPad. It wasn’t difficult to make a wireframe and code. Designing with Photoshop Touch requires great care. It’s unsuitable to design a website unless adobe adds tools such as guide, ruler or slice.
What do you think? Let me know if you know better way or apps!