All iPads iPad Web Design

Discussion in 'iPad' started by fan123, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. fan123 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2013
    Anyone have a suggestion for Web design app I can use?
    I have an Ipad 2 and Ipad Mini. My desktop is not the best and don't want to spend cash for a new desktop if I can do it on one of my Ipads.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    What are you using on your desktop to begin with? I could do it with an external keyboard, but with the iPad by itself? No way, unless I used something like TextExpander to make shortcuts to make typing it all easier.
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Textastic is a good code editor, but how will you deal with images and other assets?
  4. madgibbon macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2013
    As a professional web developer I wouldn't want to create an entire site using my iPad. There are a few very good apps with syntax highlighting and ftp support which is great for making changes to existing sites.

    As someone has already stated assets such as images could be a problem. While its doable its would be very time consuming to create even a simple image of a select size containing text.

    Another option is a hosting company who provide a web based site builder. These are quite limited but would be enough to build a basic site using Safari (as long as its not Flash based).
  5. MaC rA mE macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Panics' Diet Coda, the little brother of Coda 2 FTW.
  6. beautifulcoder macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2013
    The Republic of Texas
    I am a web developer as well. I once thought you could use the iPad for productivity but that idea has gone the way of the Dodo.

    I used Textastic for editing and an SSH app (can't remember the name) to interface my laptop at home. Then I realized, why not just the the laptop? I guess if you are in a quick bind and need to get something out quickly this could be a lifesaver. But definitely not for everyday work.

    Personally I think Microsoft has insulted tablets with their Surface as their biggest selling point is that you can use a tablet as a productivity tool. This is an abomination.

    There is beauty in using different tools for different tasks. A monolithic one size fits all solution is always a bad idea IMHO.
  7. grandma griff macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2013
    One for hard coding - one wysiwyg

    I, too, am a web developer. Like some other responders, I have also used textastic and like it very much for hard coding. If you want a very simple, basic site with little to no coding, html egg would be a good one.

    I have made several very basic sites with html egg and have modified and worked with others using textastic. I believe most things that can be accomplished on a Mac or PC are doable on an iPad but, that being said, there are some limitations.

    If you have a good photo editing app, it's quite possible to add photos to a site and do the bulk of the work on your iPad, you just need to know the ins and outs of your iPad.

    That's my 2 cents worth for what it's worth.

    Good luck.

    "Grandma" Griffith
    "Grandma Talks Tech: Baby Boomers Take To iPads, Too!"
  8. fan123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2013
    thank you to everyone for reply to my post, appreciate all the feedback and suggestions. based on replies I think my best bet is to just buy a new desktop system.

    thanks again everyone.


    I am new at it all. signed up with go daddy with my domain name but the options they offer to help build a site or not very robust and no pre-set designs I could just pick from for what I want to do.


    I am totally new at this. I signed up with Go Daddy for my domain name and paying for their web hosting package. the software and tools they give you to build a site are not very good and the type of e-commerce site I want to build they have no set template I can use.
    it's great for a person that want to build like a family website of photo's or a blog site but that's it really.
    I will buy a new desktop and purchase the better web software to build my site or hire a company to bnuild it for me I think.
  9. beautifulcoder macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2013
    The Republic of Texas
    Not sure about GoDaddy but the Amazon Cloud offers a nice package for static web sites. Heroku is another viable option if you are looking to build a web app (dynamic, data-driven web application). Either way you go I would recommend learning HTML/CSS/JavaScript and getting intimate with it. Most web "tools" try to abstract it away and leave you with buggy/crappy HTML/CSS/JavaScript files that don't play well on the web. Hand crafting your own files will leave you with something that works in all browsers if you have the rigor to implement web standards.

    I also don't recommend using a template. Using your own creativity is always going to give you a better product. Your customers most likely want to see YOU not some generic, bloated and ugly template.
  10. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    Ditto. Haven't used Diet Coda, but Coda 2 is a great app.

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