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Today’s web designers are increasingly preferring tablets and smartphones for design and coding. Apple’s products, iPhone and iPad are extremely popular among the general public. A Huge number of visitors to most of the websites out there are from iPhone and iPad. In a recent survey, more than sixty percent of the current traffic happens on portable devices, including smartphones and tablets. In such an environment, designing and developing a website to work with a tablet and a smartphone has to be taken into account. In this article, we have a list of the best web design apps you can get for Apple iPhone.
What would you do if you have a design inspiration on the go? You cannot easily rely on pen and paper to take it down, right? In such a case, a great application to use will be ZeptoPad. This is a note taking whiteboard app for iPhone. The tools provided in ZeptoPad include handwriting, drawing tools, peer to peer sharing, OpenGL support, etc.
This is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client for Apple iPhone. It helps you maintain a website with such tasks as remote file management, creation, deletion, renaming, access settings, etc. The app helps you view the files on your website’s server as well as on your iPhone. With its in-built browser, you can make changes to certain files right from within the iPhone.
If you are using Google Analytics to track your web statistics, you may like Analytics app. It has the Lite edition as well as the Pro edition. With Lite, you can get the basic statistics, and with the Pro edition, you can get over fifty different traffic analysis reports through Google Analytics, and it helps you examine traffic sources, ecommerce details, conversion details, etc.
Dexigner, pronounced ‘designer’ is an app that delivers latest web design news to your iPhone. This app is within the news category and has a number of sources on all kinds of design related jobs. It helps you track latest design trends, conferences, events, exhibitions, notifications, competitions, awards, galleries, etc.
Just as Analytics, Ego is a statistics app. It helps you track your own traffic statistics. It helps you track your own details, such as the visits to your website, the number of Twitter followers you have, Google Analytics data, etc., at a single place through a well-designed platform. This is the fastest way to check your important statistics without having to log into the concerned service.
CSS, Cascading Style Sheet is the primary language for styling and is one of the three main parts of HTML markup. Every time, a developer makes a website, he may need to refer to the CSS in order to display a specific element properly. In order to make that work, CSS Cheat Sheet iPhone app can help you. This is not just a dummy interface app, but a native iPhone app, with its own complete CSS reference database. It is produced by professional web developers and is perfect for working with a web design offline.
Web designers constantly need to find the right color for a specific feature. They need to build palettes of colors that conform to the right design. Cliqcliq Colors is the perfect app for this purpose. A designer can quickly convert the color formats between RGB, CMYK, and HSB. Having this on iPhone helps you select the right color at any point of time. Also, on a smartphone, color picking is more convenient than on the desktop.
This app helps you automatically upload and edit your images and video files. It also helps you in securely backing up your photos. It is also available on Android smartphones.
In order to help a designer identify the right font for a specific purpose, here is an app. WhatTheFont Mobile is a font finder app. If you have ever spotted a specific font on a print magazine or a website, you can simply take a snapshot of that font and WhatTheFont will identify the font for you. The app works with MyFonts service to spot the right font. It also helps you connect via Wi-Fi for immediate identification of a particular font.
Adobe’s Ideas is a note taking and sketching app for your iPhone. It is designed for iPad as well. The app works with vector graphics and helps you create vector sketches on your iPhone. With proper stylus, you can create vector sketches with perfect precision.
With these great apps, creating websites and related content on an iPhone has become a lot easier. Also, most of these apps work with iPad as well, and hence you can get them working on that device too. Web design within these devices will help make your website compatible with portable touch-based devices.
[ Article by Laurel Shah ]
Laurel Shah works for Creating Websites blog and is the associate editor for Blue Bugle. She has experience with a number of technology companies, including HP, AT&T, and Accenture. Now she is a full time technical writer and online technology columnist.
Bank queues, home affairs, doctor’s waiting rooms. Traditionally, the least interesting activities known to mankind. Thankfully you don’t have to page through that tatty copy of Huis Genoot anymore.
Cars.co.za has developed a unique car app for Android that puts the site’s massive database of cars for sale in South Africa into your pocket – available anytime, anywhere.
The app is fast, convenient and features clever tools to help you find the perfect car for your budget.
Get the latest car news, research new car prices and specs, and tag your favourites to view later. It’s all at your fingertips.
Cars.co.za is proud to present our local app tailored for the Android platform.
The new Cars.co.za Android app is a first for South Africa in offering a comprehensive new car database that is constantly updated with pricing and specs. You’ll find everything you need to know about that new model right here. An exclusive list of new car specials is also available.
Our team of writers bring you the latest from the world of cars everyday – direct to your app. Car news, reviews and industry analysis, with fresh content every single day.
The Tools section of the new app offers a handy vehicle finance calculator and insurance quote generator – providing all the information you might need to make the best purchasing decision.
Also available for iOS from the iTunes App Store
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Gadget appearance personalization has become another form of self expression. Gone are the days where we’re judged solely on the watches or shoes that we wear. Our cellphone covers have now also become a part of our over-all identity and window to our personality. A funky designer cover can look awesome on our gadgets but what’s even better is custom designed covers made to a unique design specification. Having custom designed skins for our gadgets can set you apart from your peers and offer greater self-expression.
South African company Wrappz, allows you to design your own custom hard cases, skins, & covers for phones, iPads, iPods, laptops, kindles and games consoles. They have a really awesome web application which enables you to create your own custom covers. I’ve made a basic one for DAVIDVENTER.NET just to show the interface…
The interface allows you to design custom covers by adding your own images or selecting from a collection of stock images, adding text and changing colors. Fashionista’s can make covers to fir their wardrobe. Or perhaps you’d like a picture of your partner or pet as your gadget cover? The possibilities are endless.
Custom skins include bespoke designs for mobile phones, iPads, iPods, iPod Touch, Laptops, Kindles and all Tablets, PSPs, DS, Xbox etc. Other Mobile Phone accessories include iPhone skins and cases, BlackBerry, HTC, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Google skins, LG and Motorola skins. Wrappz also provides Kindle accessories.
Give it a try: Visit Wrappz.co.za to design your own custom covers.
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This post is long over-due and by now, really outdated. But in my last technology post I said that I would share the information of Apple’s last press event here on my blog if it’s actually interesting and worth sharing. Truth is that it really was interesting and definitely worth sharing. But due to various issues (Being without a computer for nearly a month, going away, etc.) I was unable to fulfill my duty of keeping you guys updated. Even though Apple’s ‘new’ product lineup is old news already; I still want to publish it here and share my thoughts on the new lineup with you guys.
One month ago, on October 23, Apple introduced the iPad Mini, the new iPad 4th generation, the 13″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display and an all-new iMac lineup. You can watch the full keynote presentation [here]. The event is about 72 minutes long, so unless you’re a hardcore Apple fan boy or tech junky like myself; you probably wouldn’t want to sit through the entire presentation.
I now present to you a (over-due/outdated, yet still relevant) breakdown of everything discussed during the presentation, including some of my thoughts on the subject(s). And just in case you’re wondering; no, this is not a sponsored post. I just really love Apple and I love sharing my thoughts on all things Apple here with you guys.
Apple iPhone 5:
Apple iOS 6
iOS 6 and Mountain Lion have been designed to make Mac’s and iOS devices work together simply and seamlessly. With Documents in the cloud (iCloud) you can create a new document on one device and pick up right where you left off on any of your other devices. Customers have already placed over 125 Million documents in the cloud just over the last year, making them available to all of their devices. With iMessage you can see all of your messages on all your devices. And you can start a conversation on one device and continue it on any of your other devices. Customers have already sent over 300 Billion iMessages to date.
Also featured in the presentation; Game Center and Shares Photo Stream, allowing Mac and iOS device owners to play games together and easily share photo’s to the people they want. This launched with iOS 6 and customers have already shared over 70 Million photo’s with their friends and family.
Apple App Store
New version of iBooks released with continuous scrolling. The new version is also better integrated with iCloud. All of your purchased books show up on your bookshelf. And you can tap one and begin reading just where you left off on any of your devices. There’s also new ways to share. You can just tap on your favorite quote and share it with anyone on Facebook or Twitter. iBooks now supports over 40 languages. The new version of iBooks is available for free download from the App Store.
The number one selling notebook is actually the 13″ MacBook Pro. In fact, it’s the number one selling Mac. In typical Apple fashion, they’ve taken their best product and introduced something so much better; The brand new 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Just 0.75 inches thin (20% thinner than the non-retina Macbook Pro). It weighs only 3.75 lbs (Almost a pound lighter than the previous generation). It is the lightest MacBook Pro ever. Featuring 13.3″ Retina Display with 2560×1600 pixels (4x the number of pixels of the previous generation). Almost 2 million more pixels than an HD TV. Check out the TV Ad below…
The new MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina DIsplay joins the 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina DIsplay as the only two notebooks in the industry with Retina Display quality. They’re powerful, super thin and light. And customers love them (I sure do!)
Apple Mac Mini
The iPad Mini is “Every inch an iPad” and comes with great accessories including redesigned smart covers. Available now from only $329, the iPad Mini is the lowest price yet for an iPad. The entire iPad lineup is available in various configurations to suit your individual needs. “There’s something for everyone.” Check out the TV Ad below…
As always, I only have positive feelings towards Apple’s new product lineup. Each year they keep getting better and better no matter what the haters have to say. Apple is on top for a reason; because they offer the best products available. And it’s taken them quite a long time to get to where they are today. But now that the world has started seeing the awesomeness that is Apple, there will be no turning back. Steve may be gone but Apple will live on and continue to innovate, setting new standards and creating new products in untapped markets like they’ve done since inception.
I am in love with every single product reviewed during the October 23 Keynote presentation. I already own the 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display and would like to add the iPhone 5 and 4th generation iPad to my digital arsenal. I plan on writing and publishing a full review of the MacBook Pro some time during the next few weeks so please subscribe and watch this space for further updates.
Visit Apple.com for full product information, technical specifications and availability.