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Tumult HyperEdit is a lightweight HTML and PHP editor with a preview pane that displays the web page live as you type. HyperEdit breaks the tedious cycle of writing html, saving the file, then reloading and viewing the page in the browser by combining the writing phase with the viewing phase. This clarifies the effects of your changes and speeds up the overall process of making a web page. W3C-based validation will red-underline any mistakes. It uses the same rendering engine found in Safari, so it is not only standards compliant, but also very fast.
Macworld: 4 1/2 mice (Nov '04)
HyperEdit can be used for:
* Testing HTML to make sure it looks exactly as you want it.
* Testing and executing PHP code.
* Writing forum, blog, or journal entries.
* Interactively trying out CSS code.
* And creating whole websites.
* Live HTML W3C-based validation with red underlines and an error drawer
* Code Snippets palette allows commonly used code and tags (open and close) to be saved and recalled using custom key stroke combinations
* Files attached to the table in the Linked Filed drawer will cause a refresh of the web view when they are saved.
* View HTML source code generated by the PHP engine
* Color swatches palette allows inserting colors and saving favorites
Bad design and use of screen space.
This app seriously needs modernizing, for the price I would at least expect a more efficient way to traverse between windows, such as tabs. The interface to navigate between windows is very clunky, old fashion and slow to use to be perfectly honest.
The editor also lacks any form of auto completion on html or php, which I was disappointed with. Most editors will offer this feature, If I type <a> I want to see a </a> complete for me, this can seriously speed editing up in my experience. Without such features I may as well stick to a CLI editor with tabbed shortcut keys, far more efficient than this.
From what I can see, this app is simply no longer supported with updates, but the price still seems to go up?
Another bad buy!
This requires too much screen space and on my MacBook Pro there's not enough resolution to play around. It also needs tabs for documents open as having them open in several windows is a pain. I'm sure it's fine on my desktop Mac but I do a lot of scripting on my laptop.
It doesn't save my preference of having the preview window on the bottom because it places it on the right with every new window and it doesn't remember the window size when you close and re-open as it goes back to a tiny window.
I do like the instant preview part of it but if I'm having to spend time getting used to the other annoyances of the program I'm not going to be saving much time and might as well go back to old method of saving file, switching to browser and pressing refresh.
I will leave it installed to see how the updates turn out, especially as I've just paid £5.99 for it but I certainly won't be using it until it becomes beneficial to do so.
When I first downloaded this, I didn’t realise that the ‘preview’ was a bit more than just a mock-up of the html - actually, it’s quite a lot more! It uses php/mysql to mimic the server-side behaviour and give you a near-perfect rendition of the source. If the content doesn’t appear, it means you have an error in your mysql! I don’t do html every day, so I make quite a few mistakes, so an app that helps so much for a modest price is very good value.