My Apple Podcast - Voted Best Application for the Mac 2015
Hype by Tumult is a html5 editor designed to create advanced animations for websites, blogs, web applications, and iBooks Author. If you are a Mac user, you will find it easy to comprehend the toolbar and inspector menus, which closely resemble iWork. The basic layout includes a timeline for animating and customizing each element and scenes are used to design each section of your project. Animations can be set up manually or automatically be using the record button. Hype 2.0 introduced audio actions, curved paths, and remote viewing on your iPad. Hype 3 and Hype Pro introduced a brand new design with added features like responsive layouts. Hype is arguably the best application ever designed for the Mac. Visit Tumult's website to learn more about this exceptional application, or check out our YouTube Playlist.
My Apple Podcast - Voted the best publishing tool for the Mac
Apple introduced iBooks Author in January 2012 at an education event in New York. The application was presented as a robust publishing platform for creating interactive books, especially textbooks for the education sector. The interactive books are intended to be read on an iPad or a Mac, with the latter being the sole platform for using the software. IBooks Author comes with beautiful templates and interactive features that are quite impressive. Each templates comes with the ability to add introductory videos and interactive widgets, such as picture galleries, review questions and quizzes, html segments, Keynote, interactive images, 3d objects, scrolling sidebars, pop-overs, and a media widget for audio and video. The interface is almost identical to the inspector and menu controls found throughout the iWorks Suite. iBooks Author is arguably the most impressive software Apple has ever produced. Visit Apple's website to learn more about this incredibly platform or check out our initial review on YouTube.
Pages is part of the iWork suite of applications, along with Keynote and Numbers, and is Apple's solution to Word processing. Pages includes built-in tools for formatting, including menus and tool bars for importing and modifying content, such as images, diagrams, charts, symbols and shapes. Pages can be used to create flyers and invitations or formal documents like resumes and cover letters. Pages is supported by iCloud and can be edited in a browser using your iCloud account. Of course, documents sync perfectly with iOS devices.
My Apple Podcast - The Best Presentation Tool Available for the Mac and iOS
Keynote is a superb presentation tool that is part of Apple's iWork suite of applications. Unlike PowerPoint, Keynote offers a much more intuitive interface for setting up slides and media. From the inspector, you can add themes, import content, add and modify transitions and builds, 3D graphs and charts, as well as add text and annotations. Keynote comes with stunning graphics and a very appealing visual layout to help you create top-notch presentations. Keynote is also available for the iPhone and iPad, and with iCloud, presentations can be updated across devices and edited in a browser. The desktop version comes with advanced export options, including exports to video, PDF, html, and images.
RESPONSIVE LAYOUT MAKER PRO
Responsive Layout Maker Pro is arguably the best option available for Mac users who want to create responsive websites. The following videos cover layouts, elements, properties, and html adjustments. To cover these elements, I set up a sample website to highlight photo apps for the iPhone. Current Price: $149.00.
In this first segment, I cover the basics of laying out your page, starting with the layout tab. Under layout, you can add rows and columns that can be adjusted to correspond with how you plan to distribute your content. Each row or column reaches a maximum width of 12 spans, so columns can be adjusted accordingly. You can then add headings, paragraphs, images, and buttons for visual display and interactivity.
Elements come in five categories: text, images, common, interaction, and layout. They come in the form of drag and drop widgets that help provide the foundation for laying out content. With these elements, you can add headings and paragraph text, images and logos, buttons and forms, tables and maps, and containers. The visual elements function as placeholders for your original content that you will add to your project once it is exported.
PROPERTIES AND EXPORT
The properties panel helps to prepare your website for the final exporting stage. Under properties, you can make adjustments to page and column colors, text formatting, adjust column spans, and adding metadata for class, IDs, export path, and hyperlinks. Once you export your project, you will be required to add the original images to your IMG folder, update export paths, make adjustments to header tags, and/or provide additional CSS files in the case of YouTube embeds.