I am a PHP programmer.
Generally, my workflow has the following step:
- The design team give me the design of the website (.html, .css, etc.).
- I create a whole website again, this time using PHP (PHP do the work of connect to database & prepare data as well as replace the static content of the .html with the one from the database. While the .html is just a template)
What I would like to do is to design a new website using Rapidweaver and then export it contents into a .html, .css, etc. (just like what I get from the design team).
Is this possible?
Thank you in advance,
P.S. I am not an English native speaker, so please pardon my poor English.
Thank you for your advice. I just download the trial version and will try it out soon.
After give it a few try, I think this is not what I am looking for. The tool is good for what it is, but for me it has quite a lot of limitation. I prefer to working directly with the code (PHP, HTML, CSS, etc.) where I can add any code that I want exactly where I want, the way I want.
I think a better solution for me is to buy a theme/template for about 20 USD and work from that point on.
If you prefer to code… RapidWeaver is not for you. “Advanced” designers use it but I think it is really designed for the novice who want to just drop and drag design.
Thank you very much 1611mac. I just come across an abandonware (not sure if this is the correct term) called Macaw. It is closer to what I want. Wonder why they do not continue the development.
Take a look at Pinegrow. I believe you will like it.
For what you are interested in doing, I would use Coda. It seems you want something that is easier for a coder to use but can also output the HTML.
Thank you very much, I will give it a try.
I already use Coda as my coding tool. What I want is a designing tool that output .html (as well as css, etc.) The current process (if I am not getting the design by the design team) is I will create a design in Affinity Designer (Illustrator). Then when the customer is satisfy with the design, I will have to manually code the html. After that I will begin my php code.
Maybe you are interested in Pattern Lab. That creates static html pages from style guides. Quite modern approach though. http://patternlab.io/