#New Doobox apps to aid the development of stacks
Have you ever thought about developing your own stacks?
Do you know HTML and CSS? jQuery is a Bonus!
If you can answer “Yes” to those questions, then you may well be interested in a couple of new applications we have developed.
The first is called Stack Developer.
As the name suggests, it will generate a stack in a way that makes it as easy as it has ever been to get started. You choose the things you want the stack to include from a simple interface, hit “Build”, install into Rapidweaver, and start adding your own code.
Note: There is still a fairly tall learning curve associated with creating a finished article from the skeleton stack the app will generate for you. You still have to add your code to tell the stack what to display. But if you are fairly proficient in the languages mentioned above, and willing to study and learn the official Stacks plugin API, Stack Developer will put you in good stead.
The second is called Stack Icon.
Again, as the name suggests, this application will produce a complete set of icons named and sized as the Stacks plugin requires. The folder full of icons produced is ready to simply drop into your stack’s own resources folder.
We have already started working on a third application to round out the developer set. This one is called Stack Updater, and as the name suggests, it will manage the process of issuing auto stack updates via Sparkle straight to your stacks customers.