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Hammer is a great way of building out html websites. With features including html includes, sass and coffeescript parsing and clever paths, Hammer is an indispensable tool! Hammer has some built in features that happen automatically, and some clever functions you use with special hammer tags.
  • HTML Includes - Front-end developers shouldn't have to run local server environments, or use PHP just to put one HTML file inside another. With Hammer, you don't have to.
  • Clever Paths - Wouldn't it be great if you could just reference an asset by name? Hammer will search your project for the file you reference, and more...

What's New

Version 1.6.12:
  • Fix for "Open in Terminal" which sometimes crashed
  • "X minutes ago" build time indicator
  • Visual fixes for retina


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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What? At version 1.6 already, and not a single review? Must be ‘cause there’s nothing to complain about…

Hammer is brilliant. It does everything it says it does – fast, reliably, and unobtrusively. I purchased a license almost more...

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Version 1.6.0
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Mikael B Member IconComment+415
Mikael B

HTML web sites? What other kinds of web sites are there? No matter what I use, the end result in the browser is HTML with CSS and Javascript.

Is Hammer of any use for building templates in Freemarker or any template language on any platform? Or is Hammer specific to certain technologies and limited to just a few platforms? Which ones?

I must update the OS to try it, so that's why I'm asking.

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Version 1.6.11
Cowicide Member IconComment+1134

What's up with the Coda leaf logo in the screenshot?


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Version 1.6.9

That is the editor to which Hammer is connected; in that screenshot, the user is editing files with Coda.

Or so I gathered from looking at this tutorial: http://designshack.net/articles/software/hammer-anvil-two-unbelievably-awesome-new-web-development-tools/


Thank you, Luthian.

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What? At version 1.6 already, and not a single review? Must be ‘cause there’s nothing to complain about…

Hammer is brilliant. It does everything it says it does – fast, reliably, and unobtrusively. I purchased a license almost immediately: pointless to sit out the trial period, or to look at the competition. The app had paid itself off before I paid for it.

Initially, I was merely looking for a way to automate mundane tasks: compiling and reloading local sites. Hammer takes care of that, and throws in so much more.
HTML Includes and Variables help with organizing code into reusable building blocks, making writing and maintaining it more efficient and less error-prone. Hammer’s solution is implemented in a transparent, zero-learning-curve way: superb!
Todos can be placed where they belong, right in the code. Hammer will assemble them into a neat list, providing an overview of pending issues: lovely!
Optimized Building puts assembling and minifying code at your fingertips: comfy!
And that’s still not all of it…

As always, there’s room for imrovement. Hammer’s Reload function may require some tinkering with preexisting JavaScript (e.g. Typekit) in order to work around conflicts. And having the todo list ordered by line numbers wouldn’t hurt. However, in context with the overall benefit, these issues simply fade away.


Bonus tip: while visiting the developer's website, consider downloading Anvil (free). It will extend the range of Hammer’s Reload feature to browsers on any device on a local network. (Some glancing at the Pow documentation may be required.) Fantastic for testing in Virtual Machines and mobile devices.

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Version 1.6.0
Mikael B

I still don't get what it does for people that programs web applications where the HTML and CSS is made in different template languages.

I know of no-one that makes pure file-based (HTML&CSS&JS( web sites.

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Downloads 2,191
Version Downloads 307
Type Development / HTML
License Demo
Date 04 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $23.99
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