Hammer
Hammer
1.7.5

4.8

Hammer free download for Mac

Hammer

1.7.5
27 October 2015

Great way to build HTML websites.

Overview

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 write the file-path for you automagically.
  • Variables + Helpers - Set and use variables in your template files and bend your templates to your will. Hammer also adds helpful classes to your HTML link tags, making menu logic a thing of the past.
  • Auto Reload - Every time Hammer finishes compiling your project, it automatically refreshes your browser to show your latest changes and keep things up-to-date.
  • SASS + CoffeeScript - Hammer knows all about SASS, SCSS and CoffeeScript and will automatically compile them to CSS and JavaScript. You can also use special tags to reference them in the head.
  • Publish Builds - With Hammer's one-click publishing, you can share your work using a unique short URL. Show your clients, get feedback, then iterate quickly and easily.

What's new in Hammer

Version 1.7.5:
  • Fixed FSEvents bug on OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • Better Retina support
  • Updated Bundled Hammer Compiler to 5.1.8 (Hammer's compiler is now open-source! Development for Hammer.rb, the Hammer compiler, will continue under the MIT license.)
  • Slim support

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5 Hammer Reviews

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dnptr
18 May 2013

Most helpful

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
MikeLi
06 December 2015
i find a free online service to minify js http://www.online-code.net/minify-js.html and compress css http://www.online-code.net/minify-css.html, so it will reduce the size of web page.
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Version 1.7.5
Jason818
06 September 2014
Hammer is a wonderful app. I use it for all my small static web projects in place of having to use PHP includes for building templates. The HTML includes work great, however I recently started using Haml as my HTML pre processor and notice the includes give out an error when using with Haml files. I've contact support and awaiting a reply. Besides that small issue, I really have no real complaints. One small suggestion would be to have the ability dictate where I like my pre processor files to be exported similar to codekit. Overall this app is worth its tiny price.
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Version 1.6.12
4 answer(s)
gerardverschuren9606
gerardverschuren9606
25 October 2014
Hi Jason818 - did you ever get a reply on this? The HAML clever paths problem is bugging me too.
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gerardverschuren9606
gerardverschuren9606
25 October 2014
BTW the clever paths etc do work if you use pure HTML non HAML options, e.g. <img> as opposed to %img. A work around that defeats the purpose of HAML to some extent.
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Jason818
Jason818
25 October 2014
@gerardverschuren9606 I figured it out after playing around with it. It turns out they work with haml as well. You need to make sure that the include haml files have no tab spacing on the start line. Treat is just like starting a new file, first line aligned the left, no indentation and place the include tag exactly were you want the file to be included. The include on your layout should follow the indentation. And will work like a charm.

i.e. _nav.haml:
&nav
%a Pellentesque Porta Ultricies


include the file:
%body
%header
<!-- @include nav -->



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Jason818
Jason818
25 October 2014
sorry... it compressed my code... if you need help with it just msg me on my contact form on my site. labpixls.com will gladly help.
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Mikael-B
09 November 2013
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
2 answer(s)
Bonatoc
Bonatoc
17 August 2014
@Mikael

Hammer (with other in the same category including Codekit, Prepros, Koala) allows you to use meta-languages preprocessors and minifiers through a GUI. You can then use HAML (or competitors) for writing HTML, Compass/Sass or Less to write CSS, CoffeScript and others to write Javascript. And then make an ugly single .css file and an ugly single .js file, made of all your css and javascript files combined together, without spaces and line breaks for a lighter file.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
17 August 2014
Sounds kinda useful. I already managed to get Codekit for that, however. I uodated to Mavericks shortly after the original post.
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Cowicide
24 July 2013
What's up with the Coda leaf logo in the screenshot? https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/24785/coda
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Version 1.6.9
2 answer(s)
Luthian
Luthian
24 July 2013
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/
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Cowicide
Cowicide
24 July 2013
Thank you, Luthian.
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dnptr
18 May 2013
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.
Like (4)
Version 1.6.0
1 answer(s)
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
05 January 2014
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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4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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