Hammer
Hammer 1.6.12
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Great way to build HTML websites.   Demo ($23.99)
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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
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
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Mikael B commented on 08 Nov 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.
[Version 1.6.11]


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Cowicide commented on 23 Jul 2013
What's up with the Coda leaf logo in the screenshot?

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/24785/coda
[Version 1.6.9]

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Luthian replied on 24 Jul 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 replied on 24 Jul 2013
Thank you, Luthian.
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dnptr reviewed on 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.

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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.
[Version 1.6.0]

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Mikael B replied on 05 Jan 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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hced rated on 17 May 2013

[Version 1.6.0]



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J.a.duke rated on 12 Feb 2013

[Version 1.2.2]



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Mindplay rated on 12 Feb 2013

[Version 1.2.2]


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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 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 & CoffeeScript and will automatically compile them to CSS & 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.


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