The making of "WebCoder.NET" – part 10

April 18, 2007

Post number 10 in the "WebCoder.NET" series - almost like an anniversary, huh? :). First of all, I would like to reveal the name of "WebCoder.NET", because yes, there is a reason for the quotes around the name. "WebCoder.NET" was simply a codename for the .NET version of WebCoder - the real name will be TSW WebCoder 2007. I really couldn't hold on to that piece of information any longer, since every part of WebCoder uses this name, and since I promised you the very first screenshot of the application in this post, it wouldn't be a secret for long :). So without further ado, here it is for the first time - TSW WebCoder 2007:

Please, let me know what you think :). I will try to post a couple of screenshots more soon!

Kasper (TSW) @ 10:43 am in WebCoder

6 Responses to “The making of "WebCoder.NET" – part 10”

  1. Morten says:

    Looking great :D Can’t wait for more of these screenshots ;)

  2. Kevin says:

    Amazing work as usual. I keep checking back I’m so excited!

  3. Christopher says:

    Can I have an Opera button up there next to the Firefox one?

    A name with “2007” means you will have to come out with a new version every year. Hurray! Now I’ll start waiting for Webcoder 2008 as well.

    I hope printing will be as nice as in the current version, which prints out perfect multicolored code.

    I see a searchy thing at the top – is that for searching through the open document?

    Please don’t forget about my windows filebrowser request, so I can get at the regular windows context menu from within web coder, if possible.

  4. Hi Kasper.

    So, another version to beta test soon eh? I spend about 5 hours a day in front of WebCoder 2005, so I’m really looking forward to running the new one through beta for you like I did with WC2005.

    One hopes you’ve looked at Microsoft’s Expression Web (which is on free 60 day trial right now) as that is .net based too.

    I really enjoy seeing the progress of this new version, especially the screenshots. Are you making a feature list already?

    I am now one of the moderators over at the csscreator forums (a massively popular web design forum) where we have regular debates as to which editor is the best. I always vote for yours of course!

    CU soon


  5. Kasper (TSW) says:

    Hi guys,

    First of all, I will post another screenshot tomorrow, along with yet a bit of information about WebCoder 2007 :). Thank you for the kind words so far.

    Christopher, I would of course love to have Opera preview as well, but it’s really not up to me. I can offer IE preview because Microsoft made sure from the begining that it would work as an ActiveX control too, and I can offer Mozilla preview because the Mozilla coders finally decided to do the same, although it’s not quite as easy as with IE :). Hopefully Opera will do the same one day. About the version, I won’t promise you a WebCoder 2008 – I don’t really think that using a year as version number obligates me to rush out a new version each year. However, you should of course not think of this as the last version of WebCoder :).
    Check out printing in the first beta version, and be sure to tell me if you would like it changed, then I will look into it. The “search thingy” is the toolbar for the preview windows, just like in WebPad.NET, and about the file explorer thing, I posted a reply to it in the old post where we last discussed this :)

    Trevor, thank you for speaking nicely about WebCoder, it _truly_ means a lot to me. The feature list will look a lot like the one for WebCoder 2005, combined with some of the information I have posted here on the blog. I will have a look at Microsoft Expression Web :)

  6. Kasper (TSW) says:

    Actually Christopher, I would like to change my reply – the contextmenu for the File Explorer is very likely to be included in next version of WebCoder :)

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