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On 1 Dec 2015, 9:59 pm, Todd wrote:

http://bootstrapstudio.io

Interesting Todd - and only $25!

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It is interesting, if you’re a fan of Bootstrap.

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There are a lot of these Bootstrap apps about and most appear to be a thin GUI wrapper around a web interface that does all of the hard work. I suspect most use the same open source frameworks behind the scenes.
From what I recall seeing of the apps both Blocs (http://blocsapp.com http://blocsapp.com/) and Macaw (http://macaw.co http://macaw.co/) work like this too.

I’ve tried Bootstrap Studio but the others that I tend to fall back to for Bootstrap work are;

  • Pingendo (http://pingendo.com http://pingendo.com/) - very similar to Bootstrap Studio but free
  • Mobirise (http://mobirise.com http://mobirise.com/) - free, nicer UI than Pingendo, but with extended features added in via paid plugins (the code editor plugin for example is a staggering $70!)
  • Pinegrow Pro (http://pinegrow.com http://pinegrow.com/) - a lot more control that either of the other apps I’ve tried as well as the ability to add WordPress tags to your designs. I’ve not used this as much as I would have liked as I tend to fall back to just hand coding something if I’m running up against a deadline. The development of the app also happens at such a pace that I often find it hard to keep up with updates and changes which, in its own way, is a bit of a burden! :slight_smile:
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    Tim.

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Tim,

Pinegrow has certainly come a long way since I last looked at it. Are you building complete sites with any of these or are they mainly prototyping tools for you?

They all look nice enough, and I suppose for certain types of sites, or more likely (for myself) quick prototyping with Bootstrap, they are an option. But preferring Susy http://susy.oddbird.net/ to Bootstrap or Foundation I doubt I would use any of them, unless I had a job that required Bootstrap, which given its popularity is quite likely.

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Hi Todd,
I’ve used both Pingendo and Mobirise for basic trials but nothing other than trying stuff out as both apps are good at quickly throwing layouts together but leave you way short of anything you’d want to share with a client.

Pinegrow on the other hand I’ve used for a couple of projects although I need to carve out some time to sit down and go through all of the WordPress and other stuff that I’ve not had a chance to catch up with yet. The last project I worked on in Pinegrow I eventually moved over to finishing it off by hand as it was a lot quicker than to sit down with the manual and try and figure out how to use the app to do the same things. A lot of that was dictated by a tight deadline so I do need to go back and figure out how to do these things properly. I hate trying to learn new software with a looming deadline.
Regards,
Tim.

On 2 Dec 2015, at 17:34, Todd email@hidden wrote:

Pinegrow has certainly come a long way since I last looked at it. Are you building complete sites with any of these or are they mainly prototyping tools for you?

They all look nice enough, and I suppose for certain types of sites, or more likely (for myself) quick prototyping with Bootstrap, they are an option. But preferring Susy <http://susy.oddbird.net/ http://susy.oddbird.net/> to Bootstrap or Foundation I doubt I would use any of them, unless I had a job that required Bootstrap, which given its popularity is quite likely.


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For myself Pinegrow seems to be the only one I’ve seen (so far) with a decent set of tools. Even so, more often than not I still prefer using an editor, even with Bootstrap.

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