Is this overkill?

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  1. SkylarEC

    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Is it overkill to replace the entire help in my app with a mini web browser? What about if all the web pages stored within the app, the actual "help" were designed to look identical to a UITable? What about if I dug out some undocumented API to remove the UIWebView's shadows on all in app web pages to help with the illusion that you are looking at actual UITables?

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    Full size/Quality link (do not abuse this): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu40Dg3FHao http://www.skylarcantu.com/videos/iPicFudgerHelpWebBrowser/iPicFudgerHelpWebBrowser.mov


    EDIT: I will be posting the source for the mini web browser within the tutorials section once it meets two criteria: 1) It is complete enough for me; and, 2) The app has been submitted to Apple.
  2. bgizzle

    bgizzle Administrator Staff Member

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    No, it's not at all overkill. In fact, in my opinion it's idiotic to NOT do this, since any implementation of a help section larger than a single screen (i.e. one that requires scrollling, or multiple pages) and more complex than 1 or 2 images and a bit of text should use an existing engine. HTML already provides all sorts of primitives like lists, formatting, etc, and with CSS and images you can achieve almost anything. I did this for several large (desktop software) projects for university courses.
  3. SkylarEC

    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Yeah, I know. I just wanted to show off my webviews that I spent about a half hour making/tweaking.

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  4. Chicken

    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    I think you should go for it, I think if you didn't do it this way you'd be making it harder for yourself.
  5. SkylarEC

    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    I absolutely will go for this. That isn't even a question, as it is apparent in the video that I already went for it.
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    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    So why did you ask, or is that what you were explaining in that other post, that you wanted to show them off?
  7. SkylarEC

    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Please comment and rate the YouTube video. That's all I really wanted. While you're at it, foment and rate my last YouTube video about iPicFudger.
  8. gojohnnyboi

    gojohnnyboi Well-Known Member

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    skylar i want your picfudger!!!! that is like the most kickass application i've ever seen from you and in general for photo editing.

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    you have my word ill buy it and grats on a job well done

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