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Which tool to use for UI development

 
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I referred HTML 5 in the below link

http://flowplayer.org/tools/demos/index.html --- jquery HTML 5


Can I use this or should I go for someother thing. for my requirement Google Web toolkit is demanding in terms of server side coding. And flex is heavy on the browser. So after analyzing GWT,Flex and jquery HTML 5 I feel it is better to go for jquery HTML 5. But still can you suggest me if iam on the right track or suggest someother tool for UI development. My target users use old browsers as well. So need to consider that before selecting the right tool. Moreover I need to support IE,chrome,firefox and safari users. So please suggest. And iam looking only for open source.


Is there any drag and drop tool?

Thanks,
Thanuja.
 
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I am confused, by 'tool' you mean IDE where you want to develop your code. Or you mean 'UI-tool' that will be used by your users on their browser.

For a development tool you should see your own comfort.

For a UI tool to be used by users, you need to understand what features and functionality suits them.

For development tool, eclipse should be good. I think even Flex IDE would be eclipse-based. If you are a beginner and wish to avoid server side coding and are more on UI, then any editor, TextPad or a WYSIWYG editor can be tried.
 
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Akhilesh Trivedi wrote:I am confused, by 'tool' you mean IDE where you want to develop your code. Or you mean 'UI-tool' that will be used by your users on their browser.

For a development tool you should see your own comfort.

For a UI tool to be used by users, you need to understand what features and functionality suits them.

For development tool, eclipse should be good. I think even Flex IDE would be eclipse-based. If you are a beginner and wish to avoid server side coding and are more on UI, then any editor, TextPad or a WYSIWYG editor can be tried.



Sorry for the confusion. Iam not looking for development tool. Iam already using netbeans for that. Iam looking for some front end UI development tools like dreamviewer, Adobe muse, Flex or jquery HTML 5 tools. As i already mentioned iam looking for open source and light weight tool.
 
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Thanuja Vishwanath wrote:...Iam not looking for development tool.



Thanuja Vishwanath wrote:Iam looking for some front end UI development tools



Ok. By examples I understand it is 'Web Development'.

I never used it but you can try Aptana.

Open Source? - not sure.
Support for HTML5 - again not sure.


Coming to support for multiple browser, if I were at your place, I would install all those browsers to see myself if they actually work rather than relying on IDEs/tools.
Because there is no point in designing a world class wonderful UI thing which the user can not can not even see! !!!
 
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jQuery UI supports drag and drop.

And yeah, you are using the term "tool" incorrectly. It's usually meant to mean IDEs, and build tools, and source control tools, and the like. "Library" or "framework" more closely matches what you are after.
 
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I use a combination of non-widget jQuery UI features (drag & drop, effects, etc) and Bootstrap, from Twitter for all of my CSS needs as well as a few JavaScript things like modal boxes, etc.
 
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Gregg Bolinger wrote:I use a combination of non-widget jQuery UI features (drag & drop, effects, etc) and Bootstrap, from Twitter for all of my CSS needs as well as a few JavaScript things like modal boxes, etc.



WOW. Bootstrap looks awesome and looks like it could have saved me lots of time on my "grid" that is so messed up.

Thanks

Mark
 
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