Rich text editors, HTML/CSS editors are in abundance on the App Store (if 4 - 5 noteworthy products can be considered "abundance"). However, there is not intuitive "Dev Tools" App out there, which could give you information about your project in real time. A site/app running on a desktop will never give you the same feedback as it will on mobile. Some of the following examples are common practice among designers now:
I'm going with the very idea that gave birth to the unique touch UI of the iPhone: our fingers. In the context of content creation and block editing, that would mean creating a block where the only lines you need to actually write are the names of the class/id, and maybe some CSS.
Tuples, parentheses, dots - be gone!
“Clean type, clear structure. Things that can fit onto a tiny screen - any screen, really.”
At the very beginning, Glance was a simple experiment in mobile code clarity. Clean type, clear structure. Things that can fit onto a tiny screen - any screen, really. However, with our mobile devices getting bigger, faster and stronger, it became clear that the focus of this particular design should evolve into something bigger.
Naturally, the next big step for a coding environment is editing. And following the train of thought established above, we should touch the newly created elements instead of hard-coding them one by one. This is where a few yet unused gestures really came into play.
So what is Glance? At this very moment, it is still just a concept. But most importantly, it allows us to rethink how we see code on mobile, which is something we will need to do at one point in the future, as our devices get thinner, faster, smaller.
This is more of a call to action. I would like to see this project through, and if there are enthusiasts among you who'd like to help me out, you're more than welcome to shoot me an email!
Over and out.