BuildorPro has staked a claim that it’s the first in-browser cloud based web design and development tool with baked in support for HTML and CSS. Many traditional box based applications have been making transitions to the cloud – popular examples include Piknik and Google Apps; even the mighty Adobe Photoshop have taken flight. Web design was bound to follow as the output of web design is generally displayed in the browser anyway.
Buildor, the London based start-up, has recently released more beta invites for its site but at the time of writing all invites has been taken up. Features not only include HTML and CSS editing but there’s also a prototyping function. This allows BuildorPro to be able to make quick mock-ups but in a web page format. Layouts and designs on web pages can be pulled from external sites making it easy to import existing projects. As its all browser based, the fonts are properly rendered and layouts are what they would be in the real world. But it’s not quite the same as the other WYSIWYG editors out there.
Professional web designers will be right at home with the ability to write and manage web pages using HTML and CSS editing. Any changes to code are reflected immediately as the whole thing runs in the browser. Gone is the constant pane switching and previewing (a la Dreamweaver) and is replaced with near real time results.
Founders, Bart Milner and James Law, started the company in 2008 but it’s only just opened its doors (slightly). When the ball gets rolling, BuildorPro will become subscription based and probably offer a freemium version to entice users.