Re: Invitation to join the WithStyle Developer Program
Michael Lucas-Smith <michael.lucas-smith <at> softwarewithstyle.com>
2004-07-03 22:51:03 GMT
At its core, it renders XML with CSS like a web browser does, except not
limited to HTML. But that's just where it begins.
The engine also lets you wysiwyg edit the content that you're seeing.
If the content was produced from some XML and then transformed using XSLT, the
wysiwyg editing capaibilities will update the original XML as you edit and
keep the UI up to date according to the XSLT.
The engine is extremely open and flexible too, allow you to subclass
XML.Element's to map XML tags to your own specific behaviours for the
execution of that XML. An example of this is a Presentation Slideshow program
I wrote using WithStyle. I did my presentation at Smalltalk Solutions using
Another cute example of it was an About window I made, not particularly hard
but just another way to use such a tool in your system.
As for deployment, you can use it like a "dumb" HTML widget in your
application, or you can use it as a thin client, or you can use VisualWork's
browser plugin code to embed it inside another browser.
And last but not least WithStyle is becoming a rich internet application or a
WebUI, whichever you prefer, by allowing you to mix arbitrary XML with
Pollock XML to mix and match XML + CSS layout and content with classic
Widgets to give you the ultimate control over your UI.
On Sunday 04 July 2004 03:13, Thomas Gagne wrote:
> I've visited the site, and am unsure what it is. Is it a content
> management system? A web editor? The web pages don't give a clear idea
> of what I should use it for or how it will make my life easier.
> Michael Lucas-Smith wrote:
> >Thank you for your interest in the WithStyle Technology Previews. Software
> >WithStyle would now like to invite you to participate in the much more
> >interactive WithStyle Developer Program.
> >The Developer Program aims to provide you with access to the latest
> >development version of WithStyle as soon as possible, while also providing
> >you with information about what tests passed and failed for each build of
> > the software.
> >The Developer Program also has a private mailing list for its members to
> >discuss issues or ideas for WithStyle.
> >Please take the time to accept our NDA and License and join up for the
> >Developer Program.
> >Our website has been revamped too. Take a look at:
> > http://www.softwarewithstyle.com
> >Thanks for your ongoing interest,
> >Michael Lucas-Smith
> >Software WithStyle