Monday, 7 November 2011

Typing HTML on iPad

Typing HTML on iPad

Unless you are using an iPad HTML development app such as WPD (Web Page Developer) which has enhanced keyboard typing HTML tags on iPad on screen keypad is a pane. Multiple keystrokes just to reveal the < symbol and then after entering say p for paragraph then repeat multiple key strokes to add >. All this to be repeated at the end of paragraph with additional / character!  I then stumbled across a tip for the new IOS 5 operating system that simply solves this and at no cost.

Keyboard Shortcuts  

  1. On iPad go to Settings and select General

  2. Select Keyboard and then Shortcuts and add your own  
  4. Return to any program and then when you next type in the keywords you have the standard option of hitting space bar to expand text.
Note:  Make sure you use an abbreviation that typically will not be used, e.g. htp for <p> and not just p. 
To do similar on Mac then I recomend the free App Dash