Newbie at HTML 5 - Dumb questions (I am sure)

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Newbie at HTML 5 - Dumb questions (I am sure)

Post by mvillion » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:42 pm

HI all

I am a complete newbie when it comes to HTML 5.
I have an app with works perfectly with Windows, Max and iOS and I wanted to make an HTML 5 version.

I was hoping that I could just buy the HTML 5 license and compile accordingly and it would just magically work.
I have read the github HTML 5 deployment guide and I compiled the code but the application just sits there 'Downloading'. It is a single stack, all self contained but something is just not working.

When I wrote my first iOS app, porting it to Mac and Windows was easy with a few changes to environment references to file locatations. Not much to do at all.

So.
From your experience, where do I need to be placing my mind to make this leap into HTML 5 apps.
I do not know where to start. Is it an entirely new universe

I am using a Mac with Safari and successfully run some samples.

Any thoughts or articles would be great.
Is this an entirely new universe?

Thanks
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Re: Newbie at HTML 5 - Dumb questions (I am sure)

Post by MaxV » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:04 am

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Re: Newbie at HTML 5 - Dumb questions (I am sure)

Post by [-hh] » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:42 am

Sadly you have to find out, may be tedious, the parts that don't work and try to work around (there is close to no debugger).
  • What's working is not (yet) marked in the dictionary, you have to try. You can also take other working examples and the included code for that. (For my examples see the first post of "Successful tests" how to get the code.)
  • What's not working is for example 'wait', answer color/file/folder, tooltips, menu buttons, check modifier keys, check the mouse state, use of local fonts. Some more you can find in the list of bugs ( http://quality.livecode.com ), search there for "HTML5" .
Client side (browser).
HTML5 standalones don't work with IE/Edge. And for Safari (starting with Mac OS 10.13), Chrome and Opera you need latest versions and a local server for testing. Latest versions of Firefox currently still work also directly from files.

Some threads here give, hopefully, also additional information for you.
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