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Getting started

Installation

Web Maker is available as a Web app and a Chrome extension. Web app is recommended for use as it has it more features and lesser restrictions due to Chrome extension policies.

Web app

The web app requires no installation. Just goto the app url. Once you open the app, it is available for offline use in future.

Chrome extension

Here is the link to the Chrome extension 👉 Chrome Web Store

Note: Chrome extension works in Brave and UC Browser also. Though, it hasn't been thoroughly tested on them.

Starting Web Maker

Web app

As mentioned, the Web app can be simply opened by visiting https://webmaker.app/app/.

Chrome extension

Once the Chrome extension is installed, you'll see a Web Maker icon in the right-top of your Chrome browser. Click it and Web Maker will open in a new tab.

Your first creation

Okay, so now you might be wondering what do I do with Web Maker open in front of me? Web Maker lets you write HTML, CSS & JavaScript code and see it's instant preview. So let's write some code.

You should be seeing 3 code panes with the headings: HTML, CSS and JS. Each code pane is a dedicated place to write code in the respective languages. Go ahead and click inside the HTML code pane to focus it and then write the following HTML code:

<h1>My first HTML</h1>

As soon as you paste the code, you should see the preview of your HTML in the white preview area.

First code

This is a very simple web page we just made. Going forward, you might want to put CSS and JavaScript too. You can write them in their respective code panes and see instant preview.

Your first creation - the files way

You can write the same HTML, CSS and JavaScript in the usual files way as well. Click on New button in the top bar. Select the Files mode and click Start blank button. You'll notice that now you have a sidebar with some files listed and an area for editing any file, instead of 3 code panes for HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Go ahead and put the same HTML from above in the index.html file. You get the same result. But with files mode you get the same old local-like environment inside Web Maker.


Documentation Index

Web Maker needs the following permissions to work with full capabilities. In words of Chrome extensions:

Read & change all your data on the websites that you visit - Worry not. This is just required for the new tab replacement feature where Web Maker shows up only if the new tab url is chrome://newtab/. Nothing is read, stored or changed.

Disclaimer

Web Maker does not track any user specific data. It uses Google Analytics to track aggregated events to improve user experience based on what features are used more. If still you want to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or you can set up a filter in Adblock Plus or similar ad blocker tools like AdBlock, uBlock or Adblock Pro.

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