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Possibe to use tablet device to design a website and make money?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by poko-rosso, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. poko-rosso

    poko-rosso Newbie

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    I only have an a tablet device can't afford a laptop, not really for a while anyway.

    I want to get started now! Waited too long.

    So is it possible to use tablet device to design website and make money?

    If I use word press or use sketchy iPad app to get code for a website?

    Sorry for newbie question
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Go to a library and use the computer.
     
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    WordPress is packed with code editors and post editors and what not.
    Besides that, if your hosting has cPanel, there's a link "File Manager" which has a built-in code editor with syntax highlighting.

    Still, in order to actually build stuff, HTML, CSS and JS need to be your second language.
     
  4. poko-rosso

    poko-rosso Newbie

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    Is that the best way?

    Is there anything i can do from home like write drafts rough versions from tablet then upload it, to computer in library later?

    Also sometimes I think it's against the rules to install programs onto library computer?
     
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    What is it, iPad or iPad2? I don't know if the regular iPad supports USB so you probably gonna need a port replicator of some sort. Then get the cheapest keyboard and mouse; also get 2 short woodscrews. You need to screw these directly into the desk (in front of where your iPad should sit) to make sure it doesn't slide towards you.

    And that's your setup.
     
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    midnight_focus BANNED BANNED

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    if you want to get into IM you need your tools "computer"
     
  7. twilightofidols

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    Most tablets have limitations that can make this very difficult and inefficient. Is it possible? I think yes. Is it advisable? I think no.
     
  8. poko-rosso

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    It's iPad 1, but it supports the word press app, I think I can get a lot done on there in terms of just rough design and ideas, I think word press does a lot with their tools etc.

    Then I'll go to library and use their computer for anything I am unable to do on iPad.

    I will buy laptop eventually but I don't want much MB usage in order to stop me wasting time on YouTube and watching movies man I hate being unproductive.

    If I have unlimited internet in my house I waste so much time.
     
  9. roamer

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    A computer should be used as your work tool, just keep that in mind and that's it. I got an iPad 2 as a xmas gift. At first I was reluctant to use it, because I considered them time-wasters. However, I started using it exclusively for the same things I'd use my laptop (email, web browsing) while not at home, plus as a tool to show prospective customers some of my work, like videos, images, websites, etc., as well as promotional videos. I used to carry an Archos (portable touch device, predates the iPad) to show them such promo videos and images, so I know it works really good, plus it's less bulky than a laptop.

    Try to get a laptop and use you iPad to visit your prospects and show them your work.
     
  10. Roundhouse

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    the only thing that sucks about the ipad is the file manager. There is none, and most 3rd party apps suck for this
     
  11. xboxps3wow

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    If you are in US, use your table to go to craigslist and go to the free sections. Go there every day and if you are in a somewhat big city, someone will be giving an older PC away for free.
    If that doesn't work, go to one of those donation places and ask if they have an older computer you could have. They will usually give it to you or ask like $15.

    If you are too lazy to do either of those, just install wordpress and a free theme... you don't need to code anything at all.
     
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    erm sell your ipad and get a laptop off ebay ..

    you might be able to work your way around with the ipad but a laptop is your best bet for building a site and for IM in general

    not sure what the IPad1 is going for these days but am certain you could sell if for a reasonable price on ebay and get a very good laptop and still have some change :)
     
  13. twilightofidols

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    He could get 2 laptops for the price of an IPAD :) goes to show how successful apple computers is
     
  14. CoyoteAssassin

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    If money is tight and you are ready to move forward, trade the tablet for a notebook computer. I have both and there are many things that the iPad will not do when it comes to editing pages. It would be a nightmare and you'd end up burning up energy spending 10 minutes to figure out how to do something that will only take 30 seconds on a PC.