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Cello Version 1.1 is here!

Cello Version 1.1 is here! 4/27/2019   Happy Saturday everyone! I am excited to announce that Cello Version 1.1 is here! This update makes some exciting improvements and bug fixes to Cello. Keep reading to see what's new. What's New: Cello can now be used as a simple text editor. You can also save the website you are looking at as a text file if you wish. The URL of the website you're viewing is now shown in the title of the window. Added a few new keyboard shortcuts. If you want to check out Version 1.1 of the Cello Browser,  click here . Thanks for reading!

Meet Cello, A Text-Based Web Browser

Meet Cello, A Text-Based Web Browser 4/23/2019   Most web pages seem to have ads these days. It’s not uncommon to see websites that cram a ton of ads into one page. In an effort to combat this, I created Cello, a text-based browser for Windows. This browser  only  displays text. It does not load images or ads. A few days ago, I thought up the idea for Cello. It seemed like a good idea, so I decided to make it a reality. After about 2 hours of work, I’ve been able to release the first-ever version of Cello! Obviously, it has some issues, but I’m okay with that. My hope is that I can make Cello better by releasing new updates for it. If you want to take Cello for a spin,  click here . You can also find the Cello Browser in the “web browsers” menu. I’m really excited about the future of Cello! I hope that you enjoy my new program. Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments!

Satin Web 10 is coming soon!

Satin Web 10 is coming soon! 4/21/2019   These days, it feels like Satin Web is often ignored. I rarely mention it in the blog anymore. However, that doesn’t mean that I’ve been neglecting it. In fact, over the last month, I’ve been working on the new version of Satin Web: Satin Web 10. Satin Web 10 introduces a few new features. I will list them below. ​Themes: You can now change the color scheme of Satin Web. This update introduces 6 themes: blue, gray, red, mocha, purple, and orange juice. ​ User Interface Improvements: I have made some small improvements to Satin Web’s user interface. They aren’t particularly noticeable, but they should make the browsing experience a bit nicer. Bug fixes: I fixed a few small bugs in this update. Hooray! ​ Satin Web 10 may not be the most exciting update to Satin Web yet, but it definitely improves the browser quite a bit. Satin Web 10 will be released to later tonight. Keep an eye out for it!

Lynx 2.0 is here!

Lynx 2.0 is here! 4/20/2019   Lynx 2.0 has been released! This update introduces several exciting new features. Keep reading to see what's new! What's New ​ Added the background tab. Added the ability to hide the commands box. Changed the default back color to white. Improvements and refinements to the user interface. New logo. Design changes. Bug fixes. Lynx 2.x is a pretty exciting update!  Click here   to check it out.

Some good news and some bad news

Some good news and some bad news 4/13/2019   Hello everybody! Today I have some good news and some bad news regarding Lynx and my other programs. Let's start out with the good news! The good news Development for Lynx 2.x has officially begun! This will be a huge update for Lynx. However, it will be a little while before it is released. The first thing I need to work on is cleaning up Lynx's 628 lines of code. Fun! On a less sarcastic note, cleaning up the code will make Lynx easier to develop. It may be a tedious process, but I believe it will be worth it. Once this is finished, I will begin making several changes to the Lynx Editor. I am unsure what I'll be adding to the editor, but I'm excited nonetheless. Now for the bad news... The Bad News Here's the problem: making Lynx 2.x will take a lot of time. I don't know if I'll have time left over to work on other projects. Don't worry: I'll still be posting in the blog. However, I might not be able to

Lynx 1.9 is here!

Lynx 1.9 is here! 4/10/2019   Hi everyone! I just released Lynx 1.9. This update is the final major release for Lynx 1.x. There are many exciting new features in this update. Keep reading to learn more! What's new: Added the ability to change the font in the commands box. Made Lynx easier to use by including links to the Lynx Wiki. Made the user interface cleaner and easier to use. Bug fixes and other small tweaks to the program. I hope you enjoy Lynx 1.9! Lynx 2.0 will be a huge update, so it might be a little while before I release it. Thank you for using Lynx, and have a great day!

Answering Questions About Tectra

Answering Questions About Tectra 4/9/2019   Hello everybody! I didn’t know what to post on the Tectra Blog today, so I guess I’ll just answer some questions that you might have. Why is everything on this website free? You might not realize this, but running Tectra isn’t my job. Tectra is just a fun thing I do in my free time. I don’t care if I make money from it, I just want other people to enjoy what I create. What IDE do you use for developing Tectra programs? I currently use Visual Studio Express 2017 to make Tectra programs. How much time do you put into Tectra? It depends. Most weeks I spend 5 or 6 hours working on Tectra stuff. What’s your favorite program to work on? While I enjoy working on all of my programs, I’d have to say that Lynx is my favorite. I really enjoy finding ways to improve it. That’s all the questions I could think of. If you have any unanswered questions, please comment them below. I hope you enjoyed this post!

Tectra Writer v1.3 is here!

Tectra Writer v1.3 is here! 4/8/2019   Hello everyone! I just released a new update for the Tectra Writer. The new features in this update include: Dark mode The ability to hide the toolbar Small tweaks to the user interface Bug fixes If you want to download version 1.3,  click here . Enjoy!

The official Lynx Wiki

The official Lynx Wiki 4/7/2019   Hey everyone! I have some good news: Lynx has its own wiki! The main purpose of the Lynx Wiki is to help people understand how Lynx works. Additionally, it also will have downloads to every version of Lynx, primarily for historical reasons. I hope you will enjoy the Lynx Wiki. If you want to visit the Lynx Wiki,  click here .

Small update for Lynx

Small update for Lynx 4/5/2019   I have released a really small update for Lynx, version 1.8.1. I noticed that the commands box was a bit cumbersome to use, so I made it larger. I also made the commands less crammed together. Despite being an incredibly small update, this does make Lynx a bit more enjoyable to use. To learn more, head over to the  Lynx page .

Tectra Writer version 1.2

Tectra Writer version 1.2 4/5/2019   Hello everyone! I just released Tectra Writer version 1.2. This update adds some new keyboard shortcuts and a really nice toolbar. This update also makes some small, under the hood changes to the program, such as bug fixes.  The new version of the Tectra Writer introduces this lovely toolbar! I really hope you enjoy version 1.2 of the contact writer. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to  contact us .

The biggest update to Lynx yet!

The biggest update to Lynx yet! 4/4/2019   Version 1.8 of Lynx is here! This is a huge update. I have added a ton of features that make Lynx a much more capable drawing tool! I am very excited about this update, and I would highly recommend checking it out. Keep reading to learn more! Lynx 1.8 introduces a bunch of new features. I'll sum them up in the list below. What's New: Filled rectangles and ellipses  - You can now draw filled rectangles and ellipses in the Lynx editor! This is a really nice feature to have when making artwork. Small improvements  - While small improvements might not be super exciting, they are really nice to have! Lynx 1.8 improves upon a number of things and makes drawing a lot easier and more fun. Bug fixes  - We've brutally squashed several bugs in Lynx 1.8. Hooray! Here are some drawings that my family and I managed to make when playing around with filled rectangles and ellipses. John's attempt at drawing a tree. A moon over an ocean.

Plans for April

Plans for April 4/3/2019   It’s hard to believe it's already April! It feels like I just wrote my plans and goals for March. I have some pretty exciting goals for April! Remember, these are my goals for the month. I don’t know if I’ll actually be able to achieve all of them. Keep reading to learn more about what I’m working on. Tectra Writer Plans I hope to release 1-2 major updates to the Tectra Writer this month. I am planning on releasing version 1.2 in a few days, so keep an eye out for that! Lynx Plans Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about Lynx! I will be releasing version 1.8 very soon. I have a feeling this is going to be a pretty exciting update! 😉 ClipImg Updates When I released ClipIMG, I didn’t plan on updating it. However, I think I could make some really neat improvements to it. I hope to release an update to ClipIMG sometime this month. The Conclusion Those are my plans for April! I am excited to see how this month goes! If you have any questions, feel free to  cont