The following are recent news about the project and of new releases.

October 12, 2012

I implemented the CSS DOM. This (standard) API will be the new lowest-level API of the CSS component.

I will release it after I finish the various other features on the CSS Product Roadmap.

September 24, 2012

I improved my CSS grammar (it now maps one-to-one with the grammar in the CSS specification, instead of being slightly simplified).

I have also updated to the newest version of the GOLD Parsing System.

I am changing the GOLD run-time engine, to implement support for recovering after syntax errors, and posted its source code on github.

August 20, 2012

The new feature lists are sorted, and there is a first version of a Product Roadmap.

August 15, 2012

Here is a Big List of several new features which I might want to develop.

New featureComponentEstimate
Fault tolerant CSS parsingCSS2 weeks
Fault tolerant HTML parsingHTML1 week
Inline styles, e.g. Bold, on the toolbarHTML2 weeks
Customer can replace or customize the toolbarHTML1 week
New icon setHTML and Web site1 day
Compact Framework or WPFHTML2 months
SVGHTML3 weeks
New features suggested by competitive analysisHTML? TBD
User-extensible element, e.g. custom controls for SVG or videoHTML2 weeks
Simplify the namespaces and API namesCSS and HTML1 week
Better CSS grammarCSS1 week
JavaScriptHTML2 to 8 weeks
User-extensible CSS propertiesCSS2 weeks

There's also a list of other activities.

Sales and marketingEstimate
Limited demo with watermark3 days
Online payment processor2 days
Buy Now page2 days
Online resellers1/2 week
Competitive analysis1 week
Manage the project to-do list1 week
Local API documentation in CHM help file format2 days
Improve the web site? TBD
Better API diagrams3 days
Use latest versions of tools (Visual Studio, GOLD Parser, Eazfuscator, and Sandcastle Help File Builder)3 weeks
Further automate the build2 days
Add <meta name="description" content="..." /> to each page1 day

August 13, 2012

In the next months, I will develop new versions with new features, and release them as commercial software with a license fee.

Having a full-time job recently didn't give me time for this project, so instead I will:

  1. Implement new features, which users have asked for as enhancements to the existing software
  2. Release new versions of the software, with a commercial license
  3. Bring the software to market
  4. Develop further features by request, and develop new components
Current versions
The current software versions will remain free.
New features in new versions
New software versions will include new features, and licenses will be for sale.

The list of new features to be added to the software comes from the following sources:

  • Features which various developers have already asked about
  • New features, which customers may ask me to develop by request

I will provide a list or Roadmap of the new feature development plan soon.

New license fees
The terms of the new license fees will be as follows:
  • The price is yet to be determined.
  • It will be royalty-free, priced per developer and not per user.
  • It's a one-time, perpetual (not monthly or yearly) license to use the software.
  • Customers who contract for the development of new features have preferential license terms, including access to source code.
Custom software feature development
I am the original author of the software and a good developer: so I develop features efficiently and well, more easily than other people can. If you want a new feature then:
  • Tell me what you want
  • I can propose an estimate for developing and implementing it for you.

You will be able specify the new feature, including how it's to be tested, and when I will schedule it to be implemented.

October 23, 2011

Jeff Atwood tweeted:

Finally, a 100% managed .NET code HTML renderer. Only 6 years after I originally wanted it...

That was in reference to his writing about Managed HTML rendering on his blog.

February 25, 2011

New License and Support.

October 10, 2010

Some recent comments developers using this software include:

I'm happy you like it.

August 10, 2010

First release of the CSS Parser.

July 25, 2010

First release of the Doc to HTML Converter.

June 1, 2010

First release of the HTML Edit Control.

January 31, 2010

Finished the first version of this web site.

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News Summary

August 2012
New Product Roadmap.
February 2011
New Support and Licensing.
August 2010
First release of the CSS Parser.
July 2010
First release of the Doc to HTML Converter.
June 2010
First release of the HTML Edit Control.