TL;DR; I'm raising funds for adding new features to HTML-Kit.
What do you mean by "development marathon?"
It's 30 days of heavy coding and HTML-Kit releases with new features.
There was no marathon last year but one of the previous ones did 30 builds in 30 days.
What to expect this year?
Wizard for generating responsive mobile-friendly sites
Select a few things (color themes, fonts), enter what pages you want (landing page, about, contact and so on), and have it generate a fully working starter site that you can customize from there. It'll be a responsive site that works on phones, tablets and desktops. HTML-Kit site redesign is taking so long partly because I'm testing various frameworks along the way for this purpose.
We all need to reference things from time to time but searching can sometimes break the flow. So this will bring up lightweight help as you edit.
New menus and buttons for tags
User interface improvements
I'd like to smooth out rough edges and test new layouts, with the aim of reducing steps required for common tasks.
Closing out long-standing requests
As I check off above items, I'll get to old requests on the to-do list.
What's the fund raising goal?
The goal is to raise $900 USD.
As you may know, since late 1990s, HTML-Kit has been supported with registrations and ads on the website. I love helping people by building tools. As an independant developer though, I have to raise money to continue developing HTML-Kit.
If you're a business user or your workplace benefits from HTML-Kit, please consider making a donation or purchasing additional licenses. All of which will go towards this goal. If you have other sponsorship ideas or even like to hire me for custom work, feel free to text or email me. If you're unable to use PayPal, drop me a note for other options.
As a bonus, contributions of $50 or more will also get free access to software I release in 2016 and 2017. This includes free licenses to all developer-focused software/services outside of HTML-Kit that I plan on releasing in 2017.