Get Started with HAX
MacOS Download (~150MB): https://psu.box.com/s/phghswxfrj3arlic1ts9jawx4wny91oq
Windows Download (~150MB): https://psu.box.com/s/3keuh423pg7wmncjbgcshh7i3azs91jn
Installing Hax on macOS
- Open the HAX App
- Move the
hax-desktop-app.appfile to your Applications or Programs directory.
- Double-click to open the HAX Application.
- The application will attempt to verify, but will fail.
- Click okay when you see this security alert:
- Open System Preferences, and choose Security & Privacy. Choose "Open Anyway":
- If HAX does not automatically open, double-click on the application icon. It should now open:
- Click on the plus button to create a new project:
- Choose the GitHub Repository directory that you previously created:
- When you do this, files will be added to your local GitHub repository. Click on the newly created project:
Authoring in HAX
HAX is very much like MS Word, or other word processing software, with one big difference. HAX writes directly to HTML instead of proprietary document formats, and it comes with an "outline" that structures the content, and to allows for navigation.
- To edit the Outline, click on the pencil icon:
- Enter the title of the page. If the page should be nested, you can use the arrow icons, or use the tab key. Click the floppy disk icon to the top left save.
Adding a page title
To open the page editing tools, click in the empty white area. Note: To add an element, you must not be in outline edit mode.
- Choose the Text Icon from the toolbar.
- Type the title. Choose the text style icon from the floating tool bar. Choose "Heading."
- Click the close (x) button on the floating toolbar. You will now see title styling applied:
- Of course, the easy way is to simply use the "Heading" icon.
- Click the green floppy disk icon on the bottom right to save the page.