Pre-visualisation tool for screen based/web design. Live updates a browser with any images add to a folder. Pretense allows quick exports from Adobe Illustrator to be viewed in situ for example. It behaves like a slideshow to show the evolution in design or to be used in presentation.
The client side implementation is a single JS library, so custom HTML can be easily made to demostate more complex layouts.
npm install pretense -g
$ cd folder-full-of-images $ pretense
Then you can add/remove/edit images from that folder
http://localhost:4000/ in Chrome/Safari/Firefox.
The webpage will load the last image in the current folder. Images are always ordered numerically/alphabetically. So it makes sense to name image '00 test.png', '01 test.png' and so on.
When a change happens to a folder, the webpage will display the last new images out of all the new images. If a file was deleted it will display the last image in the directory.
-d <String>optional - the directory to load image files from. Default: the current directory.
-p <Number>optional - the port for the pretense server.
init:jadeoptional - creates a template.jade file in the current directory (for making a custom HTML file)
init:servantoptional - creates a https://github.com/rc1/Servant startup script and template.jade file.