I’m in the process of moving to Cambridge, MA and was in dire need of a special tool used to take apart IKEA furniture, in particular the Malm style IKEA bed frame.
My brother, the IKEA furniture assembly master specifically said, “Do not lose this tool, we will need it when you want to move again.” Alas, I think it got packed somewhere. So we needed a replacement or substitute.
Something almost every iPhone application needs is an About and Help view that allows the user to learn a little bit about the application they’re using and how it should be operated. The problem with a UITextView in Apple’s XCode and Interface Builder SDK is that you can not use rich-text styling or even bold one line over another.
One solution to this problem would be to create image files containing stylized text and then rasterize them and allow the user to page through them. The problem with this is that you can’t have tappable URLs or links embedded in the text.
David Peixotto, coding ninja and my business partner for Neutrinos, suggested we look at using a Webview or HTML view and put an imageview in the background. The trick is telling the iPhone to display a UIWebView with a transparent background. I looked around for the solution to this and came across this helpful post in the iPhone Developer SDK forums.
Step one of getting a transparent web view in interface builder is to create HTML in the controller.m for the view containing the webview that contains the CSS line: <body style=”background-color:transparent”> Inside the <head> </head> sections of the html.