FROM: Jonathan Deutsch, CEO of Tumult Co.



Tumult Co. today announced the release of its new lightweight HTML and PHP editor for Mac OS X, HyperEdit. Tumult HyperEdit uses a "split" view with one side a preview pane to display the web page live as a user types. HyperEdit breaks the tedious cycle of writing HTML/PHP, saving the file, then reloading and viewing the page in the browser by combining the writing phase with the viewing phase. This clarifies the effects of changes and speeds up the overall process of making a web page. W3C-based validation will red-underline any mistakes. It uses the same rendering engine found in Safari, so it is not only standards compliant, but also very fast.

Other key features of HyperEdit are customizable code snippets with keyboard shortcuts, linked files that refresh the page if they are modified, a javascript code evaluator, and the ability to view HTML source code generated by PHP.

Jonathan Deutsch, CEO of Tumult Co., is very optimistic about the possibilities the new software package allows. "The power of live editing is best shown when trying to make small changes. Users can play with their pages in HyperEdit, and tweak it to look exactly how they desire without wasting time. It is a big win in productivity." HyperEdit is also useful for writing forum and blog entries, as well as producing larger sites. Additionally, HyperEdit is a great tool for learning HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP.

HyperEdit is shareware and costs $19.95 USD. More product information and a link to download can be found at:

This is the first software release by Tumult Co. It was founded in 2004 by Jonathan Deutsch. Deutsch recently graduated Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences degree, and will begin working at Apple later this year.