Got clients that love to mark up webpages? Ever struggle with trying to read or follow their ideas? Or are you the client who wants to minimize back-and-forths with your designer? If so, you absolutely must have Coda Notes—a Safari Extension that lets you mark-up a webpage with notes, highlights and drawings right in your browser. It includes several tools to help you make website corrections (no special software required of clients!):
- Pen Tool – lets you draw “free-hand” on the page
- Highlighter Tool – for those of us who appreciate those yellow mark-up-pens, let’s you highlight text in yellow
- Eraser Tool – allows you to erase any notes or markings you’ve made
- Text Edit Tool – (our favorite) lets you add and delete text on the page—by far the easiest way to revise text
- Note Tool – allows you to add electronic Post-It style notes wherever you want to make a comment on a page
And get this: once you’ve finished making all the comments, you can send the page with your annotations straight to your designer or programmer. No need to take a screenshot; Coda Notes even takes care of that part of the process for you.
This suite of tools is, well, sweet! Gone are the days when we would print out a web page that we wanted to redesign, mark it up with a pen, scan it back into the computer, and e-mail it to our designer or programmer so that he could try to interpret what we wrote. Now, we can open Safari and go to whatever web page we’d like to make changes to, annotate the content and send our feedback straight to our designer and programmer. Much easier.