Apple's iPad has quickly become an important tool for both work and leisure, and many people are finding that it can be put to uses no one would have thought possible. One such purpose is to use the iPad as a web design tool, and this is where CSS3Machine comes in handy.

The app can be used to create CSS3 style and animations on your iPad, complete with gradients, 3D transformations and drop shadows. Your creations can be easily previewed on any computer by connecting to your iPad via wifi.

CSS3Machine can be used to create and edit HTML templates that can be imported via iTunes, and can generate previews of WebKit keyframes as you edit them. The app can be seen as your portable CSS toolkits, always available on your iPad complete with your style and animation library that you can take with you wherever you go.

As well as previewing your work by connecting a Mac or PC to your wifi, your completed stylesheets can be exported by sending them by email or b making use of iTunes file sharing.

Verdict

CSS3Machine is a little limited by the way in which file sharing has been implemented, but for web designers this is a seriously useful app for working on the move.