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Old Apr 16, 2009, 05:17 PM   #51
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Open Source CMS

I am a convert to Joomla and I think that anyone starting out with web design should consider using a CMS. They can be a bit daunting but if you invest a few hours getting to grips with the one you finally choose, you will be able to build great sites in no time.

This is a great place to start: opensourcecms.com

As I said I have used Joomla to build a few sites now, so I could offer advice to anyone who wants to give it a try.
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Old May 20, 2009, 04:13 PM   #52
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I use byethost for hosting.
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Old May 21, 2009, 08:31 AM   #53
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Smashing Magazine came out with a nice write-up for newbs to web design that talks about all of the web related terminology/jargon that you can run across. It would likely be helpful for those new to the field.
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Old Jun 4, 2009, 06:55 AM   #54
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To test your web site on various version of IE on Windoz :

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Old Jun 4, 2009, 04:31 PM   #55
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I think you forgot all the good technologies

1. WebObjects
2. Ruby on Rails
3. Netbeans Visual Web

And if you want to just make a static site Create by Stonedesign is really good
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 12:20 PM   #56
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here are a few I use.

Domains - namecheap.com - used them for 6 years now
site5.com - been with them for 5 years
liquidweb.com - been with them for 7 years
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Old Aug 6, 2009, 09:43 AM   #57
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 05:26 AM   #58
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Hello to all.
The links which you provided here are very useful in web designing and in development.
I used Dreamweaver for designing and Photoshop for editing photo. And they are best for web designing and development. And for image also seashore can be use.
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 06:14 AM   #59
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Hello to all.
The links which you provided here are very useful in web designing and in development.
I used Dreamweaver for designing and Photoshop for editing photo. And they are best for web designing and development. And for image also seashore can be use.
I'm sorry, my DW CS4 is expensive and buggy, so no, they're not the best combination.

Instead, get yourself GIMP and CoDA, learn to use them, and you've made enough savings for that MBP launching next year

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Old Aug 27, 2009, 11:46 PM   #60
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I'm sorry, my DW CS4 is expensive and buggy, so no, they're not the best combination.

Instead, get yourself GIMP and CoDA, learn to use them, and you've made enough savings for that MBP launching next year

Just my 2
well actually try FLUX you will probably be a lot happier
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Old Sep 28, 2009, 05:04 AM   #61
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It doesn't matter what application you use. A good web designer can make a good website using ANY text editor. To start:

Learn HTML and CSS: There's thousands of places. I recommend htmldog.com.
Manipulating images: I use Photoshop. Pixelmator is a great alternative. If you are short on cash try Gimp.
Animations: Sorry flash developers but Flash sux! I have many reasons but the first it's because it kills battery life (cpu hog). That's why iPhones don't have it. Flash is widely used today because of video. Newer browsers support html5, so I think big websites like Youtube are going to push that transition (like it did with IE6). Websites (the good ones) use javascript for animation. They don't hog the cpu and are very small, specially when used in jQuery.

Web Development tool? There's many options. The ones I tried:

- CODA: I love it! Great user interface, It's fast, stable and complete.
- Textmate: Probably the best code editor but I still prefer CODA.
- Dreamweaver: Adobe is adding "new features" making it bloated. Editing CSS is a nightmare and it hurt my eyes watching the default letters in code editor.
- Flux: There's a screencast in developer's website showing how easy is to create a website. I noticed when your webpage gets big, the application get a little unresponsive.
- Espresso: Seems nice like CODA but I called it a beta. Check out in a year to see for an improvement.
- Rapidweaver: Good when you want to create a website and you have no idea how to do it. It's not expensive but you have to buy many "add-ons".

For CSS: CSSedit is the best tool but I can do everything I want without problems in CODA.

So you have plenty of options. For me CODA and Photoshop get the work done.
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Old Oct 5, 2009, 05:48 AM   #62
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 09:42 AM   #63
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Here's my set-up

- Bitnami to set up a local environment. Extremely easy to use.
- Coda for all development. Extremely powerful. CSS, HTML, JS, SVN
- Photoshop for all image editing.

If you want to do it free of cost:

- Bitnami - http://bitnami.org/
- Aptana - http://aptana.com/
- Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/
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Old Jan 25, 2010, 06:30 PM   #64
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Time management

Beyond the basics that have already been mentioned, I like to use:

Trails for time tracking (still very much in Alpha but it does everything I need)

Other options: Tick and Harvest
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 07:48 AM   #65
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Great information!

I am so glad I found your forum!
What amazing information and links here, thank you!

I'm pretty much a beginner at web design, I still do most of the coding myself, the basic html and the very basic css. But I am learning how to put it all together now and its amazing fun.

I use MacHighway for my web host, and I prefer Transmit, and I'm not good at Dreamweaver, though its fun to play with.
I love going thru tutorials and taking classes, being retired gives me the time to play with all of this stuff.
Learning about making Fractals at the moment, whew, thats a time sink!
My classmates and I are always trading fun ideas, and we all use Photoshop.
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 08:14 AM   #66
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Old May 16, 2010, 10:49 PM   #67
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I have mastery in making design for web site,banner etc but sometimes because of coding I have to compromise with my design. for having mastery in coding also I will have to work or learn coding in detail so this tutorials about coding help me in learning monke.
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Old May 17, 2010, 02:06 AM   #68
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Nice sharing monke here is another very useful resource where you can get solution of your any problem about website designing and development http://www.tutorialized.com/
Other than it the Lynda training lectures can give the core knowledge about web development.
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 09:14 AM   #69
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To SrWebDeveloper / whoever;

Perhaps it would be good to update the list of hosting providers so that the list in this thread as well as this one is the same?
Got a problem? Check here first.
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Old Oct 18, 2010, 04:43 PM   #70
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You need to mention Fugu, a free FTP client:


I switched from CyberDuck, which I found a little weak, to FileZilla, which I found to be ugly and information-overloaded, and then finally to Fugu, which strikes the perfect balance between power and minimalism for me. It's easy to use and uncluttered like CyberDuck, but it's got double-pane file viewing and other powerful features from something like FileZilla.
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Old Nov 29, 2010, 12:26 PM   #71
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Sweet web design resources

Chris at CSS-Tricks does an awesome job of teaching from beginner to advanced level web design. Tutorials like his and looking at code is how I learned. http://css-tricks.com

Another incredible resource is Preekly. These dudes make tech and how-to products that they release each week. The cool thing is that they keep the material super fresh so if you sign up for next weeks stuff, it will all be stuff that's been created in last month. http://preekly.com

An example is if you are learning HTML or XHTML now a days you don't have to learn every element. In fact learning every element right off the bat would already start most people down the wrong path. Right now all I use in HTML are the div, h1 - h6, a, p, strong, span, em, img. There may be a few more I'm forgetting, but everything else should be controlled by CSS for the most part.
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 08:11 AM   #72
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Here you provided Important resources for beginners like me. In this post I know about Important web Tutorials which you shared above. If you want to know some other resources for blogging then you may use:
Anyways thanks for sharing this web stuff with all of us. I will save this for my future reference.
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Old Mar 19, 2012, 07:10 AM   #73
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Wordpress too

I took a class with Wordpress, thats really amazing. Its a bit difficult at first, as I too am a beginner with it. But its pretty wonderful what you can do right from the beginning.
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Old Jul 3, 2012, 01:47 AM   #74
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there so nice and helpful post for webrelated stuff.so happy and thanks to all.
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