Best software used to build websites?

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  1. applelover4u macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2012
    New user to mac. What is the best go to app for creating websites and designing and messing around with wordpress?

    I have seen somebody post rapid weaver which looks good but looking for others. Ofcourse I know of the adobe products
  2. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!
    I use Photoshop and Illustrator to actually make designs/elements. When I have to edit code I always used Coda from

    Pretty much that's it. Although I do tend to sketch out designs/layout on good old fashioned paper from time to time.
  3. Evren Carven macrumors regular

    Evren Carven

    Dec 16, 2014
    I aways use Dreamware and Photoshop to build websites.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Checkout Rapidweaver, though wordpress does give you a lot. It all depends on the type of site you're looking to build.
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Chocolat and Espresso are both very good. MAMP for working with WordPress locally on your machine.
  6. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    I use Coda 2, Dreamweaver and WordPress. I use MAMP Pro for working with my sites locally.

    I build my graphics with Illustrator & Photoshop.

    Have seen Rapid Weaver in use and it works well. Many plugins available to make your work easier.
  7. Snowy_River macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Corvallis, OR
    For basic types of websites, I've long been an iWeb fan. I was quite upset by Apple's choice to EOL it. Since then, I've seen little that has offered an equivalent level of ease of use and WYSIWYG editing capability. The closest that I've seen to it is an app called EverWeb. It has promise, but the last time I checked it out it had a few bugs and lacked a few features that were deal breakers for me, as long as iWeb keeps functioning (which, honestly, may not be that much longer, given some of the UI bugs that have been cropping up with the latest OS updates).

    Beyond that, for sites that go beyond simple informational sites (personal websites, blogs, ecommerce, etc.), I, too, use Photoshop, though I couple it with a reasonable knowledge of PHP, HTML, etc, and buy templates that I modify to suit my needs. I have found that the richness of the templates that are out there is so grand it takes care of 90% of the backend work, allowing me to tweak a little and then focus on what I want the front end to look like.

  8. applelover4u thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2012
    Any of these softwares such as rapid weaver will allow me to import my own html website and customize it within the software?

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