Help, Help, Need help in Webdesign software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 3sin, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. 3sin macrumors newbie

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    Grand daughter is taking a web design course in college and they are telling her that she should use only PC web design software, yet the university is largely a Mac campus. Any reason for this bias and is there a work-a-around? She can purchase a copy of XP cheaply and buy the PC software but it seems wrong to me. Also, will she need Parallels? I am not a web designer so I really am in over my head. Thanks in advance. :confused:
     
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like the course she is in is dictating a particular program. If they were teaching good principles it wouldn't matter at all. All that is actually needed for web design is a graphics program for creating your mockups and graphics, and text editor (TextEdit, Notepad, etc.) for creating the code to make it all happen. If they are saying she needs Dreamweaver (because that is what the course uses that is available for both Macs and PCs). Sadly there are too many courses like this that don't actually teach web design, they just teach you how to build a site using Program X.

    She could just get a copy of Parallels (or Fusion) and WinXP and whatever they require and be fine) if they get really uptight about it. If they tell her that they are using Frontpage tell her to get out and get her money back.
     
  3. 3sin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Webdesign help--Thanks

    thanks for you input but my grand daughteer decided to wait until next semester to take this course, do some work this summer on Webdesign as well as tweek up her computer and thus be better prepared--for not its advanced business statistics! Thanks again for your help.. 3s_in
     

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