Learning web design tools

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by josh.b, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. josh.b macrumors regular

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    After a bit of browsing around here and other sites I am under the assumption all I need to get started in my web design journey is Coda 2 and Photoshop. Am I cutting myself short or is that just fine? Thanks :)
     
  2. Flood123 macrumors 6502a

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    Sublime text 2 or coda 2.0 would work great.
    Photoshop is awesome. I love illustrator too.
    Gimp is a free alternative to photoshop and cool. http://www.gimp.org
    For "learning purposes" check out "CSS Hat" a plug in for photoshop. Haven't used it but looks useful for those learning or to speed up your workflow(not as a crutch)
    https://www.google.com/webdesigner/ is a free tool I just saw. Haven't used it yet.
     
  3. josh.b thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks a lot :D
     
  4. Flood123 macrumors 6502a

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    No worries. Keep us posted on your progress.
     
  5. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Those are excellent tools to start with.
    A lot depends on what you want. Are you starting this as a business or personal? How much experience do you have with web development? Can you write a basic web page using HTML and a text editor only? Can you use CSS to change the styling of that page significantly? Do you know PHP or another server side language?
     

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