Looking for Best Hands Down Suite for Web Design and Creating Images

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  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    I looked at Adobe but there are so many I am a little confused as to which one would be the best to get, any advice?

    I am creating some non profit websites and I was used to Front Page 2003 in the Windows world, but now all Mac.

    I need to be able to create and publish websites fairly easily, and some custom images etc....... maybe some photo editing, but not critical, more for web design and images.
     
  2. lannisters4life macrumors 6502

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    Spend a few days learning the basics and use a free text edior.
     
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    The easiest and fastest way to get a full site up and running is to use a Content Management System (CMS).

    The most popular is WordPress at http://wordpress.org. It's very easy to install and there are hundreds if not thousands of tutorials about WordPress (start with the codex at http://codex.wordpress.org/Wordpress.org).

    You can change the look of WordPress simply by changing the theme. Take a look at http://woothemes.com or http://studiopress.com to see what I'm talking about.

    There is a learning curve but it's a relatively easy one. While you don't need to know CSS or HTML or PHP you should learn the basics so you can customize it more if you want. Here is a great place to start http://www.w3schools.com/.
     
  5. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks Folks, and I am an avid web developer, but this is for a Non Profit, and I will be handing it off to another person later on, and that person is not a code writer, so I need something out of the box that is simple, otherwise I would have just wrote all the HTML code myself, but you gave me some good ideas, and I thank you for that.
     
  6. musty345 macrumors regular

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    Website: RapidWeaver/Wordpress- both have very good theme developers who can make your site look very good with no knowledge of coding and your client can always change the look and feel by just getting a new theme.

    Image editor: Pixelmator (cheap photoshop alternative, it's very good) or GIMP I believe is the free one but I've never used it.

    Good luck!

    P.S. If that person isn't on Mac, you'll have to go down the Wordpress/GIMP route I think.
     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Be very clear with your criteria when you use the word "best". Don't just assume that your notion is the same as everyone else's. This info really should be included in the OP. Are there any other concerns/needs/etc? Budget?
     

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