Please recommend some apps

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by gazfocus, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    Ok, so I'm going to be making the switch to mac (starting with a macbook later this month, then getting a Mac Pro in Jan).

    I will be doing advanced web developement and graphics work. Can you please recommend some good apps that I might need?

    I have already purchased the mac version of Adobe CS3, but I'm thinking things like CSS apps, FTP apps, any virtual servers, etc...

    Thanks
     
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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    Coda is a great development environment. It has a built in FTP client, but I prefer Transmit for my clinet.

    CSS Edit is great for CSS development, but Coda isn't bad for CSS either.

    There is no need for a virtual server, OS X comes with Apache pre-installed and PHP and MySQL are pretty easy to install.
     
  3. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    with all due respect there is a great sticky at the top of this board that'll tell you everything you need to know and buy/download
     
  4. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I've found Coda to be too much....I've never liked the do-it-all apps too much. I use Cyberduck for ftp and Taco Edit for code (though apparently they recently made it cost $25 which is a ripoff, I use the old free version). Getting comfortable with the OS X terminal/command line can also be very useful.
     
  5. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    I use TextWrangler for code editing and Cyberduck for FTP transfers.
     
  6. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    For layout and design purposes, sometimes a WYSIWYG utility is nice to have, but I'm not talking iWeb. For more "advanced" design, consider a more professional product in this category called RapidWeaver for Mac. Outstanding for this purpose, in this context. For coding, the other suggestions are excellent and all the great ones do it by hand!

    (That sounded dirty, heh)

    -jim

    ps: Good job getting Adobe PS - accept no substitute
     
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  8. rogers106 macrumors member

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    I second the Cyberduck recommendation.

    It's clean, simple, to the point, and gets the job done.

    And you can't beat the price (free!).
     
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  10. bootedbear macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean by "advanced web development"? Will you be using Java on the server or client? PHP? Ruby? Other?

    There are dev environments that are specific to these areas...
     

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