Web development software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jmjaneiro, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. jmjaneiro macrumors newbie

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    Hello to all,

    I'm trying to get "professionally" into web development and I'm looking for an good/cheap application for Mac to get start. I dig a bit on the web and found RapidWeaver and Coda. Any one with experience in those?
    I could use some advice and expertise on this.
    Also do you know about any free or cheap hosting server that I could use.

    Thanks in advance

    Cheers

    João
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Coda is a good option. If you want hosting go to http://www.webhostingtalk.com and ask there. They know what they are talking about when it comes to web hosting.
     
  3. Hates macrumors regular

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    Coda is nice for static sites (It may handle PHP too). I just use Textmate for all my HTML/CSS/Rails/Grails development and it works like a charm :cool:
     
  4. notnek macrumors 6502

    notnek

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    Coda and Textmate are both great. They both have different syntax modes (HTML, CSS, PHP, JS, etc). Using either has nothing to do with whether or not your building a "static" or "dynamic" site.

    Textmate is just a glorified text editor and Coda is a text-editor that handles FTP as well as organizing and previewing files. It has a great CSS feature too.
     
  5. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    I use TextWrangler. I don't know how these other programs compare. It's basically just a Text editor with some syntax recognition and FTP support. I got it to work with Fetch.
     
  6. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    Coda, PHP, Taco

    I use Coda but HATE doing PHP in it you have to save every time you tweak a little thing HTML live preview is nice but kinda slow sometimes. With MAMP PHP is easy to setup.

    Taco is nice but it has some bugs and in the trial period I could still not get sites with CSS to load images set to background (even internal CSS)

    I like Taco but the image thing makes it impossible for what I am doing.
     

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