Web ~ HTML Editor~Photo Editor

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zooburner, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. zooburner macrumors newbie

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    Hiya there

    I am about to escape from Windows and buy a Mac,
    Im looking for recommendations about a web creation tool on Mac, I have used both Frontpage & Netobjects on PC so while i am not a complete novice I wouldn't class myself as an expert either.

    Currently I'm looking at Freeway Pro with Intiago (for buttons), is this a good/bad choice. Whats your views ?

    Also i want decent phtoeditor, I'm using PS7 now on PC , but as the upgrade policy doasnt allow a cross platform upgrade and Im not willing to fork out £500 plus, are there any good alternatives?



    Thanks for your comments

    zoo
     
  2. heySparky macrumors regular

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    New Macs come with iWeb. Since it is essentially free, give that a test drive. Another free web creation app is Nvu


    Sorry, can't offer an opinion as I have no experience with Freeway.

    Until Adobe puts out a Universal Binary version of Photoshop Elements, maybe try Seashore which is freeware or GraphicConverter which is shareware, but only $30 US (which would be only about £14 for you, I think). GraphicConverter is constantly being updated and is highly regarded.
     
  3. phantasmagoria macrumors regular

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    I use BBEdit an HTML editor. It's no WYSIWYG web creation tool (thank God! ;)) but I haven't found anything to beat it for getting down and dirty with code.
     
  4. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    Texmate is worlds better. BBEdit is a dinosaour.

    Sincerely,
    Former BBEdit User. :p
     
  5. phantasmagoria macrumors regular

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    How so? Sell it to me and I might change, as I'm all for something even better!

    Sincerely,
    A dinosaur :p
     
  6. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    What are you wanting? A WYSIWYG editor? How robust are the websites? I use RapidWeaver, which is fairly flexible and easy to use. It's only $35 I think.

    I just use TextWrangler. It's the free version of BBEdit and quite nice.
     
  7. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    The best way to be sold on textmate is by seeing it in action. Here are some highlights:
    http://macromates.com/screencast/insert_html_tags.mov
    http://macromates.com/screencast/math_and_column_selections.mov
    http://macromates.com/screencast/html_text_transformations.mov

    and the rest here: http://macromates.com/screencasts

    Its fast, and highly extensible with it's bundle system. There are tons of plugins available that make textmate extremely powerful. The interface is very simple, but it does everything aside from making toast.

    If you really want to get the most out of it, I highly recommend this book:

    http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/textmate/index.html
     
  8. phantasmagoria macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the comprehensive response re TextMate. Looks excellent and I'm going to download a copy now and see how it feels.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think the latest PSE actually probably comes fairly close to PS7 in terms of functionality... it's come a long way. But as stated above, it'll be a little slow till it becomes a universal binary.

    Seashore is a nice program, but it's very, very basic. It's really not close to the level of photoshop elements.

    This application:

    http://www.pixelmator.com/

    Is a very new entrant to the field on Macs, and it's from a sort of small developer group, but it seems promising. Its functionality right now seems to be about like Photoshop Elements from several versions ago, but with a much nicer look/feel and Intel support. It's not entirely clear when it'll be released, though, and I'm not sure if you can get access to a beta.
     
  10. phantasmagoria macrumors regular

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    Just wanted to post again to mention I ended up purchasing both TextMate and the book recommended. Funny how posting on a thread recommending my favourite daily tools led to me actually replacing them with something else! Seriously though, TextMate looks like it might offer me a better environment to work in (I especially love the way it highlights PHP/ASP/Rails code to quickly differentiate it against the main content, and the support for TODO will get some use too) so thanks for the recommendation. OP take note! :D
     

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