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CreightonBrown
01-05-2005, 04:50 PM
What is your favourite Web Design, Web Development, Computer Technician and other software?

sal
01-05-2005, 05:14 PM
I used to point laughing at guys that mentioned Notepad as their primary tool for making websites, but for the last couple years it's all I've used. Not exactly Notepad, rather a simple text editor. Personally I use Notepad2 (http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html) because it's a great simple text editor with syntax highlighting. It can be used as a Notepad replacement, unlike some other text editors which are a little over the top to do so. For graphics I use Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004. I steer clear of WYSIWYG software, although I can competently use such software in an advanced fashion.

sal
01-05-2005, 05:20 PM
Also on my list you can put Apache (http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi) + PHP (http://www.php.net/downloads.php) + MySQL (http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/4.1.html). I usually have the latest stable versions of them installed (not currently) or on hand.

CreightonBrown
01-05-2005, 05:21 PM
Do you have any likes of PHP5.x over 4.x?

CreightonBrown
01-05-2005, 05:23 PM
Hmm it doesn't update old posts with the signature, why?

CreightonBrown
01-05-2005, 05:26 PM
It will be interesting to see what happens with the convergence of the same owners of Golive & Dreamweaver.

CreightonBrown
01-05-2005, 05:29 PM
My Favourite noticed list for web design/dev is this:
http://www.digitalbuilder.co.nz/WebDesignTips_TopNoticedSoftware.asp

I actually typed up my whole list awhile ago, from mostly shareware to freeware to payware and it seems to span about 10 pages at 20 or so lines a page.

Most of it is more toys, a proper list of things, without the toy software, maybe be a dozen or only a few.

ad_267
01-05-2005, 05:40 PM
I use Chami HTML kit which is freeware and also Jasc Paint Shop Pro.

vinref
01-05-2005, 05:40 PM
What is your favourite Web Design, Web Development, Computer Technician and other software?

Gimp for graphics, vi for text editor, ssh & sftp for logistics, FF and Opera for checking code...

CreightonBrown
01-05-2005, 05:42 PM
Gimp for graphics, vi for text editor, ssh & sftp for logistics, FF and Opera for checking code...

How heavily are you into linux? vi seems more linux orientated

CreightonBrown
01-05-2005, 05:43 PM
I use Chami HTML kit which is freeware and also Jasc Paint Shop Pro.

I found PSP a bit cumbersome/Clumsy, FF is a step up, and PS a bit too powerful for what I typically do graphics wise.

It's nice how all 3 have like 30 day trials :-)

Greg
01-05-2005, 06:05 PM
I used to point laughing at guys that mentioned Notepad as their primary tool for making websites
I still do :D I mean, the speed and simplicity of using a wysiwyg editor makes it unnecessary to have to learn to type at 120 words a minute.

Aurealis_
01-05-2005, 07:27 PM
I read that Adobe was planning to buy Macromedia.

True/Untrue?

When I used to create any webcontent my weapon of choice was Dreamweaver MX. I'm very keen to see what tools Linux will offer me once I get my LinBox online.

CreightonBrown
01-05-2005, 07:31 PM
I read that Adobe was planning to buy Macromedia.

True/Untrue?

When I used to create any webcontent my weapon of choice was Dreamweaver MX. I'm very keen to see what tools Linux will offer me once I get my LinBox online.

www.wired.com (http://www.wired.com) www.xtra.co.nz (http://www.xtra.co.nz) and assumably other have highlighted that some degree of 'merger' has been created between the two. I would suggest looking for the specs. Apparently a 'Manager' of Macromedia is to take over Adobe supposedly in the article i read.

To be honest i have used 30-50 Versions of linux as an amatuer, its not as standardised and it seems some of the quality of implementation and offerings is lower. Not to say that should or shouldn't be i am just saying thats my observation.

How come i had that many distros? I used to have cheapcds.digitalbuilder.co.nz and offered 55ish linux CDs burnt to CD in exchange for $2-$4.00, with varying quantities

vinref
02-05-2005, 01:07 AM
How heavily are you into linux? vi seems more linux orientated

Not at all anymore for various reasons. Ditto for Windows. I use FreeBSD full-time now, and have been for almost two years.

vi will nut you out for the first few weeks, until the keystrokes and shortcuts become second-nature. And then it just flies along without having to use the mouse at all.

ninja
02-05-2005, 09:52 AM
I read that Adobe was planning to buy Macromedia.

True/Untrue?Correct.
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/invrelations/adobeandmacromedia.html
http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200504/041805AdobeAcquiresMacromedia.html
http://www.macromedia.com/macromedia/proom/pr/2005/adobe_macromedia.html


vi will nut you out for the first few weeks, until the keystrokes and shortcuts become second-nature. And then it just flies along without having to use the mouse at all.Amen to that.