A web designers arsenal

Status
Not open for further replies.

Eye4It

New Member
Out of curiousity, if YOU are a web designer, what is the complete collection of programs YOU use?
This is what I'd imagine:

Photoshop CS3
Dreamweaver CS3
Flash CS3
Illustrator CS3
and...COUGH...Windows Paint (I find it convenient to use now and then...)


What do you use?
 

Cormac

New Member
adobe creative suite
filezilla
transmit (mac)
textmate (mac)
MAMP (mac)
firefox (web developer toolbar / colorzilla / firebug),
xscope (mac)
 

babyboy808

New Member
Software
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks
  • Illustrator
  • Coreftp
  • Snagit
  • Wamp
  • Multiple IE / Firefox / Opera
Firefox addons
  • Firebug
  • Fireftp
  • Web Developer Toolbar
 

Goodshape

New Member
Software
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Coda (for Code/Mark-up and FTP on the Mac)
  • FileZilla (for FTP on Windows)
  • Crimson Editor (for Code/Mark-up on Windows)
  • Quanta++ (for Code/Mark-up on Linux)
Firefox Add-Ons
  • Firebug
  • Web Developer Toolbar
  • Colorzilla
  • MeasureIt
  • Aardvark
 

StephenM

New Member
Crimson Editor
Fireworks
WinSCP/CoreFTP (CoreFTP for any place I dont have SSH access)

Pitty Adobe prices are a bit higher than Macromedia. I got Studio 8 for just over €100 (Student Edition). Now its not even realistic to invest in CS3.
 

louie

New Member
DW CS3
PHP Designer (sometimes)
Fireworks
Photoshop
Navicat
MySql Query Browser

Browsers:
IE 7
FF 2.0
Opera
 

Goodshape

New Member
Question for the professional designers using Dreamweaver... do you actually use the WYSIWYG aspect of the software as your primary method of constructing websites?

If so, why so? ...don't know the code / just find it easier or faster / simply used to it / ??

Not trying to be smart, but I'm just curious to know where a WYSIWYG editor fits into a professional "web designers arsenal". A little surprised to see so many people mention it.
 

babyboy808

New Member
Question for the professional designers using Dreamweaver... do you actually use the WYSIWYG aspect of the software as your primary method of constructing websites?

If so, why so? ...don't know the code / just find it easier or faster / simply used to it / ??

Not trying to be smart, but I'm just curious to know where a WYSIWYG editor fits into a professional "web designers arsenal". A little surprised to see so many people mention it.
Speaking for myself, No have never used the WYSIWYG view, always code everything by hand.
 

louie

New Member
Code view most of the time.
I also use WYSIWYG when creating a template (table-less) before breaking it apart into small files (header, footer, you get the point).
 

squibs

New Member
With DW CS3, the WYSIWYG view can be useful. I use code view mostly, but the design view is capable of generating readable complaint code.

In code view, it has really upped my game. I moved from HTML Kit, and the DW timesavers slay it.
 

ButtermilkJack

New Member
TextMate, Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, Flash CS3, Transmit

Camino, Safari, Firefox, Opera

All running on Mac OS X, but currently in the process of installing XP through Bootcamp so I can test on IE and PC versions of the other browsers.

Personally I never use WYSIWYG. I suppose it goes back to the good old days in art college when we were told that DW adds a lot of extra code when using design view.

Maybe things have changed over the years but I'm used to coding everything now so I'll be sticking to that :)
 

jennyrusks

New Member
Hi there

I use the Adobe Creative Suite 3 - Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Illustrator mostly, but some Flash too.

In Dreamweaver, I use the WYSIWYG most of the time but go into the code when it's acting as a WYSINWYG (N for Not). I find that's usually to remove extra paragraphs and simple things like that.
 

byronyasgur

New Member
html kit for coding
notepad for coding sometimes
filezilla for ftp upload/dowload/bakcups
gimp for most image work
inkskape ( brilliant ) for icons/logo design
firefox for browsing/bookmarksetc
wampserver for dev env
corbian backup for backups
pageplus for desktop publishing
openoffice for docs
thunderbird email
as you can see it's all freeware/opensource
 

Grenland

New Member
The most important to me are:
  • Adobe Creative Suite (esp. Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Notepad ++
  • Wamp
But lot of nice tips, resources etc. in this thread.
 

Forbairt

Teaching / Designing / Developing
Just to add a few to the mix I find

Komodo Edit quite good

Also find myself using scratchpad (if anyone has a better one feel free to mention it)

KeePassX is damn handy as well (for storing my passwords)

Postits and a pen ... and a wall to put them on
 

Cormac

New Member
Also find myself using scratchpad (if anyone has a better one feel free to mention it)
If it's just note taking then get yourself Xpad. Amazing piece of software. Love it. xPad. The Ultimate Notepad.

KeePassX is damn handy as well (for storing my passwords)
Err, just downloaded this. Created a database and then.... tumble weed .....
How does it work? Is it similar to wallet?

We should have a Mac OS X applications thread somewhere..
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Award-winning Mac antivirus and Internet security software
Top