1. WS_FTP/CuteFTP - essential FTP program(s). Best I've seen...
2. Notepad- easiest way to edit and manage HTML files.
3. CSE HTML Validator - wluke referred me to this and I really like it. Great for checking HTML for errors.
4. AOL Press - others might use DreamWeaver, FrontPage, etc., but I like this app for indenting and straightening my HTML out after I've worked on it in Notepad.
5. Textpad - use for spell checking, etc. Great all-in-one software.
1. Homesite 4.5 - to code in PHP and optimize HTML
2. Dreamweaver 3 - to design pages/sites
3. puTTY - an SSH client
4. Apache - well, of course, a Web server
5. ColorCop - to get the hex and rgb info from any pixel on the screen
And a few more general apps that come in handy: Bryce, Photoshop, HTMLTidy, Bobby, HTMLShrinker, and of course Internet Explorer & NS.
1. MS FrontPage 2000
2. MS Image Composer 1.5
3. Adobe PhotoShop 5.0
4. WS FTP 95 LE
5. Macromedia Flash4
6. MS Notepad
I use Notepad for about everything... Not only webmaster stuff. Also to copy and paste stuff etc etc. But the most used webmaster tool is FP2000 :)
1) TextPad (The BEST text editor!!)
5) Cute ftp
Paint Shop Pro
Ulead Smart Saver
IE 5 :) (Yes, a browser is very helpful for a web designer)
1. Homsite 4.5
2. Fireworks 3
3. Apache + PHP + MySQL
4. Bullet Proof FTP
Also a few others as well:
Teleport Pro - Good for keeping my copy of the PHP manual up to date.
Microsoft Outlook - Essential for organising the hundreds of emails I get a day.
1. SITEPOINT :D
2. Adobe Photoshop
3. WS Ftp Pro
4. All the CUTE stuff - CuteFTP, CuteMap..actually those are the only ones have used, but they do well for what I need.
5. Eudora Pro, the only email program you'll ever need!
I use all of these plus nearly a dozen others on a daily basis, but these are my favorites.
- Notepad when on windows, emacs when on *nix desktop, pico when using telnet.
- QVTerm or SecureCRT
*as many different versions of browsers I can get my hands on
*Apache and Linux (you need a server at home for testing when you have to pay for you Internet calls!)
*chocolate - for those late late nights web developers tend to suffer through!
I didn't include IE, Netscape, etc. Those are obvious. :)
Some have mentioned HomeSite. I have that downloaded, but never really played with it. I guess Textpad is good enough for me. ;)
Seems like the usage of WS_FTP LE and CuteFTP are pretty split. I use both, but WS_FTP LE is better because it's ad-free. CuteFTP, on the other hand, can resume downloads.
Keem 'em coming. It's fun to hear what tools you all use.
5. Outlook Express
That is basically everything I use.
Man, it has been a while since I last posted.
1) Homesite, UltraEdit, Textpad
2) Bradbury TopStyle
3) Paint Shop Pro
5) Visual Interdev
I know its more than 5 but that is currently my exact toolbox. Tools are used in that order of importance.
p.s. I don't consider SitePoint a tool because none of my questions ever get answered... :)
Wluke, what do you use "Bradbury TopStyle" for?
I do not know this software...???! Can you tell me more about it?
TopStyle is software to automate the process of writing CSS.
anyone used HotDog?
I used to use it and it is pretty good, now I just use Notepad.
You can try it out by going to:
They have a free light version, which is also included in Homesite 4.5 and higher. And a full featured commercial version.
3) Paint Shop Pro/Photoshop
4) WS FTP
I am just going to do a list of my most-used programs on my computer currently - I am not including browsers or email clients, because I am currently testing out different alternatives for each.
2. mIRC (I talk to all of you, plus I use it for meetings and stuff)
3. Visual C++ 6
4. Sambar Server (thanks Kevin for telling me about this!)
5. PaintShop Pro
1. BBEdit Lite
2. Photoshop 5
4. (can I have a book!??) Web Design in a Nutshell, Jennifer Niederst
5. errrrrrm don't really use anything else
EditPlus (built in FTP)