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Web Design / Development Tools for Mac OS X 10.6

Posted on 2011-02-26
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Hello,

I just brought new MacBook Pro 2011 computer. This is my first Mac. I'm trying to develop/design websites for Joomla, WordPress like CMS.

Question:
Can anyone suggest me best applications (prefer open source, free, commercial) for these scenarios? Web Design -- Editors: To edit PHP, HTML, CSS3 etc.


Note: Actually I likes new Dreamweaver CS5 for Mac, but it's too expensive. I welcome reviews on this product too.

Thanks.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Hi SrinathS,

You sort of need to make a choice here.  Do you need a design tool or a code management tool?
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by:SrinathS
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Actually both. Normally I use code management tool.
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Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
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The problem is you won't find a good free tool that does both code management and design.  Dreamweaver is the best option for an all-in-one.

For code, I suggest Aptana.  For design, SeaMonkey
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by:SrinathS
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Is Dreamweaver CS5 really worth? It seems to be Aptana is good, but never used it before. Since I user CS3 in Windows.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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>> Is Dreamweaver CS5 really worth [it]?

For advanced users who don't mind using a couple of different tools or if you can't afford DW, then no...it isn't worth it.  

If you don't have a good handle on HTML or CSS, DW is worth it for the automation it can introduce.  
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by:SrinathS
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Okay. It seems to be Aptana is suitable for my needs at this time. Thanks.
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