What website development tools do you use with freeway?

There are a number of pieces of software that catch my eye from time to time. I was wondering what ones you guys use that compliment your designing sites in freeway, making things faster and easier. Right now I just use photoshop for my image editing.


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On 9 Jan 2009, at 18:20, Waylen wrote:

Right now I just use photoshop for my image editing.

I use Photoshop and Illustrator (I call it Frustrator, because it’s
nowhere near as easy to use as the late lamented Freehand). Thanks to
Leopard’s integration tools, I can also access my iPhoto and Aperture
2 libraries from within Freeway, which can speed things up a bit.

To clean up text from clients, I happen to use Nisus Writer Express,
with a sprinkling of BareBones’ TextWrangler for when I need to get my
hands dirty (thankfully, rarely).

I also use the Web Developer plugin for Firefox, which speeds up a lot
of troubleshooting and streamlining, as well as checking validation
and so on.

Heather


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I find Illustrator invaluable. Unlike Heather, I find it very
intuitive - exactly the opposite to Heather and her Freehand comments
(sorry!) and Photoshop. I tend to do my visuals for websites in
Illustrator, save as a pdf and send this off to the client for comments.

On 9 Jan 2009, at 19:14, Heather Kavanagh wrote:

I use Photoshop and Illustrator (I call it Frustrator, because it’s
nowhere near as easy to use as the late lamented Freehand). Thanks
to Leopard’s integration tools, I can also access my iPhoto and
Aperture 2 libraries from within Freeway, which can speed things up
a bit.

To clean up text from clients, I happen to use Nisus Writer
Express, with a sprinkling of BareBones’ TextWrangler for when I
need to get my hands dirty (thankfully, rarely).

I also use the Web Developer plugin for Firefox, which speeds up a
lot of troubleshooting and streamlining, as well as checking
validation and so on.

Heather


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GraphicConverter. Inexpensive but very powerful.


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I’ve heard a lot of good things about Illustrator. My community college is having a six week illustrator class coming up, I think I’m going to take it. I do most all of my learning with manuals, forums, and blogs at the moment. Would be nice to mix in some class learning for a change of pace.


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Along with the already mentioned apps, there are bunches of little apps that do clever things I use but not for every occasion.

One simple photo app is Picturesque. It was designed just for adding effects popularized on Apples site to photos. Simple and cheap.

Another is Pandora. Pandora is a slick internet search tool for rooting out photos from any and all web sites catalog by Google. Great little tool for emergency image needs.


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Right now I just use photoshop for my image editing.

Photoshop is the tool I use most within my web design and development
work. Other than that, I use specialist panorama-related tools at the
moment - but that’s for specialist content, not general web layout
stuff.

'Course, I have a shed-load of other tools that I turn to for various
different things - but too much to list.

What things have caught your eye?

k


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On Jan 9, 2009, at 1:20 PM, Waylen wrote:

There are a number of pieces of software that catch my eye from time
to time. I was wondering what ones you guys use that compliment
your designing sites in freeway, making things faster and easier.
Right now I just use photoshop for my image editing.

Most of the work I do these days uses Freeway as the adjunct to a core
of server-coding tools, rather than the other way around. So my
(exceptionally odd, by Freeway standards) list would look like this:

Walter


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