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What tools do you use to do web design?

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by lonewolff, May 3, 2009.

  1. Orionburst

    Orionburst Peon

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    #21
    I use the text editor in Expression web, simple because of the saved undo levels. I have a lot of clients who change there minds frequently so it's handy to be able to go back without reloading an older text doc.
    I use photoshop for my images, i have been trying out a Xara drawing package for the last week, it's quiet good might change yet!
    SEMrush
     
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  2. superlinksworld

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    #22
    For layout design and graphic i use photoshop and the sliced out every thing and then use dreamviewer to make a full flege SEO based clean w3c validated website with help of DIV :)

    Regards,
    d najmi
     
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    #23
    I use Coda for the Mac.
     
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    #24
    I use PSpad or Notepad 2 for most of my coding although I do like to use Dreamweaver sometimes for the drop down suggestions of what your writing (it can make some things much faster to code).

    Other than that I use Photoshop and my mind. Thats all I really need.
     
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  5. TheInsaneWebmaster

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    #25
    I personally use Dreamweaver, but only in Code viewing format. And to view the edits locally, I use WampServer. This way I can view the edits locally before I uploading to the actual server.

    For images, I use Photoshop (and this is coming from someone who refused to stop using Paint Shop Pro 8 in order to evaluate Photoshop)

    I was using only notepad for the longest time, however I like being able to FTP right from my text editor. Eliminates a step in there making it faster to actually get a site done.
     
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    #26
    i use dreamweaver to build a website, but for me.. whatever we use any web editor to buid a web but finally we must use a http://validator.w3.org/ to check up.. :)
     
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  7. lonewolff

    lonewolff Member

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    Arrgh! Now you are really talking hardcore! :D
     
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    #28
    Same, notepad/wordpad & paint is what I use to slice, code layout.
     
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  9. HomeComputerGames

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    #29
    I use the code only side of dreamweaver and code everything by hand. I guess it would be like using a glorified notepad. I never use a WYSIWYG editor. Never have. They have far too much garbage code in them.
    I like being connected to the server and not having to save and then upload.

    Photoshop for design.

    I do remember the good ole vi days. :)
     
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  10. espmartin

    espmartin Well-Known Member

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    For me, its about hand-coding in homesite, while running Apache web server on my Linux box, so I can edit/add
    and see "live results" before Internet "live results".
     
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    Caden Grant Active Member

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    #31
    I use Adobe Photoshop to design the website. Usually when I start a new site I use Adobe Dreamweaver but after awhile I start using notepad because it makes it quicker.
     
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  12. Stomme poes

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    #32
    What's neat about Inkscape (or any program that can make svg's) is you really just have an XML file, so you can make your super awesome logo text in Inkscape, and later on if you want those same styles for say, different text (or you made a typo in the name!) you can go into the XML file itself with any text editor of your choice (or Inkscape's) and edit away! For Free.

    This is a great idea for quickly whipping up goofy-fonted header text. Like, what if you needed headers throughout your page that looked like the Twitter logo font? If you have the font itself, you can do all the blue outlining and whatever else to any new text you just type, save as new file. Brilliant.
     
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    sem-profiteer Active Member

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    #33
    Dreamweaver and note pad to tweak, Excel for Stats, Paintshop and my creativity! -- and occasionally check out others code for tips.
     
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    #34
    Photoshop, Notepad (or Notepad++ if I have it on me), W3C validator and a lot of patience.
     
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    And coffee! And cigarettes!! And some amphetamines!!!
     
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    websolutions_777 Banned

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    #36
    Hi there

    Dreamweaver is mostly used.It is easy, just do some practice in this tool.

    Thanks
    WS
     
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    I use notepad ++. Vit is very light and simple to use... :)
     
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  18. lonewolff

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    #38
    It is surprising to see how many people code their pages by hand (like myself) in notepad or similar.

    Nice work :)
     
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    #39
    I always use notepad++,Kwrite,dremweaver.
     
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    #40
    I personally use these three combinations:
    1. Photoshop CS4 (photo editing)
    2. Dreamweaver CS4 (Page editing)
    3. PageBreeze HTML (Adding Page Titles, keywords, metatags, etc)
     
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