Migrating to PC
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You've got to help a Mac guy out. I need to start using a PC for web development with my new job and it's been years since I've last used a PC so I don't know the go-to apps anymore. I'm primarily looking to replace:
- MAMP Pro
I prefer free or inexpensive since it's only a contract gig right now and don't really want to drop a bunch of money if I'm not going to be using any of these in a year. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
prettu much free, except dmw
I don't know what is xscope or versions
LOL @ DREAMWEAVER
but then i haven't touched it for years. got i hated that shit. the only thing it was good for was learning me to code manually as fast as i could.
yeah like i said - just use dw as a code tool not for visual layout...
some people just don't listen
Haha, so from the looks of it the apps I used to use are still relevant? I used to used PSPad for coding since I didn't care much for Dreamweaver's bloat.
One more I left off the list is Navicat for database management.
FYI: Versions is for SVN version control and xScope is a great little suite of screen tools (ruler, loupe, guides, etc.)
- xampp has database management stuffckentish
Dreamweaver is fine as a code tool these days, just don't use split view or design view. If you try to use it as WYSIWYG editor....well i wouldn't
It's built in FTP/file browser works well for me too. I hand code only and use it a lot.
..but it's whatever you work best with.
- very much agree - its got a bad rep but is fine so long as you avoid the wysiwyg shitckentish
- bad rep comes from peeps dragging stuff in WYSIWYG. may as well use Front Page for that shitShaney
- i'm just an echo of your post really..Shaney
- hehe - rare to get agreement on this site!ckentish
Does Dreamweaver support code snippets that can be inserted with keyboard shortcuts in a similar way to Coda?
yes, called snippets also
- i'd grab the free trial, same on Mac as PC, open it in code view and see how it works for you......Shaney
- ....be easoer to get to grips on familar set up before moving to PC...you may hate itShaney
- I last used Dreamweaver in CS1 and it was alright, but I'm sure it's changed quite a bit.welded
e-text editor is like a shit clunky version of textmate
I prefer Dreamweaver to Coda, even use preview mode sometimes – mostly to select parts of code by pointing at them in wysiwyg or in DOM breadcrumbs at the bottom. Coda sucks so bad at this, clicking at breadcrumbs has no effect and selecting previewed elements highlights code only in some cases.
Also, Coda has two identical looking code views that have different behaviours and option sets, it is just bad UI.
can't help you