Developing web pages in Mac

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  1. waks13

    waks13 Active Member

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    Currently, I am using MS Frontpage to upload all our webpages to a frontpage web server. but now I want switch all to Mac.

    What kind of software is best and easiest for web page development in Mac ?
    Is this possible to import every web pages from Frontpage into Mac ? or Do I have to start again from scratch. Its around 90-100 web pages.

    Any experience guys? :)
     
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    Dreamweaver will do. but make sure to test cross browser.
     
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    I use Macromedia Flash for my websites, but with static HTML I also recommend Dreamweaver.
     
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    Dreamweaver! :)


    ~Henjie
     
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    Dreamweaver really is the best. It lets you program in several different languages ranging for javascript to php to asp. Importing Frontpage websites should be no problem at all :) Though as super_ed said.. make sure you have a windows machine and browsers like IE, Mozilla and Safari so you can ensure that they all look exactly how they're supposed to.
     
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    dreamweaver is good but i would recommend getting BBEdit as well. Hard coding is still good because you have full control on how code is written. Prototype in DW then clean up in BBEdit.
     
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    as stated...the combination of Dreamweaver and BBEdit is the easiest and most efficient to work with.
     
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    i second to BoyG..:D
     
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    Curious, what does BBEdit have that Dreamweaver doesn't? You can switch to code only mode in Dreamweaver, so why do you need BBedit?
     
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    I use BBEdit for quick code fixes when I don't need all the functionalities (and "bulk") of Dreamweaver. It's much faster to start up and the HTML Palette is quite comprehensive. Like Dreamweaver, the FTP/SFTP functions are great for retrieving and updating files on a server.
     
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    For wysiwyg html editors, you can't go wrong with Marcomedia's Dreamweaver. Some of the old webmonkeys here might remember NetObjects Fusion, Adobe PageMill or GoLive Cyberstudio (now Adobe GoLive) and most will probably agree that Dreamweaver generates the cleanest code. I wouldn't touch FrontPage w/ a ten-foot pole, but no need to worry about that since you decided to go all Mac. FrontPage as expected, generates horrendous code, w/c is not surprising since Microsoft tramples on most stardards set out by the W3C since IE came out.

    Dreamweaver will be able to handle FP-generated webpages but w/ a bit of tweaking (read: removing Microsoft-proprietary code). Be prepared to import your project one page at a time.
     
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    Dreamweaver is good and I use it also, but like what was stated when you just really need to code a page, it's easier to do it on BBEdit. The other stuff that dreamweaver offers just clutters the desktop. Plus BBEdit loads faster.

    What I really miss is HomeSite. It's only available for windows. In my opinion HomeSite is better than BBEdit.

    You can't totally shift to the MAC because when you design pages, you'll really need to use the PC to check your work. Majority of net users are on Wintel machines running IE. So you really have to check your work. You can run Virtual PC on your Mac and install Windows/IE but from what i've heard it's slow. So unless you have a powerful machine I'd suggest a backup pc to check your work.

    Of course the above mentioned is rendered moot and academic if you're in a controlled environment, say intranet and all your computers are macs, then you wouldn't need to check on the PC.
     
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    Hi guys,

    Another tool that's quite handy to have is SubEthaEdit . It's a great tool to work with, especially using the Safari rendering engine which allows realtime preview updates of the code ur doing as well as rendevous collaboration of coding with a few helpers on the network or through the internet when u need that javascript function that ur friend just showed u...

    Very bare boned text editor with unique functionalities...


    :beer:
     
  14. waks13

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    Thank you very much guys, I will install your all your recomendation and hope that I can get use to the new enviroment. ;)
     

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