...or how I make the magic happen
None :( As much as I prefer Macs, my last one died (a hacked cheapo
Quicksilver G4 from eBay) and there's no way I can afford a new one. *Added 15th June 2010* And
having seen the price of the new Mac Mini, i don't think I'll ever buy
one again! Ramp the RAM up to 4gig and the hard drive up to 500gig, and
you're up to entry level iMac specs, but also up to the same price!
What are those people at Apple on?
Currently running a very reasonably priced 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo, 4gig
500gig HD with an Geforce GT220 1gb card. Running Windows 7, which is
fast, stable, and the best Mac OS clone yet!
I first started writing web pages using a copy of Claris
an LC475 running OS 8.1. I also used Photoshop 4 and a Microtek E3
scanner. The old LC475 was a very capable machine, even in the late
Until mid 2005 I used WebDesign. WebDesign is a markup editor, so the creation of webpages takes a little longer, but the code is much leaner and cleaner, which means pages load faster.
The advantage of using a markup editor over a plain text editor is the handy colour coding of the code. It's much easier to spot mistakes, and you don't have to remember all those pesky tags.
I've re-edited the existing pages in the Hacks section, taking out all unnecessary tags, and like the rest of the site, the design and layout comes from a stylesheet. This sheet defines the design of all pages, including text style and size, and also the background. This means I can change the whole look of the site by just editing that one file.
I've now switched to Nvu, which is a WYSIWYG html editor. Despite this it manages to create clean html 4.0 compliant code. Not only that, it's totally FREE, and runs on Mac, Windows and Linux.
I'm currently trying
Dreamweaver, as part of the CS3 Suite. It doesn't like some of my HTML,
so I end up editing a lot of it in the Code view anyway. Hit
<RETURN> and it starts a new paragraph which splits the boxes on
the homepage. Manually use the <br> tag and I have no such
Dreamweaver CS3 regularly crashed on me, so I'm now using the WYSIWYG
HTML editor in the SeaMonkey suite. The rest of the suite is mostly
redundant, the browser is Firefox, but not up to the latest version,
the email Thunderbird, but again behind the times. But the editor is
really good, and it should be made available on it's own I think.
created using Claris Homepage, and and hasn't been cleaned up or linked
to the stylesheet. If you view the source (and if you're into HTML
coding) you can see it's a very fat piece of code, with a few odd tags
that are for Homepage's benefit only. One day I may get around to
cleaning it up. Maybe.
I'm using Filezilla to upload my site. It's free and it works! Although there seems to be an update for it *every* time I launch it!