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Buying a mac

  • pab
    # October 19, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Sooo I’m seriously thinking of buying a mac this week and wanted to ask you guys some questions

    text editors what do you recommend I’m thinking textmate or coda, what do you suggest

    how is the ftp set up for both.

    also what gadgets or cool ass gimmickery should I install to "enhance my browsing experience " and more importantly my work flow.

    thanks for answering

    pab

    # October 20, 2008 at 12:57 am

    I just tried Coda out for the first time this weekend and I am hooked on it. I have been using Dreamweaver for all my coding but after watching some of Chris’s video’s and watching the video’s on Coda’s website I think I will def. be using Coda from now on. I did try Textmate a few months ago and it didn’t really impress me as much as Coda has. I have not set up the ftp on Coda yet since I’m still using the trial download.

    Firefox with the Firebug, Web Developer toolbar, and Colorzilla plug-ins help out a lot when I’m working on a site.

    # October 21, 2008 at 4:13 am

    just a hint, try out CSSedit, it rocks.

    # October 21, 2008 at 9:15 am
    "Ryqiem" wrote:
    just a hint, try out CSSedit, it rocks.

    I agree, CSSEdit is a great addition. I also like Smultron (text editor) and FileZilla (FTP) because they’re free!

    # October 24, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    an editor for the mac?

    i cant believe no one’s mentioned TextMate. their is no other editor. ;) well, at least to us rails devs there isn’t.

    # October 28, 2008 at 9:30 am
    "lowell" wrote:
    an editor for the mac?

    i cant believe no one’s mentioned TextMate. their is no editor. ;) well, at least to us rails devs there isn’t.

    I can not wait to purchase a MacBook Pro; I am waiting to get my financial situation correct before I go about doing it but two main coders here at work insist that TextMate is where it is at hands down. I have test drove TextMate and thought it was great, I haven’t test drove Coda yet.

    # October 28, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    I use both Coda and TextMate and I love both.

    Coda is great for live-coding, saving a file and automatically uploading to a server. It misses TM’s great features like snippets and bundles but looks very sleek, simply beautiful as every Mac application should :)

    TM is awesome for local projects, it speeds up coding in an enormous way if you spend some time learning all the shortcuts.

    What I think could be a Coda/TM-combo killer is Espresso – new app from makers of CSSEdit. It looks like Coda and TM combined, which would be really really great. Can’t wait to try it tbh :)

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