I have always used PC (win) but I´m planning to buy my first Mac (Imac with an extra monitor :-) )
But I’m a little worried about how too check my CSS work.
Most people around the world are still using IE on a PC so do I have too keep my old PC for testing my CSS work?
You can use Boot Camp or Parallels to install Windows on your Mac, and use that to check your work in various versions of IE.
I was all in this same situation myself a while ago. My Mac actually broke down this past week and I so to replace it, I bought a….. PC.
A few years ago, I got a Mac just to try some different direction. While I think it’s a great machine for users (mail, calendar, address book, bookmarks, etc. all syncs and works integrated with eachother), I find it very tedious to use as a developer.
After two years of searching and trying, I never found the proper tools to make me comfortable developing my sites…and I’ve tried many! In the end, I always ended up working in Windows environment (either on my desktop PC or on a virtual environment on my Mac).
I would personally 100% disagree with Senff, I think the tools for Mac are far superior to those on Windows, but I don’t want to turn this into a flame war. You need to make this decision yourself. I will say there are many well known standardistas/developers/designers that develop on the Mac platform – Chris Coyier being one of them
@morten. both are good just different. If you like a good PC then stick with it. A mac will not change your life. I am a mac user and a pc user but not a apple fan boy type. I like both and hate both at times. They both have there good and bad points, but neither makes you better at your profession. That is up to you.
@morten: please note that I never said Windows is better! I meant that personally, I am more comfortable developing on Windows than Mac. It’s the other way for @wolfcry911, showing that it really is a personal choice.
You’ll only find outwhat works best for you by trying it yourself. If you’re happy with Windows, there’s no golden rule that says that Mac will be “the same, only better”. But it also doesn’t say it will be worse…! You’ll have to try to find out.
I work on both daily. I must say that I definitely prefer working on my Mac for developing. I thoroughly enjoy using Coda and I haven’t found a decent editor for Windows yet (though Sublime Text 2 is a half-decent candidate).
@charlie, how is using a Mac and testing web development any more of an issue than using a PC and testing web development? On the Mac you at least have the ability to run different flavors of Windows. How does a PC user test on the Mac platform?