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January 1, 2009 at 7:30 pm #23857
I’m a bit confused … my HP has gone and not sure what to do :roll:
I mean I can get another PC or MAC but I have never used MAC and it seems to be totally different.
What advantages MAC has over PC for web designer ?January 1, 2009 at 9:08 pm #52529falkencreativeMember
Luckily, web design is one of those things that can be done on either platform, and really doesn’t require a lot of fancy or expensive software or hardware.
However… Seeing how a lot of my favorite applications are Mac only (Coda, Screenflow, Moneywell, Twitterific, etc) I can’t ever see myself switching back to the PC (I switched to the Mac about a year and a half ago after using PC’s all my life). I have found that with a Mac I have less issues due to adware/spyware/instability, and I seem to be more productive. Also, having a Mac means that I can have all my Mac programs and all my Windows programs as well, since I can run Windows too (either via Bootcamp or Parallels/VMWare Fusion). This is especially helpful, since I can easily test on a variety of browsers.
The Mac may feel different at first, but overall I find it much more intuative to use. Apple does have a lot of introductory videos on their site to help you get set up, and I imagine it wouldn’t take you long to be comfortable. with it.January 2, 2009 at 11:12 am #52551Historical Forums UserParticipant
I don’t use a Mac but I’ve always wanted to try Coda and Textmate. I’ve seen dozens of screencasts from here, lynda.com etc where the author has used those two applications / editors and I’m in awe of them. There are quite a few applications that only exist for Mac OS that seem to incredibly useful for web designers / developers.
If I had the money I would probably get a Mac book pro. Lovely build quality, OS is perfectly fine, amazing applications, Windows XP as well.
I’m tempted to turn my PC into a hackintosh :roll:January 2, 2009 at 5:42 pm #52574
Thanks for all replays.
I think I made my mind and I’m getting MacBook Pro :) – hopefully next week
acialk, there is equivalent of TextMate for windows :arrow: http://www.e-texteditor.com/January 4, 2009 at 7:30 am #52632
milehighdesigner, you right I just went for PC and Mac because every1 understand straight away what I’m talking about.
I have never used Mac so I,m a bit scared I’ll have to learn again :o
From what I understand Mac is pretty easy to upgrade (hardware) since they use Intel processor so there is no issue any more on this side – correct me if I’m wrong.
Design … yes I love it – I don’t like flashy and cheap quality other offer at the moment.January 5, 2009 at 4:48 pm #52723cronixMember
haven’t read all post so i dont know if anybody has mentioned it before, but you save a shit town of time if you dont need to mess with all the problems you have to deal with on an vista or xp machine.
And I really know what I’m talking about after 10 years of windows until switching to a mac.January 6, 2009 at 7:36 pm #52765Historical Forums UserParticipant"Robskiwarrior" wrote:I use Notepad++
Yea, that’s what I use. Since upgrading to Vista I’ve been unable to get the quick text plugin to work, which was the main feature I used. It just seems the notepad++ development scene is dead, especially when it comes to plugins.
E-texteditor for me was a pain in the butt, I didn’t particularly like the fact that you had to install cygwin. Just seemed bloated and unnecessary.
Intype had some serious potential. But again, development on that is incredibly slow, grinded to a halt.
Next step for me, hackintosh !
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