What web design software do you use for creating websites? That was the question Dustin Hartzler posed for Episode 95 of the Your Website Engineer Podcast. He asked several web designers and developers what software they used, such as their OS, IDE or code editor, FTP client, graphics editor, browser, and productivity tools. The podcast was so popular that Dustin covered the same topic in Episode 97 of the Your Website Engineer Podcast.
Here's the audio of episode 95. I start talking at 1:10.
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I had the honor of appearing on the podcast and sharing the software I use. I mostly work with CSS, but I also tweak HTML and PHP when working with WordPress. Here are the applications I mentioned:
Windows 7 Home Premium does everything I need. I'd love to get a Mac, but at this point it'd be an unnecessary business expense.
Note: always use SFTP to keep FTP credentials secure!
I usually have my friend Todd Karsemeyer of DESiGNTEK handle photography and graphic design. However, I do some graphical editing when necessary.
Firefox is my main browser. I try switching to Chrome every few months, but I always run into enough issues that I go back to Firefox. I only use IE9 for testing.
I use LastPass to manage my passwords and other sensitive data across all my browsers and computers.
What web design software do you use?