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I am trying to get some input of you as to what applications you use to develop websites and web applictions.
This is to get some feedback for a book I am writing, and with your permissions I will publish your motivation(s) for using the particular application(s).
Thanks for your cooperation
editplus - i've tried ultraedit which has more functionality but this was easier for me to use, i like the programmable autocomplete function a lot (doubtless other apps do it as well i just happened to have learnt to use this)
cuteftp pro, when i started i used cute lite and have felt no need to really change so i've just upgraded to get extra functionality.
microsoft access because i had it, about to move up to sql-server on some sites so not sure if it will still suffice, i believe it will as i can convert db files .
DBtoWeb a small application that builds static pages from a databse using templates, has saved me no end of time when building similiar product pages (hand tweak after)
topstyle - for style sheets, although still need to hand tweak, now a dw extension.
irfanview as a viewer - its free and you can view anything with it,
ulead smartsaver as an optimiser - i like the interface and it compresses well.
photoshop - an old version i hardly use it except as a way to import from the scanner.
copernic pro - use it for building lists of sites to try and link to, which i then do by hand (other uses too)
sam spade - when i need to be nosey
A4anonymiser - proxy application to keep my tracks clean when i'm checking things out sometimes.
netscape 4.7, opera 6, ie 5, k-meleon (if anyone knows how to run different versions of IE on the same computer please post how or sticky me, thanks!!)
livestats (supplied by my host)
faststats analyser and analog - the true tools of my trade!!!
xenu linkchecker - picked this up as a recommendation here in the freeware thread a while back.
akFontViewer - ditto above, don't know how i lived without it.
- hope this thread isn't in the spam catagory which is currently a hot topic here at wmw.
Dreamweaver - for all the reasons already stated
Ulead Photoimpact - I understand this one, so it gets used most,
Photoshop - I struggle, but am learning
Xara Webstyle (OK, I'm lazy, but it makes the budget sites economical)
Xara X - a bit lumpy in places, but quicker than t'others at some things
Namo WebEditor 5 - Trying it out. I find it better at rendering some css styles than Dreamweaver.