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What program do I use instead of DreamWeaver? I use CMS for my sites but need a free FTP tool cause I already paid for my PC's dreamweaver and dont want to pay again.
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getting used to the MAC may take a while...! :( I only bought it cause all my friends insisted! and said has better graphics and I can do more with it!
Welcome to the Mac Side!
I have been building sites on a Mac since 1995. Everything you could ever need to create quality web content is available for the Mac.
We have been using Fetch for FTP since it first came out I have had no reason to change, another favorite is Transmit. But Swa is correct, contact Adobe for their crossgrade, then you should be covered.
If you know Unix/Linux command line, the Terminal app on your Mac will give you a familiar bash shell.
For serious web development you might consider a virtualization app (VMWare Fusion or Parallels) to run Internet Explorer (or even several versions of it) on the Mac. Or else set up your PC to share its screen and use Remote Desktop Connection for Mac. (The third option is running over to the PC to test IE, which is a drag after a while.)
There is also an Apache web server on your Mac. Check out Personal Web sharing.
Text Wrangler, Transmit, Navicat, DreamWeaver, FireWorks, and FireFox
If you don't feel like running VMWare Fusion or something similar you can also use Boot Camp and do a native install of Windows... You can't launch / switch back and forth without rebooting, but it runs just like a PC... It'll lock up, crash, use exhorbitant amounts of RAM and everything else your old PC did. It's just like the real thing! (Every time I've used it I remember why I don't own a PC. In all honesty, it was so close to the real thing I deleted... I 'phone a friend' if I want to know how something looks in Explorer now.)
Something to note if you do design / graphic work is: You will want to change your Gamma Setting on your monitor. System Preferences -> Displays -> Color -> Calibrate -> Continue -> Change from 1.8 to 2.2 (Television) -> Click continue through the rest of the settings.
For testing on IE I use parallels and have Multi-IE installed so I can view IE6,7 & 8.
Firefox with web developer toolbar and firebug plugins installed is I must.
I also use Virtual PC. It's great for doing cross browser checking without having to actually have a PC laying around.
I have a Windoze box on my home network so I can just VNC to it if I need anything Windoze done.
What is a good FTP synch software? I currently use WS_FTP Professional and I like the synch utility, I use it daily. I need a similar replacement software. Free is nice but I'd be willing to pay, I just want the best software right off the bat.
FTP: CuteFTP, Terminal FTP, AppleScript running Terminal unattended.
Perl is my main programming language that does anything including watering flowers in the house and running alarm clock.
Besides that all my sites made on my Macs and they check my bank and PayPal account daily, keep Internet connections refreshed.
I mean I do not know what you can not do on Mac! Any takers?
On the top of that 3 of my home Macs run 24/7 talking to offices around the Globe (literally) updating orders, printing invoices in appropriate office. You name it - I probably have it running already.
If you familiar with Windows and know shortcuts - they mostly the same on Mac. You can add your own shortcuts on Mac.
For Web Dev, there's just not enough powerful tools on the Mac and I gotta rely on my PC all the time to get the job done.
I can log in to my site easily by using ssh through the Terminal. ...equivalent was in Windows. Does it even exist, or do you have to download and install a separate program?