I am frequently asked what tools I use for web design. Many of the add-ons and plugins that I use are free and you might want to investigate for your own use if you don’t already use them.
- Macbook Pro 3.06 8GB RAM(upgrading the RAM to 8GB makes all the difference in the world!), Dell 24″ LCD, Apple wireless keyboard and magic mouse
- Rain Design M stand – raises the MB Pro to right height to use as 2nd monitor with the Dell, cools the Mac, and gives me a little space underneath for stuff
- Harmon Kardon Speakers – you gotta have good sounds when coding!
- Nikon Coolpix P6000 Camera – you can see some photo samples here
Apps, Tools, and Misc.:
- Evernote (use the free version for internet version, desktop app and iPod Touch app)
- Filezilla (free FTP client)
- Skype (I use the $30 annual version so I can make outgoing calls to clients that don’t use Skype)
- Bluehost – my favorite hosting. Really cheap, but reliable, and you get to talk to someone knowledgeable 24-7 for support. The more I use other services that my clients have, the more I love Bluehost.
- Operating System – Snow Leopard
- Adobe Design Premium CS4
- Microsoft Office for Mac
Free Browser Add-ons for Firefox (I use lots of others, but these are more specific to web design):
Premium Themes to modify:
What do you use? Pls comment with your setup and any suggestions!