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Mostertman    Posted 20th Mar 2006 1:44pm
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What Programs do you people around here suggest to build a website. I know basic HTML, and I plan to learn some PHP.
   
SkipRat    Posted 20th Mar 2006 2:15pm
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BE lazy like me and use phpnuke
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cyrus5   Posted 20th Mar 2006 2:31pm
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Well you can use one of these things like php nuke to effectively create your site for you. Or you can roll your own.

If you mean what editors to use, I tend to use notepad. Though Ive recentely treated myself to a copy of ultraedit, which does everything I need from php coding though to having dialogs for defining css styles and other helpful bits and bobs. Dreamweaver isnt a bad app, quite useful for playing with layout ideas. If i use tools i normally end up running it through notepad to remove some of the bloat that they tend to put in.

For graphics I'd use paintshop pro, photoshop or the gimp, depending on whether I am at home or not. At home, just gimp, since its free and is not far short of photoshop in terms of functionality.

I use Apache 1.3.6 for web serving with php 5.0.2 and mysql 4.1 at the moment. Rock solid stable, powerful, quick, free.

There are alot of installers for the webservers and db's that save you setting it all up, but im anal retentive and like to roll it myself anyway!

might be why my website hasnt ever reached a stage that could be called 'useful and complete'!
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goober   Posted 20th Mar 2006 6:57pm
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I use Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash 8, Photoshop, and 3Ds Max for logos ect...
I map stuff. Sometimes.
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DVL_IAC   Posted 20th Mar 2006 8:34pm
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I use notepad, Photoshop 7, and Bryce 5.5 for some pics.
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chipgoober1   Posted 20th Mar 2006 8:45pm
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im like cyrus, i use notepad most of the time but occasionally i will use notpad2 just for the syntax highlighting. for any images i use macromedia firework.
   
Garner    Posted 20th Mar 2006 10:01pm
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This site (waaay back at the dawn of time) was originally coded in Notepad, switched to UltraEdit 2-3 years ago now though for the syntax highlighting.

All you need to write HTML/PHP is Notepad. Nothing special.You learn more that way as you're doing all the work... special IDE's that highlight stuff for you or look up function syntaxes etc might be helping you short term but you're not learning anything long term... you're relying on the program for assistance.
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sobe    Posted 21st Mar 2006 4:35am
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Yea, I pretty much use NotePad for making a custom site.
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Mostertman    Posted 21st Mar 2006 9:48am
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Oke thank for the tips, so far I have only used notepad to for building websites. and i have dan some javascript in ultraedit.

So no one uses some programs like dreamweaver or other lazy man's website building programs ?
   
DG    Posted 21st Mar 2006 11:19am
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If you've only been used to notepad so far, try using Arachnophilia, it has a lot of useful functions.
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LordSeafood   Posted 21st Mar 2006 11:46am
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I use very Dreamweaver, but ive only made very basic websites.
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cyrus5   Posted 21st Mar 2006 11:50am
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the problem with dream weaver and things is after a short while of trying to get a layout to work they just start pissing you off. much easier to know what your doing and just use notepad.

Never ever ever use microsoft word to make webpages... never... dont even do it out of curiosity!!
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Garner    Posted 21st Mar 2006 1:07pm
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Yeah, Word makes you think you're designing a good looking page... but secretly in the background its creating enough code to give your webserver a heart attack each time someone views your website.

The code Word creates is 2-3 times larger than the same design can be done manually. Its absolutely horrible...
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Steve-O   Posted 21st Mar 2006 1:22pm
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whats your site going to be about then Mostertman?
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sobe    Posted 21st Mar 2006 8:48pm
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PHP Designer '06 Beta

I also use PHP Designer for a lot of stuff, including HTML, PHP, ASP, JAVASCRIPT, VB, CSS, C#, and a few other languages.

Other than NotePad, PHP Designer kicks CENSORED I recommend it.

And another nifty feature, is that you can upload straight to your site via FTP via PHP Designer That is VERY useful
"Apparently, Plaintiff believes that he could sue an egg company for fraud for labeling a carton of 12 eggs a dozen, because some bakers would view a dozen as including 13 items." - Western Digital 2006    Modified Mar 21st, 08:51pm by sobe
cyrus5   Posted 22nd Mar 2006 10:19am
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Quoting sobe

And another nifty feature, is that you can upload straight to your site via FTP via PHP Designer That is VERY useful


I agree, UltraEdit does similar, you can open file from your ftp and save them just like you would a normal file, saves a hell of alot of time!

Might have to take a look at PHP Designer, see how the two programs compare. Though I already own UltraEdit and its pretty mature in its functionality baring in mind ive been using it for about 7 years and it was version 3 i think when i started!
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 Modified Mar 22nd, 10:22am by cyrus5



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