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    Ok, seriously, I hear MAC is better for Web Design, but every program I used to use on my PC is only for windows... I just got a mac, and I have no idea what programs I am suposted to use. Does anyone else have MAC and can tell me what to get?? I used to use Notepad and Crimson Editor, and neither FTP Pro or 3D-FTP will work on this system either. I am going to have to learn Dreamweaver eventually, but I prefer not to use it right now, only one major change at a time is all I can handle.... I am guessing there have to be some basic programs on here that will do the trick, but I am so un-MAC savvy that I don't even know where to look.... So if anyone can help I would be most grateful!!! :nervous:

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    Macs are in no way better for web design, mainly because the extreme vast majority of web users browse on Windows. Macs are traditionally better for print media design due to their more accurate color gamuts and popular publishing software.

    If you do a lot of professional web design, it would not hurt to get something like an old PowerMac G4 or a new Mac Mini to test your pages on Safari. Internet Explorer on Mac has long been dead in MS development (and it sucked, anyway).

    BTW, it's Mac, not MAC. They are separate things.
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    Macs are good for music

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    Thanx, yeah, I just got a Mac Mini. I see what you mean about being no better for web design, I was planning to keep my PC laptop during the transition, but now I guess it would be good to keep it around permently to test my pages with..... Anyone know the PC to Mac versions of web programs?? Thanx....

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    Here in South Africa, they arent very popular. There are a couple around, but PC's hold the market share. I really wish I could get my hands on a Mac, So I could understand Steve Jobs alittle better!

    BTW, here in South Africa a 40g iPod goes for R3467 - convert that to dollars, its $565.28 hows that pricing compared to the US?

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    It retails for $399 US here.

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    Damn, thats a pretty good price! But if I had to ship it here, pay customs, blah blah, it would probably be the same price...

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    how bad are customs fees? you could probably get it for a little cheaper.

    ebay?

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    To get back on the topic of web design...Dreamweaver functions effectively the same on OS X as it does on Windows. It's considered the best WYSIWYG editor.

    On a Mac, you can also use BBEdit, which many developers for a variety of languages use (I tried it for PHP for a bit). It is not a WYSIWYG HTML editor, though.

    FTP support is built into the Finder, but the last time I tried using it, it was really buggy and half the time wouldn't work at all, even occasionally crashing the Finder. I never did find a good FTP free client for OS X. Dreamweaver has site-based FTP functionality, though, I believe.
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    Dreamweaver for Mac OS X does indeed included the site-based FTP tool.


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