<-- Utter n00b.
Have finally had it with Windows. Bravely (or stupidly) ditched it a couple of days ago in favour of Linux (currently using RH8, and trialing Debian Woody ).
I am a web developer. My mainstay is in consultancy -> idea development, planning, project management, implementation. When the goings not so good I code (mainly .php web applications), when the goings even worse, I do the graphics as well (I'm not that
I have been using phpEd (soysal, pre Nusphere), Dreamweaver MX, WS_FTP, Photoshop, Flash (mx), Fireworks (sometimes slicker than PS), Topstyle (absolutely unbeaten on Windows for .css development) and a program called "Snag It" for screen capture.
All of the above are essential tools for me, and now I'm lost at sea!
I have thus far mustered the following:
: It's going to take something of a learning curve, but I can see this as a viable replacement to Fireworks mx and Photoshop. But I have a few questions for users...
* Not that I do it often (almost never), but can you create animated gifs with it?
* Have you noticed any major "missing" features when tested against Photoshop (assuming of course you're familiar with that too).
Looks like it could compete with phpEd, and maybe even DW, but am I missing a trick - is there something better on the market?
Effectively, if I become more comfortable with the above tools, I can see me being a happy web developer. However, I really am going to miss "TopStyle" and "Snag IT".
What Topstyle offers is too broad to explain if you haven't tried it, the website is here: http://www.bradsoft.com/topstyle/index.asp
Snag It is basically a screen capture program. Easy to replace I hear you cry. Where it excells is in it's configurable output (printer, bmp, program), input (you can focus on active window, whole screen, section ect), "hotkeys" and, the creme de la creme for me, the fact that it will "scroll" an active window and present an entire shot (enormously handy for presenting web pages that "go over the fold".
What are people using and can anyone offer advice?
Sorry for the huge n00b question, I'm afraid you may suffer one or two more, but I will help out in any areas I can