Five Tools/Services You Can't Live Without

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To kick things off here, what would they be for you? I will be posting mine shortly.

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Do you want specific tools (like 'Notepad') or general tools (like 'an ASCII editor')?

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For me it has to be:

1) Dreamweaver
2) FileZilla FTP
3) Edit Pad
4) WinMerge (Can't do without it for comparing file versions)
5) Fireworks

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yes u r quite sure

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Agreed with you.

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AdultToyStoreOwner wrote:
For me it has to be:

1) Dreamweaver
2) FileZilla FTP
3) Edit Pad
4) WinMerge (Can't do without it for comparing file versions)
5) Fireworks

Yeah these are good tools. Agree! Smiling

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AdultToyStoreOwner wrote:
For me it has to be:

1) Dreamweaver
2) FileZilla FTP
3) Edit Pad
4) WinMerge (Can't do without it for comparing file versions)
5) Fireworks

thanks for post this comment on this forum.

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How can i added FileZilla FTP in my website ?

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Yes true , but for me office is most important

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Mark Hensler wrote:
Do you want specific tools (like 'Notepad') or general tools (like 'an ASCII editor')?

TextPad doesn't put the garbage in it like Notepad. Dreamweaver is good for everything else

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1) IE & Netscape
2) Visual Studio 6.0 (Interdev,VB, & C++)
3) Photoshop
4) SQL Server
5) Flash

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I don't know about specific tools.please tell me about it's?

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if you recharse from this tools than you will learn more.

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Hi these are some specifI've tools for web design and development. These are as follows
Dreamviewer/textpad
Adobe flash
Illustrator
Photoshop
Wamp server

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Specific tools, exact software. Can't post mine right now, will later.

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I'm going to take a broader approach to this, simply because there are some tools I could live without, but only if I had a reasonable substitute (ie. I could live without Photoshop but only if I had PSP).

1. Hosting and viewing essentials - a good host, FTP, browser, e-mail, etc.
2. Homesite or reasonable substitute - must have colour coded tags, customizable keyboard shortcuts for common tags, image insertion capability (that adds height & width attributes automatically), powerful search/replace function...
2. Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro plus image optimization software if not already included
3. Various extra browsers for testing purposes
4. Site stat service/software (I use Webtrends and Hitbox... will post another thread about this)
5. One of Flash, Fireworks, or Illustrator - can't decide which one would be more important - definitely need some sort of vector tool though.

Feel like I'm forgetting something important but oh well...

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Agree with you

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1) IE & Netscape
2) Visual Studio 6.0 (Interdev,VB, & C++)
3) Photoshop
4) SQL Server
5) Flash

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1) Internet Explorer and Netscape. Can’t get business without the net.
2) Microsoft Outlook. Have to keep in contact with clients.
3) Telnet, SSH, and FTP software.
4) PhotoShop
5) DreamWeaver

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1) IE & Netscape
2) Visual Studio 6.0 (Interdev,VB, & C++)
3) Photoshop
4) SQL Server
5) Flash

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1) IE (I'd be quite content without Netscrape)
2) Outlook
3) Visual Studio 6.0
4) An artist (I can't draw crooked stick figures, so I get my bro or cousin do that work for me)
5) Telnet, SSH, FTP (for servers that dont work with M$ InterDev)

6) ICQ (I'm a social creature)
7) Half-Life, Counter-Strike (for those stressful moments when you just need to kill something) Wink

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My Browsers
My Pen drives
My Cell phone
My Tab
& last but not the least my PC

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Interesting responses. It's no fair either that Mark got to post 7.

1.)IE (Netscrape, Opera)
2.)Photoshop 6.0
3.)Homesite 4.5
4.)Excel - used to build csv files to import into mysql.
5.)grep - can do most anything with this tool that is built into Linux.

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I just noticed that I posted 6 by mistake - oops. Could live without no. 4 I guess.

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Quote: Originally posted by mairving
Interesting responses. It's no fair either that Mark got to post 7.

I'm special!Sticking out tongue My mommy says so Wink

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1. WS_FTP - My favorite FTP program. No ads, gets the job done.

2. Textpad - Use it very often - from spell checking to formatting my newsletter.

3. AOLPress - No longer updated, but use it religously to format pages on my web site. Keeps the HTML neat and tidy to my needs.

4. Internet Explorer / Outlook - The obvious.

5. SiteMeter - Gotta love those stats!

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The basic which I use for webpage designing and the rest from experience to come up with a good design.

1)HTML Editor - Used it since iearning to code.
2)PSP - Easy to use. Still can't master Photoshop.
3)Zara - 3d graphics/animation
4)Gifcon32 - Free animation
5)NS & IE - For testing

Okay folks, This is what I did using the above tools for a customer
http://www.lasertecsales.com. in just under 2 hours.

Besides I keep a collection of common CGI/Perl scripts that I use for my clients in case they need it.

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1. Editpad
2. Coffee maker
3. PSP
4. Cute_ftp
5. IE and Netscape

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sounds like the question of the greatest invention in mankind. i think no one of us webbies can live without a browser? like no one can live without a wheel nowadays...

anyway, here are my favourites:
1. homesite 4.0 (do i have to update to 4.5?)
2. ftp_explorer
3. microsoft outlook
4. notepad
5. photoshop 6.0

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1. IE / NS / Opera
2. Dreamweaver / HTMLKit
3. Photoshop
4. Paint Shop Pro
5. CuteFTP
Joint 5. CodeLifter !! (I hate hidden code)

+ TIME!

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Can't live without:
Tools:
1. acid pro - for sounds
2. photoshop - for pics
3. 40tude - editor
4. macromedia - for flash
5. browser - any kind will do for me, I like 'em all.
6. Notepad - sorry I can't live without this Wink
7. BulletProof - I have to have a FTP prog. Smiling

Services:
1. Forums - any dealing with development
2. My ISP - gotta have it to connect
3. Winmx - well all know this is good and why
4. na
5. na

Can live without:
Tools:
1. swish - weak program
2. cuteFTP - weak
3. nuendo - why re-invent the wheel
4. capsa - why would you want to capture local packets? Sad
5. cool edit - it was cool when I didnt know html but now it's useless

Services:
1. Kazaa - alert('adware/spyware')
2. AOL - same as above
3. windows patches - they don't work anyway
4. any IP spoofer site - only tempts you to do harm
5. na

sorry bout listing more than 5 above, 5 is not enough. You need to list atleast 7.

Wink

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
- Einstein

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interesting thread... might as well post my five best picks!

for me that would be the following :

1. IE - for browsing my fave websites / checking web-based mails
2. Anti-Virus sofware - for protection
3. Notepad - for jotting down very important notes, very handy for me
4. ICQ - for keeping connected with clients / contacts
5. Calculator - for making rough estimates on revenues and forecasts I would make, lols

cheers! Wink

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Can I skip the obvious - ISP, Web Hosting, Browsers?

Design & Maintenance:

1/ HomeSite
2/ Adobe Photoshop/Imagestyler (I'm cheating here Smiling)
3/ Ulead SmartSaver Pro
4/ WS_FTP Pro (gotta love that explorer integration)
5/ WebTrends Log Analyzer

If not limited to 5 I'd add:

6/ Dreamweaver (use it on rare occasions)
7/ Linkbot Pro (nice for link validation on those large sites)
8/ WebSpeed Optimizer - a nifty little tool for simulating various modem speeds
9/ ClipMate - a copy/cut/paste buffer utility that I have become so reliant on, I don't know how I'd live without it (ok, a little melodramatic but the tool rocks!)

Running the business:

1/ Office 2K Pro (how's that for 5 or 6 in one!)
2/ Outlook (I know it's part of Office but is so integral to my day-to-day operations that it deserves its own slot)
3/ Accounting Software
4/ Project 2K (yah, I wish! I'd love to be using this if it wasn't sooo expensive! I miss my time-limited demo)
5/ Tax Software Sad

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  1. Notepad (it's like Yoda... small but powerful)
  2. HTML-Kit (with spell check installed, i would say it's the most important tool i have, besides my brain)
  3. My Pencil (capable of doing more than PS)
  4. My Scanner (obviously, my pencil would be useless without)
  5. Every other webmaster in the world (we are the collective designer, without you... i would be nothing)

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1) SciTE - you need a decent editor
2) WML - somehow all your templates have to get together
3) the Gimp - pictures make things look better
4) rsync - how else could you update all your sites without much hassle
5) hmmmm ....

Who needs a browser. If you've done this long enough you know what it will look like Wink

I think things like a shell (bash), an email-client (mutt), an IRC client (bitchx) and a window manager (enlightenment) are essentials that are on any system anyway.

weblint can't hurt either.
imagemagick helps sometimes.
maybe curl, if you stupid provider kills the rsyncd.
ispell, if you can't tzpe Wink

I think that's all I need.

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1. Notepad/Hyperedit
2. Dreamweaver/HomeSite
3. PaintShop Pro
4. IE
5. WS_FTP Pro

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1. Microsoft Image Composer
2. FrontPage 2000 (Although sometimes I'm ready to kill the people who programmed it.)
3. Browsers
4. Paint (Yes, I actually use paint to do web pages)
5. CuteFTP
All of my web sites have been made usuing only these programs.

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1. Dreamweaver 4
2. Photoshop 5 & Image ready 3
3. Eudora
4. EditPlus II
5. IE & NS

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Know that I am on a Mac

1) Photoshop
2) BB Edit
3) Dreamweaver
4) any email
5) All browsers. (People use what we dont like.)

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mine would be:

[=1]

  • Homesite4.5 (with all the customisations i have done)
  • Photoshop
  • CuteFtP
  • notepad
  • [*]IE 5.5 developer add-ons (images list, partial source, document tree etc )
    [/=1]

    [/]

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    1.) Dreamweaver UltraDev 4
    2.) Fireworks (the best image utility around)
    3.) Counterstrike (A must for any web designer)
    4.) Diablo 2 (All descent webmasters have this)
    5.) Beer holder (old 4x cd-rom drive)

    Personally i cant live without 3,4 or 5. Neo

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    Quote: Originally posted by elitegamers
    1.) Dreamweaver UltraDev 4
    2.) Fireworks (the best image utility around)
    3.) Counterstrike (A must for any web designer)
    4.) Diablo 2 (All descent webmasters have this)
    5.) Beer holder (old 4x cd-rom drive)

    Personally i cant live without 3,4 or 5. Neo

    What do #2, #3, and #4 have to do with webmasters? Wink

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    1. Dreamweaver
    2. IE and Netscape
    3. Photoshop and ImageReady
    4. Hotdog Pro
    5. Wacom Graphics Tablet

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    It's good to see that this forum has attracted a decent calibre of participants. I have noticed a distinct lack of people using FrontPage, and THAT'S encouraging!

    This thread (Tools you can't live without) has proven that, if you're serious, you DON'T use FrontPage.

    I have checked out some of the tools people have suggested and certainly expanded my toolbox.

    Thanks guys and gals.

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    1. IE - the soon netscape dies the better!
    2. Photoshop 6/ImageReady 3
    3. Flash 5
    4. Dreamweaver 4
    5. SSH

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    well i'll tell you why we dont use frontpage, cos its a piece of crap. Dreamweaver ultra dev 4 is much much better and long live the 4x cd-rom drive beer holder. ahhhhh nothin like an ice cold coopers.
    By the way MESS WITH THE BEST, DIE LIKE THE REST

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    "5. SSH" - Good to see that at least some windos users decide to drop telnet. The sooner telnet dies the better.

    "1. IE - the soon netscape dies the better!" - Oh yes, I see. If we only have one browser left it's quality will increase ... aehm.
    I'm stuck with one box at work that has IE installed and I don't have Adminstrator rights, so I can't install a browser. What do I do ? I ssh into my AIX box and use lynx. IE is simply unusable.
    (For the pros: How do I make IE open new windows ("open link in new window ...") at full-size ?)

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    1. Notepad
    2. Ftp/telnet/Mysqlfront
    3. Frontpage/Ultradev Dreamweaver is horrible for most things tho
    4. Photoshop, Psp, Fireworks,
    5. Flash5
    6. Cold Fusion auth.

    Ill do my sig later

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    1) note pad
    2)photoshop
    3)dreamweaver
    4)front page
    5)media player (gotta listen 2 music while designing)

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    Windows
    IE
    Adobe Photoshop
    Dreamweaver
    Frontpage
    Cute FTP

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    My top 6

    1. Linux (I can live with windows, well...sort of)
    2. Apache (Keep site running)
    3. Perl (Keep the Bizz running)
    4. .htacces (Protect the bizz)
    5. HomeSite Smiling
    6. libwww (a other browser)

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    1. My Palm Pilot
    2. Homesite 4.5
    3. My "slam me" Mr. Bill Doll for when i get frustrated or pissed.
    4. Adobe Photoshop 5.5
    5. IE 5.5

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    1) http://www.flexwindow.com (update a website by e-mail) - service, very cool and simple
    2) http://www.hitbox.com (web statistics) -service
    3) http://www.dyndns.org (dynamic ip) - service
    4) http://www.gfi-mbh.com (isdn call monitor over ip) - tool
    5) http://www.ultraedit.com (simple the best editor) - tool

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    Well I would like to find free comprehendible online tutorials for:

    1) C/c++
    2) CGI
    3) VRML
    4) Java
    5) Php

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    different thing are important to different people just as differet things work for different people. Here are my most important resources:
    1. My website----without it I am just a watcher
    <>
    2. Adwizard------could never manage posting at all the site I post at without it
    3. CoolPage------makes it super easy to create webpages(for free)
    4. Free classified sites-------this is where al my traffic comes from
    5. People like you that are willing to offer adviceand constructive critisism

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    Quote: Originally posted by Busy
    1. Editpad

    Ahh another EditPad fan! Smiling
    I don't know what i'd do without editpad.

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    1) IE
    2) Webhost
    3) Flash 5
    4) Swift 3d
    5) Sparknotes.com

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    EditPlus
    Perl
    MySQL
    CPAN
    CLPM

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    1) Windows XP (Notepad!)
    2) ADSL
    3) Dedicated & Putty
    4) Cute FTP
    5) Outlook

    Before Windows XP, I would have put Linux on the 1st place... :apengy::apengy::apengy:

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    1. Adobe Photoshop
    2. Notepad
    3. Brinkster
    4. TWF Smiling
    5. All those good, free tutorials out there Wink

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    1. Java <= Cup Of....

    2. Smokes (bad habit, quiting, down to 6 or 7 a night....)

    3. Night Light (used for a back drop, love working in darknezz!)

    4. text2*ml Pro (short-cuts, boy!, I love short-cuts!)

    5. my favorite slippers... (my son gave me)

    all I need to code my life away.......

    hehehe........

    F!

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    1. IE/Mozilla/Opera/NS
    2. ColdFusion Studio 4.5
    3. PhotoShop 6+
    4. Macromedia Flash
    5. WinAmp (I need music!)

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    Someone has to weigh in with tools for the Mac Smiling

    1. BBEdit (great text/HTML editor; Mac only
    2. GoLive
    3. Style Master (CSS editor)
    4. Photoshop 6/ImageReady
    5. Mizer (squishes code)

    Where am I going? And why am I in this handbasket?

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    ok here goes...
    1) Internet Explorer
    2) Dreamweaver
    3) Fireworks
    4) Site Stats
    5) DynamicDrive.com

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    1) konqueror (handles, ftp, sftp, fish (ssh file system), etc.)
    2) kate (colored syntax, auto completion, etc.), conects to konqueror and so can open any file over all those protocols
    3) firefox w/ web developer and other extensions
    4) gimp!
    5) thunderbird for email

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    1) Homesite
    2) Paint Shop Pro
    3) Adobe Photoshop
    4) WSFTP
    5) Internet Explorer

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    probably
    1. Paint Shop Pro 7.01
    2. Dreamweaver
    3. Notepad
    4. Flash 5
    5. Internet Explorer 4

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    Hmmm... only five? well, I'll just have to cheat...

    1. Browsers (if limited to one I would pick Netscape. If it works in Netscape it generally works in IE. The vicey-versa of that statement sure aint true).

    2. Homesite & Ultradeit to do me editing. If stuck with one I would take ultraedit for the scripting power and integration with UNIX.

    3. Corel Graphics Suite (Draw & Photopaint plus their handy dandy trace and screen capture utilities).

    4. Apache with perl, php, and mySQL, and whatever other mods I feel like loading. In fact, open source software in general.

    5. puTTY for secure telnet and a secure FTP client (still looking for a good one)

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    (1) THE INTERNET!!!
    (2) IE 5.0+!
    (3) Adobe Photoshop 6
    (4) Macromedia Homesite 5
    (5)Good Ftp Program

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    #1 Photoshop - Can't make a site if it don't look good

    #2 Frontpage / Dreamwaver / Homesite - A simple way to put everything together

    #3 Webhost - a GOOD host is important

    #4 FlashFXP - good FTP program that can do FXP

    #5 IE - I need to see my sites (screw Netscape =)

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    i think the subject describes it all. but really
    mysqlfrontend
    DWUltraDev w/Impakt
    ssh telnet client
    wsftp
    PHPedit

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    1. IE / NS / Opera
    2. UltraEdit
    3. Photoshop
    4. MySQL
    5. Visual Studio

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    Can't live without eh...

    1. Browsers (IE, Netscape, and Opra) - Gotta test it.
    2. HTML editor (HTML Kit) - Gotta code it.
    3. Image app. (Ulead PhotoImpact 6) - Gotta make it look nice.
    4. FTP access (WS_FTP95 LE) - Gotta have host access.
    5. Full high level test bed (Apache, PHP, MySQL, Perl) - Gotta code high dollar complicated sites with dynamic capabilities.

    I can't live without Flash now for lots of reasons, but since I have before, and I'm only alowed 5, I won't include it.

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    Ok, my turn!

    First, this just says it all to me:

    Quote: Originally posted by Dorn

    5) All browsers. (People use what we dont like.)

    1. IE 6/NS 6/Opera 6
    2. Dreamweaver UD 4
    3. PSP 7/Adobe PS 5
    4. Word Pad
    5. WS_FTP (I'm getting ready to try this out) Wink

    Sara

    ~*Sara*~

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    1. AceFTP, IE, Outlook Express
    2. 1stPage (http://www.evrsoft.com/1stpage) Editor
    3. Hitbox Counter

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    1. web stats,
    2. ads rotating script,
    2. no graphics

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    Hey gang, don't make false assumptions - he didn't say only 5 Wink

    [=1]

  • Windows 2000
  • Eudora
  • Coffee
  • IE + RoboForm [great form filler]
  • DreamWeaver
  • EditPlus
  • Online forums & tutorials
  • Samsung laser printer
  • AllWebMenus [drop-down, fly-out menus]
  • Style Master & Layout Master [CSS]
  • Visibone [code visual aids]
  • Excel
  • PSP [not 'good' enough for PS :)]
  • Norton SystemWorks
  • [*]TaskPlus [PIM]
    [/=1]

    In addition, my partner Linda also uses:

    [=a]

  • PhotoShop
  • [*]Flash
    [/=a]

    Found your 5? Anyway, all those are important to our job as web builders. Only starting to use the CSS & menu tools, assume they will be staple tools.[/]

    [/]

    Mike

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    1. Flash MX
    2. Illustrator 10
    3. Photoshop 7
    4. Dreamweaver 4/MX Preview
    5. tie between BBedit, Suitcase 10, and a good ol' fashioned paper sketchbook and a Pilot Razor Point pen.

    Of course, I run all the above exclusively in Mac OS X. even the sketchbook and the pen. =)

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    1. Ulead PhotoImpact (love this programm)
    2. AceHTML and WC_FTP
    3. Browsers - Opera for surfing, others (IE, Nestcape) for testing.
    4. TreePad and The Font Thing
    5. Terragen.

    Sandra

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    1) IE6,NS6,NS4.7
    2) Dreamweaver/Homesite/Cute FTP
    3) SecureCRT (SSH)
    4) Photo Shop 5.5
    5) phpMyAdmin

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    I love freeware, and the ability to do business on the web without spending more than we have to. So with that in mind, here are my freeware top picks...

    [1] 1stPage2000 - a really superior html editor

    [2] IrFanView - to crop and resize images

    [3] WS_FTP - we all know how good that is

    [4] EmC5.0 - the best way I've found to control all the spam email we get

    [5] NoteTab Light - very versatile text editor (never need Notepad again)

    And here's one that has a very low price tag...

    [6] Xara 3d - make buttons, banners, and headlines the *really* easy way!

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    1. Dreamweaver
    2. Fireworks
    3. Noted(free txt editor)
    4. FTP Voyager
    5. PuttY telnet

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    1) Unix shell access.
    2) The services of Spamcop ( http://spamcop.net )
    3) Photoshop (I have v6, with v7 upgrade on order)
    4) A good HTML editor system. I use Dreamweaver MX these days, but I still have and use Arachnophila, which has a zillion extras to make managing a site easier.
    5) Some sort of good backup system (tape drive, CD burner, etc.) for making backups of irreplacable files.

    I also might include Norton Utilities in that list, actually, but I think having backups is probably a bit more important than having Norton. You can't exactly "Restore from Norton" although you can sometimes use Norton to restore some things. Smiling

    bonni

    They have: 37 posts

    Joined: Aug 2002

    1) Dreamweaver - perfectly content with 4, but would prefer MX
    2) Photoshop 7 - Too Used to it
    3) AIM/MSN - I would prefer both but I suppose it depeneds what situation I was in, alot of VERY good and helpful friends are on there.
    4)IE
    5) SmartFTP - BEST FTP prog in the world

    [Josh]

    They have: 41 posts

    Joined: Sep 2002

    1: DreamWeaver MX Xl Edition and Dreamwaever 4 UltraDev

    2: Swish 2.1

    3: Adobe PhotoShop 6 Pro Edition With EyeCandy 2000 plug in

    4: Bryce 3d and Poser 4 professional.

    5: Cute FTP Pro (enhanced version 2)

    thats aint them all, i use all sorts of stuff like notepad and Frontpage XP, but the ones listed are the main ones i use

    It isnt easy being this tall....

    jammin's picture

    They have: 222 posts

    Joined: Sep 2002

    hmm...
    1. first page 2000, the best editor out there.
    2. a good ftp
    3. anyone you can trick into doing half the work
    4. a mild case of insomnia or lacking that, a 12 pack of anything with caffeine.
    5. a small stash of money to buy new equipment after you break your old stuff discovering the problem you have spent weeks trying to fix is actually just a misplaced parenthesis.

    anyone can do any amount of work provided it isnt the work they are supposed to be doing.

    Megan's picture

    She has: 11,419 posts

    Joined: Jun 1999

    LOL, good one Smiling (Welcome to the forums jammin, have you introduced yourself yet?)

    Renegade's picture

    He has: 3,022 posts

    Joined: Oct 2002

    1, editpad
    2, photoshop
    3, xitami
    4, ws_ftp
    5, flash but i don't have that now

    They have: 16 posts

    Joined: Nov 2002

    1. Windows Commander (now renamed to Total Commander)
    2. VMware
    3. VirtualPC
    4. TopStyle/Homesite
    5. The validators at W3

    They have: 11 posts

    Joined: Dec 2002

    1. AceHTML 5 Pro
    2. Note Tab Light (Best Free editor around!)
    3. CuteFTP Pro
    4. Color Detctor
    5. Adobe Photoshop

    There are more goodies that I would like to mention but the ones above are the most used in my arsenal. Laughing out loud

    Just me

    They have: 25 posts

    Joined: Dec 2002

    1. Browser
    2. Dreamweaver
    3. WS_FTP
    4. My Programmer (he fixes all my mistakes HA!HA!)
    5. My Webdesigner (see My Programmer)

    Abhishek Reddy's picture

    He has: 3,348 posts

    Joined: Jul 2001

    Quote: 4. My Programmer (he fixes all my mistakes HA!HA!)
    5. My Webdesigner (see My Programmer)

    Smart! Wink

    They have: 17 posts

    Joined: Dec 2002

    I'm new at this, but so far:

    1.notepad
    2.IE6
    3.NS6
    4.google
    5.FTP Explorer

    Renegade's picture

    He has: 3,022 posts

    Joined: Oct 2002

    1. EditPad
    2. Opera
    3. PHPDev
    4. Photoshop
    5. Dare I say, IE6

    rosejoans's picture

    They have: 15 posts

    Joined: Oct 2012

    Renegade wrote:
    1. EditPad
    2. Opera
    3. PHPDev
    4. Photoshop
    5. Dare I say, IE6

    Filezilla
    Webmaster tools,Keywords analysis tool
    Mozilla firefox
    Roboform
    Cuterank

    They have: 2 posts

    Joined: Dec 2002

    (1) Textpad - It just dominates, clean interface, fast loading, and it can grow in complexity as you learn how to use it better.
    (2) Photoshop - Nuff Said
    (3) Benthic - To absolutely dominate Oracle Queries & Databases
    (4) Advanced Query Tool - To absolutely manage and be on top of the SQL Server.
    (5) SQL Server Enterprise Manager - The more I learn about this kludgy but mega-powerful tool, the more I love it.
    (6) Phoenix - An off-breed of mozilla that has a preferences toolbar that allows easy turning off of javascript, colors, fonts, images. A must for browser testing.
    (7) EyeDropper - a quick n easy system tray tool to grab rgb/cmyk/hex color codes from anything.
    (Cool Screen Ruler - To help measure horizontally or vertically any screen's height and width.
    (9) IRFanView - The absolute best image viewer and manipulator, for quick and easy multimedia viewing as well.
    (10) Trillian - for Universal Chatting.
    (11) POW from Analogx.com - The absolute best and easiest Popup Killer.
    (12) FTP Commander - an extremely easy to use, clean interface, that let's me do the ftping in and out, very fast.
    (13) CSE HTML Validator - What can I say?
    (14) NameWiz - For easy Batch Renaming of Files. Especially good for renaming digital photos.
    (15) Paraben's Flow Charter - A very easy to use flow-charting system, to help us coders/developers logically develop our applications.

    That's about it for me.

    Integrity can NOT be bought

    They have: 14 posts

    Joined: Jan 2003

    Homesite
    Photoshop
    WS_FTP
    PHPMyAdmin

    Hmm, actually, excluding obvious stuff like Windows and Unix, that bout covers it for my needs.

    They have: 20 posts

    Joined: Feb 2003

    TOOLS
    Linux
    HomeSite
    PenguiNet - the best telnet/ssh
    CuteFTP
    PhotoShop

    WEBSITES
    http://www.w3.org/
    http://www.php.net/manual/en/
    http://php.resourceindex.com/Complete_Scripts/
    http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/index.html
    http://www.delorie.com/gnu/docs/

    C-Double Web Development

    They have: 49 posts

    Joined: Apr 2003

    1. HomeStead.cocm
    .....Just kidding!

    1. Photoshop - Gots to have a great looking page!
    2. Frontpage - I'm a FP newb, but It's good enough for my HTML needs, hardcode the rest.
    3. ftpACE! or WS_FTP
    4. IE
    5. Invision Board - best free forum software.

    Em One Kay Three

    He has: 1,758 posts

    Joined: Jul 2002

    Software:

    1. Dreamweaver
    2. fireworks
    3. Textpad - I agree! it rocks!
    4. Smart FTP
    5. Internet Explorer

    Websites:

    1. http://www.delorie.com/web/
    2. http://www.solardreamstudios.com/
    3. http://www.webmaster-forums.net
    4. http://www.devshed.com/
    5. http://cgi.resourceindex.com / http://php.resourceindex.com/

    Andy

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Apr 2003

    Hi, I'm a newbie to the board. My five tools have to be:

    1)Frontpage 2000- No need to ftp, simplified web creation

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Apr 2003

    Sorry, I hit enter by accident. Typical rookie mistake. Anyways, here we go again.

    1)Frontpage 2000- No need to ftp, simplified web creation

    2)1automationwiz.com-Simplifies shopping cart setup and delivery of my digital goods. (I sell e-books)

    3)SmartFTP- Great window ftp client just in case you can't publish your web for some odd reason.

    4) Webmaster forums, including this one. Great for ideas, tips, or anything in general.

    5)Sitepronews.com- good place to get started on website promotion.

    They have: 19 posts

    Joined: Apr 2003

    Uh I use FrontPage. I'm proud of it. Nothing wrong with Frontpage, it's just a tool like anything else with. Why do I use FrontPage, because it's comfortable for ME enough said.....

    They have: 78 posts

    Joined: Sep 2002

    namo editor
    photoshop
    notepad
    ws ftp
    internet explorer

    They have: 18 posts

    Joined: May 2003

    Long thread - but I can see why. I'll leave out OS and browser stuff since you must have that to be "here". I'll skip the text editor stuff too, everyone has their fav.

    1. HTML editor: Dreamweaver
    2. FTP: WS_FTP
    3. Graphics: PSP (I have Photoshop, and use it when I have too, but PSP is quick and dirty for me.)
    4. Flash: Swish, I have macromedia, but still on a learning curve for that.
    5. SoThink DHTML
    and I really do need to add the sixth:
    Topstyle for CSS

    Ched

    dk01's picture

    He has: 516 posts

    Joined: Mar 2002

    Leaving out all the browsers since its obvious that I use all the major ones for testing. Could live without all of them but Mozilla!
    Anyways:
    * Notepad
    * Photoshop
    * LeechFTP
    * Php.net
    * Devshed.com

    That's all. What more could one ask from life?
    -dk

    They have: 29 posts

    Joined: Jun 2003

    Html Editor : NotePad
    Grapx : PS (Photoshop)
    Necessary html changes : DreamW.
    Css : Notepad
    Ftp : LeapFtp

    He has: 688 posts

    Joined: Feb 2001

    I don't know why I never answered this thread before but...

    1. EditPad (thanks to a WMF suggestion. It kicks notepad's a$$.)
    2. Photoshop
    3. Webmaster-Forums.net (followed by a few php specific forums)
    4. WS_FTP (CuteFTP is okay too)
    5. IE

    (I've got Dreamweaver and I can't stand it! Straight coding all the way, baby.)

    They have: 15 posts

    Joined: Jun 2003

    1) psp (so much cheaper than photo shop)
    2) EditPlus (layout's for the languages I use not just html)
    3) cuteFtp
    4) IE,NN,Oprea (gotta test)
    5) Swish and Anfy (don't know flash and not enough time for the applets)

    Abhishek Reddy's picture

    He has: 3,348 posts

    Joined: Jul 2001

    I think it's time for an update since the look of my toolbox has changed vastly... Wink

    1. Kate
    2. Moz Firebird, Thunderbird, ChatZilla
    3. gFTP
    4. The GIMP
    5. KMess

    As well as a host of other KDE software (including KDE itself) - Kdict, KOrganizer, etc. And of course OpenOffice. And other recreational apps/games - XMMS, Tux Racer, Chromium. Smiling

    And there's still so much more. Sticking out tongue

    JeevesBond's picture

    He has: 3,955 posts

    Joined: Jun 2002

    Wow, what a great thread...Here're my most useful:

    1. PhotoShop
    2. Dreamweaver
    3. MySQLCC - Great tool for admin of MySQL databases
    4. Notepad - Always handy!
    5. IE - Opera - Nutscrape - Need the lot for testing, my preference as a browser is Opera

    When I look at Abhishek Reddy's list it brings back that almost overwelming desire to move over to Linux...How I wish that were possible!

    a Padded Cell our articles site!

    Megan's picture

    She has: 11,419 posts

    Joined: Jun 1999

    I'm going to update mine now, since the last time I answered this was two years ago!

    1. Dreamweaver MX (I didn't even have that on my first list and now it's no.1! The rest are in no particular order)
    2. Good graphics program (preferably Photoshop, but PSP would do)
    2. Browsers (Opera 7 as primary browser, then Moz, IE, NS7 etc.)
    3. Good hosting, ftp etc.
    4. Flash
    5. I guess it's good to have a basic text editor so I'll put TextPad in there. I was also going to put stock images in here...

    That's for personal projects which I don't do much of anymore. Here's what I use at work:

    1. Flash MX
    2. Dreamweaver MX
    3. CoolEdit, Xing MPEG encoder
    4. Lots of stock images & clip art
    5. Browsers, e-mail, MS Office etc.

    He has: 207 posts

    Joined: Apr 2003

    1. Dreamweaver MX
    2. PSP + Photoshop
    3. Notepad
    4. A good reference/help site.
    5. Cute Ftp

    6.Patience

    Megan's picture

    She has: 11,419 posts

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    My gosh, HOW could I forget? http://www.webmaster-forums.net is an absolute essential!

    They have: 10 posts

    Joined: Jul 2003

    1. Text Editor (Gedit,Notepad,Kwelpad)
    2. Broswer (Mozilla)
    3. PSP
    4. FTP
    5. My Kodak Digi-Cam

    They have: 14 posts

    Joined: Jul 2003

    Mine are:

    1) Adobe Photoshop
    2) Ulead Photo Imapct
    3) Macromedia Flash
    4) Dzsoft PHP editor
    5) Macromedia Dreamweaver

    He has: 296 posts

    Joined: May 2002

    1) EditPlus 2
    2) PHP/Apache/MySQL
    3) IE/NS/Moz/Opera
    4) Foobar2000 - for the music Smiling
    5) Trillian - talking to clients and stuff (Since I have OOO so many clients right now...)
    6) Photoshop 6
    7) SmartFTP
    Cool http://www.progressquest.com - for laughs

    [James Logsdon]

    They have: 4 posts

    Joined: Aug 2003

    the submission wizard is the best program i have used for spreading my urls around the web.

    They have: 461 posts

    Joined: Jul 2003

    i don't feel like reading ALL 7 pages right now. read the first two. here's my list....

    1: a browser to make sure my code is working.
    i've noticed a lot of people saying IE. personally there are two reasons i do NOT like ie. one is that there are a number of things they do that purposely don't conform to w3c because M$ feels they should be making the standards. the other is the security holes are never truely fixed, only the way to access them get changed.
    i don't care for post aol buy out netscape. the feel changed too much. (i use mozilla and ie.... my mozilla uses the classic theme) i like mozilla best because if you're using the nightlies, then any issues are fixed BEFORE they can be made public. but i normally use the last or second to last stable (i grab every other update unless it's a major security thing causing the update)

    2: an editor.
    personally i don't care for ones like frontpage, visual studio, etc that try to write your code and add it's own junk.
    this is why i use Xemacs and Emacs. unlike the othersit's also not language specific. it's got every programming, scripting and markup language i know of as a language it handles. for those that want a debugger, they both have one of those embedded. for languages that need compiling, they both have the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), which is touted as one of the best C and C++ compilers, as well as being great with java (basically a variation of the one sun puts out, it's got slightly more relevant commenting. the Java compiler in the gcc is actually dcontributed BY sun, one of th companies that works with the FSF). if you use notepad, then you seriously need to get something else. try going to http://www.xemacs.org or http://www.gnu.org (search for emacs) and get the version for your platform. they both have winblows ports.

    3: ssh/ftp over ssl
    let's face it. leaving telnet and regular ftp open is fast becoming a security no-no. there's a list of programs that handle one or both of these here: http://diane.undergrad.brandeis.edu/ my preference on winblows is the first winblows one listed. on posix i just the the command shell. ssh is actually in most current posix oses (ssh user@server)

    4: the place that keeps tha language used, google and boards like this
    we all need some reference or help at times. when whether double checking something works the way we expect (where it comes from if a function) or looking to see if a problem's been tackled (ggogle or a specific board's search) or simply looking for current feelings on the best way to handle an issue (or solve it) these three things together are a must

    5: tbd

    ------
    things that are realllllllly good to have:

    1: a partner. otherwise when you get "too close" tot he code you'll end up using a board like this as one when you look in the wrong place and/or overlook the place where the error is expecting it to be elsewhere.

    POSIX. because a stable os that doesn't have memory leaks and isn't buggy is always good.

    Greg K's picture

    He has: 2,140 posts

    Joined: Nov 2003

    Tools for designing sites, ok it's more than 5, but these are what I use often:

    1) UltraEdit (great text editor!)
    2) Macromedia Studio
    3) CuteFTP
    4) Ulead PhotoImpact & SmartSaver Pro
    5) Corel Draw Suite (Mainly just use it for vector drawing now that I'm getting more used to photo impact and fireworks)
    6) VanDyke's CRT for telnet
    7) Adobe Acrobat (not just the reader)

    I have Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, but have been using Corel Draw since 96, and just know Corel too well to easily switch tools. (Same reason I mainly use Word Perfect over Word Wink

    -Greg

    They have: 8 posts

    Joined: Mar 2000

    1. Operating System
    2. Macromedia Products
    3. Internet
    4. Browsers
    5. Webmasters forum

    nicora's picture

    He has: 267 posts

    Joined: Nov 2001

    1. Broadband
    2. Photo shop
    3. Cold Fusion Studio
    4. Adobe Illustrator
    5. Cold Fusion or ASP.NET

    They have: 5,633 posts

    Joined: Jan 1970

    Well, I'm still a newb to programming in general, but I'd have to say:

    Studio MX (Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Coldfusion, Freehand)

    Photoshop 7

    Notepad

    the SAMS series of books (helped me to learn a lot, quickly) i.e. SAMS Teach yourself Java 1.2 in 21 days

    All the other sites and libraries out there that give free tutorials

    Dooga's picture

    He has: 8 posts

    Joined: Dec 2003

    (1) Dreamweaver MX
    (2) Photoshop 7
    (3) Flash MX
    (4) Internet Explorer Smiling
    (5) CuteFTP

    Notepad, Kazaa and all my games. I couldn't live without alot more things than just five. Smiling

    They have: 42 posts

    Joined: Oct 2003

    1. IE
    2. frontpage
    3. notepad
    4. windows XP
    5. photoshop
    6. dreamweaver
    7. kazaa light

    They have: 2 posts

    Joined: Apr 2004

    1. Arachnophilia 4 (hardcore fan)
    2. IE 6, Mozilla Firebird, Netscape 4 & 7.1, Opera 7
    3. Paint Shop Pro
    4. HTML 4.01, CSS 2 Official Specifications
    5. WS-FTP

    I wasn't going to put Arachnophilia but since I saw someone else 'fessing up to using it then I decided to do the same.

    Sticking out tongue

    He has: 6 posts

    Joined: Dec 2003

    1. Homesite
    2. Filezilla
    3. Mozilla
    4. IE
    5. Google

    He has: 2 posts

    Joined: Feb 2004

    I split my choices into development and server-side...

    On the server:

    1. Windows 2000/2003 Advanced Server
    2. IIS 6 with FrontPage Server Extensions and .NET Framework
    3. SQL Server 2000
    4. Web Server Statistics package. (Most any will do.)
    5. Terminal Services (for remote log-in)

    On the development workstation:

    1. Microsoft Office
    - Excel - research keywords and perform analysis, and design site structures
    - FrontPage - FAST design and prototyping
    - Word - create eBooks and other marketing materials, proposals, etc.
    - Access - FAST database design and prototyping, migration to SQL Server

    2. Keyword Research Tool (my own system -- creates keyword lists and collects bid prices on several PPC engines)

    3. Visual Studio .NET - web application development

    4. Terminal Server Client, and SQL Server Client - to connect to and administer the servers remotely.

    5. MSN Messenger -- to communicate with clients, provide live support, on-line training.

    I don't include IE, because it's built-in.

    Marty R. Milette, P.Prog.
    CTT+, MCT, MCSE+I, MCP+SB, MCSA, MCSD

    Chroder's picture

    He has: 91 posts

    Joined: Mar 2004

    1. Mozilla Firebird
    2. EditPlus
    3. Photoshop 7 / CS (Tried the demo Sticking out tongue)
    4. FlashFXP
    5. PuTTY

    He has: 10 posts

    Joined: Mar 2004

    I think it is
    1) Adobe Photoshop/Imageready
    2) Dream Weaver
    3) Flash
    4) Coreldraw
    5) Other tools like WS_FTP etc.

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Mar 2004

    Here's mine:
    1) Multiedit - try it is brilliant, you can edit almost anything with syntax highlighting, regex search/replace across multiple files, edit over ftp ...
    2) Putty
    3) WinSCP
    4) MySQL control center
    5) LAMP

    syncmaster's picture

    He has: 3 posts

    Joined: Mar 2004

    1. Dreamweaver/Flash/Fireworks
    2. Notepad
    3. Paint Shop Pro/Animaton Shop
    4. WS_FTP Pro
    5. Arachnophilia

    Five tools I can't live without or else I would not be able to sleep early.

    s0da's picture

    He has: 157 posts

    Joined: Mar 2004

    1. Notepad
    2. Macromedia Fireworks
    3. LeapFTP
    4. ApacheHTTP/PHP/MySQL/phpMyAdmin (wha? thers an install package out there somewheres Sad)
    5. Winamp (hurrr...)
    6. Google (i cheated and put 6; you cheat and search google Sad)

    They have: 5,633 posts

    Joined: Jan 1970

    Nutrocker,

    That's a neat little web site you have going on there...

    Angela

    They have: 5,633 posts

    Joined: Jan 1970

    This is a really neat thread you guys... I'm going to have to come back to it and take the time to poke around and check out some of the links and tools you guys use. One thing that I didn't see mentioned in this thread that I really enjoy using as of lately is a little freeware thing by Softnik Technologies called "Good Keywords."

    They have: 76 posts

    Joined: Mar 2004

    5 things I couldn't ever do without have to be -

    1) Coffee - Keeps me awake through the nite to work on my website.

    2) Bacon - Mmmmm Bacon...... (doh)

    3) A web browser

    4) Broadband Internet Connection - Please don't make me use dial up ........ Sad

    5) My fingers - Makes typing hell Smiling

    Megan's picture

    She has: 11,419 posts

    Joined: Jun 1999

    LOL! That's a good one Smiling

    They have: 13 posts

    Joined: Mar 2004

    1. Photoshop/ImageReady
    2. Dreamweaver/NotePad (either will work...but in DW it's all color-coded...which I love)
    3. WS_FTP
    4. A Good Reliable Host
    5. IE/Netscape/Opera/FireFox (for Testing)

    *6. (Paying Clients are Always Nice)

    Cheers,
    Erica

    They have: 10 posts

    Joined: Apr 2004

    1 - DWMX04
    2 - Photoshop 7+
    3 - FLASHMX04
    4 - WS_FTP
    5 - IE6, Mozilla, MyIE2, Microsoft Office aka Outlook, KPT's, Linux, WinXPPro, Nero5+, and everything else. :flame:

    They have: 318 posts

    Joined: Mar 1999

    Virus, spyware, trojan etc scanners of course:

    1. Avast antivirus
    2. Zonealarm
    3. Adaware
    4. SpywareBlaster/Guard
    5. PestPatrol

    vexcom's picture

    He has: 21 posts

    Joined: Jul 2004

    1) HTMLkit
    2) Filezilla
    3) Putty
    4) Google
    5) Photoshop

    Those are probably the most essential - best thing is 4 out of 5 are FREE Laughing out loud

    He has: 16 posts

    Joined: May 2002

    Anybody uses Far Manager?

    I think is the best manager and along with the plugins is no substitute for:
    - file management
    - basic editor (html, php etc)
    - FTP / SSH manager
    - advanced search & replace in files
    - CD cataloger

    It is best for speed - almost no need to use mouse.
    Also some over 500 plugins and a large community: you can find a plugin
    for anything.

    Also FREE Smiling

    He has: 3 posts

    Joined: May 2004

    1. ISP (you have hosting)
    2. Domain Registrar (you have your domain registered yourself)
    3. Advertising Agency (promote your business)
    4. Payment Solution (accept credit cards)
    5. Publishing & CMS Solutions (Create dynamic website

    They have: 2 posts

    Joined: Jun 2004

    Why Nobody is talking about webpostion gold or submit pro wolf software?

    davidjaymz's picture

    He has: 193 posts

    Joined: Jul 2001

    I don't tend to do commercial sites, just my site and one or two "club" sites... so this is my list.

    1. EditPlus or TextPad
    2. Photoshop
    3. ExpressionEngine (CMS for my site)
    4. CSSZengarden.com (for CSS inspiration)
    5. Firefox. (+ the others just to check it all works)

    I'd also like to say w3.org's validator progs but ran out of space... This must be the longest thread in history. 3ish years... very impressive. Also its fun to look back through and see the shift away from IE and its total lack of support for standards...

    have fun y'all

    DJ

    sumeiko's picture

    He has: 147 posts

    Joined: Jun 2004

    I cannot live without:

    • Macromedia Dreamweaver
    • Gif Animator
    • Outlook Express
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer
    • Microsoft Word
    damaster's picture

    He has: 27 posts

    Joined: Dec 2003

    here goes mine:

    > Front Page 2003
    > Visual Studio . Net
    > Photoshop 7.0 Me
    > FTP - Bullet Proof
    > I.E. or Firebird or any Browser

    AyntRyte's picture

    He has: 145 posts

    Joined: Jun 2004

    1) Note Tab Pro (well worth the upgrade)
    2) PSP (7 or Cool
    3) TopStyle Lite
    4) E_Cloaker (gotta hide those email addresses)
    5) ws_ftple
    6) JAlbum (love working with photo albums)
    7) Firefox
    Cool HotScripts.com (can always find a solution here)
    9) GoldenSelection Notes (nice little db to hold all my code snips)
    10) CSE html validator (the lite version is all I need)

    \\// Robert

    The grass is always greener on the other side -- but that's because they use more manure.

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Jul 2004

    Adobe Photoshop Could not live without the only good graphic making software!

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Jul 2004

    I'm not sure without FTP software, Tutorials or anything we'd be no where in life lol.

    He has: 23 posts

    Joined: Jun 2004

    1) Notepad - I edit my HTML in it
    2) Paint Shop Pro - Easier to use than Photoshop
    3) Email
    4) The Webmaster Forums !!!!
    5) Excel - Loads of data in it

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Jul 2004

    A computer
    NOTEPAD
    HTML
    Javascripting
    Windows 98
    Yahoo Mess.

    He has: 4 posts

    Joined: Jul 2004

    1. Dreamweaver MX
    2. Photoshop 7.0
    3. Outlook 2003 (to manage my email)
    4. NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (allows me to have 2 monitors)
    5. Linksys Wireless G USB Adapter (so that I can have a wireless connection in my basement)

    They have: 5 posts

    Joined: Jul 2004

    I guess...:
    1- Frontpage: or else i will use notepad, man I dont have time to write a 2 lines code just to show a word..
    2- Paint: Photoshop is my #1, however if anything happened, I would not heitaste to use Paint or paint shop pro. I usually use paint to save screenshots
    3- IE
    4- and of course, Ipowerweb. I wouldnt die without ipowerweb, however their support is a kicking-*** (ah well, usually...) .

    They have: 13 posts

    Joined: May 2004

    1.dreamweaver
    2.photoshop
    3.ws ftp
    4.email
    5.browser

    Thats it,
    Tim

    KarenArt's picture

    She has: 354 posts

    Joined: May 2001

    Hmmm... guess I'll add mine...

    BBEdit
    Photoshop
    Lots and lots of coffee! (manditory)
    Good internet connections to
    http://validator.w3.org/ and http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
    ...and a good sence of humor since nothing will ever work the way I intented it to. Roll eyes Wink

    gotta finish redesigning my sites so I can show them again.

    The purpose of education is... to get more jokes!

    timjpriebe's picture

    He has: 2,667 posts

    Joined: Dec 2004

    1. Frontpage
    2. Paint Shop Pro (I've used it for a long time, and it's really improved with the last couple of versions.)
    3. Scite (Text editor, along the same lines as UltraEdit, but free. Useful for both HTML and Perl/PHP.)
    4. Smart_FTP (I used WS_FTP for awhile, and I like this one a lot better. Recursive deleting helps.)
    5. Outlook (Keeps track of meetings, contacts and emails. What more could you need?)

    Not quite in the top 5:
    6. Swish (Affordable flash alternative)
    7. Firefox (A browser in a class by itself, its extensions make it a powerful webmastering tool.)

    I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting, as I'm not at my home computer. These are all apps I use at home for my design business. Work is a mostly different set, including Dreamweaver, UltraEdit and PenguiNet.

    timjpriebe's picture

    He has: 2,667 posts

    Joined: Dec 2004

    timjpriebe;162623 wrote: 1. Frontpage
    2. Paint Shop Pro (I've used it for a long time, and it's really improved with the last couple of versions.)
    3. Scite (Text editor, along the same lines as UltraEdit, but free. Useful for both HTML and Perl/PHP.)
    4. Smart_FTP (I used WS_FTP for awhile, and I like this one a lot better. Recursive deleting helps.)
    5. Outlook (Keeps track of meetings, contacts and emails. What more could you need?)

    Not quite in the top 5:
    6. Swish (Affordable flash alternative)
    7. Firefox (A browser in a class by itself, its extensions make it a powerful webmastering tool.)

    Wow! My list sure has changed in the 2+ years since I joined. Part of that is due to switching to a Mac, but... wow.

    Here's the new one.

    1. Dreamweaver MX 2004
    2. Firefox with web developer toolbar
    3. TextWrangler
    4. phpMyAdmin (web-based mySQL administrative tool)
    5. iCal / Mail / Address book. (For the same reasons I listed in Outlook above, although I like the interface and features of Mac's tools way more than Outlook)

    mfdc's picture

    They have: 160 posts

    Joined: Aug 2004

    My tools are

    Visual Studio 6 ( Interdev,C++ )
    Photoshop 7.0
    Macromedia Fireworks
    Ws-FTP
    Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape Navigator, Mozilla

    This is the absolute MINIMUM!

    He has: 21 posts

    Joined: Jul 2004

    I use:

    Photoshop & ImageReady CS
    Photosite Timesaviour
    Internet Explorer
    Safari
    Arles Image Web Page Creator (on my PC)
    Dreamweaver MX 2004

    and thats it i think

    They have: 20 posts

    Joined: Aug 2004

    1. FrontPage
    2. IE
    3. Notepad (must be able to copy other peoples sites).
    4. Photoshop
    5. CuteFTP

    heebiejeebieclu's picture

    They have: 527 posts

    Joined: Aug 2004

    1. computer
    2. operating system
    3. internet connection
    4. Browser
    5. TWF!!

    He has: 38 posts

    Joined: Sep 2004

    Hey guys, new to the forum, but I thought I would give you my input.....

    1. Netscape: For browsing and testing html elements (There's a permanent ban on IE in my household)
    2. Smart FTP (used ftp explorer before, until I realised how poor it was....)
    3. Paint shop pro: for all your imaging needs...
    4. Outlook (I'm not the best organiser in the world)
    5. PHPdev: for testing and modding php files at home

    RF

    They have: 6 posts

    Joined: Sep 2004

    1. Dreamweaver
    2. IE
    3. CuteFTP pro
    4. My Hosting
    5. customers

    Jack Michaelson's picture

    He has: 1,733 posts

    Joined: Dec 1999

    Currently:

    on MacOSX:
    - Dreamweaver
    - Firefox
    - Safari
    - Photoshop
    - Transmit

    On windows:
    - Editplus
    - Firefox
    - Photoshop
    - Internet Explorer
    - Terminal Service Client

    Shakespeare: onclick || !(onclick)

    Megan's picture

    She has: 11,419 posts

    Joined: Jun 1999

    Mine have changed quite a bit since the last time I posted (see page 1)

    1. Opera - really can't live without it now that I'm using its mail client
    2. Dreamweaver MX
    3. Photoshop or reasonable substitute
    4. hosting & internet service
    5. Flash (I guess.. I can never decide on the last one!)

    He has: 1,758 posts

    Joined: Jul 2002

    It's been a while since I've done this and It changes pretty much everytime I use it but:

    1. Firefox, Browsing is soooo much faster and easier with Firefox!
    2. Studio MX (dreamweaver, fireworks and flash).
    3. Textpad (textpad.com)
    4. iTunes
    5. SmartFTP (smartftp.com)

    Andy

    cyril's picture

    He has: 2 posts

    Joined: Aug 2003

    1. Firefox with the Web Development tools extension.
    2. NoteTab light.
    3. ADSL.
    4. Photoshop
    5. WS_FTP

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Dec 2004

    1. HTML TOOL-KIT
    2. Photoshop 7.0
    3. Adobe Illustrator 10.0
    4. Notepad
    5. UNfreeze

    He has: 16 posts

    Joined: Feb 2005

    1. Mozilla Firefox 1.0.
    2. Notepad.
    3. GIMP.
    4. gFTP.
    5. Runbox (webmail).

    They have: 8 posts

    Joined: Feb 2005

    1. FireFox, IE/NS/Opera // all of them!! Smiling
    2. Photoshop (Yeah baby!)
    3. CuteFTP (hmm faster faster! lol)
    4. Dreamweaver (go to hell fpage)
    5. Notepad (wht can i say?)

    Oh yeah, add a cable modem or higher, mouse, keyboard, good monitor, cpu, plus TIME!

    aboyd's picture

    They have: 33 posts

    Joined: Nov 2004

    mjames wrote: To kick things off here, what would they be for you? I will be posting mine shortly.

    1. HTML-Kit - free text editor, syntax coloring, code completion, lots of plugins
    2. WinMerge - compare two folders, determine changed lines in each file
    3. ReplaceEm - mass find & replace, with regex features
    4. FileZilla - super fast, modern FTP client
    5. Inkscape - vector graphics, what I use to make most site images nowadays

    The only thing I would mention about my list is that they are all fully capable, free tools. I paid nothing for my development suite.

    dk01's picture

    He has: 516 posts

    Joined: Mar 2002

    Ok its been ages since I first responded and I am updating my 5 things:

    1. Photoshop
    2. GetDiz
    3. FlashFXP
    4. Firefox (w/Webdev Extension)
    5. php.net

    -dk

    pitbull82's picture

    He has: 18 posts

    Joined: Apr 2005

    1. Firefox
    2. ColorPicker
    3. Total Commander
    4. 7-ZIP
    5. IrfanView

    They have: 7 posts

    Joined: Apr 2005

    spamming is bad

    They have: 59 posts

    Joined: Aug 2011

    There are so many services, Without you can do it. Please, guess what i am saying.

    SearchBliss's picture

    He has: 267 posts

    Joined: Feb 2005

    1. browsers
    2. Norton AntiVirus 2005
    3. Dreamweaver
    4. Flash
    5. AnalogX

    He has: 1,758 posts

    Joined: Jul 2002

    Now I'm on a mac I would say:

    Studio MX
    Safari
    Mail.app
    MacStumbler (wifi locator)
    TigerLaunch (its a bit like a start menu for the mac)

    He has: 43 posts

    Joined: May 2005

    Essential stuff for my day to day internet work is...

    1. Mozilla Firefox (Enhanced Browser)

    2. Dreamweaver.

    3. FileZilla (Excellent for uploading )

    4. FireWorks/Photoshop

    5. Outlook Express (A lot more friendly and faster than webmail)

    He has: 490 posts

    Joined: May 2005

    1. Lots of coffee (top priority).
    2. Coffeecup HTML editor (never liked Dreamweaver).
    3. CSE HTML validator (followed by a round with W3C).
    4. Search Engine Buddy (finds and checks keywords, title length, etc).
    5. Blade FTP (and more coffee).
    6. Yes image processing program, I have so many there not room here for the list.

    These are my top priorities.
    But there is a seventh, no one has mentioned. (a working computer). :roll:

    He has: 270 posts

    Joined: Jan 2005

    and Gimp ... don't forget you need to have Gimp right? or some other image editing software

    He has: 3 posts

    Joined: Jun 2005

    I prefer to use the following software for building a good webpage.

    1. Dreamweaver mx = For editing html/css files
    2. Corel12/Fireworks mx = For photo editing with special effects
    3. Flash max/SwishMx = For Flash Animation that can attrack more viewers
    4. mysql/php = For Server Side Scripting w/ database
    5. cuteftp 5.0 = For Uploading Files

    This is the best ever software i used. Sticking out tongue

    SearchBliss's picture

    He has: 267 posts

    Joined: Feb 2005

    1. My wife
    2. My first child (due Dec. 20th)
    3. Dreamweaver
    4. Flash
    5. http://www.searchbliss.com/seo-tools/

    They have: 1 posts

    Joined: Jul 2005

    1、msn hostmail
    2、yahoo message、 yahoo mail
    3、IE
    4、flashfxp
    5、DW

    They have: 10 posts

    Joined: Jun 2005

    1.myie
    2.Webceo , a search engine tool
    3.ftp
    4.google , My boss,hehe...
    5.webmaster-forums ,such as this forum

    dougadam's picture

    He has: 87 posts

    Joined: Jun 2005

    Thanks for the info members

    They have: 5,633 posts

    Joined: Jan 1970

    1) msdn
    2) IrfanView
    3) Ace Html
    4) CS2 (photoshop and imageready)
    5) every shortcut on my keyborad!

    They have: 56 posts

    Joined: Jun 2005

    photoshop and fireworks - I really should learn to use one or the other, but there certain things I know how to do only in one or the other

    Topstyle pro

    cute ftp pro - good for managin lots of sites

    Firefox with the web development extension - ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL - if you don't have it your missing out on a plug-in that will make your life 1000x easier

    Colour Schemer studio - not really necessary, but easier than my colour wheel books, I only use it for web stuff though, not for print

    JeevesBond's picture

    He has: 3,955 posts

    Joined: Jun 2002

    chris_bcn wrote: Firefox with the web development extension

    Got a link to that extension? have tried finding it a couple of times on the Moz site to no avail Sad

    I'm sure all the functionality will be built into Opera anyway, but these things must be checked. Laughing out loud

    a Padded Cell our articles site!

    timjpriebe's picture

    He has: 2,667 posts

    Joined: Dec 2004

    Searching Google for web developer extension firefox revealed this link:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=60

    Megan's picture

    She has: 11,419 posts

    Joined: Jun 1999

    A lot of that stuff comes standard in Opera (validation, disabling stuff, changing the CSS etc.). I do like that outline feature and the resize is nice too.

    They have: 56 posts

    Joined: Jun 2005

    the firefox extensions site seems to be having roblems but I'll get you that link soon.

    If you want to create monochromatic colour scemes try this very nifty online tool - a great time saver

    http://slayeroffice.com/tools/color_palette/

    They have: 56 posts

    Joined: Jun 2005

    Opera is good, but I have to say that i don't worry too much about it when developing. I know that it declares itself as IE on occasion, but the server stats show that it is not a valuable use of my time, and clients money. Most of my work will render perfectly in Opera by default, but if it's a pixel or 2 off, i have to confess that I leave it.

    I can actually hear people growling at me!

    You MUST get the developer toolbar - I promise, you will not know how you did your job without it as soon as you start using it. It's amazing - https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=60

    Megan's picture

    She has: 11,419 posts

    Joined: Jun 1999

    Um, that's not the point here. If you use standards compliant development methods O usually isn't a problem anyway. Point is that many of the things that come as extensions in FF are standard features in O, but also that you can get a lot of added functionality in FF if you want it (which is good - it is in cases like these that I wish O had similar extnesions, but it's not enough of a downside to make me switch). Six of one, half a dozen of the other Smiling

    Actually - a pixel or 2 off wouldn't be enough to bother with in any case, IMO.

    They have: 56 posts

    Joined: Jun 2005

    I quite agree! And to think, until 6 months ago I was still using IE as my main browser - eegads - what was i thinking!

    JeevesBond's picture

    He has: 3,955 posts

    Joined: Jun 2002

    Megan wrote: Actually - a pixel or 2 off wouldn't be enough to bother with in any case, IMO.

    Heh, depends on where those 2 px are Laughing out loud

    Hey, these are handy, wonder if something like this could be replicated in Opera.

    Anyway back on-topic:

    • Opera (of course)
    • Photoshop
    • Mozilla Thunderbird
    • Dreamweaver
    • Rational Rose

    a Padded Cell our articles site!

    dougadam's picture

    He has: 87 posts

    Joined: Jun 2005

    1. HTML - Kit
    2. IE
    3. Netscape
    4. Fire Fox
    5. L- view

    Wink

    Megan's picture

    She has: 11,419 posts

    Joined: Jun 1999

    What is Rational Rose??

    demonhale's picture

    He has: 3,278 posts

    Joined: May 2005

    Rational Rose is a visual modeling tool for enterprise-level modeling

    JeevesBond's picture

    He has: 3,955 posts

    Joined: Jun 2002

    Just a quick update: I'm now using ArgoUML Nice Java application for UML modelling. Smiling

    Oh, well. Better redefine the whole lot:

    • Opera (still, of course)
    • The GIMP
    • Bluefish
    • Inkscape
    • Basecamp (I presume online tools are allowed? Smiling )

    a Padded Cell our articles site!

    He has: 15 posts

    Joined: Nov 2005

    1. Microsoft Frontpage {for most of my web designs}
    2. Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8
    3. Adobe Photoshop
    4. IE and Netscape Browsers
    5. Yahoomail

    They have: 2 posts

    Joined: Jan 2006

    Internet
    My webistes
    Laptop
    Money
    Rest

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Mar 2006

    My list, arranged in no particular order: Smiling

    EditPad (or Notepad will do)
    Firefox / IE
    Adobe Photoshop
    WS_FTP
    Outlook

    They have: 14 posts

    Joined: Nov 2005

    1. IE
    2. Excel - used to convert everything
    3. Itunes - ipod - can't work without it
    4. Putty - basic, but it's great
    5. CoffeeCup - used it since the begining, and always see myself falling back on it

    He has: 113 posts

    Joined: Jul 2005

    things I cant live without:

    1. Notepad.
    2. Photoshop
    3. My various programming compilers (vc++6 etc)
    4. A Web Browser
    5. My USB powered Foam Rocket Launcher Laughing out loud

    They have: 96 posts

    Joined: Jul 2005

    1) Homesite
    2) Photoshop CS2
    3) Flash MX
    4) All browsers
    5) Jack Daniels

    They have: 1 posts

    Joined: Jan 2006

    firefox
    Photoshop
    Dreamweaver
    BS Player
    Crap Cleaner

    Wink

    He has: 29 posts

    Joined: Jan 2006

    (1) macromedia package
    (2) mail
    (3) itunes
    (4) photoshop
    (5) Firefox, IE

    robbluther's picture

    He has: 73 posts

    Joined: Jan 2006

    1. Dreamweaver
    2. Adobe Video Suite <--- That covers the 2 I need, Photoshop and Premiere
    3. Flash (Illustrator can't do animations or scripting)
    4. Firefox & Explorer
    5. Coldfusion <---Think I am the only one who uses this...

    She has: 31 posts

    Joined: Jan 2006

    1. Notepad
    2. Opera
    3. Hotmail E-Mail Service
    4. Wikipedia.org
    5. Paypal.com

    With these 5 tools/services combined I can:

    Communicate with anyone I want.
    Find out about virtually anything with accurate information.
    Write articles, scripts, web-pages, and more.
    Earn money & make a living.

    I was tempted to replace Wikipedia.org with Dictionary.com, without which I wouldn't be able to verify alot of my work or write as effectively.

    Nice topic!

    DC_Sara's picture

    She has: 392 posts

    Joined: Jan 2002

    I'm updating mine since it's been almost 4 years! Holy cow!

    My old ones, found on page 4 I think...

    gregsbaby64 wrote: Ok, my turn!

    1. IE 6/NS 6/Opera 6
    2. Dreamweaver UD 4
    3. PSP 7/Adobe PS 5
    4. Word Pad
    5. WS_FTP (I'm getting ready to try this out) Wink

    Sara

    My, my, how my life has changed! Laughing out loud

    1. Incredimail. I love it since I can plug into my Hotmail and Gmail accounts and it has great spam blocking tools.
    2. Smart FTP. I love it!
    3. Avast!
    4. Paint Shop Pro X
    5. Firefox, gotta love the tabs!

    ~*Sara*~

    VelocitySC's picture

    They have: 2 posts

    Joined: Feb 2006

    1. Visual Studio 2005 - http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/

    (right now you can download the express editions for free... plus SQL Server Express)
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/default.aspx

    Love the intellesense... got tired of notepad many years ago.

    2. SQL Server 2005 - http://msdn.microsoft.com/sql/
    Got to have a nice backend to handle the data

    3. Photoshop CS2 - http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/main.html
    Nice for graphics editing... though I leave most of the graphic elements to our designer

    4. IE7 & Firefox - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/default.mspx
    http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
    Got to make sure your stuff works for the majority
    IE7 has great promise... I am using the BETA 2 and love it
    I like Firefox too... simple, lightweight, and easy to use.

    5. Velocity Webshots - http://webshots.velocitysc.com/
    Got to have a tool for building Images for a Web Pages..
    great for manuals, presentations, site reviews, and other docs.

    Jack Michaelson's picture

    He has: 1,733 posts

    Joined: Dec 1999

    Last time I posted in this thread was in 2004. Time for an update Smiling

    1. Editor: Editplus on XP, Dreamweaver on OSX.
    2. Browser: Firefox (I love extensions) and a little IE6. My IE usage might increase when IE7 comes.
    3. Image tool: Photoshop all the way.
    4. Music player: iTunes. Most of the time I can't seem to code without music.
    5. Communication tool: Outlook on XP, Mail on OSX

    Shakespeare: onclick || !(onclick)

    demonhale's picture

    He has: 3,278 posts

    Joined: May 2005

    Hey Welcome Back!!!

    He has: 4 posts

    Joined: Dec 2003

    For me, it's xSite Pro and SEO Elite.....

    They have: 78 posts

    Joined: May 2006

    1:photshop
    2: firefox, internet explorer, opera, netscape, camino browser
    3:dreamweaver
    4:flash
    5:my mail program any mail program, as long as I have all my mails i dont care which program showd be.

    They have: 78 posts

    Joined: May 2006

    1 : photoshop i ment...

    JeevesBond's picture

    He has: 3,955 posts

    Joined: Jun 2002

    May as well update mine:
    1. LAMP PC
    2. Opera
    3. The GIMP
    4. Bluefish
    5. SSH

    They have: 16 posts

    Joined: May 2006

    dreamweaver and internet explorer oh yes and for services ... my wife lol

    thanks

    WebMaster94's picture

    He has: 37 posts

    Joined: May 2006

    1. Internet Explorer
    2. Notepad
    3. Mail program
    3. Microsoft PictureIt
    4. Freewebs

    They have: 2 posts

    Joined: May 2006

    1. IE
    2. Dreamweaver
    3. Fireworks
    4. MySQL
    5. CuteFTP

    WebMaster94's picture

    He has: 37 posts

    Joined: May 2006

    IE has to be one of the most useful programs!

    Abhishek Reddy's picture

    He has: 3,348 posts

    Joined: Jul 2001

    1. GNU Emacs (with SLIME, Pymacs, CC modes). For coding.
    2. SBCL, Python and PHP. Language implementations I use most, currently.
    3. OpenSSH + GNU Screen + zsh + lftp + GNU Wget. For remote access and transfer.
    4. Irssi + Bitlbee. IRC client with scripting, and a multi-IM IRC gateway.
    5. Any of Konqueror, Firefox, Opera, plus elinks. Web browsing.
    6. Apache HTTPD 2.0.x (with mod_rewrite especially). Utilise HTTP in both directions.
    7. The GIMP. Image manipulation.
    8. LyX (using TeTeX). For producing documents.
    9. Maxima, GNU Octave and gnuplot. CAS, calculation, visualisation.

    I can't count. Wink

    It is good fun looking at older posts, though. Here's a nice quote from 2003:

    JeevesBond wrote:
    When I look at Abhishek Reddy's list it brings back that almost overwelming desire to move over to Linux...How I wish that were possible!

    Smiling

    He has: 19 posts

    Joined: May 2006

    1. Photoshop, can't do anything without it
    2. Dreamweaver. I love the syntax highlighting. Once you've used it for a few weeks, you'll never go back to notepad.
    3. My host
    4. Forums like this
    5. PHP

    webangel's picture

    They have: 27 posts

    Joined: Apr 2006

    1. Mozilla Firefox
    2. Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    3. Mail Programs (Yahoo, Gmail)
    4. Mantis Bug Tracking System
    5. Alexa Toolbar

    02bunced's picture

    He has: 412 posts

    Joined: May 2005

    1) Dreamweaver 8, especially its site manager feature, allowing for instant upload of a page for testing of PHP code.
    2) Firefox, with the web developer toolbar, and IE for testing in
    3) Illustrator CS2
    4) Fireworks for quick cropping of images and editing the levels
    5) Windows Media Player to keep me company when I'm working
    6) MSN Messanger and GTalk for the same reason!
    7) Thunderbird for all my e-mail
    Cool Google homepage for keeping my information in a single, accessible place

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Jun 2006

    Hi Guys,

    I need help from you all.. Actually I know nothing about web hosting but I have high desire to build hosting company, so I need to know what are needed to set up web hosting company? Eg. Equipment, software, system etc...

    And If I run Linux system.. what is the full package? Such as MySQL, pHp etc...

    I hope I will find solution to my question here..

    Sorry If my spelling is incorrect..

    thanx

    ANS-Jen's picture

    They have: 6 posts

    Joined: Jul 2006

    1.Cable connection
    2.Firefox & IE
    3.Dreamweaver
    4.Thunderbird
    5.Trillian

    pr0gr4mm3r's picture

    He has: 1,502 posts

    Joined: Sep 2006

    1. Comcast Internet service
    2. My dedicated Linux server
    3. Bluefish, gFTP
    4. FireFox, Thunderbird
    5. Online Community Forums Smiling

    They have: 31 posts

    Joined: Sep 2006

    1. vim
    2. Kwrite/NotePad2
    3. Photshop/The GIMP
    4. Front Page to draw tables
    5. FileZilla to upload
    5½. Firefox, IE and a laptop (because the screen is larger than 1024x768).

    He has: 7 posts

    Joined: Aug 2006

    Notepad++ (for Ruby/PHP/Python/Perl)
    XAMPP
    CoreFTP
    SSH Client (any)
    Firefox & its extensions (web developer, firebug, colorzilla, liveheaders, etc)

    They have: 2 posts

    Joined: Nov 2006

    1. Flash
    2. DreamWeaver
    3. Photoshop
    4. Fireworks

    She has: 9 posts

    Joined: Nov 2006

    1.) Winamp
    2.) Dreamweaver
    3.) Photoshop
    4.) Fireworks
    5.) Avant Browser

    In that order Smiling

    They have: 18 posts

    Joined: Dec 2006

    There are five things I use right now when making my webpages:
    1. Mozilla Composer
    2. Paint (Windows)
    3. Notepad
    4. Compupic
    5. MS Gif Animator

    I know these are really basic simple tools but I am working on a small to non existant budget. I guess you could call it web development on a shoestring. If you want the the things I wish I could ALWAYS have to do my work:

    1. Coffee
    2. Quiet
    3. A comfy chair at my desk
    4. Advil for eyestrain
    5. A phone that doesn't ring.
    (Don't you just hate it when a telemarketer calls right in the middle of a detailed code setup? Shhh...I used to be one.)

    LenBradshaw's picture

    He has: 36 posts

    Joined: Nov 2006

    I can't live without:

    1) HTML editor (Dreamweaver)
    2) Flash scriptor
    3) Photoshop/Illustrator
    4) Adobe Production Studio (Premier Pro and After Effects for video creation and editing)
    5) A really GOOD source for stock photos (I use one that is so inexpensive yet has thousands of stock photos to choose from: http://www.istockphoto.com/index.php

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Jan 2007

    Five tools I cant live with out would have to be...

    1. alphashare - real estate software solution.
    2. IE, cant stand firefox anymore, (used to love it)
    3. dreamweaver or any html editor (not frontpage though)
    4. photoshop or any good / half decent photo editor
    5. A good forum to get good ideas and to help the improvement of my sites !!!

    They have: 68 posts

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    1. Firefox
    2. Dreamweaver MX
    3. Photoshop
    4. WS_FTP
    5. Notepad

    They have: 1 posts

    Joined: Jun 2007

    really these are essential for a webmaster

    They have: 23 posts

    Joined: Aug 2007

    1.Firefox
    2.Homesite
    3.notepad
    4.Google - I use this to find out anything I don't know.
    5.PhotoShop

    She has: 3 posts

    Joined: Aug 2007

    CSE er something like that html editor
    Mozilla FireFox
    Smart FTP
    Google Analytics
    Page Rank Predictors

    There are probably 100, but those are the ones i thought of first Sticking out tongue .. I like things.. and I'm a creature of habit, i get highly irritable when the things I am used to are missing, or in some way changed Sticking out tongue

    They have: 19 posts

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    number 1 is notepad. building block for everything

    followed closely by firefox browser.

    adobe cs3 - everything colourful

    friendblaster pro - myspace promo

    roboform - perfect for submissions

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    * Note Pad
    * Microsoft Outlook
    * Mozilla FireFox/ Internet Explorer
    * Good Discussion Forum

    They have: 30 posts

    Joined: Jan 2008

    Google Earth
    SEO/Webmaster Forums
    Adwords
    Drudgereport
    Free Movie Sites

    They have: 99 posts

    Joined: Feb 2008

    For me it would have to be:

    Firefox with plugins Web Developer, Firebug and the Google Toolbar.
    Notepad
    Dreamweaver
    Photoshop
    SEO Elite

    They have: 42 posts

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    Wow..Most of you are similar to mine..I'm honored

    1) PSP 5.0 (old, I know..
    and I never could get comfy with Photoshop 7.0
    2) Dreamweaver MX 2004 (I know what you're saying, Conrad..)
    3) WsFTP32 it is by far the best. I'm still using a ver 10 years old.. "if it works you stick with it" - John Candy in "Brewster's Millions"
    4) All browsers. Testing is utmost important, cause I don't know the DOM
    5) Flash (Macromedia suite MX 2004)

    I've changed email from Outlook Express(hated MS Outlook) to Thunderbird (Mozilla). Use Mozilla and Firefox most of the time.
    (Hate IE7)

    Maybe we could make a list of tools we hate... or is there too much hatin' goin' on in the world already?.. Smiling

    BTW.. this is still coming from webmasters.. right?

    Shobuz99

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    Maybe we could make a list of tools we hate...

    That's not a bad idea! Feel free to start that thread off. Smiling

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    Since I haven't responded to this thread since December 2004, I'll list my 5 again:

    1. Opera (my primary browser), Firefox with Firebug, plus other browsers for testing.
    2. A good text editor with customizable shortcuts, syntax highlighting, and all thre rest. Autocomplete is particularly important to me. Quanta Plus is my current favourite.
    3. A good CMS. Drupal for big things, Wordpress for blogs or other small things.
    4. A good file manager, which I didn't realize I couldn't live without until I switched to Mac last fall; should be able to connect to servers via ssh or samba (Konquerer).
    5. Ahh! I only have one spot left and I need Inkscape and Gimp. And a terminal. And analytics! Very important.

    Thing I can live without:

    1. Windows .... well, if it weren't for IE 7 which isn't available in IEs4Linux.

    They have: 1 posts

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    dreamweaver
    photoshop
    Ms word
    outlook

    He has: 131 posts

    Joined: Jun 2008

    1. Firefox and other browsers(Dislike IE but it is the majority)
    2. Smultron for a text editor on my mac but Crimson Editor when I am forced to use Windows
    3. Gimp
    4. Microsoft Office NeoOffice or OpenOffice depending on the computer(why pay M$ when there's free stuff?)
    5. An FTP program Cyberduck on the Mac and Filezilla on windows n linux

    Thats my top five

    If it were top 6 the Terminal would be my next one. Smiling

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    Google Insights and Firefox SEO is all i need

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    1- Firebug
    Especially when a client asks you to install and edit a template they bought, that has 90 billion pointlessly nested tables

    2- Coffee
    I know it's not a service or tool, but I would get nothing done without at least the "wake up cuppa"

    3- php.net
    I'm useless at remembering all the built in functions, even common ones

    4- Music
    Again, not really a tool or service, but helps me code faster

    5- Coffee
    Now I realize that's technically only one tool/service, but as it's such a big requirement I thought I'd mention it twice (laser cannons anyone?)
    An hour after the "wake up cuppa" I am often scratching my head and needing a boost. The second and third coffee does to me what spinach does for popeye

    (If there was a 6th one, it would be my mouse scroll wheel, for this page alone Laugh)

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    Five Tools I couldn't live without(even though theres more)

    - Design Mode Webpage Editor
    - PrintScreen Button and copy and paste function of a computer
    - Paint and Microsoft Photo Editor
    - RealDraw (for quick graphics)
    - EditPlus2 (ascii editor program codes)

    They have: 1 posts

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    Mine would be:
    ftp
    ulead
    cs3
    notepad

    They have: 32 posts

    Joined: Dec 2008

    1. IE & Opera
    2. Navicat (SQL tool)
    3. QT (crossplatform develop)
    4. Oracle SQL
    5. AkedPad (notepad++)

    They have: 11 posts

    Joined: Dec 2008

    1. Internet
    2. Photoshop
    3. Illustrator
    4. Flash
    5. Dummy Server
    6. Dreamweaver
    7. Set of browsers

    These are my set of tools that helps me when Im into making websites.

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    hm, interesting, I don't know whether I am old fashioned, but I think that the very top BASIC 5 items for me would be:

    1) TextPad or Windows NotePad to write the source code and scripts
    2) Paint Shop Pro7 or PhotoStudio2000 to design graphics
    3) Microsoft Internet Explorer to display page
    4) SWiSHMax to design Flash animations
    5) and the Good Manual, like the http://www.createwebpageguide.com which gives you a free web site template with fully functional contact form submission script on top of teaching you the most up to date XHTML and CSS design.

    They have: 121 posts

    Joined: Dec 2008

    Hmmmm. I'll have a go...

    1) d-cubed GTD formatted Tiddlywiki to keep track of project states and notes
    (http://www.dcubed.ca/) I forget... alot.
    2) At least two monitors! The more text they can display the better!
    3) Subversion
    4) rsync backups, mirroring, deploy tool
    5) Really diggin' Netbeans for my new PHP projects at the moment.

    Cheers!
    Shaggy

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    It is good to see that IE still gets a lot of support on the webmaster forums. I know that it gets an awful lot of bad press these days.Smiling

    He has: 35 posts

    Joined: Nov 2004

    Ryan6 wrote:
    It is good to see that IE still gets a lot of support on the webmaster forums. I know that it gets an awful lot of bad press these days.:)

    If they are using IE8, I think it is not bad. FF is y favorite.
    Things I can not do with out are:
    Internet service
    Firefox
    Google search
    my email accounts
    notepad.

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    As a web develeoper, five things which i cant live without are

    1. Notepad++
    2. FireFox
    3. Firebug Plugin for firefox
    4. Photoshop
    5. Google(of course)

    Ceeznic Pirate
    {{Link removed - please use your signature instead, thanks}}

    They have: 1 posts

    Joined: Feb 2009

    1.Photoshop
    2.DreamWeaver
    3.PHP Designer
    4.FTP Manager
    And the last but not least;Godaddy and Hostgator.

    She has: 20 posts

    Joined: May 2008

    1. Dreamweaver (to Publish)
    2. Microsoft Visual Studio (to Design)
    3. Adobe Photoshop cs3 (to create Graphics)
    4. Microsoft Outlook (to check email)
    5. Mozilla Firefox (to surfing the net)

    They have: 5 posts

    Joined: Mar 2009

    Editpad Lite
    Filezilla
    MS Paint (yup, still use it!)
    Hotmail
    Firefox

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    They have: 10 posts

    Joined: Feb 2006

    1. Dreamweaver C4
    2. Visual Studio 2008
    3. Photoshop CS3
    4. CuteFTP
    5. IBP Internet Buisness Promoter

    They have: 7 posts

    Joined: Mar 2009

    For Me its just Dreamweaver, a Browser, Core FTP Lite, and Notepad.

    He has: 1 posts

    Joined: Apr 2009

    For me its:

    1.Dreamweaver CS3 - alternative editor (Visual Studio 2005 or Notepad++)
    2.Photoshop CS2 - alt (Paintshop Pro or MSPaint <-- this is my last resort if my Photoshop was uninstalled)
    3.FileZilla FTP - alt (cuteFTP)
    4.Firefox as my browser - alt (IE7 or Safari)
    5.MS Outlook - alt (webmail)

    They have: 1 posts

    Joined: Apr 2009

    Dreamweaver C4
    Photoshop C4
    Illustrator C4
    Firefox
    Outlook

    They have: 39 posts

    Joined: Jan 2009

    Microsoft Expression, Macromedia Fireworks, Firefox Nonofollow addon (it's saved me MASSES of time), Google, Opencube submenu software.

    They have: 17 posts

    Joined: Apr 2009

    Firefox
    Thunderbird
    Photoshop
    Skype
    Dreamweaver

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    They have: 11 posts

    Joined: Aug 2007

    For me

    google talk
    ym
    msn messenger
    dreamweaver
    firefox

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    Joined: May 2009

    I use a lot of tools in my computer but
    these are probably the most used...

    Firefox
    Yahoo messenger
    Photoshop
    Video/DVD converter/burner
    Vuze torrent downloader
    Eset Smart Security anti virus

    They have: 6 posts

    Joined: Jun 2009

    From my point of view if you will ask me to note down 5 most important tools then I would say:

      Macromedia Dreamweaver
      Adobe Photoshop
      Cute Ftp
      Internet Browsers like Mozilla, IE etc.
      Macromedia Flash
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    Firebug, ConText and a better internet connection Smiling How much I hate all those unlimited internet broadband promotions only to keep me in around 3KB/s to 0.00KB/s. May God forgive the sinners.

    They have: 1 posts

    Joined: Jun 2009

    Guys! Get off the costly, proprietary bandwagon! Wake up to open-source:

    • Ubuntu Linux
      with SO MANY free applications available just by ticking the box!
    • NetBeans dev IDE
      with all sorts of cool extensions including PHP & Ruby on Rails (netbeans.org)
    • Firefox
      with cool extensions like Firebug (css, dom etc page inspector - brilliant!)
    • The Gimp (gimp.org)
      a fantastic FREE replacement for Photoshop or PSP, with STACKS of FREE plugins
    • VirtualBox (from Sun Microsystems)
      allows me to run XP Pro inside a VM under Ubuntu. Why? Just to be crazy. Just to check on IE stupidity mainly. I have everything I need for IT life and happiness in Ubuntu 9.04!

    I am an Open-Source web developer, using Linux/PHP/MySQL & Joomla CMS / SugarCRM & vTiger CRM and stacks of other community owned goodies to create incredible web sites!

    Steve B
    Australia

    They have: 7 posts

    Joined: Jun 2009

    can't live without:

    google
    gmail
    freelancing sites
    cricinfo
    movie sites

    softwares:

    Mozilla browser
    video editor
    win xp
    excel
    notepad
    photoshop

    They have: 25 posts

    Joined: Sep 2009

    Mine are notepad ++ and gimp.

    They have: 8 posts

    Joined: Nov 2009

    I can't live without this tools..
    1) Mozilla firefox
    2) Google analytics
    3) Photoshop/Illustrator
    4) Counterstrike
    5) Flash

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    They have: 13 posts

    Joined: Apr 2009

    1. Firefox
    2. Notepad++
    3. FileZilla
    4. TUGZip
    5. Frontpage

    They have: 23 posts

    Joined: Oct 2009

    Windows Mail
    HomeSite
    CuteFTP
    Adobe Photoshop
    Notepad

    They have: 30 posts

    Joined: Dec 2009

    google analytics, webmaster tools, SEO for firefox and Link Diagnosis.

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Dec 2009

    Firefox
    CuteFTP
    NotePad
    Excel
    iexplorex

    {Link Removed}

    They have: 52 posts

    Joined: Nov 2009

    Hi,

    Gmail, Mozilla, Google analytics, Web master tool, Dream weaver.

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    A good thread that has me thinking this morning..

    Hmm...

    I think the five things i could not live without;

    Various Website Browsers
    A good HTML, PHP and CSS Editor
    Email
    Social Networking
    Website Hosting & Domain Names

    ...

    I think thats all but i am sure i can think of more...

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    1. Firefox and G Chrome (sucks but is VERY fast), for browsing
    2. Dreamweaver MX (yeah, the Macromedia one) and Notepad2 for quick editing and removing BOM signatures
    3. Photoshop CS4 Ultra (50mb edition, with all features working Laughing out loud)
    4. MS Word, for writting my copies
    5. Excel for storing my web site metrics data

    The KM Player for those great psychedelic sets that go on the working background, and thunderbird, so I can respond to any inquiry in less than 10 min. Laughing out loud

    They have: 1 posts

    Joined: Jan 2010

    IE & Netscape
    SQL Server
    Flash
    Photoshop 6.0
    Homesite 4.5
    Excel - used to build csv files to import into mysql.

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Jan 2010

    1) Firefox with firebug installed and webmaster toolbar
    2) Adobe Dreamweaver
    3) Adobe Photopshop
    4) Google
    5) My MP3 folder

    That's all what I need Laughing out loud

    They have: 10 posts

    Joined: Jan 2010

    1) Firefox
    2) Dreamweaver
    3) Flash
    4) CuteFTP
    5) WAMP

    I need this for living

    They have: 17 posts

    Joined: Mar 2010

    1) Google
    2) MS Windows
    3) Notepad
    4) Media Player
    5) {link removed (nice try)}

    They have: 10 posts

    Joined: Apr 2010

    Photoshop, Dremweaver, VLC player, Excel..

    But there is a lot more than just 5... Smiling

    They have: 10 posts

    Joined: Apr 2010

    Google, VLC, Wordpress, Dreamweaver, Photoshop

    These are are five above.

    Thanks

    They have: 33 posts

    Joined: Apr 2010

    My Fav/Essential Softs are

    1. Opera
    2. Fireworks
    3. uTorrent
    4. VideoLan (VLC)
    5. TuneUp Utilities
    6. Notepad++

    I also like a few services like:

    1. Google Analytics (for very complex reporting)
    2. Google Search
    3. Gmail
    4. NetVibes
    5. Twitter
    6. Wordpress
    7. BBC News
    8. Google Adsense (i use it, but i donot like it)

    They have: 29 posts

    Joined: Apr 2010

    Tools and Services I cant live without
    1. Google Search
    2. Gmail/Yahoo/MSN Search
    3. Facebook/Twitter/Friendster
    4. Wordpress/Blogger
    5. Google Adsense and other affiliate network
    6. Google Analytics/Google Adwords

    They have: 11 posts

    Joined: Sep 2009

    I would say:

    1) Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Internet Explorer - needed for testing purposes. Firefox is the default one
    2) Microsoft Outlook
    3) Telnet, SSH, and FTP software.
    4) PhotoShop
    5) DreamWeaver
    6) SciTE

    They have: 36 posts

    Joined: Apr 2010

    1. Dreamweaver
    2. Flash
    3. Google
    4. IBP Internet Buisness Promoter
    5. Firefox with firebug installed and webmaster toolbar

    {links removed}

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Mar 2010

    For me best 5 tools and services which i used most of them are :
    (1) Firefox
    (2) Rank Checker(Add-on)
    (3) Notepad++
    (4) Google
    (5) Firebug(Add-on)

    There are lots more but these 5 are very useful...

    They have: 4 posts

    Joined: Jun 2010

    ProteMac NetMine!
    Firefox
    Goggle

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    Joined: May 2010

    Can't without below:
    1.dream weaver
    2.photo shop
    3.google
    4.email
    5.google analytics
    6.webmaster tools

    Lots of post and all are very interesting too

    They have: 1 posts

    Joined: Jun 2010

    I can't live without
    1.Visual Studio 2010
    2.Mozila Firefox
    3.Photoshop
    4.Live Mail
    5.Gmail
    6.Google

    They have: 3 posts

    Joined: Jun 2010

    1. Mzille Firefox
    2. Notepad
    3. Filezilla
    4. MS Office
    5. Web Mail Services

    They have: 1 posts

    Joined: Nov 2009

    Of course my Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The other three...emm.....still thinking about it Laughing out loud

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