Web Design & Development on Macintosh through OpenSource or Free Apps

Here are the list tool sets you will need if you want to design & develop website on mac with opensource or free apps. As you may know Mac is it self based on opensource Unix platform.

 
So here is the list of Web Design & Development OpenSource Apps available on Mac,

 
CMS (Content Management System) or Blogging Platform

 
WordPress

 
wordpress

 
Wordpress is opensource CMS software for Blogging, Even This website is created with WordPress. WordPress has massive support with large amount of plugins to easily integrating Google Analytics, Google Adsens, Feedburner to even having Image slideshow & Image Lightbox

 
Web Server

 
MAMP

 
MAMP

 
MAMP is free app to setup free webserver including Apache & MySQL, It helps to run & design wordpress website locally.

 
Web Development

 
WordPress
Wordpress with it’s edit mode will help you to develop website from scratch

 
TextWrangler

 
TextWrangler

 
TextWrangler is available on Mac App Store, This App will help you to hand code your website.

 
Design

 
GIMP

 
GIMP

 
GIMP is Opensource Raster base image manipulator program which available for free it supports all popular image formats like PSD, PDF, PNG, JPG etc.

 
Inkscape

 
Inkscape

 
Inkscape is Vector design creation tool available on net for free download & use. It is alternative to paid app like Adobe Illustrator & CorelDRAW

 
Icomaker

 
Iconmaker

 
Creating favicon for your website is vary easy with Icomaker. It will go great with GIMP

 
960 Grid System

 
960

 
960 is new design standard to design website using definite Grid in Design

 
FTP Client

 
Cyberduck

 
Cyberduck

 
Opensource FTP client for Macintosh…

 
FileZilla

 
Filezilla

 
FileZilla is an Opensource FTP client for Macintosh, It will help you to upload your website to online server.

 
Web Browser

 
FireFox

 
Firefox

 
Firefox is most popular opensource internet browser vailable on most popular operating systems like Mac, Windows & Linux.

 
So, This was the list of Web Design & Development tools for Macintosh… Happy Designing…!!!

 
Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

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