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

Published by Mandar Apte

Mandar is a Mumbai-based multi-disciplinary designer with UX/UI, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design expertise. He currently runs his Mudrkashar Linguistic Apple iPhone, iPad, and Mac app business in the heart of Mumbai city.

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