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Software Questions for Webcomics

Post by thirdeyeh » Fri May 11, 2007 8:15 pm

I'm in need of a good webdesign program like Dreamweaver and Fireworks, but I'm not really sure I can afford all of that software right now to the latest editions. Do any of you know where I can buy legal editions of like DReamweaver MX 2004 and Fireworks that might be at a lower cost? Or of any other decently priced web design software that runs well and is well priced?

I already own a student Photoshop CS1, it's just all of this web coding software that I need.

Or does anyone have any just alternative options that they know of? Like Drunk Duck or something where you know the hosting has been stable and all?
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Post by briantaylor » Fri May 11, 2007 10:35 pm

Not sure if this might already be painfully obvious.... but you can always check Ebay. Not sure how the license stuff works though and you'd want to make sure they were indeed legal copies you were buying.

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Post by Coffee and TV » Sat May 12, 2007 10:33 am

If all else fails, there are always torrents, etc.

Of course, legal is always best.

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Post by thirdeyeh » Sat May 12, 2007 4:48 pm

Checked Ebay and all it looked fishy. I think I'm just gonna have to shell out the money for the latest versions. It's ok though. Eventually I would anyway. The important thing for me is to keep everything legal. Oh and awesome... Awesome is a requirement.
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Post by Scott Hallett » Sun May 13, 2007 6:19 am

Hey, I saw this recommended somewhere else. I can't speak for it myself, I tend to hand code websites, but it looks interesting and it's free. Might be worth taking for a spin: http://www.nvu.com/index.php

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Post by ChadTHX1138 » Mon May 14, 2007 10:50 am

I use Wordpress now...and it's free. there are lots of free plugins and tools as well as a couple page designs geared strictly for webcomics.
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Post by ChadTHX1138 » Mon May 14, 2007 10:53 am

Here's the free Comic page layout for wordpress that is really good.... http://mindfaucet.com/comicpress/
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Post by nemu » Mon May 14, 2007 2:01 pm

Not sure what platform you're on, but if you have a Mac and know how to make a webpage with CSS, you could use any text editor and CSSEdit2.5
http://macrabbit.com/

If you want something a little more robust, theres always the all-in-one Coda!
If I didn't already own TextMate and CSSEdit, I'd probably be trying this one out!

http://www.panic.com/coda/
Smiles to Go! - http://www.nemu-nemu.com/
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Post by Felix » Mon May 21, 2007 3:48 pm

For a straight forward online portfolio - then hand code is the simplest, so at the most basic of levels wordpad works; but if you're looking to host more complex stuff like a shop or selling arena then either you gotta pay for the software that codes that stuff, in which case it's best to always buy the latest versions or alternatively most web space providers have some form of site builder that covers most functions!

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Post by thirdeyeh » Mon May 21, 2007 7:14 pm

Hey Guys-

Sorry I haven't responded to my own thread! Busy buying a house and updating my computer.

Well the good news is my computer is all updated to handle the newer software that is out there. I will have to check out these other programs and sites all of you have mentioned. What makes me happy though is my computer is handling Dreamweaver now so I think I am just going to try and fork out the money for CS3 sometime soon.

I don't know. Fingers-crossed.
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