So you are an inspiring web designer, or maybe just one that needed a switch in scenery so you finally ditched that Windows O.S for something more practical? Which ever the case , you’re here asking how to get to work developing web pages or program some software but probably don’t have the right programs to start. In this post I’ll be going over a few personal favorites when it comes to programs that help me work.
The first program I’m gonna talk about is going to be no brained for some of you, and the switch to turn on the light bulb for others. FileZilla. FileZilla is an FTP client which gets you into the backside of a website in order to edit, transfer, add or delete files associated with that particular web address. To install FileZilla simply open up the Ubuntu software center and press install. You might have to search for it after its install, but you can drag and drop the icon to your desktop for easy access.
Bluefish editor, is in my opinion the best HTML editor for Ubuntu Linux. It has all the bells and whistles that take if from just any editor to an top notch editor. It has syntax highlighting and can read just about any type of programming language. There also is a view button, so you can view your work in real time with which ever browser you prefer. Just like FileZilla, all you have to do is visit the u unto software center and search for it to install.
Gimp is, as most like to call it, “Rhe Linux version of Photoshop”. Well for the most part this is true, except for one major key component. FREE. Gimp is an open source art studio for Linux, windows and Mac. So you don’t even need to be running any Linux in order to use this sweet price of programming. I can’t help stress how nice this is to not be stuck with photoshop and those prices that never seem to end, or the packages you always seem to have to install for it to work. Visit gimp.com to download or go to the Ubuntu Saftware center if you are running Ubuntu.
Just like gimp is to photoshop, Inkscape is to illustrator. This program is the vector studio you need to make this crisp logos and or imagery. It’s just as easy as illustrator so if you are already familiar on how to create. Ecote graphics, then you should be able to dive right in. Download it from the Ubuntu software center. For tutorials you can visit YouTube, that is if you are not already the Picasso of the vector world.
Dropbox is pretty self explanatory, unless you really are that new to the Internet, but I doubt you will be trying to become a web developer if you haven’t had a run into Dropbox by now. This is a universal program that helps storing files over the “cloud”, so you can access them from any computer or mobile device( some software might be needed to download in order to see files). Android and iOS both have an application in there respected application stores. To get it on Ubuntu simply visit there site and install the Linux version. You might be asked to install a new repository, but the Dropbox website should have the most up to date version.
If not email me and I’ll help find you the right info to get it running on your P.C.
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