Here’s a list of applications and people I’d like to acknowledge:
WordPress – Sophisticated yet extremely user-friendly blogging software. If you can email, you can blog with WordPress. Besides being free, there are hundreds of plugins that increase the power and usefulness of WordPress.
Firefox 3.6.3 – The best browser to surf. Speeds are better than IE. Built-in spellchecker is a must for someone like me.
For web designing I use the following programs:
Adobe Dreamweaver – I do most my web editing in DW. CSS (cascade style sheet) is done in all text. It would be nice to do it on a graphical editor. I like DW but I’m keeping my options open for something better.
Adobe Flash – Flash is a very powerful program that allows you to really automate the web. There’s a couple of problems using Flash though, such as the load time can be excessive and it’s not easy to make web templates that are customizable from flash.
FileZilla – This little progy uploads and downloads files to the server. I like this program over other FTPs because it remembers all my sessions, so I can quickly edit different files and upload to different servers without looking up IP, user IDs, and passwords.
Notepad – Yes, it’s a silly little text editor, but it works great for quick .html editing. I don’t use Notepad so much since I move to Mac January 2010.
GoDaddy.com – Big props to GoDaddy. They’re the web hosting company with the “GoDaddy Girls”, but that’s not why I’ve used their products for over three years. It’s their customer service. GoDaddy’s service is amazing, especially in the computer age when customer service is horrible. I’ve never been on hold longer than three minutes and I get to a live person for tech support immediately.
Brian Gardner – A real life personal friend and bro. Brian is the creator of StudioPress, which Brian has graciously allowed me to use for my web projects. We have a relationship that inspires each other but mostly he inspires me.