Apps, Mac, OSX

10 top Free web dev Apps For Apple Web Designers

Posted on 20 August 2014

aptana Studio: Build, deploy, scale

Supporting PHP, ROR and Python this is a serious tool. Although I have only used it for basic HTML, CSS editing I found that a breeze with helpful hints and colour coding of syntax. It’s going to be around for the long run as they just secured $7.8 Million in Funding. Its 100% free and monetises via its web app hosting platform.

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GIMP

An alternative to Photoshop its completely open source and has a plug-in available that converts the layout closer to Photoshop for an easy learning curve. A great way for aspiring web designers to start honing there skills.

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Handbrake

For converting your video files into a web friendly format you cannot go past this one.

 

Caliper Project

For pixel perfect designs you need a simple measurement tool like Caliper.

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MAMP: Mac – Apache – MySQL – PHP

The essential coding environment just a few clicks away :>.

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Cyberduck

FTP browser that also supports, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files & Amazon S3.

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Dashalytics

Google Analytics on your Dashboard.

Sequel Pro

MySQL database management app.

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Dropbox

File sharing the way it should be :>. Great if you are often moving between the office, your home Mac and your MacBook.

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Paparazzi!

A tiny app that makes screenshots of websites.

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Design

Ultimate list of Apple Photoshop resources for designers

Posted on 18 August 2014

Apple remote by *Bobbyperux

3 Icons + PSD

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iPhone, iPod, Mac

iTunes U a fun way to learn

Posted on 15 August 2014

I have recently started using iTunes U and believe its the coolest way to learn. It allows you to access up to 150,000 educational resources made available by various institutions like MIT, Stanford, Duke, and many more. iTunes U is now available to download directly to your iPod touch and iPhone.

How many of you have been using it and what do you think of it?

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iPhone, Wallpapers

Top Ten iPhone Wallpaper Round Up from DeviantArt

Posted on 13 August 2014

Some of the best iphone wallpapers from extremely talented deviantArt artists. To download the wallpaper: click on the artist link to take you to their page for various rules and regulations for using their artwork. Most of the featured artists only ask that you do not redistribute (package and resell) their work as your own.

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Mac, OSX, Tutorials

Overburn CD or DVD Mac OSX

Posted on 10 August 2014

I recently had to burn a 704MB .avi (divX) file to a 700MB CD through my MacBook. I was pleased to find that although the default OSX Mac burner won’t overburn you can easily do this through a few terminal commands to bypass the overburn block.

1. Firstly create a directory with a short name (will be easier to type into terminal) that only contains the file you wish to burn, remove .nfo files (if a torrent file) or previews/covers leaving just the main .avi file. I called mine “movie”.

2. Open terminal (click finder and type it in if you haven’t used it before).

3. Browse to the directory above movies, enter “cd /user/downloads” where the directory containing the files you are burning is /user/downloads/movie (cd simply stands for change directory). Terminal will then display that you are in that directory. If you get stuck here because you haven’t used terminal before comment below and I will help you out.

4. Create an iso of the movies folder, in terminal enter “hdiutil makehybrid -o isofilename movie/” and your .iso will be created from the files in the folder movie. The progress will be displayed in terminal (doesn’t take long).

5. Enter your cd or DVD into the drive and burn using “hdiutil burn isofilename.iso” (while still in the same directory, which you will be if you follow the steps above). You will not be given the option of what speed to burn the disc at (in most cases this fastest setting is fine),  status will again be displayed in terminal while burning and verifying the disc.

6. Once burned you can delete isofilename.iso if you don’t plan on making any more copies.

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iPod

iPod Boy, kid gets a new nickname

Posted on 09 August 2014

A boy with an iPod surgically inserted into his arm has suffered terrible injuries when it overheated in the Humid Sydney Summer.

Just kidding the story is in fact a lot less about iPod’s and a lot more about a nine year old Sydney kid walking through a glass door.

The story doesn’t mention what model the iPod was if it had video that he was possibly watching. He is now thankfully in a stable condition :>.

Although we are still a bit puzzled what this has to do with a mutant iPod Boy maybe it’s a new ad campaign Can’t remember where your glass door is? there’s an app for that or maybe they meant Mutant drug dealing rapper?

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iPhone, Mac

Mac Dropbox Download Bonus

Posted on 07 August 2014

Dropbox now has 8GB 10GB for free with a few referrals! When did that happen!

Use this link to get +250MB when you signup

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