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Old 05-03-2000, 06:36 PM   #1
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Who here is using a Mac for web design? Who here is using a PCf or web design? Why are you using what you are...tell us some stories http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
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Old 05-03-2000, 07:03 PM   #2
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I'm using PC... I don't know why.. i've been using PC eversince..
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Old 05-03-2000, 07:17 PM   #3
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I've used photoshop on both pc's and macs, personally I like the speed the mac's provide when applying filters, but like also like the pc's because of the 2nd mouse button.
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Old 05-03-2000, 08:05 PM   #4
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you use a PC b/c of the second mouse button! You know you can buy a twobuttoned mac mouse, eh?
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Old 05-03-2000, 09:47 PM   #5
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I have been doing freelance Web work on a Mac for 3 1/2 years. With photoshop, illustrator, and other adobe products being written to run on the Macintosh, you can't go wrong. With the added bonus of using Macromedia products such as Director, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and BBEdit (not macromedia) Web design is fast, efficent and elegent on the Macintosh.

I worked as an intern at a financial Web site for 11 months. We must have had nearly 150-175 copmuters in the office. All writing, editing, and the servers, were of course PC. Though all mailing list servers, and the entire design department was Mac.

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Old 05-04-2000, 04:58 AM   #6
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I don't actually own the Mac, I use the ones the university provides, they are G3's don't know what speed, but loaded with ram and 21" inch screens. Very pleasant to use. :-), but they come with that annoying blue round mouse which allways seems to rotate itself sideways.

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Old 05-04-2000, 05:28 AM   #7
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The new mouse by Apple was poorly designed. It's very easy to pick up any number of different mice for the Mac. Kensington has redesigned their trackball mouse making it quite fun to use!

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Old 05-04-2000, 06:54 AM   #8
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The newest version of that round mouse has a depression on the button - so you know which way it's oriented.

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Old 05-04-2000, 07:33 AM   #9
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I'm thinking of buying a Mac within the next 2 months, Any suggestions, it will mostly be used towards learning the "mac" and how it works rather than just "graphics", so i'm not too concerned about pure speed, any suggestions?

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Old 05-04-2000, 08:46 AM   #10
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Well,

Since Apple's simplified it's product line, the choices are a lot easier.

Basically, there are 4 product lines.

iMac, PowerMac, PowerBook, and iBook.

You probably want a desktop - so it's iMac vs. PowerMac. For any sort of "power" user - I'd definately recommend getting a PowerMac G4. The iMac is nice - and pretty affordalbe ($1200 complete), but less expandable, and the monitor is only a 15".

The low-end PowerMac G4 is $1599 (cpu only), and is a good machine. It's also fast enough for most of what you'll need. 400mhz G4. You do need to get a monitor as well. I'd recommend a good 17" at least.

If your needs aren't immediate, I'd wait until July or so. There is a large Mac expo (MacWorld) in NY. There will likely be product announcements as well as possible speed bumps to the current G4's.

What's also expected by end of summer is Mac OS X - which is the newest revision of NeXT Step with a snazzy new interface -- the jury's still out on it... but it'll be fun to see http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

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