The Minimum Tool Set
It is possible to get started in web development for less than $100, if you already have a computer, or access to a computer, and an internet connection. Please note that working with the minimum tool set WILL require that you have additional knowledge of web development (such as proficiency with HTML), beyond the knowledge necessary for using a WYSIWYG web program. It will also take you longer to produce web pages.
- A computer that is internet capable (with an internet connection)
- A text editor (free)
- An SFTP program such as PuTTY (free for PC), Fugu (free for Mac) or Transmit ($25 for Mac). Fetch also supports SFTP; contact Integrated Content for a license number and download information for official EMU use.
- Current web browsers (Explorer/Firefox/Safari - all free, and others as preferred)
- Adobe Photoshop Elements (if your site will contain images that you will need to create or edit, this excellent program costs $100 or less; contact the Computer Store)
Highly recommended for everyone:
- Dreamweaver, currently available and well worth the investment (contact the Computer Store).