My web design toolkit
I have been working on websites and graphics since 2000 and my toolkit has ben changing and upgrading with every better, cooler stuff I found or read about. Starting with Corel Draw and Corel Photopaint I turned to Photoshop, when I started to do design for more than a hobby - helping in a small photo studio, building my first website in Dreamweaver and then turning to Notepad++ and PSPad, learning HTML and CSS from W3Schools.com... It's been a long story, but everyone has started somewhere... Here is my current setup on Windows 7, I use Open Source and free software, when I only can, but sometimes simply there isn't a free alternative...
Adobe Photoshop - bitmap editor with great image compression for web - a must for a web designer (I know - GIMP but...) Adobe Illustrator - vector editor, I use it mostly for print designs Adobe Flash - to create animations, interactive elements Desktop Color Finder - neat Adobe AIR app from Colour Lovers, that gives you colors, color schemes, patterns based on specified color