Farther back in the past than I care to delve, I started using an FTP program called “Transmit.” Mac-only. Works like a charm. Over the years, it’s been my first “go-to” tool for manipulating web-based materials.
I recall agonizing over the purchase of the software, but as a paid-for program, it worked correctly, quickly, and earned its purchase price back with the dramatic reduction in headache medicine.
- Less time spent banging one’s head against the desk top.
Several years later, I split my web-spinning, website management tools into a pair of much simplified categories. No more “graphical user interface” tools. Straight code or WordPress, and I only arrived at WordPress after several other efforts.
Transmit – Panic, Inc.
The people who make Transmit also make a program called “Coda.” Available from the Apple App Store, or from the website, or wherever. The program combines Transmit’s FTP, file transfer stuff, with a text-based editor. I can easily log on, change something on a site, and not have to download, edit, upload. Very handy when setting up WordPress sites, as there’s usually a simple configuration file that has to be modified. Simplest of tasks, yet, before I used Panic’s Coda, remarkable lack of elegance in the operation.
Coda 2 – Panic, Inc.
While the prices are negligible, I’ve spent tens of “iTunes” dollars on various FTP, website management programs, usually a loose FTP item. One had such an arcane iPad interface, I never did figure it out. Waste of $9.99 or 7 bucks, or whatever it was. Still have the app, kicking around. Several of them.
Diet Coda – Panic, Inc.
The same people who built Coda, now Coda 2, came up with an iPad app called “Diet Coda.” Sort of Coda-lite for the i-things. iPad, mostly, I guess. Works well enough.
As I lay in bed the other evening, I had a quick notation, and I had to change some of the site’s static text.
The tool collection is disparate set of softwares that I use to do the heavy lifting on websites.