Posts Tagged ‘mac os x’

JavaScript Compressors for Mac OS X

Friday, February 1st, 2013
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Smaller is a $20 app that compresses HTML, PHP, CSS and JS. However to me that is too much to pay for a simple app, no matter how nice it is. I have a few suggestions that are free, cheaper or do even more than Smaller.

Web Development Tools for Mac OS X

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
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  • ImageOptim – Optimize JPG, PNG and GIF images for the web
  • Less – Compile and compress .less files to CSS
  • Sublime Text – Great text editor. Not free
  • Cyberduck (or FileZilla) – FTP client
  • Shrink-O-Matic – Resize a bunch of images before you ever upload them. This way uploads are faster and any resizing your webapp does is much faster. Just pick a size that is big enough for your biggest usage scenario instead of the gigantic images you have from your camera or stock photography.
  • VMware Fusion – Setup virtual machines for testing your sites in IE or perhaps older browsers. Not free
  • Smaller – Minify HTML, PHP, CSS and JavaScript files. Not free
  • MAMP – Apache, Mysql, PHP and phpMyAdmin

Portable Filezilla for Mac OS X

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Here’s how you can make FileZilla work off a USB flash drive in Mac OS X.

First download the version of FileZilla for OS X, then extract it and you will then have a FileZilla.app file. Put this where you want it on your USB thumb drive.

Now right click FileZilla.app and pick Show Package Contents.

Copy docs/fzdefaults.xml.example into Contents/SharedSupport/ and rename to fzdefaults.xml

Now open fzdefaults.xml and change the line that says

<Setting name="Config Location">$SOMEDIR/filezilla/</Setting>

to
<Setting name="Config Location">.</Setting>
and save.

That will make it put any configuration files it uses in the same folder as that XML file in Contents/SharedSupport/

You can also delete everything in <Servers> in that file, otherwise they wont be deletable. It has an example for a “predefined” ftp server that can never be removed other than by deleting them in the XML file.