My Local Habitat

June 2, 2009
blog author

sbell

Creative Director

I'm interested in hearing about other peoples local environments - developer or designers! What applications do you use the most and how do you use them together to streamline your workflow and achieve maximum efficiency? I like to think I have it down, but I guess what it all boils down to is what you are comfortable with. Still, I long for less keystrokes, if only one. Lately I've been growing irritated with my text editor - TextMate for the mac.

Some negative things about it are really becoming quite apparant to me, one thing in particular is the searching capabilities, especially when dealing with a really large project. It takes at least 3 - 4 minutes for me to find something (on this one particular project) and lately it's just been hanging. Maybe the answer here is a re-install, but another answer would be to try something else. Any suggestions (other than Coda)? Probably the most useful application I use on my Mac is Quicksilver. It's awesome for moving Drupal modules into their appropriate places. It puts all of your tools right at your fingertips, like Art Directors Toolkit (rulers, color pallets, color sampling, hex values). What an unbelievable combination...it's like Crosby and Malkin on the powerplay.