Hardware and Software I Use for Designing Websites

Hardware and Software I Use for Designing Websites

Hello Guys! welcome to my first blog post which is a combination of my working environment and my pretty gadgets that I have. I am a web designer by profession and I would like to share what gadgets I use to make myself comfortable and geeky at the same time.

I started everything on a PC and hence Windows is always close to me as it had taught me a lot. I still remember 9 years back when i got my first PC. Right now I am using a Mac on which I design and code websites (learn coding online) on regular basis.

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PC-MACHere is my small setup for both desktops. iMac with 24” inch screen is really awesome in its functionality and compactness. No CPU’s and minimal wires, which has kept me liking it more than Windows PC’s.

The hardware configuration

For iMac is : 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3, 640GB HD, Nvidia Graphics, 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, L2 Cache-6MB. PC on the other hand has: 2GB DDR1 Ram, 80GB, Intel Dual Core. Now for the Software that I use to create websites and other design related work are mostly Adobe Master Collection. Dreamweaver, PhotoShop (Photoshop Tutorials for beginners), Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks. Both the desktops has all software installed and always ready to use.

Why does one need two operating systems for making websites?

Some of you might be thinking that why two operating systems. I think two operating system are must as the major part of internet surfers rely on Internet Explorer with Windows as operating system and other part is using Safari/Firefox in Mac. To check websites in different browsers perfectly one need to have access to other operating systems as well. So its a necessary requirement for a web developer to have major operating systems with him.

Apart from these desktops I also have a small netbook device, Asus 1000H Eee PC on which i have installed Linux Operating system (Ubuntu Netbook Remix), which is really the best while traveling (best travel apps) and mobility at times.

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Netbook has really been a companion in outdoors, as it gives at least 5 hours battery backup and has almost all functions that I need while on the move.

Internet Connections

I have a broadband from BSNL + EVDO Card from BSNL + Reliance Data Card (inactive). Both Desktops are having there own net connection. iMAC is been setup with a wireless router/modem provided by BSNL. Netbook is also connected via wireless connectivity. When on the move I take BSNL EVDO card with Netbook for handy usage. Reliance Data Card is been inactive due to lesser speed and its not a unlimited plan.

Internet rate is approx: Rs 1350 (Broadband) + Rs 600 (EVDO) per month which adds up to 2000 bucks ($40 approx)

So that’s it … one good news is that i am buying a MacBook very soon… and I will give the iMAC to parents as they will love it.

Tell me what would you like to have? a PC or a Mac if given a choice and why.

  • Arvind

    jaspal is doing a quit good effort in computers.
    appreciable work…..:)

    • http://savedelete.com Jaspal

      thnx Arvind … hope i can continue :)

  • http://saketn.wordpress.com Saket

    Gud work Jassi.
    I saw ur room and would definitely say, it cant get any better for Web Designer than this.
    Carry on. :)

  • http://www.hprahi.com hiren pandya

    One thing I like about you is that you are self learned person. although it takes time but this is the main foundation. you are really a great programmer and designer. Its been honour to know you as a couligue.

  • Ronak Singhavi

    This article shows the passion you have for the web design.

    Kudos to you
    All the best!!!
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    Thats quit clean and neat room, I won’t show you mine else….
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  • Harsh

    To formulate something different, something substantial, you should not only need to be creative but also to work really hard and keep focused all the time. What your are doing not only reflects your dedication and passion towards your work, but also shows immense talent and creativity. Self learned person like you has long way to go. Keep it up. Really impressed by your efforts and your work.

    GodSpeed

  • Dhruv Agarwal

    Marvelous….
    From ur working headquarters to ur working style, latest software to hi-tech hardware, blended with your talent & knowledge, every thing is to its best…
    I would like to entitle you as “One Man Army”… :)
    Best of Luck for your future!! :)

  • vitu

    i know you since last 6 years …and i can say that the speed by which you have learned and created a brilliant career is worth complimenting.you have a very sincere outlook towards your goals and i m definitely sure that you will achieve it very soon. my best regards are always there with you (you know that)….have a great life.

  • S.Pradeep Kumar

    Man.. I really envy that iMac! 8)

    What is the price?

    Really nice setup.. it makes a blogger peaceful! :)
    .-= Read S.Pradeep Kumar¬¥s last article on his blog … 3 Golden Rules For Buying A Domain =-.

    • http://savedelete.com Jaspal

      its around 78k with student discount :)

  • Atul

    great work…….why dnt u have some degree in designing so that a stamp of mech engg. will be removed.
    good yaar……..gud luck

  • Nitish

    Good work…y don’t you post some links of the work which u have done till now!!!!
    MacBook is a grrt option…if given a chance v shud go for MAC (I still am using a DELL Windows Vista but have planned fr a MAC some time nxt year)and wrking wid all kinds of OS makes u diverse…grrt going….keep it up…

  • WAcky

    Well i truly agree coz i am Using MAC itz the Best operatin systm az far az developing webpages are concerned it requirez windowz too so it can successfully work around……

    Appreatiable work JASPAl….

  • Vikrant

    Great bhai apple pe duniya banayega. You are true mech. engg. coz mech. engg. can only do these thing. bap of everything

  • http://savedelete.com Jaspal

    i have also bought a new Macbook 3 days back .. will post some pictures of it. They are really very good in speed and performance.

  • http://www.techmaish.com Bilal Ahmad

    You Room is very nice, clean and pretty.
    Very nice PC.
    .-= Read Bilal Ahmad¬¥s last article on his blog … How to Remove nofollow attribute (tag) from blogger =-.

    • http://savedelete.com Jaspal

      Thnx Bilal :)

  • http://savedelete.com Jaspal

    Hello Pavan

    Thnx for appreciations. Yes, i m a freelancer now … just left my job few days back … Hopefully for Good :)

  • vikas panwar

    Dear kake….
    u delete my last comment…. so i understand… why yur site name is savedelete.com… ha ha ha ….but this time this comment should be save…….bst of Luck…

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  • Joe

    wow really nice work place.. i have the same chair as yours but i am still using PC to make a web design. Not enough money yet to get a iMac.
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    • http://savedelete.com Jaspal

      Hello Joe

      Well i too started with PC’s but due to its frequent stuck-up’s and virus problems i shifted to MAC .. Hopefully MAC viruses does not come in future too :)

  • Bhupendra Singh

    Dear Jaspal,

    Nice to see you working like this. You have set an example for others. You did ur engineering in Mechanical but it’s ur interest and self confidence which is also appears in ur work. I really appreciate your efforts.

    Best of Luck,

    Bhupendra Singh
    GET (IT)
    Shree Cement Limited

  • hardwarewiz

    nice setup and idea in creating a websites design. two task for a minimal time.

  • Ho P1

    Best website, i love it!

  • Squiddy

    Your work station is pretty neat. But I don’t like the table where you put the MAC computer on.
    It doesn’t look matching. Don’t ya think?

  • Jay

    Hmmnnn….giving me an idea on how arrange my working place athome..great idea…thanks

  • lion

    What your are doing not only reflects your dedication and passion towards your work, but also shows immense talent and creativity. Self learned person like you has long way to go. Keep it up. Really impressed by your efforts and your work. | 😛

  • Yting

    Thanks for the confidence builder.I convinced myself that too much expense was involved to start the process. Thanks for this idea..

  • bumblebee56

    Yeah! We need that two parts of computer the hardware and software for website..if you don’t have that two parts you don’t make website..It’s very important that part for making website! | 😛

  • Dianna

    i really like this site i can’t wait to share this to my friends.

  • conan0506

    You did ur engineering in Mechanical but it’s your interest and self confidence which is also appears in ur work. I really appreciate your efforts. | 😛

  • nic123

    thanks for this post this make me think that i should organized all my work.thank you once again.

  • Asawakoh

    Well i truly agree coz i am Using MAC it’s the Best operation system as far as developing webpages are concerned it requires windows too so it can successfully work around..

  • regeic

    Hi there! we have the same printer. Anyway Just love your set up there. I nee to recreate another computer section for myself too. About the operating system Window 7 is good for my video editing. I am not much of making websites (for short: I do not know about it) LOL Thanks for your very informative post. Sometimes we learn bit by bit reading post like this.

  • Rosemarie

    this reflects your dedication and passion towards your work, but also shows immense talent and creativity. Self learned person like you has long way to go. Keep it up. Really impressed by your efforts and your work.thanks!

  • hunterX0506

    Self learned person like you has long way to go. Keep it up. Really impressed by your efforts and your work. | 😛

  • Ambber

    i agree with this post seems very useful thanks for the tips…

  • Minimart

    Seems great! you doing quit good, as well.

  • binggrace

    simply quite good… just continue what you doing and continue sharing with your knowledge to other… i appreciate what you’ve done….great work.

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    Being enthusiastic you can be famous as you. you love your work, you love you self more than ever. so making a good idea to express what you feel like you did to your post today. thanks for sharing man….

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