Web development/authoring environments can be split into two categories:
If you already have a preferred application please use it!
Recommended HTML Editor: Brackets
Brackets is a free, open-sourced text editor developed by Adobe that works on both Windows and Mac (and to some extent on Linux). It has a nice user interface, great CSS editing features, and lets you view a live preview of your code in Google Chrome.
There are a number of other HTML editors available that provide a variety of features and user interface niceties. The table below summarizes some of the most popular editors.
|Program||OS||Cost||Live Preview||Built-in FTP||CSS Helpers|
|Brackets||Mac / PC||Free||✓||✓|
|Sublime||Mac / PC||Freemium||✓|
Recommended WYSIWYG Editor: Adobe Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver is included in Adobe's new Creative Cloud offering, which gives you access to all of Adobe's products for $20 per month (with a one year agreement). You can also purchase the previous version of Dreamweaver through GovConnection for approximately $100.
Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver can also be obtained with a free trial license (one month only, so if you go this route you will want to wait until April before trying Photoshop and Illustrator).
You can also save html from Word or there are many shareware/freeware web authoring tools if you do a google search, or other ~80 packages that include free trial licenses.
Further the new media center has (ironically, older) versions of the Adobe Software suites.
SolidWorks 2013-14, go to the 2.009 website for instructions on how to download it from the ME server. Note: at present, the department download page is a bit confusing.
2.744 website building tutorials and how to upload files.
Implementing web-based surveys (forms) hosted in your Athena directory
Viewing secure AVI files using IE and Windows Media Player
Sketching and rendering tutorial videos (2.744 and 2.009 resource)
Posed mannequin pictures for storyboards
New media center: MIT facility where you can edit movies and prepare multimedia presentations