Our Tools for the Web

With the ways of the web always changing our tools need to evolve and be able to handle the challenges at hand. After trying out dozens upon dozens of other applications and resources, here is our favorite tools to use at Rose Design.

Atom by GitHub

Price: Free | Download Here

What is it: Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies.


If you are looking for a reliable, customizable and all around functional text editor, Atom is your holy grail.


Dreamweaver CC

Price: $30 per month | Purchase Here

What is it: Adobe Dreamweaver is an application used by web designers and developers to create websites and applications for use across multiple targets. Including browsers, devices, and tablets. Web designers use Dreamweaver for creating website prototypes using web-friendly artwork.


Even though Atom is my go-to text editor, some of our employees still enjoy working with Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver comes packed with time-saving features, a built in FTP client and more. The only drawback to using Dreamweaver is needing a Adobe Creative Cloud account, which will run you $30 per month for just Dreamweaver. Adobe has other great software and bundles are available. Defiantly worth checking out if you are a fan of Adobe. 30 day free trial available



Price: $32 | Purchase Here

What is it: CodeKit is an app that helps you build websites faster. It compiles all the cutting-edge languages like Sass, Less, Stylus and CoffeeScript. It live-refreshes your browsers. It combines, minifies and syntax-checks JavaScript.


In short, if you are a Mac user CodeKit is almost an essential workflow preprocessor. It allows you to use languages, such as Sass, minifies your css and/or javascript, checks your javascript for errors and more. For the one time price of $32, I would recommend any web designer/developer to grab a copy of their own. A free 10 day trial is available.



Price: First Project Free | Sign-up Here

What is it: Basecamp is a web-based project-management tool developed by Basecamp and launched in 2004. A new version was launched in 2012. The Ruby on Rails framework was extracted from the Basecamp project.


Working with a team? Being able to collaborate in real-time and create checklists for everyones roles is amazing. Thing that makes basecamp even more amazing is that the first project, basecamp, is free so whats to lose? Give it a shot and let me know what you think.



Price: Free – $200 | Sign-up here

What is it: Springloops is a web-based Git and Subversion version control and hosting service with integrated deploy and code collaboration features for web and software developers.


My favorite things about using Springloops is their fast deployments, the ability to travel back in time to revert changes, and having no restrictions.



Price: $60 | Download Free Trial

What is it: Cornerstone is built on Subversion, the world’s most popular open source version control system. It delivers proven performance, robustness and scalability and adheres to open standards.


To loop back to springloops, cornerstone is an desktop application that syncs with your SVN information to make deployments, receive any changes to the project you are working on and more. Cornerstone is my absolute favorite client, and for any business will make working with a SVN so much easier. Free trial available