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carly graham2,663 Points
Does anyone know a decent FTP client for mac OS x 10.6.8? Cyberduck is not working for me...
It's just not working bc of my old OS and I'm not sure which client to use. Any suggestions?
use transmit. most people do.
Erik Nuber20,629 Points
Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, I used github to show off my portfolio. They allow you to have one website active for free. Only catch would be they have a unique name you have to use. Though if you purchase a domain name, they do give you the option to use your domain name and it will point to your github project.
I am not overly comfortable with the terminal and using git at this point but, they have an option in the app store called github desktop that eliminates the need to know their special syntax. It makes it very simple to use and, once you have it set up it tracks everything you do so if you make changes, you can just go to github desktop and do a pull request to update github. The github desktop app also does its own file transfer so you won't have to worry about CyberDuck, Transmit, or any other FTP client.
The only other issue I ran into was that github is for static websites only. I had a contact form and had to figure out how to get it to work. I found plenty of services that charge for this but, for a simple website that you don't expect a huge amount of submissions, I found formspree. It allows 1000 submits a month which is perfect for my usage.
Again, it depends what you are trying to accomplish, just sharing as I had no idea github could host a website. I thought it was all just project based and a way for people to share work.