If you are going to write your site-code by hand, then RISC OS is the best choice for that. I have many years of experience doing web-design work on RISC OS, Linux (Gnome and KDE desktops and CLI), Windows, MacOS and Solaris. RISC OS wins because of the many tools available wich are perfectly "integrated" by the WIMP. If you have a RiscPC you can use the PC coprocessor card with Windows98 and the Opera web-browser for testing and viewing. On a modern PC you can work in a similar way with VirtualRPC, although the irritating way in wich the mouse is emulated (with the pointers of windows and RISC OS working at the same time, while the VirtualRPC window is active) is very irritating. IMHO the best way to do web-design work on RISC OS is by networking a RISC OS machine and a x86-Mac (use an A9home and MacMini if space is limited) with a KVM switch. Use an x86-Mac with BootCamp and WindowsXP installed, so you can test your site with both Windows and MacOS versions of browsers. If you want to test for web-standards compliance, use Opera.
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