I’m writing up my current tool set for web development partially because many are curious about what others use for development. But perhaps I’m doing it more as a historic note to myself about where I was with all this at the beginning of 2014. It’s not like I don’t write about web design tools often enough; I did as recently as last November.
Most of my web development is done using WordPress as the platform. It’s super popular which means there’s a huge development community surrounding it offering plenty of support and advice, as well as a tremendous range of themes and plug-ins – some free and some not. If I want to go a little lighter, I work with concrete5. It offers a CMS, its own framework, an active development community and a marketplace of add-ons and themes – again, some free and some not.