Mac Setups: Desk of a Web Developer & Graphic Designer

Nov 30, 2013 - 6 Comments

Retina MacBook Pro with a Cinema Display

This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from Skyler N., a web developer and graphic designer who has a great desk full of Apple gear. Let’s get right to it…

What hardware does your Mac setup consist of?

The desk includes the following:

Is there a specific reason you chose that setup?

This setup allows me to use the keyboard and Wacom table without moving things around. It’s seamless and saves a lot of time. A deep desk is required for this setup though. 

What do you use your setup for?

All this Apple gear is used mainly for web development, graphic design and marketing.

What apps do you use most often?

My most used Mac software consists of:

That should be good.

Do you have any productivity tricks you want to share?

If I were to offer any tips, it would be to utilize Alfred and 1Password, they save me tons of time. There are some great articles out there explaining the best ways to use these services together (editors note: here’s a good guide for Alfred from Lifehacker, and an excellent review of 1Password from MacStories).

I recommend using 2 monitors depending on the type of work you do. I also use the Spaces feature of OS X a lot. I set up specific applications on specific spaces to make things cleaner and easier to get things done.

I love my setup, hope you guys like it too.

Send us your Mac setups!

Do you have an Apple setup or sweet Mac workstation or desk you want to share with us and possibly have featured? Take a good picture or two (or more), answer a few questions about your hardware and what you use the gear for, and send it in to


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac Setups


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  1. Chris says:

    I want to know what brewery the growlers are from…

    • Skyler says:

      Good eye sir.

      – Fort George Brewery / Astoria, Oregon
      – Steamworks Brewing Co. / Durango, Colorado
      – Ska Brewery / Durango, Colorado

  2. Jack Chan says:

    Is that a B18 valve cover on the right?

  3. Dieter says:

    Web developer, and no decent IDE in favorite tools.
    NOPE :D

  4. Dennis says:

    Great desk shot

    I want a retina… Thinking about it!

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