Note taking and writing
Back at home, I wrote most of the book on an Apple Powerbook G4. Each chapter draft was in its own BBEdit file - a simple but powerful text editor - which stopped me fussing with drop-caps and footers when I just needed to be getting the stuff down. Later, for proposals and editing drafts, I moved it all into Microsoft Word.
At each stage I edited on paper - partly as a break from my machine, and partly because the eye catches things on paper that would be missed on screen.
Page layout and pre-press work was done using Quark Xpress.
I also devised the strategy for the site, its information architecture and all its content, using the techniques learned in my day job - web consultant. If you'd like help with your site (especially if you're a writer), you might be interested in my other endeavour: Moore Consulting.