The reason for installing MAMP is that it gives the flexibility in installing on ones own computer a CMS software like Wordpress. MAMP (or another much used XAMP for PC or Mac) software also helps you create a database for your CMS. One can also easily view the php pages through using this software.
Installing a CMS locally one can design the web site and when it is ready upload the CMS and the files that belong to the site.
I am creating tutorials along the way as I create the web site www.easywebdesigntutorials.com
The site is a work in progress.
Right now the site that is up has been created through Dreamweaver, but I am slowly recreating it through Wordpress. The main reason I believe is because of the blog feature. Making it possible for people to add comments below my video and written tutorials. If someone has a easier/better solution to adding blogs/comments to a site created in Dreamweaver, let me know.
This is the first of a series of tutorials on using Wordpress with Thematic theme.