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    Help Request: DreamWeaver. Yes or No?
    #1
    Hi all,

    I've used many different S/W programmes for web site construction and development. It's not an area where i'm in my "comfort zone" but my pig stubborness fuels my motivation. (If i don't know how to do something, i'll move heaven and earth to learn Smile ).
    Initially, a very kind, helpfull and insightfull user on the net introduced me to Adobe DreamWeaver (his/her user name is "twiztedsister").
    I struggled to get to grips with how the software works, and when i did, i thought it was amazing!!

    IT DID MOST OF THE WORK FOR ME!!

    Now i feel different about the software. I've reverted back to learning codeing/mark-up from scratch.
    So what are your feelings on this/similar software.

    Is it helpful or doesit take the learning out of learning??Smile
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    #2
    Both.

    It's to web programming what Visual Studio is to GUI programming. While it takes alot of the coding out of development and allows you to focus on design, it handicaps a newcomer when trouble-shooting is necessary. Jmo of course

    Wildcard is awesome.
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    #3
    (12-23-2011, 06:38 PM)Mark Wrote:  Both.

    It's to web programming what Visual Studio is to GUI programming. While it takes alot of the coding out of development and allows you to focus on design, it handicaps a newcomer when trouble-shooting is necessary. Jmo of course

    My sentiments exactly MARK. When i used it first it gave me an element of belief in my abilities. But as you've highlighted, when it came to de-bugging/trouble shooting i was lost.

    I'd love to hear other users thoughts on this and similar software. in thisage of "I want it yesterday", i think that these and similar software packageshave their place. but not for beginners.
    That's just my opinion Smile
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    #4
    That's what is sad, Kaiser. These packages are aimed at beginners. of course they are for pros too, but a large portion if the market share goes to noobs who believe DreamWeaver will make them a pro overnight. Personally I wouldn't touch the damn thing.

    Wildcard is awesome.
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    #5
    I've reverted back to the likes of w3schools and a huge amount of educational material which i hold on an external HD.
    Initially i thought i was right/smart in doing it the way that i was shown.
    There used to be a user on SB called "kaulfbaumer" (I still think he's now kjf Wink ), who is a master at codeing etc and he warned me that i was "putting the cart before the horse". Now i see his wisdom.
    his advice to me was to learn HTML first and foremost. If not, i'd be lost with any other language/mark-up/codeing.

    He was bang on the money!! Smile
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    #6
    I think you should at least learn half of HTML, CSS, or all of the above before using stuff like Dreamweaver. It's like using a calculator before learning to add by counting.

    In fact, I would go as far as saying "don't use Dreamweaver." Coding can be fun. Instead, use this: www.arachnoid.com.
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    #7
    (12-24-2011, 01:10 AM)RobertX Wrote:  I think you should at least learn half of HTML, CSS, or all of the above before using stuff like Dreamweaver. It's like using a calculator before learning to add by counting.

    In fact, I would go as far as saying "don't use Dreamweaver." Coding can be fun. Instead, use this: www.arachnoid.com.

    To me, that's sound advice. And thanks for the link.

    I should clarify by saying that the reason I dont and won't use DreamWeaver is because I am more interested in the process of learning than in the speed of the process.

    Wildcard is awesome.
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