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Dreamweaver or Frontpage

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by glasshalffull, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. SEO Jeff

    SEO Jeff Active Member

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    #121
    Frontpage 2003 has cleaned up a lot since oh XP version. Anything before 2003 version sucks.

    I use both FP 2003 and DW8. DW8 for sites and FP 2003 for designing my Sharepoint Portal Server customizations.
    SEMrush
     
    SEO Jeff, Jan 20, 2006 IP
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  3. Greg-J

    Greg-J I humbly return to you.

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    #123
    As a programmer who cut his gums back in the early 90's (before we had the <script> and <style> tags even), I have literally used them ALL. The bottom line is that FP is simply not tailored as well as DW is. And for the record, my professional opinion is that GoLive is complete crap. Yes, I realize that statement sounds more childish than well-informed, but I don't have all day to count the ways GoLive is complete crap.

    That said, I own a small software company and currently one of our projects is an html editor for the experienced developer. It is based on the way DW handles syntaxing and completion (no wysiwyg here), so you can see that we firmly believe in DW. Please take my opinion as more than simply fanboy argument.
     
    Greg-J, Jan 21, 2006 IP
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    vic_msn Well-Known Member

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    #124
    C M S can be difficult and you need to spend lot of time uploading everything
     
    vic_msn, Jan 22, 2006 IP
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    Instromaniac Peon

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    #125
    There is indeed a lack of a decent editors for experienced web developers on the market.
    There are a few good ones in their own area, but unfortunatly none really combines it. The Zend IDE for example is excellent for PHP programming, Dreamweaver for XHTML and Westciv's Stylemaster is a great CSS tool.

    In a perfect world (as in my perfect world ;)) there would be a combination of DW, Stylemaster plus the power and approach of Zend IDE applied to javascript. Features that should be supported are basic programming editor features (search/replace, code folding, syntax highlighting, snippets, file browser, etc.), project management, version management (CVS or Subversion), javascript debugger, code completion, a style browser, decent FTP support, maybe some ssh thrown in and not but not least profiling/validation tools like DW has for accessibility, W3C validation, speed report and browser compatibility. And if it isn't too much to ask I would also like to have some graphical tools integrated for basic slicing, optimization, conversion, etc.

    A lot to ask but Dreamweaver isn't that far from it, hopefully they continue to improve like the drastic changes in MX and MX 2004.
     
    Instromaniac, Jan 22, 2006 IP
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    jagan Well-Known Member

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    #126
    I use Editpad for 100% HTML coding
     
    jagan, Jan 22, 2006 IP
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    iowadawg Prominent Member

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    #127
    Sound like my son!
    He has been after me for years to move to DW from FP.
    So finally since he built a new computer for me, I told him to put it on instead of FP and I would learn how to use it.
    Everything in this post I have read tells me I made the right call.

    See, even us old guys can switch.

    The Iowa Dawg

     
    iowadawg, Jan 23, 2006 IP
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    websmarts Banned

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    #128
    I love Dreamweaver way more than frontpage! I think frontpage has many less features, But I also agree check out cms,
     
    websmarts, Jan 23, 2006 IP
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    irka Well-Known Member

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    #129
    Yeah definitely dreamweaver, frontpage is definitely not a WYSWYG editor. It's more like a bungler. Front page is terrorism, dreamweaver is CIA.
     
    irka, Jan 24, 2006 IP
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    #130
    Dreamweaver By Far much more options for an advanced user its like one stop shopping created my companys web site using dreamweaverassuredmedical.com
     
    Assured99, Jan 24, 2006 IP
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    #131
    Dreamweaver is indeed better and more professional than FP.
     
    stockvault, Jan 25, 2006 IP
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    #132
    I like Dreamweaver
     
    rushi, Jun 21, 2007 IP
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    #133
    CMS is the key actually. I'm sure you can later on change or modify the layout on dreamweaver, but it has to be with a backend CMS. and for ur needs i think Joomla and/or Mambo CMS scripts fits well.

    do check that.
     
    ektz, Jun 22, 2007 IP
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    #134
    We use all of them.. but notepad and find/replace are important too.
     
    designstartup, Jul 9, 2008 IP
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    #135
    DW for sure.. frontpage is waste!... microsoft isnt very good at dis!
     
    cyberfreakz, Jul 9, 2008 IP
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    #136
    Dreamweaver. It helps to be knowledgeable in both though. :)
     
    jvcarino, Nov 1, 2008 IP
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    #137
    I've used DW and Frontpage. Definitely prefer DW.
     
    astroltina@yahoo.com, Nov 2, 2008 IP
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    #138
    Personally notepad gets my vote :p

    But i hear the new dreamweaver is a awesome WYSIWYG programme and throws up very little errors.
     
    ElseAndrew, Nov 2, 2008 IP
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    #139
    Dreamweaver works fine for me and it's bit easy too :)
     
    photoshopsoc, Mar 12, 2010 IP
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    #140
    Great job resurrecting a 5-year old thread about an obsolete program.
     
    drhowarddrfine, Mar 12, 2010 IP