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General Discussion

Building a site in dreamweaver

In your professional and educated opinion what are YOUR pros and cons about working in dreamweaver -vs- in browser.

Be detailed and keep this thread going.

3 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Dreamweaver is fine as a text editor as long as you stick to the code view and make sure to stay away from the the WYSIWYG design view.

I personally dropped DW 2 years ago. extremely bloated. I have since moved on to Sublime Text 2 and have never looked back.

Jake are currently using DW or are you just thinking about it?

thinking about it lol

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

I use Dreamweaver but never the design view. Just as a text editor. It's drag and drop, WYSIWYG editor is good for amateur builders but not pro coding.

I've tried all the other editors out there and I keep coming back to Dreamweaver. it's highlighting, layout and file management is the best I've found. It follows the precedent set by windows, everything looks and feels natural. You can upload direct as you save which is great for making minor live site changes, I'm sure others do this.

At the end of the day, it's what you're comfortable with. Other editors do things DW doesn't like reverse-indenting closing tags automatically but everyman to his own.