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should i use dreamweaver?

hey good people, wondering if i should even consider learning dreamweaver to build out a website? i'm assuming from all the learning i've done with treehouse, using a simple text editor works just fine. thoughts?

5 Answers

NO NEVER! Its bulky so takes too long to load, has features you don't need to use and don't want to be tempted with and generally a bloated app. I recommend Sublime Text 3, easy to use lightweight, loads of great plugins and themes

Personally if you can learn to code by hand you will get a much better end result that using something like Dreamweaver. Especially since Dreamweaver has a habit of adding unwanted code in some cases.

Something like Notepad++ or Sublime Text would better suit a developer (front-end or not). Netbeans is another.

Just my thoughts but personally I stay away from Dreamweaver.

right on Jonathan. I've been learning to code the exact way i've learned on tree house and seems like from everywhere i've searched, using text editors seems to be the recommended way. thanks friend.

You are welcome Gabe :)

carl simpson
carl simpson
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Hi Gabe , i had the same dilemma starting out , i used komodo / dreamweaver .. but it seems that the general consensus is sublime is the best text editor out there as it has many extra features as you get more advanced , and i have to agreee .. its pretty darn cool

Atom from github looks good too. Had no beta invite yet though :(