Dreamweaver MX in OS X?

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  1. Pablo macrumors regular

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    I'm waitng on Amazon.com to send me my 17" Powerbook before I can officially make my switch from WinTel. I've used Front Page and GoLive on this platform, but due to the way that Adobe handles the cross-platform exchange, I would have to upgrade to the most recent version of GoLive. I can get into Dreamweaver for less (Wife is a teacher, so I can get it for $99).

    I was all set to go, and then I read this during the purchase:

    If I understand correctly, the 17" Powerbook can't boot into OS 9...but I should still be able to use classic mode. Correct?

    Is there any performance hit with Classic mode? As someone who hasn't used a Mac OS in over 15 years, I'll have a good sized learning-curve with OS X. Will Classic mode present more problems?

    Are there any plans to 'Carbonize' Dreamweaver?

    Are there any WYSIWYG HTML editors that you would recommend?
     
  2. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Dude...

    I use dreamweaver all the time in straight OS X. I dont even have 9 on my machine.
     
  3. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    yup.

    I used to use an old version of dreamweaver (well not the latest one) in classic on OS X and i found it very hard to work with. I then moved to GoLive 5 and it was a good bit better. Got 6 when it came out and it runs beautifuly. (Also used Livemotion in Classic and that really sucked - but i have 2 now).

    Also, can you not get a cheap educational upgrade of GoLive from 5 to 6 (or so they edu deals?).
     
  4. Pablo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tips...

    I guess I'll just wait until the 17" comes in and download trial versions of both Dreamweaver and GoLive and see which I prefer.
     
  5. macktheknife macrumors 6502a

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    Hey Pablo, I've got Dreamweaver MX running on my TiBook in OS X without any noticable problems. BTW, if your wife does indeed qualify for an educational discount, consider getting the Macromedia Studio MX suite. It includes Dreamweaver MX, Fireworks MX, Flash MX, and Freehand 10. It costs about $199, so if you can afford an extra $100, I would highly recommend it.
     
  6. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. Adobe make some quality products but that Studio MX suite is just beautiful, it comes very highly reccomended by me. And thats all that matters :)
     
  7. Pablo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I thought about that, but haven't looked too closely at it. I'm not in the web page business, and I try to keep my personal pages pretty simple (lowest common denominator) so that I don't have to worry about what browser/OS is being used. I've yet to really see a good use of shockwave (for what I'm looking to do anyways). I'm not too partial to fancy animations that do little more than force the page to take longer to use, and force users to (possibly) have to download drivers/programs just to view a webpage.

    Granted, I'm not too familiar with the other programs that come packaged...but between a WYSIWYG HTML editor and photoshop, I've been able to do what I'm looking for.

    But I am open...especially considering how much time Apple keeps giving me to wait. :p
     
  8. macktheknife macrumors 6502a

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    I guess if you already have Photoshop, you probably don't need Fireworks. I would say, however, that Fireworks is optimized for creating web graphics. I understand your reservations about Flash: I haven't used it too much since I bought Studio MX either. Nonetheless, ActionScript (the language of Flash) is gaining more and more popularity, so you might be interested in checking it out. Remember that Flash is more than just making fancy graphics. It is now used as a front-end GUI for web applications, and its potential is huge.

    In any event, I still think $100 extra for three more good programs is a good deal. :D
     

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