Freeway Pro 5 vs Dreamweaver

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by KnaveMan, Jul 7, 2009.

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    I've been spending a lot of time trying to teach myself some web. I am a illustrator/ designer but have to create some simple sites, for both personal and commercial reasons.

    I've been following some basic HTML/CSS tutorials online and have to admit, I don't enjoy coding very much. I have also been giving Dreamweaver another shot but find the learning curve to be pretty steep. I feel it cripples my design ability because I cannot re-create my original designs in Dreamweaver.

    Someone suggested Rapidweaver to me. It seems a little too basic. I don't want to rely on templates. Freeway Pro was also suggested for it's ease of use and good code. I know it won't produce the same quality code as if I did it by hand but I have to face the facts... i'm just not very good! Supposedly it works a lot like other design software (especially Indesign) and is more intuitive for designers. This sounds pretty great to me! I think it generates the code at the end rather than during, so you don't have a code view. I would love to find a solution that is easier to use than dreamweaver.

    Have any of you tried Freeway Pro? what did you think of it? I know most of you web people will tell me to code it by hand ...
     
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    Macky-Mac

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    well if you aren't very good at coding, then maybe it'll produce better quality code than you can..........:D

    check out their galleries.....if other people have done stuff with it that you find acceptable, then maybe it's a good solution for you......for "simple sites" it may be all you need
     
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    thomahawk

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    i have used both freeway pro 5 and dreamweaver. freeway has gotten me lazy that i dont use dreamweaver as much. my only problem is that i can only edit websites built on freeway, only on freeway, no other program can read/use it.

    dreamweaver. you will get more out of dreamweaver than anything (i think) your less restricted by anything. the only problem is, yes.. coding.. but other than that. its a great program

    i have gotten by using iWeb, and freeway pro is like a more advanced version of iWeb

    i suggest you keep fooling around with freeway pro, i have built many simple websites off of there, but you can get away with iWeb. plus its much more simpler to use.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i think my cat produces better code than i
     
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    ezekielrage_99

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    Give Rapidweaver a go, it can be very versatile once you start creating your own themes.

    I would suggest looking into Wordpress as well, depending on the type of site you're going to create it definitely worth a look. I currently use Rapidweaver, Wordpress, Espresso and they seem to do the job for me.
     
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    Macky-Mac

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    With Freeway, can you import and use something like Simple Viewer (or any of those image viewers) for the site?
     

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