Agreed, Dreamweaver and PS make a great coding and design duo. Design your graphics in PS (while keeping the coding in mind) and code with dreamweaver.I find it much more effective to design in Photoshop or Illustrator and then code it up in Dreamweaver or another text-based editor. Dreamweaver is meant as much more of a development tool than a design tool.
DW has a lot of overhead if you are simply using it as a code editor. I prefer to do my HTML/CSS in Coda. Simple, elegant interface. Does everything I want Dreamweaver to do, with none of the extras i never use.Agreed, Dreamweaver and PS make a great coding and design duo. Design your graphics in PS (while keeping the coding in mind) and code with dreamweaver.
For design? Or for coding?If you were going to go the free route, what would you guys/gals recommend? Just curious.....
Photoshop + Coda
I second both of these posts. This is the way to do it.First off, draw it in PS. Then you extract all patterns and pictures, NOTHING ELSE.
Then you use Coda to open up a clean document and write away. No generated code.
I know re: mass threads. I have looked and seen. This one also seemed kind of use full.There's about a zillion threads out there about free text editors for coding. I'm a fan of TextWrangler, personally.
If you want to get your code *right*, learn what you're doing and go text-only. If you want someone to do the thinking for you and live with their generalizations and poor judgement, go WYSIWYG.
AFAIK, there are no *good* free WYSIWYG editors. Heck, even Dreamweaver, which is by far the industry leader, produces pretty crappy code if you use it as a WYSIWYG editor, especially if you don't already know what makes good and bad code.
It should be for the amount they charge!DreamweaverCS3 or higher is an excellent code editor.
I use it to write HTML, PHP, CSS and XML files, and the code completion feature works very nicely.
Agreed, I probably wouldn't pay for Dreamweaver on its own, but if you want Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash, it comes bundled... and it does have its uses:I've always thought though that if you are just doing code editing then there are plenty of good text editors for Mac, many of which are way cheaper.