Best web development app

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  1. zsilverman macrumors member

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    Hi all, I'v been browsing for a web development app.

    I did some research and iv come up with these names.

    Can someone tell me which one is the most feature packed? This is what im looking for, the most capable. here is the list

    Coda
    Freeway Pro 5
    espresso
    Flux 2
    rapidweaver

    which one do you think is the most advanced, feature packed application?

    thank you

    Zack
     
  2. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    What do you plan on doing and what language are you going to be writing in? This may help those who do a lot of this type of stuff help you out more.
     
  3. zsilverman thread starter macrumors member

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    I know very little

    I know very little code. I know simple XHTML and simple CSS. Thats it. However, I was under the impression that the applications listed were WYSIWYG apps - which means I didn't need to know a lot of language.

    Regarding, what I want to do, well I want to make a nice elegant website. Something that includes contact forms, a nice style photo album pages, video pages all with nice CSS.

    Here are a few example websites that I think look nice and would want to make something like these websites:

    http://www.gardendetails.net/gallery/info.html
    http://sadiessideboard.com/SadiesMenu/menu.html
    http://www.yourhead.com/

    Thank you

    Zack
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I've move this thread to the Web Design and Development forum. Check out the stickies and browse a bit around this forum.

    Coda is not a WYSIWYG app, nor is Espresso.
     
  5. Dal123 macrumors 6502a

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  6. EV0LUTION macrumors 6502

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    +1 I have been using it since DW 8 came out, I love it!
     
  7. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    Dreamweaver is a really nice program, it is expensive but worth it too.
    I'm using it all the time but almost 100% in code view.
    Once you get used to HTML (doesn't take long) you will want to "hand code" stuff. And that's where even Dreamweaver can help a lot, no need to type all the stuff all the time, you want a button for example, you click on the button symbol and it puts the code in there for you - those kind of stuff. :)

    If you want a contact form, you need to use a little php.
     
  8. zsilverman thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry for posting in the wrong place.

    Hey, im sorry for posting in the wrong place.

    Well, there are some comments here and i truly appreciate it. Your all very helpful. it seems that a lot of you are recommending dreamweaver. However, I find it to be a bit complex for my level. and since coda and esperso are not WYSIWYG apps, ill take those of my list.

    So I guess ill be between

    Flux 2
    freeway pro 5
    rapidweaver

    out of those 3, which one would you recommend?

    Thank you

    Zack
     
  9. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Of the 3, my recommendation would be RapidWeaver.
     
  10. zsilverman thread starter macrumors member

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    thnx a

    thnx a lot angel. I was leaning towards reapidweaver my self.
     
  11. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

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    your question makes no sense. you're looking for the most advanced, feature packed application and yet you can't even code? whats the point then??? the tool you use to create websites doesn't matter. learn to code/design first.
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Nah, It wasn't really in the wrong place, both would be suitable, I just thought you'd get more help here in this forum. ;)

    BTW, I work as a web developer and use Coda as my preferred online editor.

    I've not tried Freeway or Flux, but Rapidweaver is kind of nice, if you get some nice skins and learn to tweak those.
     
  13. zsilverman thread starter macrumors member

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    thnx to all for all your help

    hey all. thnx to all of you for your advice.

    Iv decided to go with rapidweaver, mainly because of the massive add-ons they have and the rapidweaver classroom video tutorials which are useful.

    Thanks you

    Zack
     

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