Free advertising for your studio + will a GUI like Dreamweaver replace coding?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by eclipse, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. eclipse macrumors 6502a

    eclipse

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    Hi again,
    I've been pretty freaked out by the notion that even with Dreamweaver web-designers still code heaps. Take for example this site off the "Essential Web development tools" sticky.

    http://www.csszengarden.com/

    It's a very interesting site where all the HTML stays the same but only the CSS has changed, and it looks like you can advertise your own design studio there if you agree to follow the rules and create your own version of the web page changing only the CSS but leaving the standard HTML alone.

    My question is, how easy is it to learn Dreamweaver CSS changes and does Dreamweaver GUI CSS management cover all the coding CSS changes, or do I actually have to learn a coding language as well as basic design principles and Dreamweaver?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    Well with sites like CSS Zen Garden, they are highly marked up, more so than a site needs. The Garden was done so just to show the power of CSS and motivate people to leave table layouts and learn CSS.

    DreamWeaver can do a bit of CSS, but the HTML still has to be created and created very well if you plan to never touch it again. 99% of web sites do not fall into this category. I don't use DreamWeaver so can't talk to specifically about what you ask, but you will need to know good HTML coding no matter how good your CSS is.
     

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