How do I reconnect with my website?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Steve McMillan, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Steve McMillan macrumors newbie

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    My new iMac does not run the Macromedia Dreamweaver 3, (runs on "Classic" OS9), I used to build my rather large site, www.sonic.net/aquatint. I have tried Dreamweaver MX, but so far it has me baffled. (Though I successfully built my site with the old software, I am no expert and suspect that I have been using non-standard ways to make it work). Does anyone out there have suggestions as to what software I should use to reconnect to my site? My site is just pages, images, text and links, so I am looking for something pretty basic that is the easiest to use.

    Thank you,

    Steve McMillan
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    TextWrangler is, in my opinion, the best free HTML/Text editor available. It's non-free relative, BBEdit, isn't even significantly better.
     
  3. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    If you prefer a WYSIWYG interface you might consider RapidWeaver which is around $80ish and will offer a similar core features as DW but much easier to use. The previous advice is perfect if all you need is a means to keep the content organized and easy publish so I second that. RapidWeaver extends that to include a nice GUI editor which is nice to have in the toolbox, which is the only reason I offer said advice.

    http://www.realmacsoftware.com/rapidweaver/


    -jim
     
  4. Steve McMillan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thank you for your reply. I have been kinda busy, so have not tried TextWrangler yet. I only knew enough about the old Dreamweaver 3 to get my site up and add to it, so am mostly ignorant of web building terms. Time to go back to class......

    Steve
     
  5. Steve McMillan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your reply. I have been kinda busy. I only knew enough about the old Dreamweaver 3 to get my site up and add to it, so am mostly ignorant of web building terms. I have no idea what a WYSIWYG interface is. Time to go back to class......

    Steve
     
  6. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    WYSIWYG means "what you see is what you get" i.e. same as design view in DW, so you see the web page and not just code during editing.

    :)

    -jim
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Of course the standard warnings apply; in a lot of cases WYSIWYG isn't "exactly" WYSIWYG. DW in particular I've found to be fairly lousy at things like centered elements.
     
  8. Tholian macrumors member

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    In the long run you will probably be happier to learn new tools to make your site better, but if you really want to use Dreamweaver 3 while your learning you could use a Mac 68000 emulator such as http://leb.net/vmac/ to run the classic environment on your new computer. Probably not a good long term fix, just something to get you through.
     

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