It's been a very long time

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Sammy Cat, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Sammy Cat macrumors member

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    since I designed any webpages (hand coding, Aracnophilia, Coffee Cup, Namo, etc.), all very old and outdated tools.

    I'm not looking to build the next scalable Amazon. I just want an easy to use program that can help me construct basic layouts with menu tabs. I would use it to make design mockups primitively functional.

    Can anybody recommend any modern day editors that I could use?

    I am good with Adobe products, but always avoided Dream Weaver even when it was made by Macromedia. Back then, I found it cumbersome, and found coding a lot better. I'm sure times have changed, and maybe it is a better product.

    Any suggestions?:confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Stay away from iWeb. I would download a trial of dreamweaver.
     
  3. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

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    I used a trial of Coda last week. It was nice.

    But as far my experience goes, nothing beats Dreamweaver. Not for doing WYSIWYG designs, but for hand-coding everything.

    And I also agree with the above poster, avoid iWeb.
     
  4. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

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    Dreamweaver is still bloated and slow.

    If you know how to code, stick with a good text editor, I personally love Coda, though there are several good text editors for web coding.
     
  5. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    are you looking to make mockups or make web pages? These are very different tools. There are several-wire framing tools you can use that allow basic interactivity for user testing, but I actually use Keynote for this type of iterative development.

    For coding, I would push you towards Coda.
     
  6. ombrenelcielo macrumors regular

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  7. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

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    What I didn't liked about Coda was the "uploading to the server" configuration. It seemed to me it was unnecessarily complicated.
     

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