Suggestions for a web design program that is as good or better than Dreamweaver?

iansilv

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Anyone switched away from Dreamweaver because of the new subscription plan? Anyone have a suggestion for a program that is as good or better, or at least comes close to Dreamweaver that is a one-time purchase?
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iansilv

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Also, I really just need it for the local file editing / preview / sync to server aspect, nothing really for coding. I don't want to have to edit <p> tags by hand in a text editor when I get new content from a writer.
 

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Anyone switched away from Dreamweaver because of the new subscription plan? Anyone have a suggestion for a program that is as good or better, or at least comes close to Dreamweaver that is a one-time purchase?
Thank you
Dreamweaver has no longer been relevant for years so you should certainly move way from it. Professional web developers have long ago moved to, or stayed with, text/code editors such as Sublime, Brackets, BBedit, etc., and laymen web content editors and bloggers have moved to using the WYSIWYG editors within Content Management Systems (CMSs) such as Drupal, WordPress, WIX, Squarespace, etc.

Therefore, do yourself a favor and save some cash by either learning HTML5 and adopting a free editor like Brackets or moving your website to a CMS that includes an integrated WYSIWYG editor. If we are all lucky, Dreamweaver produced websites will soon die a rapid death alongside of those that use Adobe Shockwave or Adobe Flash.
 
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Dreamweaver has no longer been relevant for years so you should certainly move way from it. Professional web developers have long ago moved to, or stayed with, text/code editors such as Sublime, Brackets, BBedit, etc., and laymen web content editors and bloggers have moved to using the WYSIWYG editors within Content Management Systems (CMSs) such as Drupal, WordPress, WIX, Squarespace, etc.

Therefore, do yourself a favor and save some cash by either learning HTML5 and adopting a free editor like Brackets or moving your website to a CMS that includes an integrated WYSIWYG editor. If we are all lucky, Dreamweaver produced websites will soon die a rapid death alongside of those that use Adobe Shockwave or Adobe Flash.
hum i was thinking the same thing but some people on here say dreamweaver is the only way to go in the professional world.
 

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Depends on what you're looking for.

There's the easy to use products like
Rapidweaver, Sandvox or macFlux

There's the blog content, that wordpress excels at, then there's products like Coda 2 and of course DreamWeaver.
 

Roeselare

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I have the complete CS6 suite.
Dreamweaver is for a lot of reasons no more compatible for nowadays websites. I use Dreamweaver for quick editing code, that's all.
I think you heard a few good answers to your problem. Or you plunge into learning html5 and css (I wouldn't) or look for a cms system with your host. For the rest: you can use so many alternatives: Sandvox, RapidWeaver, Wordpress and so on.
If you want to sniff a bit of coding: go to Adobe Muse CC 2015. Download a trial and see if if it's something for you. There are tutorials for all the above mentioned programs on YouTube, as well for Adobe Muse.
 
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cool11

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Therefore, do yourself a favor and save some cash by either learning HTML5 and adopting a free editor like Brackets or moving your website to a CMS that includes an integrated WYSIWYG editor. If we are all lucky, Dreamweaver produced websites will soon die a rapid death alongside of those that use Adobe Shockwave or Adobe Flash.
I wish this way to be more straightforward.
Giving the fact that the mainstream and the majority of hosting servers provide full and somehow limited support on only a few cms solutions, so lets say...wordpress and joomla,
I wonder how easy is to suggest to someone 'take a cms with integrated WYSIWYG support', when he will hit on the wall of the hosting provider.

I really want to move on from dreamweaver to other modern solutions,
BUT,
I can't give up the flexibility of visual design and take precise visually control of every element of my pages,
or be a programmer to learn 'frameworks' of new cms systems, just to obtain again this old visual wysiwyg ability that I have for decades....
And please tell me if I am wrong...
 

G4DPII

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I wish this way to be more straightforward.
Giving the fact that the mainstream and the majority of hosting servers provide full and somehow limited support on only a few cms solutions, so lets say...wordpress and joomla,
I wonder how easy is to suggest to someone 'take a cms with integrated WYSIWYG support', when he will hit on the wall of the hosting provider.

I really want to move on from dreamweaver to other modern solutions,
BUT,
I can't give up the flexibility of visual design and take precise visually control of every element of my pages,
or be a programmer to learn 'frameworks' of new cms systems, just to obtain again this old visual wysiwyg ability that I have for decades....
And please tell me if I am wrong...
You are not wrong, it was pig ignorant to suggest something like that 2 years ago and it still is today. People maybe able to code but most can't design a decent looking web page for toffee.

WYSIWYG editors that server providers have are still carp and provide nothing like the range of options you get from a more sophistacated piece of software.

In many you can't do basic things.

Until the day server hosts provide fully dunctioning editors - not the carp they currently do - relying purely on a CMS solution would be foolish.
 

cool11

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You are not wrong, it was pig ignorant to suggest something like that 2 years ago and it still is today. People maybe able to code but most can't design a decent looking web page for toffee.

WYSIWYG editors that server providers have are still carp and provide nothing like the range of options you get from a more sophistacated piece of software.

In many you can't do basic things.

Until the day server hosts provide fully functioning editors - not the carp they currently do - relying purely on a CMS solution would be foolish.

So, it is difficult to understand all this chatting that web site creation software is obsolete.
I understand that modern cms gives you many capabilities right from the start, but where is the drag-n-drop visual design and editing, to precisely build your site, without being a programmer learning frameworks?
I mean, you get one thing, you lose one thing, from the perspective of a simple or even intermediate user.
 

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