Web Designers: Dreamweaver vs. Web Objects

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by DAIDAI, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. DAIDAI macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2005
    i'm completely new to the mac forums and wanted to get a general opinion on what application do mac users use? dreamweaver or web objects? i hear dreamweaver is a better application and easy to use... is this true?

    also...for creating websites, what domain register and hosting company do most mac users prefer? in the past i've used godaddy and 1&1.

    opinions welcome...


    new macuser.
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2004
    The two are really the same thing at all. Dreamweaver is WYSIWYG webpage creator, and Web Objects is a framework for developing websites (think backend). You could build your website with Web Objects and design and build the actual pages with Dreamweaver.
  3. Damien macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2004
    1&1 are expensive. Web hosting seems to be a thing of choice. Where do you want servers to be. Price vs Space and so on.

    Domain name regisration is cheap now, that doesnt matter as much
  4. DAIDAI thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2005
    thanks for your response. it seems like the majority of users tend to use the dreamweaver and flash application.
  5. hopejr macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2005
    New South Wales, Australia
    I use dreamweaver, but mainly in code view. It's good. I also host my site on my linux server :p
  6. demallien macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2005
    As someone else (tried) to say, WebObjects and Dreamweaver aren't the same thing. WebObjects is more like ColdFusion, which is Macromedia's (now Adobe's) web development framework that is used to create a link between dynamically created web pages and a backend database. ColdFusion is well integrated with Dreamweaver to provide the full website creation environment, and is quite popular.

    Other open source solutions available for the Mac include AJAX and Ruby on Rails...

    I don't actually do web development, so I can't tell you which is easier to use.
  7. Thom_Edwards macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2003
    i don't want to sound nit-picky, but Ajax and RoR are about as dissimilar as Dreamweaver and WebObjects. Actually, the only two things similar in this list of 4 are RoR and WebObjects. Ajax is just a way for web pages to retrieve and display data without loading a new page and has nothing to do with page design. RoR is a (quite complicated for a newbie, imho) framework for building web applications and, again, doesn't really aid in the layout of pages.

    but, in answer to the original post, if you want a wysiwyg to help with page layout, i think Dreamweaver is the best option between that and WebObjects. if you're looking to build web applications, i would use any old text editor as dreamweaver is quite overkill for that. i don't really know many people still using webobjects (besides apple). but i certainly could just be ignorant of its usage.
  8. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I use Yahoo for the registration. They are running a deal now for $2.99 a year and you can lock it in for up to five years. That is significantly less than the standard $10 a year that most places are changing.

    I have been using DreamHost. A lot of people here hate them for their overselling, but since I got an entire year of hosting with 20Gb of storage and 1TB of bandwidth for $9.50, I figured if it was as bad as some have made it sound, at least it was cheap. Use the promo code "777" and you will get their seventh anniversary special - and no this is not a personal promo code where I get a kickback.

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