By , Macromedia produced more than 20 products and had 30 offices in 13 different countries. FreeHand's vector graphics rendering engine and other software components within the program would prove useful to Macromedia in the development of Fireworks.
Macromedia developed a new HTML -authoring tool, Dreamweaver , around portions of the Backstage codebase and released the first version in At the time, most professional web authors preferred to code HTML by hand using text editors because they wanted full control over the source.
Dreamweaver addressed this with its "Roundtrip HTML" feature, which attempted to preserve the fidelity of hand-edited source code during visual edits, allowing users to work back and forth between visual and code editing.
Over the next few years Dreamweaver became widely adopted among professional web authors, though many still preferred to hand-code, and Microsoft FrontPage remained a strong competitor among amateur and business users. FutureSplash Animator was an animation tool originally developed for pen-based computing devices. So as you can see, Dreamweaver and WordPress are very different animals, although the end result is the same—getting content published online.
Let's now take a more in depth look at these two tools. WordPress So we're getting a handle on what Dreamweaver and WordPress are, and perhaps you're starting to piece together the differences between these two, but let's now take an even closer look. As different as they are, I'll do my best to do as close a side-by-side comparison of the two as I can.
Dreamweaver's Pros and Cons Let's begin with Dreamweaver. It's made some big strides over the years, especially with newer features like Fluid Grid Layout and jQuery UI widgets. When we begin building a new site in Dreamweaver, we first have to define our site; then we begin with a blank file or possibly a template. Staring at a blank canvas and not knowing where to start can be somewhat intimidating! And although Dreamweaver will let us build fairly intricate sites, it's approach is often clunky and overly confusing.
Additionally, it has a somewhat confining nature as well. What I mean by this is, the vast majority of users are going to be limited to creating static, rigid websites; in other words traditional websites that lack dynamic content, navigation and structure. Dreamweaver's Fluid Grid Layout makes it easy to build responsive site layouts While Dreamweaver's visual approach may sound great in theory there are some shortcomings there as well.
For instance, what if you want to achieve a certain result, but no command or menu option exists to achieve it? Even worse, what if something goes horribly wrong and half your layout gets blown out?
Without having an understanding of HTML, CSS, and web design overall, fixing problems or achieving certain results can be a huge hassle. Dreamweaver does have some positives going for it, however. First, once you're up to speed with it, you can build some very nice sites and layouts.
Dreamweaver's also one of those programs that grows with you as your skills develop. Beginners often start inside the more comfortable Design View, then start getting a taste for code in Split View, which gives us a side-by-side view of our layout in both design and code; and then finally, many wind up using Dreamweaver's full Code View. Dreamweaver's Code View includes many code-assist features like code complete and code hinting, and still provides access to dialog boxes, menus, panels, and other interface elements.
As I'd mentioned earlier, it was intentionally built to be simple and easy to work with, especially for non-technical users. What's more, it's incredibly powerful, customizable, and extendible—and it gives us a much more modern approach to building websites.
There are two sides to a WordPress site: This is where we'll be spending the majority of our time, adding content, making changes, and customizing our site.
Unlike Dreamweaver, where we start with a blank canvas, with WordPress we begin with what's called a theme. As Maleika said above, there are many great alternatives to Dreamweaver. Many of them are free, too. The tools you use for this are not really the issue here. The real question is how to create a site that looks like the image you posted.
However, there are lots of helpful people here, so feel free to ask away. My first attempts at getting things to look right on screen were murder until I realized how easy it was to manipulate the code itself. One simple book will get you going in a short time. August 30, , 5:
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Did they use CSS to make this? Oh thanks so much. Is there a software that is kind of like that? If I used notepad to make a website I would just flip out trying to do it! Is that what you meant? Write the code on notepad? I think I would just die! I have a Dell laptop from 2 years ago. Win 7. Do you know what the person might have used to make this?