I cringe whenever I see dreamweaver listed as a requirement for a job posting. Right away, I can tell that whomever is posting the job really doesn’t understand web development, or the people who are good at web development, because if they did they’d know that dreamweaver is fundamentally a useless, pointless, resource-sucking program that continues to try and slap WYSIWYG on the most slippery, amoebic, “un-speccable” communication technology to date-namely the web. The only real contributions Adobe makes to the web are Flash and Photoshop. Everything else can be done with the most basic of text editors.
3 responses to “Dreamweaver”
OK Ben D. – where should I be spending my time then, what I like about Dreamweaver, which you introduced me to, is that it helps me understand HTML more and more using the split screen. Us “rookies” find it helpful. Do you still suggest WordPress and HTML tweaks? I installed WordPress on a site, but need to learn to tweak it. By the way, you are the best.
I laugh when people dig up old threads in forums years later – like it was just posted the other day. I feel like I’m just about to do that now 😀
I agree with Ben, best thing I ever did in my career was to stop using dreamweaver. As soon as you step out of the comfort of WYSIWYG environments, your forced to learn and understand the code you write and create.
DW is one hefty turd – very powerful if used to its full potential, but for managing HTML/PHP pages its just a bloat.