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moss2076
01-06-2008, 10:39 PM
What programs/editors are people designing their websites with?

I want to move away from Dreamweaver because Im finding it has some short commings with its design view not rendering code the same as browsers.

Im just curious to know what else is out there and any recommendations people have. :thumbsup:

effpeetee
01-06-2008, 11:07 PM
http://www.mmaus.com/bestaddress.html

One of the very best. Reasonably priced. Excellent back-up service.

Free trial with full version. No restrictions other than a time try out.

WYSIWYG, support for CSS HTML Jscript etc. Split screen or seperate. Can edit on the internet. Also you can see the results of the IE7 and any other browser that you have, without leaving the editor.

Nothing to lose by trying it out.

Frank

dancrew32
01-07-2008, 01:00 AM
Personally, I'm a big fan of Crimson Editor (http://www.crimsoneditor.com/) and just checking on all of the browsers on my computer. However, the Aptana studio (http://www.aptana.com/) ide has been growing on me...

oesxyl
01-07-2008, 01:10 AM
What programs/editors are people designing their websites with?

I want to move away from Dreamweaver because Im finding it has some short commings with its design view not rendering code the same as browsers.

Im just curious to know what else is out there and any recommendations people have. :thumbsup:

emacs with some mode's. other tools but emacs is the only editor I use.

best regards

_Aerospace_Eng_
01-07-2008, 03:10 AM
The design view is NOT a browser. Don't rely on it to be accurate. Learn to hand code. Also code for a good browser like Firefox and hack for IE if you have to.

oesxyl
01-07-2008, 03:21 AM
The design view is NOT a browser. Don't rely on it to be accurate. Learn to hand code. Also code for a good browser like Firefox and hack for IE if you have to.

agreed, and also not a editor or a tool, :)

good point, usualy very unclear, clients ask for a php or flesh site even they have nothing to do with how is made and designers ask for tools and they forget that people use that tools. A tool could help or create a big mess.

I miss the tool part from this poll, I use gimp for graphics.

PS: I see this thread usefull about what other people use, so _Aerospace_Eng_, what do you use?. :)

best regards

Rambling
01-07-2008, 06:49 AM
I always found it strange how Dreamweaver's design view didn't match up with actual browsers very well. It seems like they could use Gecko or WebKit to render the pages.

Recently, I've been using TextMate to code by hand and Firefox to preview and test my sites. The Web Developer toolbar is a really handy Firefox extension, but I've also been making extensive use of Firebug and ySlow. I preview pages in Internet Explorer using VMware.

I've been running my Mac's built-in Web server to test pages. I serve my pages as application/xhtml+xml while testing in order to catch coding mistakes.

I used to use Dreamweaver to do my sites, but I've found that I produce much higher quality code and sites by hand, so I don't really miss it.

_Aerospace_Eng_
01-07-2008, 07:27 AM
I use the code view of Dreamweaver CS3. I hand code everything. Its a useful tool once you learn how to use it to its potential.

VIPStephan
01-07-2008, 12:21 PM
I use the code view of Dreamweaver CS3. I hand code everything. Its a useful tool once you learn how to use it to its potential.

Same here.
Also I’m using Fireworks for the design part as it’s perfectly made for that purpose (as oposed to Photoshop). Illustrator sometimes but not so much, more as an addition to the things Fireworks can’t do or isn’t good enough at.



[…] clients ask for a php or flesh site […]
The entire time I’ve been trying to imagine how a flesh website would look like… And what editor you would use for that. :D

moss2076
01-07-2008, 03:20 PM
Excellent replies everyone, thankyou so much!

Im not just being lazy by asking, well ok I am but I thought I'd see what the people designing websites are using instead of trawling through google.

Ive realised that DW Design View isnt too good so Im going to have a root through your suggestions. I do like Fireworks for the graphics though.

Thanks again :thumbsup:

silentsid1
01-07-2008, 05:28 PM
I just started learning XHTML and CSS last year so there is quite a bit that I am still learning but one thing I have done is go right into the code and forget WYSIWYG editors. The main program I use is Coda since it has just about everything I need to do what I need to do.



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