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Is Dreamweaver redundant?

  • # January 11, 2012 at 10:15 am

    The Design view is pretty awful usually but for WYSIWYG the Live view (being webkit) isn’t bad.

    The “Live Code” view offers something that, AFAIK, is unavailable in any other offerings.

    Like I said, it’s all about choice and finding out what suits the individual.

    # January 12, 2012 at 3:22 am

    I prefer to use dreamweaver for everything. I can just as easily use other editors but the code hinting and color scheme for javascript / php / html / css / whatever is great. I recently rebuilt the full framework for Hollywoodnose from scratch in about five days on dreamweaver. Would of taken longer on any other text editor.

    # January 12, 2012 at 3:39 am

    @grizzam I’m very sure the default Dreamweaver colour scheme can/has been duplicated for other text-editors. Also, the code hinting for SublimeText2 is done the same way, except Sublime comes with tab hotspots too.

    open a CSS file and type “body { col” and then press CTRL/CMD + SPACE

    Or (javascript file)

    “document.ge” + and then press TAB

    Dreamweaver doesn’t have anything special except it being a resource-heavy Adobe product.

    Edit: Autocomplete suggestions (Triggered by CTRL/CMD + SPACE) should pop up automatically with the new update

    Rob
    # January 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I wouldn’t say it was redundant particularly – I think the design view is for sure, but it all depends on what you like code wise. So it’s more a opinion, rather than fact.

    For me like most people here – it is redundant – and I currently use Notepad++ :D

    # January 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I like that when you hit

    I like being able to embed images quickly and easily, filling in properties (or fetching properties from files) using fields rather than endless parameter=”value”.

    Out of interest has anyone been using CS5.5 and the mutliple media query design view things for mobile development? I haven’t but it looked like a great reason for novices to use Dreamweaver. Dave

    # January 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    @sheepysheep60 SublimeText2 – ALT + . closes the open HTML tag.
    CMD + ALT + . in OSx ( I think )

    # January 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    @jamy_za awesome! Do you work for them?! : )

    # January 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    @jamy_za, wow! I never knew that.
    What plugin does the ftp for Sublime?

    # January 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    @cnwtx http://wbond.net/sublime_packages/sftp – It costs $16 but at least you can try it out before hand to see if it’s worth it. You should check out some of the different shortcuts, really cool: https://gist.github.com/1207002/

    @sheepysheep60 no I don’t haha! Just an evangelist for products I think are absolutely awesome :p

    # January 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    @jamy_za Have you updated yet? The fuzzy logic used on the new autocomplete is fantastic! For instance, if I want to type box-shadow, then typing ‘bs’ is enough to bring it to the top of the list.

    # January 10, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Site definition, file renaming and link updating is a very useful feature in Dreamweaver but I do find that it is pretty hard to justify the cost based on the minimal benefits over Sublime Text or Notepad ++.

    # January 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    the only thing i ever use dreamweaver for is setting up tables for html email layouts, otherwise i prefer to do everything in sublime.

    # January 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    The three best are DW sublime text and Komodo edit. I have all three. But can’t seem to get off DW. To used to it. There is nothing wrong with it. It does a lot. Just slow

    # January 10, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I wouldn’t suggest which is best. I think it all comes down to personal preference.

    My opinion is that DW is quite heavy for just simple frontend development.

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