I hope I have the correct forum this time?
This Dreamweaver CS6 has about driven me nuts now and am thinking is the worst purchase I have ever made as it just frustrates me more every day. The old adobe contribute was easy for me to use as it had instructions but this thing has none anywhere. I have had it for about a month now and still cannot find how to insert a link to a banner or a text, change the appearance of a page, or use a shockwave flash banner just to name a few. Can't even find a place to show me answers to IE: how do I add a link? Or how do I place a shockwave flash banner on a webpage or this or that?????????????? Can't even find a place to ask Adobe where the instructions are to sue this Dreamweaver CS6.
I am so totally frustrated with this thing now and hope that someone somewhere can let me know where instructions are for this thing. Even the old Adobe Contribute has a "HOW DO I"
Thanks in advance,
I hope I have the correct forum this time?
Sorry, no. You posted to the Forum Comments forum, which is only for administrative discussion of how the forums are working. Not for product questinons.
What you want is the Dreamweaver Forum. I have taken the liberty of moving your post here, so it is now in the proper place.
I'm not a Dreamweaver user, but hopefully someone here will be able to help.
Now that John has moved this to the Dw forum, how about reading - http://helpx.adobe.com/pdf/dreamweaver_reference.pdf
Most of your answers are in that pdf.
Thank you for showing me that but I searched with a fine tooth comb and did not find an answer to even one of my concerns. I saw no place where it told me how to place a link.... I saw no place that told me how to put a shockwave flash banner code on a webpage, I saw no place that told me how even to change the color of background or text on one of my sites pages. I saw no place that told me how to add a new page to one of my sites or a multitude of other things.
There has to be someplace that has these answers and it looks like I’m gonna waste another month looking for them but thanks again for the help and all the best.
Yes, the product documentation (available in the PDF pziecina mentions or online at http://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/topics.html) is a great resource to answer questions like these.
Here are a couple of other resources that you may find helpful:
Should you have any questions, feel free to post them here in the Dreamweaver community.
Remember Dw is not Contribute and it does expect you to know html and css.
Adding a link - look under, "Linking and Navigation'
Adding a swf - Look under, "Page Content and Assets" - "Adding Media Objects"
As for the other items you mention these are done using css, and as I said you are expected to know html and css.
DW is a great tool for professional-level web developers/coders. In contrast, Contribute was a consumer-level Content Management System (CMS) for non-coders.
There's is a world of difference between the two products in terms of features & skill requirements.
To get the most out of Dreamweaver, you first need a working knowledge of HTML & CSS code basics. Start here:
HTML & CSS Tutorials - http://w3schools.com/
Adobe Developer's Center - Getting Started tutorials
Adobe TV - Learn DW CS6 (video tutorials)
Creating your first web site in DW - (5 part tutorial)
DW Starter Pages (pre-built CSS Layouts)
Alt-Web Design & Publishing
Web | Graphics | Print | Media Specialists
Well thanks to you all for the answers.
Seems I have bitten off a little more than I can chew with this Dreamweaver Program. Does anyone know of an idiot proof editing program that I could get for my sites as I have always been able to learn in the past with a little guidance in the past but I don’t have the years that it would take to learn that HTML and CSS stuff and I don’t even know what it is. I thought that the Dreamweaver would be similar to the old Contribute with more editing options and not something that would put my sites in the dust by my not being able to do things to them. And I still don’t know why there isn’t some allowance for people like me to find step by step instructions on how to do things.
Thanks everyone and all the best,
It doesn't take years to learn HTML & CSS. A few weekends of effort would give you the basics. The remainder could be learned as you go.
Adobe MUSE is aimed at the consumer-level user (no coding skills required). I don't know if it's possible to import a pre-existing site into Muse. Given it's proprietary nature, probably not. You might have to rebuild your site in Muse to take advantage of it's "ease of use."
Finally, if you can't use MUSE or learn to work with code, your best 3rd option may be to bite the bullet and hire an experienced web developer to build you a custom CMS you can use with your existing site.