I'm an old hand (since the early 90s) with HTML and CSS when it came along, and have hand coded or modified thousands of web pages. I want to give Dreamweaver CSS6 a chance, so I have it installed and a subscription to Lynda. But, where do I go from here?
The tutorials all seem to be in CSS5 or CSS5.5, and most appear to be on apple platforms; alas, I have a nice Windows 7 workstation, well balanced (W.Experience Index 6.9 - 7.1 in all 6 areas) and get zippy response. 4 LCD displays. Quad core processor. I'm ready to go, but confused.
Several years ago I installed a much earlier version of DW, but have forgotton all I've learned. And now, when I try to follow the videos, they are on the wrong platform (Apple) and the wrong version (usually 5.0 or 5.5) -- so there is a lot of time wasted in trying to figure out how to do something in 6.0.
Apple vs Windows and CS5 vs CS6 will be of little consequence. It's quite possible to use DW as purely a code editor for both your CSS and your HTML. You will enjoy code hinting, code completion and many other niceties of Code view. I'd say to just start building a page by using FILE | New > Blank HTML (with your chosen doctype) and you're away and running.
CS6 Manuals just came out. Honestly, the tutorials for DW CS5 and CS6 are not that far apart. If you can use one version of DW, you can pretty much use them all. Apple or Windows, the UI is pretty much the same.
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