Hey guys n gals, just a generic senses here but the concept of designing in PS and imoirting the sliced work into DW is great....now does anyone see any issues from that ?
I see lots of compatibility and accessibility issues with such an approach, and if you search through similar posts on the forum you will see the problems with such an approach to web design.
Text in images cannot be read by search engines, which will have a negative effect on your page rankings, and they are not readable by assistive devices, so your content is unavailable to disabled users also.
PS is photo editing and graphic creation software, NOT intended for web design, beyond making a "mockup" of something for display purposes. If you try to take the HTML it generates and build a "real world" functioning site, you're just begging for disappointment and problems, and it will provide both.
It seems like allot of people now adays are doing that, build and slice a layout and copy it into DW, like these ways:
Seems like this is the best way, dont get me wrong, i'm sure if i make and add outdated buttons and images or in other words a basic website; I'm sure it will run fast but wont be that appealing
Appealing ISN'T the problem.
Consider the reason you build and put up a website. "Exposure" You don't put it up on the web so NO ONE can find it or ever see it.
Crappy HTML, non-standards compliant HTML and CSS, images in place of text... All of those will do far more to keep search engines from ever seeing your site than the time you save "dragging" everything into a page from a photo editor will make up for.
Add to all of that, people using older browsers (IE7, Firefox 10) will see all sorts of "quirks" in your shoddy code because the browser can't interpret it and correct for it as well as the latest updated browsers.
So the choice is yours: take the easy way out and defeat the purpose of building the site in the first place... or take a little time and learn to do it right so the site will be succcessful.