What version of InDesign? Did you know that it generally needs re-working in DW after exporting?
CC and no i didnt. I dont have DW and was using InDesign to create a webpage for my media coursework
InDesign is a not web page builder.
You need to design using the right tools. And InDesign is not the right tool for web design.
Ah, ok. I know nothing about coding though...
Then use Muse. It's also a part of Creative Cloud.
I knew nothing about coding either when I was starting out.
I bought "HTML for Dummies" and built a whole website.
It took time - but the things I've learned have stuck with me for nearly 15 years.
From talking on web design forums, I know a lot of serious web designers do not use Dreamweaver or Muse, in fact they seem to think they output very "unclean" code.
Best to learn the right way from the beginning - learn to code by hand!
There's a wealth of sources in libraries, bookstores, and online!
If they can't get DW to output clean HTML they're doing it wrong or
using a very old version of DW.
It's probably fine for most people who want a website - I'm not a web design so I'm not qualified to give an opinion on this.
But for what they want Dreamweaver or Muse would probably be fine.
My understanding of this is that it's a 1 page project.
If that's the case learning and using the correct code and coding by hand would be a good learning curve in building a website.
It's really not that hard to get the head around learning a bit of code.
And let's face it - if they are going to be a graphic designer - they're going to need to know how to write and edit code.
Yeah, the hand-code-only approach has lost a fair bit of its advantages, and as a workflow it's cumbersome at best.
Granted Muse outputs code a human couldn't write no matter what, but that doesn't mean it doen't have its uses. Properly used, DW is a stunning HTML/CSS tool. Its learning curve seems daunting when you don't have much understanding about the way CSS works, but with some foundation in CSS it (DW) quickly becomes elegantly simple to use and a very clean way to execute site work. The books covering CSS in the Missing Manual series are excellent.
You're preaching to the choir, Eugene!