No. You can create web pages in the simplest of text editors if only you know HTML and CSS...
First, thank you Mylenium for the response. The reason I asked is because I had a version of Fireworks and Dreamweaver quite a few years ago. I felt like I never was actually using Dreamweaver, only Fireworks, but created websites with links and such. Nothing too intricate but it was what I needed at the time. I assumed Dreamweaver was somehow establishing the code behind all the graphics and stuff I created with Fireworks.
I downloaded a trial version of Fireworks and was playing with it the other day. I'm kind of frustrated that I couldn't/haven't figured out how to create a link to my e-mail, or at least it seems that way. I used the text tool to create the word "Contact". Then I covered it with a hotspot rectangle, highlighted the hotspot rectangle and typed "mailto:mye-mailaddress" into the link field provided. Then selected Preview, and the cursor turns into a hand when I run it across the word Contact, but I can't get my e-mail to react. I thought it used to react to let me know I was doing things properly, but now I'm not sure. Any suggestions please?
My suggestion would be to forget about Fireworks, because the application's development was stopped in May 2013, and no updates are coming its way either. It is dead software, unfortunately. It is already experiencing compatibility problems on the latest Mac OS, for example, and it is only going to get worse.
To create a simple website, you have two choices: you either learn basic html and css code (as Mylenium suggested), or you use a visual editor.
I have a feeling you veer towards the visual editor solution, so here are some options:
- Adobe Muse
... or install WordPress through your host (most web hosts offer a one-click install option), choose a nice template from the tens of thousands available online, and start adding content.