5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 5, 2007 6:57 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Fireworks vs. Dreamweaver

    Southlander
      Based on Stephane Bergeron's article on Fireworks, it sounds like it's possible to use Fireworks instead of Dreamweaver. I'm sure there are some differences, but it seems FW would be much easier to learn for newb than DW. Would appreciate any comments.
        • 1. Re: Fireworks vs. Dreamweaver
          Level 7
          I hope you mean Fireworks vs Photoshop

          Learning FW is not that hard. There are built in Tutorials and lots more
          on the web. Plus this newsgroup if you run into a snag.

          alex

          Southlander wrote:
          > Based on Stephane Bergeron's article on Fireworks, it sounds like it's possible
          > to use Fireworks instead of Dreamweaver. I'm sure there are some differences,
          > but it seems FW would be much easier to learn for newb than DW. Would
          > appreciate any comments.
          >
          • 2. Re: Fireworks vs. Dreamweaver
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            I doubt that Stèphane ever said that. Even in his closet he wouldn't say
            that. 8)

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            "Southlander" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:eq0dar$ibl$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Based on Stephane Bergeron's article on Fireworks, it sounds like it's
            > possible
            > to use Fireworks instead of Dreamweaver. I'm sure there are some
            > differences,
            > but it seems FW would be much easier to learn for newb than DW. Would
            > appreciate any comments.
            >


            • 3. Re: Fireworks vs. Dreamweaver
              Level 1
              Southlander,

              I meant no offense as intended. But you are asking a strange question.

              Fireworks is a web image and graphic editing application. Dreamweaver is a high-end professional html editing application.
              • 4. Re: Fireworks vs. Dreamweaver
                Level 7
                On 02 Feb 2007 in macromedia.fireworks, Southlander wrote:

                > Based on Stephane Bergeron's article on Fireworks, it sounds like
                > it's possible to use Fireworks instead of Dreamweaver. I'm sure
                > there are some differences, but it seems FW would be much easier to
                > learn for newb than DW. Would appreciate any comments.

                Dreamweaver = web page development (ie creating and editing text files)
                Fireworks = web graphic development (ie creating and editing binary
                graphic files)

                Both - Learn HTML and CSS. It'll make your life so much easier, and
                you'll understand what you're looking at with DW and FW.

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                • 5. Re: Fireworks vs. Dreamweaver
                  Level 7
                  Southlander wrote:
                  > Based on Stephane Bergeron's article on Fireworks, it sounds like it's possible
                  > to use Fireworks instead of Dreamweaver. I'm sure there are some differences,
                  > but it seems FW would be much easier to learn for newb than DW. Would
                  > appreciate any comments.

                  I'm curious as to what exactly in my article gave you that idea? I've
                  been advocating the exact opposite for years. Fireworks and Dreamweaver
                  are very different apps with different purposes. I would never use
                  Fireworks to create the code behind a Web site because it's a graphic
                  application and is completely ill suited to the task. It doesn't offer
                  anywhere near enough granular control over the actual HTML it creates so
                  that we can get it to export semantic, structural markup instead of the
                  rigid and easy to break only it creates. I only use Fireworks' HTML
                  export feature to create quick prototypes, never for a final product.
                  That's what Dreamweaver is for.

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