I have just started work with a company that creates alot of web sites using Deamweaver MX2004 (in design view)
I am only experienced with using code view(mainly in
CS4 and notepad++)
The problem is that any sites I make will be difficult for the other people to change later because they are rendered so differently in design view. ie: CSS rollovers and other layout stuff.
(all my code created in code view validates at w3.)
what do you think would be the best thing to do?
Should I just take the time and learn to make sites in
is this a common problem w/ MX 2004, would an upgrade
or is there something else I should do....
I'm really not sure
Don't make sites any differently. Especially if you understand the code. My suggestion would be to set them up a local testing server that they can use to preview the pages because MX2004 is not like have Live View of CS4. And if you are going to be managing the site now for the company, do what you need to do your job.
With regards to upgrading, CS4 is the last upgrade that they will be able to make from MX 2004. Adobe only allows the previous 3 versions to upgrade so starting with CS5 they would need to buy all new licenses.