ok im rather familliar with both illustreater and photoshop so i feel i know adobe software
Illustrator and Photoshop are NOTHING like Dreamweaver. DW was made by Macromedia. Adobe only acquired it a few years ago and has not radically changed how the software works. DW is an advanced product for web design and development. It is not drag & drop like your graphics apps. It requires you to have some knowledge of code and be able to think more like a web person and less like a design person.
X/HTML and CSS are the 123's and ABC's of web design.
Start learning them here:
HTML & CSS Tutorials - http://w3schools.com/
CSS positioning in 10 steps
When you have the basics under your belt, s-l-o-w-l-y work through some of the tutorial links below to learn how the software works. Start on a simple project. Gradually increase difficutly level on your next 3 projects. By then you should be ready to build your business site.
Creating your first web site in DW CS4 -
Taking a Fireworks (or Photoshop) comp to a CSS based layout in DW
and here i thought as the gui was the same that the simalar preocesses would be the same roughly between the 3 (some microshaft geek i am!)
isnt there a way to just use dreamweaver gui no code to build a site? add some code later or edit it? thats more/less what im wanting plus the like java/flash addon fer the image/link changer per page
the illusteter stuff in TOTAL prolly took me nomore then a few days with plentty of breaks
isnt there a way to just use dreamweaver gui no code to build a site? add some code later or edit it?
If you were going to build a room on your house, would you
a) hire a professional contractor to build it for you?
b) learn all you could about carpentry, electrical, and building codes and then do it yourself?
c) slap some boards together and call it a room?
DW is just a tool. It's only as good as the skills you bring to it.
im wanting java/flash addon fer the image/link changer per page
DW may not be the right choice for you. You might be better off hiring a web professional to build the site for you. Or use a consumer level software like iWeb, NetObjects Fusion or Xara Web Designer.
Good luck with your project,
seeing as i allready know some of building and DO plan on adding a small expan
dable greenhouse ill be dooing it myself
java and that are examples i know that aspect will need to be coded and ill figure coding eventually or find something to do it fer me LOL i could prolly build some template online then import but whynot build the template in dreamweaver? like i said i have some adobe software knowledge i wanna try to get this figured myself or i may negver be happy with what a pro builds then ill learn and be able to tweak to my liking
as fer the softwares are there any free ones? or is there some way i could use the flash in my cs5 web to help? cause LOL but im pretty set on dooing this myself
Did you look at any of the tutorial links I gave you in my first reply?
Those tutorials are designed for DW beginners.
That is where you start.
For free software, do a Google search.
Many apps have free downloads you can TRY-B4-U-BUY.