6 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2010 1:43 PM by TNile

    Simple Question

    TNile

      Hi,

      I wanted some advice on if Dreamweaver would be a good program or if it would be to advanced for me.  I have taken a class in XHTML with some basic CSS and have built a 5 page website with an external CSS page. But I want to build sites more advanced and I heard that Dreamweaver is the best. So that is the extent of my education in site building.  This is the site I built www.allofusadultfamilyhome.com if you want to see the level of my knowledge in site building (not much).  Any suggestions would be great.

       

      Thanks,

      Terry

       

      Message was edited by: TNile

        • 1. Re: Simple Question
          hans-g. Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi Terry,

           

          welcome to the forum. In a way, you answered your question of yourself. :-))) I believe too DW is an ideal tool to creat web pages with its large number of possibilities. I am learning again and again all the time and that's fun!

          To answer a part of your question: I made good experiences with the following tutorials:

           

          http://alt-web.com/
          http://projectseven.com/tutorials/css/uberlinks/index.htm
          http://dreamweaverresources.com/tutorials/settextoflayer.htm
          http://www.w3schools.com/
          http://www.barelyfitz.com/screencast/html-training/css/positioning/

           

          Look around with try and error.I really like your site, what's your real problem? ;-)

           

          Ok, maybe one in my view: present your nice photos in a gallery. To realize you will find many instructions in the net, or simply ask here again for assistance.

           

          Good luck and further on have fun.

           

          Hans-G.

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          • 2. Re: Simple Question
            TNile Level 1

            Hi,

            Thanks for the suggestions and kind words.  I guess what I am experiencing is, I have downloaded the dreamweaver trial and I find it confusing.  I realize that I will need to get some instruction and I believe that I can find it on the adobe site, between the forums and video tutorials I think I can learn.  I am glad you looked at my site because my real question is, do you think I have enough knowledge in XHTML and CSS to use dreamweaver effectively? On the dreamweaver site one of the comments is that you need a good knowledge of the languages HTML and CSS, that is why I put up my site, for people to see the exetnt of what I know.  Thanks for your comments look forward to hearing more!

             

             

            Terry

            • 3. Re: Simple Question
              hans-g. Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Hi Terry,

               

              oh, I guess your site is a really convenient one! Menu, contact form, everything is there! And that's why I come back to my recommendation to build a picture gallery. Here I made one as a start, look here, hope you enjoy it and you'll try it too:

              http://www.goldschmiede-blumberg.de/LBIC/photogallery.html.

               

              And because you want to hear (my) opinions: To read your chapter "Services" users have to scroll down. Why not build three columns, using the wide?

               

              Hans-G.

              • 4. Re: Simple Question
                TNile Level 1

                Hi Hans,

                 

                I like the photo gallery you have built, I do have a photo gallery on my site.  But my question was: "I am glad you looked at my site because my real question is, do you  think I have enough knowledge in XHTML and CSS to use dreamweaver  effectively?"    Can I, with the knowledge I have used to build the site you looked at, use dreamweaver.  I want to buy a website building program but I don't want to buy one that is too complicated for me to use.  I have downloaded the trail version but don't understand a lot of what is going on.  I was reading on the adobe website and it said "you need a knowledge of HTML and CSS to use dreamweaver," do you think I have enough knowledge (after looking at the site I have built) to use dreamweaver.

                 

                Thanks,

                Terry

                • 5. Re: Simple Question
                  hans-g. Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Hi,

                   

                  to answer your question briefly and succinctly: yes you can! And that's what I would like to say with: "oh, I guess your site is a really convenient one! Menu, contact form, everything is there!" (on your website)!

                   

                  I also mustn't forget: Here and there in the forum I found so much help and assistants. There are a lot of DW supplementary programs, webwide and last but not least: Google. And don't forget the best way of finding out something: trial and error!

                   

                  I never had any regrets, DW was/is (I updated to CS5) my worthwhile investment!Hans-G.

                  • 6. Re: Simple Question
                    TNile Level 1

                    Hi Hans,

                     

                    Thank you for the direct answer I will be getting DW soon.

                     

                    Thanks,

                    Terry