3 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2010 1:14 AM by shunithD

    DW Capabilities


      Hi all, in order to decide which tool i have to use in the construction of a school website.. i have these Question about DreamWeaver :


      1) Is DW a design tool ?! in other words : Can DW make the panels and menus and all the GUI of an advanced-well-designed web site?? like this GUI for example :




      2) Can i embed PHP code into DW pages ... in other words : i am now using the team :(Html+Php+JavaScript) in my current work...

      when i will use DW, can i still use php and JavaScript?? or what ?!


      Many thanks for any help  :?

        • 1. Re: DW Capabilities
          jxlusa Level 2

          It is a design tool but it won't make that for you. You can use it to make something like that, but it takes quite a bit of knowledge to do so.

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          • 2. Re: DW Capabilities
            Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            DW is a pro-level web authoring tool.  It is not what I would call a design tool -- I think Photoshop and Fireworks are better in that dept. Although DW has 3 views so you can toggle between code view and design view to see what your page looks like while you build.


            DW supports X/HTML, XML, PHP and JavaScripts.  It is as advanced as you are.  The more skills you bring to the table, the more you'll appreciate what DW can do for you.


            Download the 30 day trial and see what you think.  



            Nancy O.
            Alt-Web Design & Publishing
            Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists

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            • 3. Re: DW Capabilities
              shunithD Level 3

              1. The site design you do in either a graphics program or with pen/cil and  paper or, on the fly... if you really know what you're doing, where  you're going


              2. The graphics you create in a graphics program such as Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, etc. - buttons, banners, etc.


              3. The site 'construction' you do with DW - placing the images, setting up the navigation, putting in the content, etc., etc.


              Hope that helps....