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    Linda_1066
      I have purchased the CS2. Does anyone know if I can get Dreamweaver to go along with it? Is Dreamweaver the answer to making web pages?
        • 1. Re: New to Adobe
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          .oO(Linda 1066)

          >I have purchased the CS2. Does anyone know if I can get Dreamweaver to
          >go along with it? Is Dreamweaver the answer to making web pages?

          Depends on the question:

          1) Can I use DW to build websites without knowing any HTML or CSS?
          => No.

          2) Can I use DW as a tool that helps me to easily turn my knowledge
          about HTML and CSS into a usable website?
          => Yes.

          DW is just that - a tool. You have to know how to use it.

          Micha
          • 2. Re: New to Adobe
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            >>Is Dreamweaver the answer to making web pages?

            THE answer? NO! But it is a small, but important, part of the overall
            answer.

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            "Linda 1066" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            >I have purchased the CS2. Does anyone know if I can get Dreamweaver to go
            >along with it? Is Dreamweaver the answer to making web pages?


            • 3. Re: New to Adobe
              Linda_1066 Level 1
              Thanks everyone. Bad phrasing of the question on my part. I have made web sites with templates, but I am also studying html and css because of the obvious advantages. I love Photoshop and can do pretty much anything I want to in it. I guess the question should have been, "Is Dreamweaver the easiest path between Photoshop and the web page?" If so, is there a particular version of it that works best with CS2?
              Thanks again.
              • 4. Re: New to Adobe
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                The *easiest* path between PS and the web page is probably an app called
                "Site Grinder" (Google it). But this removes you almost completely from the
                HTML aspects of the page.

                If you want to stick with HTML, then the best path between PS and the web
                page would be to take a detour through learning HTML and CSS. Then picking
                up DW will be a walk in the park.

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                "Linda 1066" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                > Thanks everyone. Bad phrasing of the question on my part. I have made
                > web
                > sites with templates, but I am also studying html and css because of the
                > obvious advantages. I love Photoshop and can do pretty much anything I
                > want to
                > in it. I guess the question should have been, "Is Dreamweaver the easiest
                > path
                > between Photoshop and the web page?" If so, is there a particular version
                > of
                > it that works best with CS2?
                > Thanks again.
                >


                • 5. Re: New to Adobe
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                  "Linda 1066" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                  > ... I guess the question should have been, "Is Dreamweaver the easiest
                  > path
                  > between Photoshop and the web page?"

                  Not to be contrary or anything, but I think it's still the wrong question. A
                  graphics program isn't really part of the direct route to creating a web
                  page; it just makes the images that are one part of a web page. A good route
                  to a web page is HTML/CSS knowledge + Dreamweaver.


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                  • 6. Re: New to Adobe
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                    > "Is Dreamweaver the easiest path
                    > between Photoshop and the web page?"

                    Sort of, but I'd never consider that a direct path.

                    Photoshop is more of a sideline player. Use it when you need to, but it
                    shouldn't be the main starting point of the path to a web page. An
                    understanding of HTML + DW should be the start point, the web browser the
                    end point, and photoshop just jumps into the game when needed.

                    -Darrel


                    • 7. Re: New to Adobe
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                      "darrel" <notreal@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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                      >> "Is Dreamweaver the easiest path
                      >> between Photoshop and the web page?"
                      >
                      > Sort of, but I'd never consider that a direct path.
                      >
                      > Photoshop is more of a sideline player. Use it when you need to, but it
                      > shouldn't be the main starting point of the path to a web page. An
                      > understanding of HTML + DW should be the start point, the web browser the
                      > end point, and photoshop just jumps into the game when needed.

                      Great minds think alike, I guess. :-)


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