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vengod Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
For uni i have to create a website.

However this is wrote in the assignment.

"The website should be constructed from the first principles using XHTML and CSS - NOT Dreamweaver"

So what can i use tyo build this site if i cant use Dreamweaver?


Thanks
vengod Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Any text based program. Like notepad etc. Basically they want you to code it not use a WYSIWYG editor
#2
Ohh...

Ive only ever built sites using Dreamweaver?

If i used dreamweaver to set the layout with buttons etc and transferred the code to notepad - would it come up the same when i preview it?
#3
You can still build it using Dreamweaver and then remove all Dreamweaver specific code etc
#4
capricornianz
You can still build it using Dreamweaver and then remove all Dreamweaver specific code etc


Thanks..

Il try and get a mock page up and make sure it passes Xhtml 1.1
#5
I would seriously advise learning some of the coding yourself. There is a good chance they will ask some questions on how you made it and your decisions, plus if you are on an IT or web design course it is something you will have to tackle eventually. Easy way is to have a look at the code of a few sites you have made, get Notepad++ and get yourself a cheat sheet for HTML. Notepad ++ highlights the commands for you and you can then ref them on the cheat sheet. To be fair you may even be better off looking for an example site as Dreamweaver code is not the best to see a simple site.

http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

http://www.webmonkey.com/reference/HTML_Cheatsheet

You can then start editing the code to make minor changes. Once you are getting to grips with the commands you can start working on a site.
#6
Ive started it in Dreamwever. THe setout has passed XHTML1.1 - However there is no buttons on it.

Should i add buttons via CSS file - if so how?

Or will it still be ok to add in via Dreamweaver?
#7
sibeer
I would seriously advise learning some of the coding yourself. There is a good chance they will ask some questions on how you made it and your decisions, plus if you are on an IT or web design course it is something you will have to tackle eventually. Easy way is to have a look at the code of a few sites you have made, get Notepad++ and get yourself a cheat sheet for HTML. Notepad ++ highlights the commands for you and you can then ref them on the cheat sheet. To be fair you may even be better off looking for an example site as Dreamweaver code is not the best to see a simple site.

http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

http://www.webmonkey.com/reference/HTML_Cheatsheet

You can then start editing the code to make minor changes. Once you are getting to grips with the commands you can start working on a site.


Thanks - I was put on the wrong course. I fialed this module but in order to swap courses onto the second year i need to pass this and a flash 1.
#8
Your task is to carry out the design and development of a web site about Live Projects. So you have to create a WEBSITE, which has about 10 pages.

The content for the site is contained in the attached word document scriptLP. This is the transcript from a video, you haven't been given the video so are not required to include it or any other video. You need to follow a recognised process i.e. use the swm methodolgy and include analysis, design and build. You will see the marks breakdown for each part.

You must use an editor such as Crimson, or notepad or Dreamweavers editor - your choice. Your code must be XHTML 1.1 and CSS 2.1 and it should meet the web content accessibility guidelines.
#9
i dont think its a good idea to go to uni with a view to try and cheat :) learn how to do it like everyone else.
#10
i use notepad2... i learnt html & css from [url]www.w3schools.com[/url]

dw is so dated now when using the design view.
#11
faevilangel
i use notepad2... i learnt html & css from [url]www.w3schools.com[/url]

dw is so dated now when using the design view.


That looks hard to learn - i only have 2 weeks :?
#12
You at Uni and still using Dreamweaver? Open Notepad and create a website from scratch!

Depending what you need to it for you may need to create a database and use the webpage as the front end, I have used PHP for that which is more complicated.
#13
Naeem786
You at Uni and still using Dreamweaver? Open Notepad and create a website from scratch!


I didnt want to do web design, but they got my courses mixed up. They have told me that if i pass this module and a flash module then i can go onto the course i wanted to do in the first place but onto the second year.

My knowledge of building a website goes only to dreamweaver. Thats all i know.
#14
vengod
That looks hard to learn - i only have 2 weeks :?


any decent web designer uses code view / notepad ....... relying on a wysiwyg (what you see is what you get) is bad practise

learning html may seem a lot of work but its worth it, No company will in their right mind, would let you use a wysiwyg editor as its limited to what you can achieve

you may be able to add forms, etc but what if the company wants a unique approach to their site,

its took me 2 years to fully know css / html to an advanced level

you can learn the basics in 2 weeks so that you have a functional but smart website

edit : saw your post...... what do you want to to, if its not web design?

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