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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
Hello, you have been very helpful with information recently. I have my own website for my film music, and am considering to purchase dreamweaver. However are there simpler website design software where you can actually see whta you are doing, rather than using code - like word.

Also , I want to use my own fonts - will people see them if they are not installed on their computer?? Also, is there a different way of making them available to everyone??

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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suspended#1
Press F12 on Dreamweaver and it will show how your website will look on the net.
#2
But can you design it like that? also I use mac, and the f 12 key is used for something else
#3
If you dont want to code use joomla http://www.joomla.org/
#4
If your using a Mac...get Coda
#5
You can add custom fonts using CSS, but it involves uploading them though its messy and unreliable.

Use images if you want to use a fancy font for headers, or have some server side code generate images on the fly from your font (think GD for example in PHP)
#6
I believe Microsoft do a free version of their Expression web tool. Its not Dreamweaver, but it is light years ahead of where Frontpage was.

Edit: Ah maybe they don't, I am sure there was an Express version..
#7
I dont know much about the net or applications, so explaining would be helpful :)
Is Joomla good???
What is CODA? Is it free??
Is CSS on dreamweaver?
#8
also what is joomla , i checked it out, thought it was web building software
#9
infeted14;8212006

Is CSS on dreamweaver?

Yes

To be honest, if I were you I would look a little more into various web technologies and techniques before I even considered dropping a few hundred £ on Dreamweaver!
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infeted14;8212016
also what is joomla , i checked it out, thought it was web building software

It is a MVC template engine, not something for true beginners in my opinion.
#11
i am a student so can get a discounted pack for 90 pounds., but it seems too complicated! i just want a simple webdesign program really.
#12
infeted14
also what is joomla , i checked it out, thought it was web building software


Joomla's a content management system that allows people with little or no coding skills to build pretty slick websites, say you want a video player on your front page rather than code and embed one you just search joomlas website for a video module, download it in a zip file, go to your websites control panel and upload and install it using a gui all for free. Theres also loads of free templates availible for example here http://www.joomla24.com/option,com_gallery/Itemid,6.html
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infeted14;8212072
i am a student so can get a discounted pack for 90 pounds., but it seems too complicated! i just want a simple webdesign program really.

I have taught Dreamweaver to a bunch of students and the first thing I said was - it looks complicated - but it's not really.

What most people struggle with is the concept of: It's not as simple as dragging text boxes and simply placing images where you want them on the page, as you would for example in Word, Publisher etc. Yes it can be done, using CSS layers, but there is more involved with it to get it working right, but I wouldn't let that put you off.

I'd learn Dreamweaver, it is at the moment as 'industry standard' as these packages come and could well be beneficial to you in the long term.

You can get hundreds of free video tutorials on the net, cheap books, and in fact IRC CS4 comes with a shed load of free training videos.
#14
spladam
It is a MVC template engine, not something for true beginners in my opinion.


Totally untrue all though concept behind it is model view controller it's all done with a user friendly gui control panel, I could show my 9 year old neice how to build a website using joomla in a couple of hours.
#15
Depending on how standards-y you want your website to be, you can actually do exactly what you want with Word - just select HTML in the Save As box. I can't say I've ever used it myself, me being more of an oldskool notepad.exe man, but if memory serves true then the option's there, and perhaps worth experimenting with.
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danmc;8212150
Totally untrue all though concept behind it is model view controller it's all done with a user friendly gui control panel, I could show my 9 year old neice how to build a website using joomla in a couple of hours.

Nope that's exactly what it is.

Sure it has a GUI, easy enough to make changes I will give you that, but so what? Installing it can, on some servers, be a sob too!
#17
dxx;8212169
Depending on how standards-y you want your website to be, you can actually do exactly what you want with Word - just select HTML in the Save As box. I can't say I've ever used it myself, me being more of an oldskool notepad.exe man, but if memory serves true then the option's there, and perhaps worth experimenting with.

It's messy.. very messy. Word 2007/10 makes a better job of it, but it's not desirable. You should have a gander at the additional code it generates, it's shocking!
#18
thanks for your help! which is the quickest and cheapest way in producing a quality website? i designed this one using wix. can it be improved? [url]www.adambrown,co.nr[/url]
#19
spladam
Nope that's exactly what it is.

Sure it has a GUI, easy enough to make changes I will give you that, but so what? Installing it can, on some servers, be a sob too!


Again totally untrue most webhosts have scripts in the control panel that will actually install it for you. I have used joomla with numerous webhosts over the years even free ones without any problems whatsoever. As for ease of use anyone who cant get there head round joomla will struggle to code a site from scratch themselves with little or know assistance.
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danmc;8212321
Again totally untrue most webhosts have scripts in the control panel that will actually install it for you. I have used joomla with numerous webhosts over the years even free ones without any problems whatsoever. As for ease of use anyone who cant get there head round joomla will struggle to code a site from scratch themselves with little or know assistance.

Nope it is not *totally* untrue at all. That would imply *all* web hosts have such scripts, which they certainly don't.

I'm not arguing with you about the usability of its GUI - that is simple enough. If you want, as you know, to start faffing with the templates a bit more though, you need to play with the code, which isn't ideal for a newbie.

If your content with one of the many free thousands of templates and add-ons though, its great.

I do like Joomla myself, though as I said in my opinion, its not always for beginners.
#21
infeted14
I dont know much about the net or applications, so explaining would be helpful :)
Is Joomla good???
What is CODA? Is it free??
Is CSS on dreamweaver?


If you're relatively inexperienced, I'd give Joomla a miss.

I use a blogging software to run as a website called Wordpress - it's excellent and very user friendly.
#22
Thanks for all of the replies. I am a film composer, so don't know much about creating an configuring websites. However I am pretty good with Photoshop so can make some good graphics etc. I might carry on using my own site - using WIX, as It is free and very easy to use.
Tried to use HTML on word and it didn;t work well at all, all out of proportion etc. I would still have to upload directly to the net , and pay wouldn't I?What is that blogging software? Is it good with graphics?
#23
Will PM you my site, it's my wife's driving school which runs on Wordpress.
#24
thanks mate, is wordpress free? can graphics be added, ?? how can it be uploaded?
#25
infeted14
thanks mate, is wordpress free? can graphics be added, ?? how can it be uploaded?


All free - read up on the FAQs - there's an explanation of how it all works there - adding graphics is easy!

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