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Imar,

What do you think about you and I getting an FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions) section started up for Dreamweaver? I do know quite a bit about Dreamweaver so I could definitely help out with some things

Think this is a good idea?

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I would like to volunteer, although I probably won't be as much help as in Flash.... However I do own a few books on DWMX and use the program often (I really like the color-coding in code view).

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You could maybe do it along with me and Imar. We just gotta wait and see what Imar says. I'm pretty sure he'll jump for joy at the chance of helping us create an FAQ section. He's the "Dreamweaver know-it-all":D. As I said in one of my earlier posts, I know quite a bit of the Dreamweaver basics and, like Flash, I'm learning new stuff every time.

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Hi Ben,

Feel free to set up whatever FAQ section you find appropriate, but I am not going to participate in that. Let me explain why.

First of all, I don't want to commit myself to a project for which I cannot guarantee the time it may require. I have quite a lot of time at the moment (hence my ridiculous post count) but that will change pretty soon. It would be a pity to start something like this, only to see it fizzle out.

Secondly, I haven't seen that many "Frequently Asked Question" specifically related to DW. Our book is one of the few (old) Wrox books related to Dreamweaver, so I don't think many people come here for technical advice about DW. There are other forums much more appropriate for that. A lot of questions are related to the book, but I haven't really seen enough (and the same) questions to justify a separate FAQ section here at P2P.

Finally, I do already have a mechanism for Frequently Asked Questions: my own Web site. Whenever I see something that looks like a FAQ, I write an article for my Web site and provide the link to that article here. This works fine for me for both questions related to my book and to DW in general.

If you do proceed with this FAQ idea, I would suggest collecting at least 15 to 20 questions and their answers before you post the FAQ. Nothing is more frustrating (and looking silly) than a FAQ with only one question and answer. If people see a FAQ, they'll have a certain perception about it; e.g. it should probably answer their most frequent questions and even a few more they hadn't really thought about yet.
If they only find one question like "How do I create valid XHTML documents" with the answer: "If I am not mistaken, you should enable the XHTML option somewhere on the New Document dialog", you're not really going to look like the authority on the subject.

But don't let that scare you away. Of course FAQs need to grow; they can't be brilliant right away when they are first published.
Feel free to set up the FAQ section, and if you have a question: I happen to be a regular visitor of the P2P DW forum, so if I can answer the question, I'll be more than happy to do so ;)


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Although there are a few pages on DW, a lot of it does refer to the book. Personally, I think Imar is right, that maybe there could be a DW FAQ, but it really doesn't seem like a big topic.

I suggest you start collecting Qs and As now, if you still want to do it. I'll help out where I can, but as Imar said, there really aren't that many FAQs. DW has a great Help.

I think that if you do this, it will encourage the FAQ around P2P, but perhaps you should be concentrating on a more common area, like Access.

Just my thoughts. Continue with this project if you want, and I'll try to put in a word now and then.

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Yeah, I think that that is a good idea. Collect the questions and answers, and if you have a reasonable list, make a FAQ out of them.

Ben, does that sound OK to you?


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That's fine with me, Imar.

I can actually start collecting the stuff for the FAQ and start the FAQ when I have a reasonable list. Only thing is that I'm kinda busy with the Flash FAQ right now so I have to devote 100% concentration to that area. Hopefully James or any of the other forum administrators will move the FAQ that Snib and I started to it's own section and make us moderators of it. It's too early to say anything more about it now, though

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Yeah, I think it's important to focus on one thing first (the Flash FAQs). When that works, you can come back and assemble a list with DW FAQs....

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