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Old June 8th, 2015, 07:16 AM
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Default Visual Studio or Dreamweaver

I learnt website building on Dreamweaver CS5. This was primarily around html, css, and a little php. Meanwhile I also try to understand about Visual Studio. I bought the book ""Beginning ASP.NET 4.5.1" and is quite excited about what I can learn from here. Based on my limited knowledge, I have a sense that Dreamweaver may not be powerful enough for my eventual goal. For my eventual goal, I hope to build a ecommerce website. Can anyone tell me if there are big differences between using Dreamweaver or if I should switch to Visual Studio?
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Hi there,

In order to follow along with my book, you'll need Visual Studio.

Dreamweaver is good for frontend stuff and for some server-side / backend technologies like PHP. It's ASP.NET support is very limited. Visual Studio has great frontend support as well.


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Thanks Imar
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Smile Visual Studio is better.

I would say that Dreamweaver is good for beginners who are new to website development and want to learn some fundamentals. I too started on dreamweaver but moved to visual studio after some time.

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