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I like to use the Design View mode in Dreamweaver myself. Sure beats having to write so damn much HTML code by hand.:D Sometimes, you get the results you want if you hand-code the HTML but other times, it's pretty unpredictable especially if you have complicated code because you don't know how it'll turn out in the end and, let's face it, you may get nasty results. I don't use Code View unless I'm writing Javascript code or any of that other unpredictable sh*t.

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You can't always do *everything* in Design View. Besides, Dreamweaver often uses measurements that show up differently in an actual web browser.

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But with the "Make XHTML Compliant" feature, you can make sure that all of your pages appear the same way in ALL browsers. Besides that, I never said you could always do "everything" in Design View. Like I said earlier, I use the Code View for stuff like Javascript coding and some CSS work



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Hi Cat,
I don't know anything about Dreamweaver, so I couldn't say whether to abandon it. One huge fallback to WYSIWYG editors is that they tend to insert more than needs to be there and don't necessarily provide you with absolute control over the code. So that being said how are you supposed to learn CSS if your pages get filled with mark-up and properties that doesn't need to be there? Its confusing. But never having used Dreamweaver, I'm not in a position to tell you it sucks. Personally, I prefer text editors, they're simple and you always know what's going on. And if you want to preview the page, load it into a browser!

I was actually just researching text editor software for the Mac the other day.

One was BBEdit at: http://www.barebones.com (shareware)
Another was CreaText: http://creatext.sourceforge.net (freeware)

Don't know which is the better text editor, perhaps you could let me know! I was doing the research for a book I'm writing.


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The drawback for BBEdit is the pricetag: $179.00. CreaText is free.

That gives CreaText a definite early edge. :-)

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<<I like to use the Design View mode in Dreamweaver myself. Sure beats having to write so damn much HTML code by hand

but HOW am i going to design a siite in design view mode, if i'm seeing THIS?

http://www.katzidesigns.com/bms_site/site_in_dw.jpg

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One was BBEdit at: http://www.barebones.com (shareware)
Another was CreaText: http://creatext.sourceforge.net (freeware)

thanks! i knew about BBEdit as it's been around as long as i have. but wasn't willing to fork out the money. CreaText will be my first bet. thanks!

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