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    professional way

    Hi all,

    this is my first post and i am new to web design.At the moment i am attending a course on web design and we are using photoshop cs6 to design the page layout.
    Recently i was watching a tutorial to build a website and he used html5 and css in dreamweaver without using photoshop.so now i am a bit confused which is the professional way to build a website?
    Or what is the right mixture of software to use?

    Thanks

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    Any way that generates clean, functional code is "professional". There are about a million tools and combinations to get to that point, so there really isn't a single answer.

    Some people swear by Dr*amw*av*r. Others use Notepad or Notepad++. I personally use Microsoft Visual Web Developer Express (which is actually a text editor with an awful name). It just depends on what you're trying to accomplish.
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    I personally design a template in Photoshop and then I show my clients for approval and then once approved, I break up all of the images and begin coding in Dreamweaver.

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    I often design in Photoshop - but design and coding, while they perforce go hand in hand, are two separate things. You can make your design in Photoshop, but if you use Photoshop to slice and make your page you will end up with a hot mess of bad code.

    Create the visual design in Photoshop. Save out the various elements as individual images, and then incorporate them into your code using HTML and CSS.
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