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  1. #1
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    hi all,
    over the winter i seem to have plenty of time on my hands, so heres the big question.
    I have a website already running but is hosted by a company that has limitations on there server as what i can do with the site. Software is on site and unable to take the site to the next level.
    would rather do the work myself as its a one man band and heres the big question.
    What software should i choose? although have no experience in code of any sort. can find my way around Photoshop and a computer......
    advise would be much appreciated.... do i Dreamweave or Frontpage and how easy is it..... a couple of courses will be done perhaps to get to grips with the essentials... But i do need a better site....

    cheers nik.......


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    Senior Member filburt1's Avatar
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    Dreamweaver and Photoshop help, but Dreamweaver or any other WYSIWYG editor won't help you learn to code properly; instead, they try to make a point-and-click interface that, while can potentially can make attractive sites with enough experience, also makes really crappy code.

    You should instead focus on your page structure: put headers in header tags, use the <dl> tag when defining a list of definitions, use <table> only when showing tabular data (i.e., not for layout), etc. Once you define the structure of your page--not its appearance--in your HTML, you then move onto the appearance via CSS (cascading style sheets).

    The combination of "semantic" HTML (markup that describes the structure and content of a page, not its appearance) and CSS is the true zen of web design.
    filburt1, Web Design founder
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    Senior Member solidgold's Avatar
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    flash is cool for rich content; im really going on a flash rampage today!
    for other rich content use javascript, but dont use those tacky effects, use something like scriptaculous

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