Jump to content
Donald

About web design

Recommended Posts

Donald

I’m interested in web design. I know about how to use Dreamweaver to make html. Since Dreamweaver is “What you see is what you can get”, I don’t need to write code. I’m wondering it is better for green hand to use Dreamweaver to design web? It is necessary to learn the code?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
f700es

Well the current version of DW (Dreamweaver CS5.5) can also be used in code mode and I would MOST definitely learn to write code. Nothing stopping you from using a text editor like NotePad++ (http://notepad-plus-plus.org/) to write your web pages in. But DW can also be used in Split window mode so you can see the code and how it looks rendered on the page.

See below...

 

DW-CS55.jpg

 

Yes, learn the code. Learn html and css at least. You might even want to look at javascript too.

Good luck

Edited by f700es

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
CADTutor

Hi Donald, I agree with f700es in principle but it does depend what you want to achieve. If you just want to build a single website, it may be unnecessary to learn code, you could use a WYSIWYG tool but you'd be better off just installing WordPress or Joomla and you're good to go. If, on the other hand, you see a career in Web Design then you have no option - you MUST learn to code.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
f700es

Good point David.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Donald

I received different newsletter every day and some of they have beautiful designs. I also want to learn to design. I heard that DW is a good tool to web design. But I think only know how to use DW but not know about code is not enough. If I enter a field, I want to be an expert in this field.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Donald

But if I want to learn the code, how should I do? Remember the code when I use DW design?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MSasu

To learn HTML I suggest you to follow an on-line tutorial; this one is interactive, so can be a good option. This way you will become familiar with principles and tags.

Next build different things in a WYSIWYG editor and check the code behind as exercise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
f700es

Remember that DW allows you to to use both at the same time. That us the split view mode of editor and code at the same time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Micheal28

It is very difficult to learn through treads i hired tutor to learn deeply. well i can learn you please send me your skype ID .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ajeetbook

Yes normal formatting is quite comfortable thorough D/W and it make easy to design easy HTML for a site

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×