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I've just gotten back in to web design and wondering what programs people use. I have notepad++ and dreamweaver is not really an option.

Any suggestions welcome.
 

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Notepad++
I use this for coding php, amongst others...

It's the best for me anyway.

I have absolutely 0 graphical skill css, etc. so tend to hire out graphics, css to places like Upwork
 

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Most hosting companies offer Wordpress as a simple 'click-install'. It is simple to use and fast.

Without some idea of what you want to achieve it is difficult to know whether it would be your best choice.

Do you want a blog or an e-commerce site? Something else?
 

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as hh said need to know what you are looking for. If just a few page website try Xara web design
but why is dreamweaver not an option
 

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I'm creating a 8-9 page website with a blog page and contact page with googlemaps for directions. I already have a joomla page but want to design this page not using joomla want to get away from the CMS type websites as its overkill for what i need. I preferably want to create using a combination of html/css/javascript and PHP. Might consider using bootstrap.

Dreamweaver, well the cost of it is prohibitive!
 

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Just to say I've gone down the dreamweaver route.

Thanks for all the help!
 

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Anyone else put off by the cost of Dreamweaver could check out Open Source alternatives such as Quanta+ or Kompozer.
 

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Just out of curiosity, do people use dreamweaver because its easy (i.e align move items etc.).

Is it not be better to have a deeper understanding of the coding process and know where your code is placing items.

saying that lol, I use notepad++ as it will change the font colour when i miss things in PHP, and would probably find using a text editor a nightmare!

Also for those interested in web design CODE ACADEMY is the best website for learning.

Learn to code | Codecademy

Mick
 

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In answer to your question Mick, I think you still need some coding skills for dreamweaver. I've been out of coding HTML and CSS for a while now and very rusty and a tool like dreamweaver is helping me regain that knowledge! I Have signed up to that coding site you link and i think it will help massively!

Thanks for the programs Him Her Looking at both kompozer and quanta+. As an alternative!


Oh and if anyone knows how to make a slideshow in Dreamweaver, then please put me out my misery lol!
 

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I know, that is the problem with these hobbies lol... you don't do it for a while and you get out of practice!

Code Academy is brilliant, the site will improve your skills immensely!

Mick
 
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