View Full Version : Dreamweaver MX 2004 or GoLive CS 7?

12-06-2003, 02:58 PM
I am using an iBook 800mhz with 256megs of ram.

I need a web designing software and I am stuck between the Dreamweaver MX 2004 and Adobe GoLive CS 7.

I am going to get a book to learn as I am a beginner. What I would like to know is which software can my iBook handle without constant lag and problems. I am not planning on upgrading my ram.

And recommendation on which one is a better investment is very welcomed! TIA.

12-06-2003, 06:56 PM
I'd highly recommend Dreamweaver -- it's what I've been using on my powerbook. Simply B-U-T-Full

01-19-2004, 09:41 AM
Definitely go with Dreamweaver. I would stay away from GoLive unless that is your only option.

01-19-2004, 09:50 AM
Why use either? Code by hand ;) Sorry, I know people hate hearing that.

01-19-2004, 09:52 AM
Coding by hand is definitely the way to go. Ideally that's what I would be doing, but Dreamweaver is currently saving me a lot of time.

01-19-2004, 09:53 AM
Code by hand if you're a beginner. When you learn and know what you're doing, switch over to a WYSIWYG editor if you want, to save time.

If you don't learn now, you never will.

02-01-2004, 04:19 PM
I'd reccomend a combination of hand code & editors that way you can go which way you feel best with however I do agree that if you code by hand you will be much more knowledgeable by the end..

02-02-2004, 09:34 AM
Yeh, why not get a free program? Something like Editplus, that helps you with basic html anyway.

04-24-2004, 10:38 AM
Hand coding is definitely the preferred way -- many techniques (using Smarty (http://smarty.php.net) with PHP (http://www.php.net), for example, can get very cumbersome using a visual editor while being highly eloquent on it's own) actually slow down if you use a WYSIWYG editor. However, creating smaller - and especially static - sites may be faster using a visual editor assuming you know how to use one :).

04-24-2004, 05:27 PM
Adobe Go Live sucks. Dreamweaver all the way.