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New Dreamweaver CS6 Video Tutorial

October 24, 2012


I just wanted to announce our new Beginners Dreamweaver CS6 video tutorial course is out! This is a really big one too!

Video Highlights:

Create a COMPLETE website using HTML5 and CSS3
Learn the new Dreamweaver CS6 Workspace
Get comfortable with CSS3 Transitions
Learn about responsive designs
Cover the basics of HTML: Text, Links, Images, Lists, and Forms
Cover the basics of CSS: ID and Class selectors
Learn all about website layout and typograpy

Total running time: 10 hours 56 minutes!

Check it out on the new



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Learn a CMS or Learn Dreamweaver?

June 15, 2012

Hey everybody!

Recently someone asked whether they should learn Dreamweaver OR whether should they jump into a CMS like Joomla or WordPress.

What is a CMS?

CMS is short for Content Management System, and are web based programs that you upload to the server and they provide word-processor like capabilities to your website – and much, much more.

To make an analogy: you can think of a CMS as being a restaurant buffet, where you have many prepared dishes to choose from, that you can use to create your meal. Where Dreamweaver is like an electric appliance, that helps you create a meal from scratch.

You can learn more about it here:

… The above link points to an older blog post, but it is still good.

Anyway, the core of this person’s questions, comes down to skill-set choices and choosing the best technologies to be able to:

1. Get the most work as a web designer.
2. And to be able to build the best websites.

Here is my answer:

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New WordPress 3.x Videos out and on the Way.

December 4, 2010

We have the following WordPress videos coming out, which are based on the current version – WordPress 3.0.2:

– Custom Taxonomies in WordPress
– Working With Custom Post Types in WordPress

… Both can be found on the Killersites video tutorial subscription service.

WordPress and Dreamweaver CS5

We should have a the first free sample videos out this coming week from a new series that teaches people how to work with WordPress via Dreamweaver CS5.

… This latest version of Dreamweaver, has a bunch of tools specifically for use with WordPress. Our video course will not only teach you Dreamweaver’s WordPress tools, you will also learn a lot about WordPress theme creation along the way.


Stefan Mischook

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CSS Layouts Video Tutorial Series – Introduction

May 29, 2010


I just wanted to announced that I have just released our new video course on CSS layouts. It is a 13 part series where you will learn both fixed layout and liquid layout using modern CSS techniques.

As an added bonus, you will also be learning a little about Dreamweaver CS5 since all the demos are done in the new Dreamweaver.

Check out the intro video (watch it in 720p and fullscreen):

I will be releasing more samples from the course on my blogs but you can get the whole course through our video tutorial subscription service.

Thanks for reading.

Stefan Mischook

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Video on Dreamweaver CS4 Basics – A look at built in templates

March 15, 2010


Dreamweaver has a collection of web design templates to make the web design process much easier – all the funky cross browser CSS issues have already been solved in the provided templates.

Check out the video:

Of course, the complete set of Dreamweaver videos (and a lot more) can all be viewed by joining our video subscription service.

Stefan Mischook

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Dreamweaver CS4 Basics – Linking to sound and video.

March 12, 2010


Yet another Dreamweaver CS4 video … this time on inserting links into web pages. Along the way, we also learn a few other things.

The video:

I have several other Dreamweaver CS4 videos coming out soon. Watch in HD and fullscreen to get the best video and sound quality.

Stefan Mischook

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Release Date

January 26, 2010

adobe photoshop cs5 release date


I don’t have a crystal ball, but I do have an eye on things OUTSIDE the web design world … I pay attention to the stock market. Anyway, according to analysts who follow Adobe for investment purposes (Adobe is a large publicly traded company) Adobe should be releasing the CS5 suite of products by second quarter 2010.

… For non stock nerds, that means about mid 2010.

About the Adobe CS5 product line

Adobe (as is usual) will be releasing Photoshop CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Flash CS5 and all the other CS5 updates at the same time. And from the previews I’ve seen, it’s going to be a big update in terms of the new capabilities CS5 brings to the table:

  • Flash will have 3D physics – totally nuts!
  • Photoshop has new crazy powerful cloning tools.
  • Dreamweaver will make it really easy to insert live data into web pages via AJAX.

… And I’m sure a heck of a lot more.

We will have many videos and articles covering these new products when they become available.

Thanks for reading.

Stefan Mischook

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Dreamweaver CS4 and PHP

November 6, 2009



Once and a while I use an email question as the basis of a blog post. This time, someone wanted to know about Dreamweaver and PHP:

Hi Stefan,

I am looking to get some videos on using Dreamweaver cs4 creating dynamic sites with PHP and MYSQL, do you have any videos on this using the drag and drop features etc with some code writing also?

Many thanks


My answer:

Hi Andrew,

The short answer:

Dreamweaver‘s drag and drop features are very brittle. I was a beta
tester for DW CS4 and the programmers themselves told me that they would
be looking to trash it for the next version of Dreamweaver – they knew
it was a mess.

… It can be used for simple things (and prototyping), but the code is so messy and
convoluted, that any changes that you will probably have to make to
your project could be a nightmare. You are much better off learning PHP
and using Dreamweaver as a PHP code editor … and it’s pretty good at that.

In my basic course on PHP, I use Dreamweaver as the code editor and I
touch on in as far as how Dreamweaver can be used to write PHP code. You
can see a bunch of sample videos here:

Let me know if this helps,


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