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What is Best in Website Creation

December 7, 2018

These days we have many options when it comes to building websites, but which is the best way to build in 2018?

Let’s talk websites and the building thereof… So, you’re a small business owner or an aspiring website creator? Maybe you’re just interested in what goes into building a website. Well, there are many options and each has their PROs & CONs:

The traditional way to do web design coding, these would be the two “languages” you’d have to learn and they can (theoretically) build any type of website. “There is literally no limitations, in terms of what you could build if you got into the nuts & bolts: the basics of building a website.” However, the downside is that you’re going to have to learn it; that is to say time investment, theory, practice; all the stuff that goes into learning a skill. But that being said, you know how to program!

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These can range from programs where you have to know a little bit of code (Dreamweaver, Brackets, etc.) to content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, down to easy site builders like WIX, for example. All are very different approaches (which we will touch on in the video) and vary in the amount of control you will likely have…

The key word here is control. As we go from straight up coding down the line, we lose flexibility and versatility; it goes from creating the very thing you see in your mind’s eye, to “what you see is what you get” on the building sites. And of course, that’s fine too. There’s nothing wrong or lazy with building a “wham-bam” website if that’s what fills your needs, but check out our video and you might get an idea of how to better fill those needs. And check out the links at the bottom if you’re curious about the aforementioned web design languages. Mastering the code of website creation does have it’s perks…

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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 CS3 and CS4 Video Tutorials.

November 25, 2008

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I just released a new set of Dreamweaver video tutorials that cover Dreamweaver CS3 and CS4. You can find them here:

Dreamweaver Videos

For these videos, I’ve upgraded both the video and sound quality … and I had to invest to make this happen. So I hope you guys will see and hear the difference!

The video course runs a total of about 7 hours, spanning over 30 videos.



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Dreamweaver CS4 PHP Toolset

September 18, 2008

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I wanted to announce that I just released a 6 page article on Dreamweaver CS4 … concentrating on it’s PHP and database features.

Check it out: Dreamweaver CS4 Introduction to the PHP toolset.

I also plan on creating a bunch of supporting dreamweaver CS4 video tutorials to help fill in the details not covered in this chapter. I hope you find it useful.

Let me know what you think.


Stefan Mischook

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Dreamweaver CS4 Video Tutorial

July 21, 2008

I just released a new Dreamweaver CS4 video tutorial on the new user interface.

Video: First look at Dreamweaver CS4

Dreamweaver CS4 is sporting a brand new interface that bring Dreamweaver up-to-speed with the other Adobe products. In this video I give you a quick tour looking at how the new user interface works.


Stefan Mischook

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Dreamweaver CS4 Review

July 15, 2008

The boys and girls at Adobe recently released a public beta of Dreamweaver CS4 – I can now freely talk about it now!

I’ve been beta testing Dreamweaver CS4 for a little while now and I’ve been looking forward to spewing my nerd impressions. I had to hold my tongue until Adobe released DW CS4 to the public …

In this article, I provide a quick overview of what’s in CS4. But don’t worry, in soon to come articles and video tutorials, I will be digging deeper.

Read the complete review of Dreamweaver CS4.

BTW: I should have a couple of new Dreamweaver CS4 videos out very soon.


Stefan Mischook

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Dreamweaver CS4 coming soon?

May 18, 2008

I’ve been hearing the quiet murmur of nerds lately, soft sounds that speak of Dreamweaver CS4.

Yes, I do have my finger on the pulse of the nerd-zeitgeist and from what I understand, Dreamweaver CS4 is coming out sooner than later. I’m guessing sometime this winter.

Are there any details?

I’m not sure what is coming (in terms of new features), but I have heard what is leaving and not coming back:

  • support.
  • Layout Mode and Timelines.
  • JSP support

Some speculation:

I am guessing that Adobe will position Dreamweaver to be more web developer centric than designer centric.

Not that they will turn Dreamweaver into a glorified text editor, I just get the feeling that they will spend more time on the coding end of things, than on the design end.

My thinking is based on the work Adobe has done with Flash CS3 and especially Actionscript 3.0.

… It is clear with AS3, that Adobe made the decision to make the Flash scripting language more appealing to hard-core programmers than to designers. AS3 is much more powerful but it is more complex and harder to learn than Actionscript 2.

That said, please do keep in mind that when it comes to what may be coming in Dreamweaver CS4 … it is total speculation on my part.


Stefan Mischook

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Use Dreamweaver CS3 templates to save time

May 1, 2008


When I was working on the redesign of the, I found (as a starting point) that the templates that ship with Dreamweaver CS3 useful.

Dreamweaver CS3 starter templates

Dreamweaver has a nice collection of bare-bones web templates. One thing I found cool about these templates, is that they contain a lot of notes that describe why they (the web-nerds at Adobe) have certain things in place – like the specific code they used to deal with a given CSS layout issue.

… This is another good way to learn more about CSS.

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