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#1 srlester   User is offline

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:07 AM

Hey guys some of you may remember seeing me in the c++ forums its been a while since I signed on here, however DIC was my homepage for about a year and a half, until my working slowed my coding down...but anyway. Im thinking about starting a website dedicated to a mixture of game reviews and a few other things such as a forums section. Its going to be mostly an attempt to get my foot into the door of video game journalsim. I've talked to people and they've told me that dreamweaver is where its at if I want to be lazy and use a WYSIWYG editor. Which is something Im not used to. I suppose the question would be how should I start this project? I've read a bit on html and it seems like something I could handle. I need to know though other things I should be looking at.

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Re: Dreamweaver

Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:11 AM

your main question (with respect to dreamweaver) is: am I OK with WYSIWYG code? such code is more or less clunky and prone to cross-browser problems. and of course you canít expect it to use the latest HTML/CSS/Javascript features.
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Re: Dreamweaver

Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:20 AM

View PostDormilich, on 26 January 2011 - 01:11 AM, said:

your main question (with respect to dreamweaver) is: am I OK with WYSIWYG code? such code is more or less clunky and prone to cross-browser problems. and of course you canít expect it to use the latest HTML/CSS/Javascript features.

So I should stop being lazy and learn the damn language? Whats the learning curve on html it doesnt look as complex as c++ but then again I only read the start of a tutorial so far.
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Re: Dreamweaver

Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:08 AM

View Postsrlester, on 26 January 2011 - 09:20 AM, said:

So I should stop being lazy and learn the damn language?

that depends on your personal demand (of the technical part) of the website.

For a game reviewing website there are probably not many people caring about the HTML code (as long as it works), on a more technical website, your reputation may be influenced by that.
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Re: Dreamweaver

Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:14 AM

Thats probably the only reason I would use a wysiwyg editor I just need to get my foot in the door I dont need to remake IGN.
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Re: Dreamweaver

Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:12 PM

Personally, I would recommend doing as much as you can by hand. In addition to being cleaner code, you can ensure that the code is standards compliant, and it will be easier to maintain.
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:28 PM

I would highly recommend learning to hard code your site, except maybe the forums. Dreamweaver puts in a lot of automated code that doesn't need to be there and ends up causing bugs. If you don't know the code it's becomes all but unfixable. Assuming you know C++(or at least the basics) html/css will be cake for you to pick up.

Dreamweaver == Posted Image
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Re: Dreamweaver

Posted 03 March 2011 - 12:46 AM

View PostD.Mulroy, on 26 January 2011 - 07:28 PM, said:

I would highly recommend learning to hard code your site, except maybe the forums. Dreamweaver puts in a lot of automated code that doesn't need to be there and ends up causing bugs. If you don't know the code it's becomes all but unfixable. Assuming you know C++(or at least the basics) html/css will be cake for you to pick up.

Dreamweaver == Posted Image


Thanks guys that was very helpful and I think I will hardcode it sorry it took forever for the reply and I lol'd so hard when I seen that picture
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Re: Dreamweaver

Posted 03 March 2011 - 02:41 AM

HTML is very easy to learn . If you look at dreamweaver generated code ; it just looks horrible :death: and hard to learn.

When you write your own html is look so much better and get to understand it just easy
but a lot of styles and trick that you need to learn .

So you first site might not look well :sigh: like my fist site looked

Plus there is 10000 of 1000's tutorials on the web of html .

HTML is one of the easiest thing to learn in web development

after youre done you should please use CSS as it makes markup-code more clean .

Grz

Marinus

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Re: Dreamweaver

Posted 03 March 2011 - 03:39 AM

HTML is a VERY easy language to learn, very simple syntax...

I'd suggest going to http://w3schools.com/html/default.asp to start learning...

Although Dreamweaver can be handy (i use it mainly for the reference features) as a WYSIWYG editor, it produces somewhat messy code that can lead to problems.
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Re: Dreamweaver

Posted 03 March 2011 - 06:14 AM

View PostDanielRH, on 03 March 2011 - 11:39 AM, said:

HTML is a VERY easy language to learn, very simple syntax...

but that doesnít prevent people screwing it up more than you would expect.
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