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  1. Falconer

    Falconer OT Supporter

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    I have a full version of Dreamweaver MX. Is that pretty out of date, tho?

    I see a lot of hosts have templates and stuff you can use but I figure that might look generic (kind of like how everyone's Myspace looks the same).

    In other words, is there anything I might need to do that I can't do in Dreamweaver?
     
  2. Ricky

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    i use textmate
     
  3. Falconer

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    i don't have a Mac :)

    I got this Dreamweaver in 2001 so that's why I'm asking if it's out of date.
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    If you get comfortable in dreamweaver MX, you should be able to accomplish allot.
     
  5. Falconer

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    Cool. The last time I used it was in 2002, tho. I'm doing the following to try and learn this stuff again:

    -w3schools.com
    -Finding cool webapges and saving their source and opening it in Dreamweaver and seeing what does what
    -drinking
     
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    i dont think much has changed html wise on the web. its mostly been the transition from table to no-table design.
     
  7. Falconer

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    Please explain.

    You mean like how every website now is a giant image with different sections you can click? Is that because web connections are faster now so you can actually have a page that is full of pieces of one giant image and not take 10 min to load?

    I'm seeing stuff now that I don't know how to do. Like a menu and you click on it and it opens as it slides downward to show you some sub options. I think this is way too sophisticated for a simple image that changes when you mouseover it. I right click on it expecting Flash, but it's not. I look at the source and see <li class="havechild> and menu ids and span. wat? I don't even see where the image itself comes from. Oh that's because it's not an image at all! It it certainly doesn't look like text, tho.

    Back to studying.
     
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  9. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    What you're referring to with the animation is javascript. Javascript has come a long way since the last time you did any web development. Also, what he means by no-tables is that you don't lay out your page using tables. You use CSS. CSS is the new standard for websites. It helps with uniformity. Check out the sections in the w3c school on CSS and maybe pick up a book. If you need any help, we're here.
     

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