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Dreamweaver does not make you a better designer. In the end, Dreamweaver is merely a tool and like any tool, you may or may not find it useful, but it never improves one's own aesthetic sense of design. I've found no reason to use Dreamweaver over a solid text editor (BBEdit) and a browser. Throw in a bit of PHP and a server for testing and there's really ...


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Making something look raised or "pushed' is all about lighting and shadows. The human eye and brain interprets shadows as depth. So if you adjust shadows, you can give off the perceptions of depth in a specific area. For a button, adding a shadow below the element in the resting state causes the element to appear raised. If you move the shadow to the top ...


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The term you for making text smaller and floating upwards is called superscript. HTML You can use the <sup> HTML tag to superscript text. My text<sup>®</sup> My text® Here is a live example from w3schools. CSS Alternatively it can be done with CSS with something like this: .superscript { vertical-align:super; ...


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I have very little to add to @Matt's answer but here is my nugget. Personally, I have prohibited myself from using WYSIWYG editors (like Dreamweaver) because I think they make me a worse web designer. These are the reasons. They make me go rusty, lazy and outdated very quickly. You would me amazed to see what code related knowledge was second nature for me ...


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Visual editors or WYSIWYG editors are terrible.. The only true way to view a website is through the medium which is a browser. In regards to Dreamweaver I hate it and there are many reasons why: If you're just learning code the best way to learn how to code is through something like notepad or Textedit which you say you're doing. For me when I code a ...


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Visual editors like dreamweaver are appealing to many people that think and work visually, but I think that while it make things easier for some people, it does not necessarily make their work better. I think the differences do not come from the software people use, but from the knowledge that is behind how they use their tools. Professional designers have ...


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Grids are used in all forms of design to all you to easily organise your page(web or otherwise). There are many different types of grids people use. Some are responsive while others are not. Check out http://960.gs/ as an example of a web grid system. Most designers will find a system that suits them and what they are designing, for example. Using the 960 ...


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I'm the OP, and though I got several great answers from you guys, I feel like adding the following points. Tool does not improve sense of aesthetics, but may improve result One important and useful (and obvious) statement is that a better tool does not improve the designer's sense of aesthetics. However, that does not mean in itself that the designer ...


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Being a graphic and web designer in a previous life now turned/ing developer and security specialist... I used to depend (way too much so) on such tools as Dreamweaver, but the honest truth is that all that is really needed is notepad/notepad++ and good solid coding skills, really good story-boarding and conceptualization of the purpose of the site, a good ...


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I realize this is a 2012 question, however even in June of 2012 this applied..... No one should probably be slicing layouts anymore. With the improvements in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and PNG32 support there's little need for slicing anything. And tables should never be used for layout purposes. Tables are for tabular data only. With the use of CSS you ...


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The term you're looking for is "cloaking," and Dreamweaver does this. Get into the Site Setup Dialog (there are different ways to do this; you can right click a single file and look for cloaking, or do it through the menu for the Files palette: Once you're in Advanced Settings > Cloaking, you can set options to cloak a certain file format: Or you can ...



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