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This is destined for closure, since it's not specifically about graphic design (it's a CSS issue), but before it goes: the standard box model for CSS is the content box; padding, borders and margins lie outside of the box you are sizing. To use 100% and have padding inside of that, you need to use box-sizing: border-box;. That makes things act like they ...


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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 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 They make me go rusty, lazy and outdated very quickly.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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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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