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    What program do you recommend to create your own web page?

    Hello all

    I'm looking into making my own web page. I've never touched HTML before and as many of you have your own sites, I thought I’d ask you guys what programs you’ve used or recommend using. I want to make a simple but polished site to show some of my work on. I'm coming to this very green and need something that’s simple to use but can produce something slick.
    The program also needs to be available for a Mac.
    So any suggestions?
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    i use photoshop and dreamweaver. just becuase i know photoshop well and dreamweaver is easy

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    I use Photoshop and Golive. Both Adobe, and both came bundled in creative suite. Plus side is, all Adobe products "feel" the same, so if you like photoshop, you can learn to navigate their other products quickly.
    My work: [link]

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    Dreamweaver is pretty easy to use and easy to navigate around even when I was new to it. Adobe GoLive does about the same thing but for some reasons it drives me nuts so I'll stick to Dreamweaver. Like Blue mentioned, it has the same feel as Adobe photoshop.

    As for the graphics, I usually use Adobe Photoshop or Paintshop pro.

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    Notepad.

    It's always been easier for me to learn HTML than any of the programs out there.

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    dreamweaver if you feel like spending the money. it covers pretty much everything - I guess you have photoshop already, so you can just make a mockup layout in there, then cut up all the images and load into dreamweaver.
    Use CSS! If you don't know what CSS is, read up on it! www.csszengarden.com !

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    Flash :>
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    I wouldn't recommend Flash for a beginner. There's no way a beginner can make a nice web page with it. Dreamweaver is the best. It's great for beginners and experts. I've got Go Live, but don't find it as easy to use as Dreamweaver.

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    oh and if you need tutorials on learning html and css and web design go to
    http://www.w3schools.com
    http://www.webmonkey.com

    http://www.htmldog.com

    good luck to you

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    Thanks for all of the replies so far folks they've all been very informative. I’ve also had a look at you web sites as well.
    I figured dreamweaver would be popular but it’s interesting that most don’t like golive as much; I had thought it would be popular for the similarities with Photoshop.

    Has anyone used Freeway 4 from softpress it seems to be similar to dreamweaver but works more like a publishing package. I was wondering if it's any good or if it’s too simple? It’s Mac only so this ones for the apple lovers out there…


    ...oh and I think Cartoonfox wins on the swanky animated web site. I like way the page move at the start very nice
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    res..its only a matter of preference...


    what ever works best for you. dreamweaver is recommended..cause its in away user friendly..and if you know how to use it..it works to your advantage..

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    I'm with Goo. Hand coding isn't that hard and you can always use it in conjonction with any editor.

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    this one is easy. for a beginner - iweb.
    its supposedly produces messy code and will not teach you how to html later on but it doesnt get much easier than that and sure gets the job done. there are some ways to really create your own stuff with it and i think its a great tool for what it is. you can really design a page in a day. or thats how long it took to make my site...
    tensai


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    check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)



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    Fuck backgrounds, who needs em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfwalls
    I wouldn't recommend Flash for a beginner. There's no way a beginner can make a nice web page with it.
    Much less a pro...

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NotePad... I got a program called Visual Studio.. also I got
dreamweaver dunno what version i never used it... and I got GoLive with my Photoshop
but... notepad is what im useing mostly <-> or VS

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    I'm with the Notepad people.

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    Visual Studio for HTML seems like a fair amount of overkill.

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    I use jEdit. Its pretty much a text editor for many kinds of codes (HTML, CSS, C++, Java, Python, etc.). I like it because after you declare your file type when you save, it color-coordinates the syntax and makes it easier to spot mistakes in HTML code. I recommend it, but only if you go the way of coding your own HTML.

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    I use VIM for everything... It's the Notepad++ of the linux world.

    I seriously recommend you read the W3C tutorials on XHTML and build a very basic website.
    No special layouts or anything, just text, links and images.

    Then read up on CSS and apply it to it.

    It's what i do for a job and it may seem scary at first it's alot easier than Dreamweaver etc. once you get use to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taco
    I use jEdit. Its pretty much a text editor for many kinds of codes (HTML, CSS, C++, Java, Python, etc.). I like it because after you declare your file type when you save, it color-coordinates the syntax and makes it easier to spot mistakes in HTML code. I recommend it, but only if you go the way of coding your own HTML.
    Woah, hold on a sec. You hand code your sites and yet you still use tables for something other than tabular data?
    That's like... Doing a realistic painting and then applying lens flare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoP
    Visual Studio for HTML seems like a fair amount of overkill.
    I managed to temporarily wreck a forum (accidentally) with VS by sticking a VBDHTML applet into a post. Giant button that conveniently added numbers covering the whole page. VBDHTML is breathtakingly powerful in all the wrong (or right ) ways.

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    GoLive all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Much less a pro...
    I don't think you've seen cartoonfox's website.
    http://www.cartoonfox.com/

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    There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
    No one complains about life drawing,
    so take a photo.
    its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."

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    I like cartoonfox's site a lot, but that doesn't change the fact that 99% of flash sites are awful. 99% of regular sites are awful too, but web standards at least impose a minimum degree of usability.

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    photoshop to chop up the image and notepad/dreamweaver to type up some CSS. www.sitepoint.com is a great site for web designers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Much less a pro...
    Agreed! I hate websites where I get bored/annoyed before I get to the art, and flash is king of that. Cartoonfox is officially the first exception to this.

    For learning to do your own website, you'll need to learn html in addition to whatever programs you'd use. If you mess up the coding of your page (easy to do in dreamweaver for some reason), you need to know how to think like the computer to fix it. I doodle in photoshop until I like my design, use fireworks to slice my image up into interactive segments, and finish it off with dreamweaver. Easy stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfwalls
    Here's an awesome Flash site, www.wesbenscoter.com
    Actually, that's exactly the sort of thing I was talking about. I don't need sound effects, animated graphics, wacky fonts, and fancy loading animations... just show me some damned art! At least he gets points for having a non-Flash version, which presents essentially the same content in a far less annoying format.

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    hmm that site really is old and you see that. it's a typical '99 omg flash omfg everything is possible site.

    but this --> http://www.johnwallin.net/ is another neat example of a site that nearly could've been done without flash but not quite...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    Actually, that's exactly the sort of thing I was talking about. I don't need sound effects, animated graphics, wacky fonts, and fancy loading animations... just show me some damned art! At least he gets points for having a non-Flash version, which presents essentially the same content in a far less annoying format.
    Really? I guess it's just personal preference then. I always liked it. The John Wallin one is nice too. I guess it's kind of like the difference between a movie being entertaining or "artsy". I like both, and as long as their done well I think either works.

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