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Dreamweaver vs GoLive

edited November 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Just getting people's oppinions on what they use and why? Mainly because currently, I'm using Fireworks and GoLive, but since I have Dreamweaver 8 installed (just rarely use it), I'm wondering if people think its better and I should use that instead.

What do you think?
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    GoLive CS 2 Rocks, but since Adobe took over Macromedia its future is unknown.

    I never ever have the hassles with GoLive that Dreamweaver users have.
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    Note: I used to use Dreamweaver/Fireworks. But, I worked at a smalltown newspaper that bought the full Adobe CS 2 package, and I started to play with GoLive and really liked it. But that was before I got my hands on Dreamweaver/Fireworks 8. Just wondering if I should go back or stay put.
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    dreamweaver ... only dreamweaver.
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    Your choice mate, personally I love Adobe apps, they work the way I think.

    I will never forget what a breath of fresh air InDesign was after years of QuarkXPress.

    Let's hope Adobe continue to improve GoLive and perhaps integrate Flash more with it, Flash integration is the only good thing about DW.

    Stay put until CS3 comes out maybe?
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    blizeHblizeH ✭✭
    edited August 2006
    Adobe products sucks almost as much as Apple Macs! :)
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    Lucky you smiled when you said that! :-|
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    edited August 2006
    golive > thumbs down dreamweaver > thumbs up
    dreamweaver is good if you are building your own template system, wysiwyg but since i'm using CMS I rarely need to use dreamweaver other than if I really have to see what i'm doing
    fireworks is no match for photoshop, its weak by comparison

    did someone just make a crack at apple macs lol, Macs rule don't you know that ;-)
    only wussys use windows
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    Ahaah... I just use topsytle to code html and css now . sometimes use pspad to help html coding and xml coding . that is enough .
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    Textpad > *
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    bugsmi0:
    fireworks is no match for photoshop, its weak by comparison
    I really don't understand why everyone puts photoshop so far above and beyond Fireworks. First of all, they serve different purposes. For graphics not to be used on the web, Photoshop wins hands down, however for web based stuff I think Fireworks is the better tool. Sure you can't go filter happy with Fireworks, but with today's trends towards simpler web design, who needs it? Also, once you've used editable vector masks, there's pretty much no turning back.
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    edited August 2006
    Photoshop has editable vector masks, and works just fine on web based stuff. I'll freely admit that all but a dozen of the filters are useless cheesy crap, but everyone just ignores those anyway and it works out ok.

    The *only* web task it doesn't do well is creating animated gifs. This is much less of a big deal now, though, than it was a few years ago.
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    photoshop to me is very complex, compared to what i would use it for currently. if all i did was graphics for various mediums, then yes - photoshop would be it. however, i work specifically with the web and i rarely stray from the usual creation of a few couple blocks of color, the adding of some masked gradients, text and photos. in that sense, fireworks meets all of my needs and some.

    however, don't stray off topic. this is dreamweaver vs golive. which one is better and why.
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    i haven't used GOLive in 2 or 3 years. I never took to it. Tho maybe with time i might have. I have always used dreamweaver for my website design needs. Been using it for 6 or 7 years now. Excellent product.
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    photoshop is widely used for web what are you talking about ? fireworks is a joke no way I'd use it for web or anything else for that matter. I agree photoshop is a lot to handle but once you know your way around it, it's a snap to do just about anything
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    photoshop is my key area. I LOVE Photoshop and all the dozens of plug-ins. I use it nearly every day, and have done for years.
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    bugsmi said, "photoshop..." - why are we still talking about photoshop?

    i started using Dreamweaver today on one of the sites i was maintaining. the setup was easy to remember from my days working with MX and fireworks. i think i like the css editor with golive better. only for the simple fact that for some reason, every time i tried to change the font of something using dreamweaver, by just using the WYSIWYG buttons, not CSS, it kept attaching a new CSS style to it. i couldn't get it to stop, so had to code html, rather then use the WYSIWYG.
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    You will never come to a definitive conclusion when it comes to a question like what's better; GoLive or Dreamweaver.

    It all depends on the user and what they expect, the experience with other software and the investment already made learning and compensating for the deficiencies of the application of choice.

    I hated Dreamweaver when I was forced to use it about 6 years ago, maybe more. I especially hated the dialog boxes that made me make decisions before I called them up and discouraged me from changing my mind. It felt claustrophobic and very contrived. When I first played with GoLive and the famous Adobe palette system, I felt freed and relieved, I could now make my decisions incrementally as I wanted, when I wanted and changing my mind was easy. More importantly, sitting with an Art Director changing her mind with every second breath became less of a chore. Actually the male Art Directors were worse, but that's another story.

    I for one would be very disappointed if Adobe dropped GL (especially in favor of DW) but we will survive, on the scale of "what's important in life" it barely rates a mention.
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    I was a Dreamweaver user for a long time. Not so much for the WYSIWYG but more just for the layout and feel it had when I was coding. That and the other little things it can do for you. But as I have progressed in coding I have moved away from Dreamweaver. I can no longer stand the code it uses when creating things via Dreamweaver.

    I still have it installed and every once in a while I fire it up for something but other than that I have moved onto Zend Studio. I tried Komodo, and although I liked a few things, overall it wasn't for me.

    I used Notepad++, and still do on a daily basis, but for most of my coding it is now Zend.
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    Lol, I use Aranae

    http://www.ornj.net/araneae/
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    blizeHblizeH ✭✭
    edited August 2006
    I use Fireworks, becuase it's a lot easier and quicker to use (imho) than Photoshop is.

    No, wait a minute...

    I use Dreamweaver mostly, but only ever in code view, if I'm ever on a machine that isn't my own though and need to do some coding I'll use Notepad++, it's not great, but does the job.
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