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Topic # 65177 30-Jul-2010 14:28
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Is this a good package to start learning HMTL, I install Dreamweaver on my hdd a few months back but never really started using it,  read up about HTML5 is the new fad, so have downloaded HTML5 package for DW and now brought some tutorial ebooks on the subject.  Im looking at a way of just learning HTML on my own or am i going way over my head with this.

Also is that all i need DW and the package, any tip be appreciated.




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  Reply # 359992 30-Jul-2010 15:08
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I'd probably just download some HTML templates and start editing them. Change stuff and try and do different things and see what works.

It is definitely advantageous if you have a good reference book or use a site like W3Schools.com for reference.

I don't know whether Dreamweaver is the *best* way to learn HTML. At the end of the day you need to know what each tag does and when to use each tag (in a semantic and nice way).

Just my two cents.



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  Reply # 360044 30-Jul-2010 15:55
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I do have notepad++ and have been playing round with that for awhile till i purchased DW, I just know the basics of html, creating plain simple pages. Will take a look at W3Schools.




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  Reply # 360106 30-Jul-2010 16:57
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DW WYSIWUG interface is nice but I use Notepad2 and Netbeans.

Coding tips: http://www.alistapart.com/topics/code/html5/ might be worth a look too.

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  Reply # 360147 30-Jul-2010 17:40
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Yeah, when I got back into coding I started off with dreamweaver's WYSIWUG interface, but I found it doesn't really allow you to #1. really know know what you're doing (unless you spend a lot of time reverse engineering). and #2. Customise and refine your work.

Nowadays I actually stick to nano. Slightly old school I know. On occasion I'll utilise the code section of dreamweaver. but I have heard a lot of good things about notepad2 and also notepad++.

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  Reply # 360153 30-Jul-2010 17:45
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notepad++ is awesome... tag matching with highlighting is such a brilliant feature, which I've struggled to find in many other editors.

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  Reply # 360156 30-Jul-2010 17:48
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Just to add... the only way to learn html is to write it. That means an editor like notepad++ is going to make your life easier in the long run as you will be forced to write the html rather than click a button and generate it.

Once you've learnt the basics, then you might want to look into tools that can help generate some of the code for you.

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  Reply # 361085 1-Aug-2010 16:42
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The other really good tip is to use firebug to look at how other people do their code and to check your own work.

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  Reply # 367185 13-Aug-2010 14:20
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I second the comment about firebug, I've got it right now on this browser.

Also if you want to get into web development (which is seems you do?).

Then I'd recommend you pick up a programming language which is commonly used on the web. .

PHP is the obvious choice here, but you might also want to consider Ruby on Rails etc...

Also get your head around one of the major open source CMS: wordpress, joomla, drupal, etc etc




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  Reply # 377334 6-Sep-2010 23:55
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In my opinion DW is a bit hard to begin.. I would suggest you to try w3schools editor which is online and free, easy to use but you will need to write everything yourself, you cannot edit the result itself but the code only.

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  Reply # 377412 7-Sep-2010 09:57
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I use Dreamweaver CS5 but I did learn with notepad++. I think if you want to learn html5 start with notepad and when you have leaned the basics switch to DW to make life a little easier.
Just remember DW cant do everything.

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