Dreamweaver vs FrontPageWritten by Oleg Lazarenko
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Pluses and minuses of Macromedia Dreamweaver:
1. You can build your own templates and use them to edit hundreds of pages of your website with one single click. Although Dreamweaver adds some comment tags to html file to distinguish editable and non-editable areas and I read in one forum that people experience some troubles applying template to more then 700 pages as they ran out of memory but I had never chance to test that.
2. Pages done with Dreamweaver usually have less trash in coding. They look almost perfect with Netscape, Opera and MS Explorer.
3. Dreamweaver doing amazing thing with SSI files and other server side include technology. Php code looks much nicer however with ASP scripts FrontPage still better.
4. Dreamweaver is much better interacts with other macromedia products.
5. Both editors in most cases display CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) correctly. But if you enter style attribute twice in Dreamweaver for
| it will definitely ruin your page and you will be able preview your page partly before this error. FrontPage however handles such mistakes easily. |
There are many others pluses and minuses in both editors if I wrote about al of them I should probably start a book rather then single article, but those I have mention I heard most about.
My idea is that MS FrontPage is ideal for beginners as it provides so much help and templates, then you should move to Dreamweaver when you feel yourself more comfortable with html code and finally, if you are serious about web design, you should reach hand coding level as it still best way for coding pages. It gives you freedom of using tags and styles, as you want them to use. Do not forget however validate you hand coding, or code generated with FrontPage or Dreamweaver. You will be surprised if you knew how many errors produced during coding starting from broken links to invalid tag attributes.
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Why You Should Learn HTMLWritten by Debra Hamer
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The following are some tags for Headings (there are 6 heading commands) and Font size (there are 12 font size commands):
This is Heading 1 – H1 is largest heading
This is Heading 6 - H6 is smallest heading So, by using H1 through H6 you can change size of your heading. Same applies to your font size. You will use through and don’t forget your end tags!
You may notice that your text always starts at left of page. If you want your text to start in center or to right you will need to specify where you want your text to start. Here are some examples of aligning text:Center this Text! - your text will be centered on page.
To align to right you need to set text as a paragraph unto itself by using
tag and adding an attribute to it.
Text here will align on right of page
Why did I put an end tag since paragraph command does not require an end tag (remember exceptions to rule?) Anytime you use an attribute tag, as in above example, you will need to have an end tag, whether you’re using paragraph command
or return command
command by itself does not require an end tag, but if you are adding an attribute then an end tag must be used.
Adding an image to your page would require following tag:
-you would replace “image.jpg” with your own image file. IMG stand for image and SRC stand for source. You’re telling your browser where to find your image file. Your image file could have a gif, jpg, or a bmp association.
Ok now let’s get a little more complicated and create a hyperlink on your document. This creates blue underlined words on page that someone can click on and go to another location. An example is you’re creating a link to another website.
Myhomepage - this is what in looks like in HTML code. Note you are adding a description of link that will be underlined, see example below.
Myhomepage – what it looks like in normal view. When someone clicks on this link they would be taken to that particular page. I just used Myhomepage as an example.
This is a very important HTML format for when you need to add links onto your webpage. You may already know or will learn that reciprocal linking is very important in promoting your website and obtaining a higher pagerank with search engines. Sometimes HTML code is provided for you and all you have to do is “copy and paste” code into your webpage. Often it is not, so you have to figure out how to put information into HTML code yourself. Just learning this HTML command has been a timesaver for me.
I hope this article has helped you learn some basic HTML and how it can benefit you. I know, I know there are HTML text editors out there you can use and they can do all of this for you. I have used a couple myself, but I still like to know how to do things on my own. I bet you do too! Sometimes it’s just faster and easier to do it yourself.
I’ve just given you some very basic formats in using HTML, but you can find a lot more resources and information about learning HTML on internet. Just do a search and I’m sure you will be overwhelmed at what’s out there.
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