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Old 03-31-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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Sup guys and gals, Ive been inspired recently by a friend. Ive played around with site design in the past for a few friends and their small businesses. Ive used either Iweb or the domain's site builder . I have successfully uploaded my Iweb websites before so I do know how to FTP and whatnot. Ive experimented with Dreamweaver however never published anything. I feel like I can eventually get good at it.Im not the most artistic guy in the world but am very computer proficient. I see a good demand recently for people I know either needing websites made from scratch or perhaps ones that need a revamp. My buddy who has been a graphic designer for over 20 years. He started the old school way and converted to using a computer when it became practical so he made the switch. He just got into freelance and is making a killing. He is always willing to help me out with photoshop or corel.
Now what does this have to do with Dreamweaver? Every job ive ever seen relating to website design always require's you to know how to use Photoshop in addition to Dreamweaver. Im waiting on a replacement fan for a used mac-book I just bought and once I get it up and running ill be getting Dreamweaver. Anyways once it gets to the point where I can make and publish a site using dreamweaver for someone. Now do freelancers make it so the customer can change and update their site?? Or say if you want they want a picture changed does the freelancer fire up D.M. and charge the customer appropriately?? Anyways see everyone on the boards.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:24 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. We tend to find customers nowadays almost expect to be able to update their own websites. Very occasionally we still get 'static' jobs but I'd say 95% are CMS based. Bear in mind we are from the UK
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. We tend to find customers nowadays almost expect to be able to update their own websites. Very occasionally we still get 'static' jobs but I'd say 95% are CMS based. Bear in mind we are from the UK
So whats more practical to master for a future career dreamweaver or the many different CMS's out there?
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:50 PM   #4
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So whats more practical to master for a future career dreamweaver or the many different CMS's out there?
Neither. In all honesty you should start with learning the basics of HTML and CSS and, of course, good semantic markup. Then you can use DW or a CMS as a tool to deliver quality websites. Think of it like any other trade. Take carpentry for instance, you need to know how a chair or table should go together and then identify the correct tools to make your work more efficient and workflow productive.

This is a good place to start with getting the theory down; http://www.w3schools.com/
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:19 PM   #5
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Neither. In all honesty you should start with learning the basics of HTML and CSS and, of course, good semantic markup. Then you can use DW or a CMS as a tool to deliver quality websites. Think of it like any other trade. Take carpentry for instance, you need to know how a chair or table should go together and then identify the correct tools to make your work more efficient and workflow productive.

This is a good place to start with getting the theory down; http://www.w3schools.com/
Appreciate it ill check it out. I know what html is in a nutshell however the term CSS in laymen terms is??
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:37 PM   #6
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Try this; http://www.corrosiveonline.co.uk/tut..._explained.php
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:42 PM   #7
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There's no substitute to 'CSS'. Even our clients are using the term.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:49 AM   #8
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cascading style sheet. But i think 'collected styles, sheet' might be more apt a description
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nice to see at this forum.
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