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Not really game development, but i don't know where else i could ask - filfil96 - Apr 24, 2009 04:57 PM

Hi guys sorry if this thread seems annoying (it's not really about game development) but i was wondering if you guys would recommend using iWeb for web development, etc.? I have been using Dreamweaver for the past few years and now that i think about it, why buy something if i can just get it for free with iLife?

So basically what i'm trying to say is: Do you recommend using iLife instead of Dreamweaver?

P.S. i'm sorry about this thread not having to do anything with game development but i don't know annywhere else that i could ask.

Thanks in advanceGrinGrin


Not really game development, but i don't know where else i could ask - kodex - Apr 24, 2009 07:14 PM

I use textmate myself.


Not really game development, but i don't know where else i could ask - Najdorf - Apr 24, 2009 07:30 PM

iWeb is wysiwyg, not a real editor.


Not really game development, but i don't know where else i could ask - kodex - Apr 24, 2009 08:05 PM

Najdorf Wrote:iWeb is wysiwyg, not a real editor.

The worst part about iWeb is they don't even give you a chance to edit HTML. Dreamweaver is slightly better but it is almost unusable for anything web 2.0.


Not really game development, but i don't know where else i could ask - filfil96 - Apr 25, 2009 12:33 AM

so... if i'm a complete begginer then, iWeb or else if i want to do PHP,MySQL,HTML,CSS by my own customisation then, keep with Dreamweaver or textmate?


Not really game development, but i don't know where else i could ask - kodex - Apr 25, 2009 02:05 AM

filfil96 Wrote:so... if i'm a complete begginer then, iWeb or else if i want to do PHP,MySQL,HTML,CSS by my own customisation then, keep with Dreamweaver or textmate?

There are two types of web design applications WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) and text editors. With WYSIWYG you dont have to know any html and you can just plunk items down on a page. It is very easy and very straight forward but extremely limited and produces terribly optimized code. As far as WYSIWYG I prefer dreamweaver since it gives you a chance to play with the HTML, but all these options are sub-par.

What you really want to do is get a good text editor (BBEdit, Textmate, Textwrangle, Coda, etc) and learn some HTML and perhaps some CSS. If you are using a WYSIWYG editor anyways you wont be able to really use PHP or MySQL (you can but its no different the a text editor)

So in short if you want to do anything serious on the web like a company or product website get a text editor, if you are just playing around iWeb or Dreamweaver works (kind of).