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Designer not a Dev: How do I maximize Dreamweaver with little coding?

Discussion in 'Web Design Forum' started by Jinoy, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Jinoy

    Jinoy New Member

    Hello everyone,,
    So I'm a little stubborn in that I have committed myself to using Hostgator for my website. I like the fact I have absolute control of what I put into it, but the draw back is when it comes to developing and designing my website, it's all on me. I previously found a template online for a basic blog style website, and it was at the time I found it, a huge improvement.

    Then I worked on a Wix website for a client and I was spoiled as a designer seeing how simple it is when the tools are laid out more easily for me to understand so I can focus more on design and less on code. I know xvideos.onl/ xnxx.onl/ chaturbate.onl/ there is a lot going on under the hood, but while designing, it was beyond simple and it felt amazing. Trouble is, I'm not a fan of buying into their service, even if it will be around for the next decade or so. Hostgator still does an amazing job, especially when it comes to customer support.

    So I want to be able to find a way to make the most out of Dreamweaver since it's one of the last tools I can use that somewhat simplifies the process of creating without me bleeding my bank account on something extra. I would be nice though if websites made in Adobe Xd could just be exported as html files. Whether it's templates, or some super amazing tutorial, I just want to be able to remake my website without reinventing the wheel of diving into code.

    My website is a portfolio site, and maybe in the future I would like to include a store component. For now Etsy works fine for that. Clean and simple layouts, but easy to edit is what I'm aiming for, where I can implement animation here and there, and for the site to be responsive for both desktop and mobile.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
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  2. Erica3

    Erica3 New Member

    Use Dreamweaver's code hinting and code completion features to minimize coding time.

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2020
  3. Wade Mario

    Wade Mario New Member


    It's great that you're committed to using Hostgator for your website, but I understand that designing and developing your site can be a bit of a challenge. It's good that you found a template online that worked well for you, but you also experienced how easy it is to design using Wix.

    While Dreamweaver is a good tool to use for website development, it can still be a bit daunting for those who are not familiar with coding. However, there are resources available that can help you make the most out of it. There are many online tutorials and guides that can teach you how to create clean and simple layouts, implement animations, and make your website responsive for both desktop and mobile.

    Adobe XD is also a great tool for designing websites, but unfortunately, it doesn't export as HTML files. You'll still need to code your site to make it work.

    If you're looking for templates, there are many websites that offer them for free or at a low cost. Some popular ones are ThemeForest, TemplateMonster, and Creative Market. You can also find tutorials on these sites that can help you learn how to customize your templates to fit your needs.

    Finally, if you're planning to add a store component to your site in the future, you may want to consider using an e-commerce platform like Shopify or WooCommerce. They offer easy-to-use interfaces that make it simple to create an online store without having to worry too much about coding.

    I hope this helps! Good luck with your website.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 29, 2023

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