What should i learn first ?

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Hello everyone,

Im starting to learn HTML as a beginner but im confused if to learn HTMLfirst or Dreamweaver !
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  • Profile picture of the author CNJ
    Dreamweaver is just an application to develop web designs, you still need to learn HTML unless you want all your designs to be amateur point-and-click content.
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  • Profile picture of the author cgimaster
    Dreamweaver is a great editor, I still prefer developing my stuff using notepad++ and I don't regret doing so as it makes it easier for me to memorize the css options and html tags so its easy to create anything from scratch even if I don't have a Editor such as Dreamweaver available at the momment.

    The strong points of Dreamweaver in my opnion is that it allows you to easily design websites with real time previews, facilitates the use and creation os css and html itself so youre not actually learning HTML in the end youre mostly learning how to use the editor to your needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author alina855
    Originally Posted by anas_amigos View Post

    Hello everyone,

    Im starting to learn HTML as a beginner but im confused if to learn HTMLfirst or Dreamweaver !
    Dreamweaver is a software which helps in web design. If you want to learn web design then you should learn HTML & CSS first. Good luck !
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  • Profile picture of the author webpeon
    The VERY first place you should start is below.. once you have mastered this simple tool all of the answers to your questions will magically be revealed..

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  • Profile picture of the author gllincoln
    Originally Posted by anas_amigos View Post

    Hello everyone,

    Im starting to learn HTML as a beginner but im confused if to learn HTMLfirst or Dreamweaver !
    Learn HTML then focus on stylesheets (CSS) and the basics of javascript. After that, you need to move into the realm of server side processing. Depending on what the target server OS is, PHP is probably the best option in the open source world.

    For a Micosoft server IIS platform, ASP.NET combined with MS SQL is a virtually unlimited platform capable of providing a very stable data driven result.

    Dreamweaver is a libarian/wysiwyg editor. If you master the software you can do some great work with it but without the fundamentals mapped out above, you will never really master it. I personally like Serif Software's WebPlus X6 software as a quick and dirty website creator. I like the fact that there are a lot of decent templates available and unlike Dreamweaver, the templates haven't been overworked to death.

    A better option in terms return on investment compared to Dreamweaver or WebPlus would probably be to zero in on WordPress and master it. NOTE: to get past the novice level with WordPress you will need the html/css knowledge and to get past the intermediate stage - WordPress is written in PHP, so obviously PHP becomes a vital skill if you want to get into creating your own plug ins and so forth.

    Hope this helps!

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    Gordon Lincoln
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    • Profile picture of the author wiredtolive
      Originally Posted by gllincoln View Post

      Learn HTML then focus on stylesheets (CSS) and the basics of javascript. After that, you need to move into the realm of server side processing. Depending on what the target server OS is, PHP is probably the best option in the open source world.

      For a Micosoft server IIS platform, ASP.NET combined with MS SQL is a virtually unlimited platform capable of providing a very stable data driven result.

      Dreamweaver is a libarian/wysiwyg editor. If you master the software you can do some great work with it but without the fundamentals mapped out above, you will never really master it. I personally like Serif Software's WebPlus X6 software as a quick and dirty website creator. I like the fact that there are a lot of decent templates available and unlike Dreamweaver, the templates haven't been overworked to death.

      A better option in terms return on investment compared to Dreamweaver or WebPlus would probably be to zero in on WordPress and master it. NOTE: to get past the novice level with WordPress you will need the html/css knowledge and to get past the intermediate stage - WordPress is written in PHP, so obviously PHP becomes a vital skill if you want to get into creating your own plug ins and so forth.

      Hope this helps!

      Regards,
      Gordon Lincoln

      Couldn't have said it better myself. Start with html and use notepad++. Then learn css and style sheets......just as stated above. It's the way I learned and I now make a great living doing web design, mobile design etc.

      Good luck!!
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  • Profile picture of the author powertoberecon
    Originally Posted by anas_amigos View Post

    Hello everyone,

    Im starting to learn HTML as a beginner but im confused if to learn HTMLfirst or Dreamweaver !
    Hi anas

    Don't confuse yourself, when i begin doing web pages i have the same
    advice given. My advice is use the web software NVU http://nvu.en.softonic.com/( Free) and you don't
    even need to learn html everything is done by NVU.

    good luck

    pat
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  • Actually Dreamweaver is an just a place or environment to workout HTML,CSS. You can easily use this one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nauman K
    I think the best place to start is w3schools
    learn html first, Dreamweaver is an application, first you need to have good practice in html/css then you can use the app to ease coding and for fast developing.
    Thanks
    Nauman K
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  • Learn html and css then checkout javascript as it is fairly easy. PHP is huge so you could start with it instead of javascript.
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  • Profile picture of the author FirstSocialApps
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    Id start with learning CSS / HTML / Javascript/JQUERY first since you dont need a server. You can save your files locally and just point your browser at them. Mess around with the sample codes and experiment. As you get a better understanding you will start writing more and more complex stuff. Before you know it you will want to move on to dynamic / database driven apps. Then you can get a $3 hosting account somewhere and start on server side scripting.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Andy
    IMO, you should learn first HTML because Dreamviewer is web design software and once you have a command over HTML then you will work on this software easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author ocaswiz
    If you choose to learn HTML , don't use dreamweaver. use a text editor like notepad++ instead. get a IDE when you are familiar with the syntax.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dead Body
    Always Learn HTML First on notepad.. don't use dreamweaver untill you learned a lot about HTML.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashok thakur
    Go to W3Schools Online Web Tutorials best site to increse your knowledge in HTML.
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  • Profile picture of the author Avian Media
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    start learning HTML online from the website w3schools.com its a good resource.
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  • Profile picture of the author torrao
    Dreamviewer is a software in which you can do some graphical work and it will make its html code, like you can make a div of 30X30 px you have to enter just height and width in GUI interface whearas it will write complete HTML code for it to use in web.
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  • Dream wear is just platforum, focus with html first
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  • Profile picture of the author YemTv
    HTML first then dreamweaver.Learn basic first then go for dreamweaver.w3schools helps you better for learning HTML.
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    • Profile picture of the author Maruelle
      I suggest that you should learn HTML first because it is the foundation in dreamweaver..
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  • Profile picture of the author umrbd
    hey dude, I appreciate your enthusiasm to learn HTML. Well, it is normal for a newbie to confuse HTML and dreamweaver. Dreamweaver is a software which helps you to write HTML with ease otherwise you can use even a simple notepad to write HTML but in notepad it will be difficult to arrange your code. But to learn HTML dreamweaver is not necessary instead I will recommend notepadd++ for beginners. To learn HTML you should start from w3schools. Happy Learning
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    Edit HTML home page with Dream Weaver ,
    that's enough and no extra is needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Forexmonster
    HTML in note pad is the best way to learn, Dreamweaver sucks. Get a template with css off the net and just modify it and play with it. Also if you have firefox, get firebug app, lets you change css in the browser, does a lot of other stuff pretty useful for webdesign.
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  • Profile picture of the author garfield29
    I learned basic HTML on W3schools dot com.

    Then I used Dreamweaver afterwards. You could pretty much do the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author kasun0777
    You need to learn HTML, CSS and Javascript first. You can use dreamweaver if you are good for programing.
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  • Profile picture of the author davetrebas
    Learn WordPress, put up some sites and make some money. Then, if you have any spare time, learn the nuts and bolts like html, java script, php etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashok thakur
    The better way to learn to start go Mega site of Bible studies and information. Its also provide practically details.
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  • Profile picture of the author annaharris
    For using dreamweaver you should first learn about HTML and CSS. Then after you can use Dreamweaver as a part of designing.
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