Trouble exporting Fireworks CS5 mockup to Dreamweaver

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by blueskies2fly, Jun 17, 2012.

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  1. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

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    They probably look like mountains to you at the moment, but hills soon, then just slight inclines...
    option 1 is your best option.
    No need to use xhtml unless you intend to parse xml.
    Personally id use html5, and if you are going to learn something from scratch, or close to it, it may as well be the future and not the past...
    And css is very useful to learn. Very...
     
  2. CaldwellYSR

    CaldwellYSR Member

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    As Phreaddee said... you do have some climbing but it gets better and one day you'll look back at these mountains and laugh. I'd like to make a suggestion though...

    Even though you said (probably not going to happen) option 1 is going to be your best bet. Relying on software to make the work happen leaves you with little control over your website... particularly it leaves you with exactly how much control the software allows. That's not usually much. The only way to really control what is happening and make a good functional site is going to be writing the html5 (not xhtml) and css yourself.

    I know that sounds like a daunting task but there are always communities willing to help (ahem this one?) and in the end you will be much more successful in web design if you do it this way. Good luck to you Robin.
     
  3. blueskies2fly

    blueskies2fly New Member

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    Who can argue with that logic? Thanx Phreaddee. I'll post it for critique if I ever get it done.

    Thanx CaldwellYSR. I'll need it. :D

    TTFN~R
     
  4. JakClark

    JakClark New Member

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    Not to sound negative, but why are you trying to have Fireworks export your possibly nice design into some horrid table-ridden layout?

    If you're not prepared to extend your knowledge of HTML and learn CSS then I would give up, or ask someone to code it for you. Dreamweaver never did anyone ever good in design view either. If you're gonna use an IDE, 1) don't use Dreamweaver, and 2) code view all the way.

    :)
     
  5. blueskies2fly

    blueskies2fly New Member

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    Thanx for weighing in Jak. I've gotten the message loud-and-clear. HTML5/CSS3/Notepad. :D
     

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