Re: Recommended web site programs

Subject: Re: Recommended web site programs
From: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: Robert Courtney <bobsc1 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 16:31:52 -0500

Hi all

I find this reply to be very interesting. It's interesting because I'm a
long time RoboHelp HTML user. For years I've heard from folks all over
that bemoaned the way RoboHelp created HTML code. The vast majority of
those bemoaning RoboHelp's code would state they actually preferred to
use Dreamweaver. The reason cited was typically: "Dreamweaver produces
such clean HTML". So this post is the first I've ever seen that claims
the code from Dreamweaver was "too bulky".

Cheers... Rick :)

Robert Courtney wrote:
> Ken,
> You have some very good advice here. I did hard coding of web pages as
> it was needed. Dreamweaver added to much extraneous code that bulked it
> up. We had to make clean concise code that could be modified to be fed
> into a Java engine to produce the page dynamically.
> If you want to be marketable, then you need to have the applications
> that employers want. I don't like Flash, but a lot of employers want it.
> For me Flash is too heavy and not needed. But, the flashy look seems to
> be the genre. You do most of what it does in HTML, but everyone wants Flash.
> So, look at what your goal is and what you need. Dreamwaver and Flash
> may not be the best to create code, but it's what everyone thinks.
> Robert Courtney
> Technical Writer
> PDSI â Principal Decision Systems International
> O: (800) 850-7374 ext 1283
> F: (714) 703-3000
> E: robertcourtney -at- pdsi-software -dot- com
> Ken Poshedly wrote:
>> Nancy is correct.
>> And from what I've seen, it's pretty much Dreamweaver, although some ads tend to want ability to hard-code as well (which I have done).
>> -- Kenpo
>> ________________________________
>> From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
>> To: TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>> Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 4:09:25 PM
>> Subject: Re: Recommended web site programs
>> If I understand Ken correctly, he's asking what is the most desired, most commonly used tool. Right, Ken?
>> The problem with various free, relatively unknown tools is that they don't get you jobs. If everyone is looking for Dreamweaver, it doesn't matter that you're a wiz with OpenSourceWhoopee.
>> Ken, maybe one way to go about finding this out is to look at web developer jobs on boards like I wonder if you can look at job listings by tool, so you could see how many job listings ask for DreamWeaver, how many ask for OpenSourceWhoopee, and so on.
>> That would give you an idea of which tools are most commonly used and desired by employers. Good luck.
>> --Nancy
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