What does everyone think of Dreamweaver MX? If there has been a previous
post on this issue, plz let me have it.
Also can anyone tell me a good book on MX.
Last Question: This PubConference seems like a very useful event. Right now I do not have the
means to go. Does anyone know of any other informative events occuring in Montreal, Canada?
I nearly forgot all about Dreamweaver MX, from all accounts that i have read it is superior to past DM's, in which it has worked out more of the bugs, and added a heck of a lot more Server side scripting add-ons. Also the visual environment is more complicated, than previous versions, dependant on your own experiences with Dreamweaver. For me, I think it is an excellant advancement in the DM evolution, and as a beginner or advanced user, it can hack it well.
Books: The Missing Manuals, The Dreamweaver Bible, are pretty good places to start. Also the mauals that come with the software, are worth doing cover to cover, for a strong understanding of the basics, and also the macromedia.com website, which has the add-on extensions for advanced users, top sites in dreamwaver, and the MX studio, and also some online tutorials.
Below are threads about dreamweaver and the MX release. Most dreamweaver users are still using version 4, hence it is not out of date yet.
Is it worth learning dreamweaver [webmasterworld.com]
DM MX: now for hand coders [webmasterworld.com]
Unfortunately, the MX versions of the Missing Manual and Dreamweaver Bible won't be out until August.
However, the DW4 versions have been indispensible to me.
The Missing Manual has been super for helping me to initially wrap my mind around the software. DW4 Bible takes up where the Missing Manual leaves off, and hits those small details that crop up here and there (like coding graphics to use as submit and reset buttons on forms, etc.)
I downloaded the trial version and I really miss it now that my time has expired! Means I have to go and buy it...
I really like - nice use of palettes and good server side coding integration. One thing though... you really would need a large monitor to get the most of it...
It's a notable improvement on previous versions, but seems more system intensive and like BlobFisk says, you really need a big screen - or at least a bigger screen than the 800x600 jobbie I've got on my laptop!
My trial's expired though...back to UltraDev until I can rake the pennies in...
I'm in a hurry to get home right now but let me tell you, it's AWESOME! I love it!