IMHO, it comes down to finding a balance. I've been using DW for years, but my expierence with HTML came from learning to write raw code in good ol'notepad.
That's why Dreamweaver is such a powerful tool.
Using DW saves time and money for web professionals with several projects on the go.
A knowledge of the raw code behind the "design view" enables developers to quickly fix bugs or errors.
I would never teach someone to use DW without teaching them about the code that is being created behind the scenes.
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