johnblack - 10:41 pm on Oct 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
Wouldn't say I was 'hardcore' ;-) but here's my 2c
I would agree with the whitespace comment. View the source of two pages side by side. If the html is laid out the same way, then they are probably using a template of some sort. The template of course could be hand-crafted.
For dreamweaver I looked at one of my sites. I use libraries so if you see this kind of line
<!-- #BeginLibraryItem "filename.lbi" -->
then they've used dreamweaver. It was the only thing I could spot. I also use DW templates but there was nothing specific in the html to suggest I had.
Sort of a whitespace thing, but I would imagine that people would indent their html if it was hand-built to make it easier to read whereas WYSIWYG it could be all over the place.
Meaningful class names may also be an indicator of a hand-crafted site.
Anyway hopefully food for thought for ya.