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I just joined this AM, so this is my first ever post (I love this Webmaster Word - wish I found it sooner).
I have a PC (P4, 1.5G, 256MB) with XP Home. Anyways, I acquired GoLive 5.0 a few years ago, got acquainted with HTML, did a personal website, a couple for friends and then a paying customer. All the while I put up with the frequent crashes of GoLive 5.0.
So I was thinking seriously about doing sites and figured - seemed rational at the time - that I would upgrade to the newest "WizzBang" GoLiveCS2 (8.0). I assured myself that Adobe has surely corrected their software.
WELL THEY HAVEN'T; THEY ADDED ALL SORTS OF WHIZ BANG FEATURES TO PRODUCE "SALES", BUT NOTHING TO SUPPORT THEIR CUSTOMERS! (Breath Doogie, take your HBP pill...).
CS2 crashes about every 15 min. (even doing the most benign activity). I have to restart my PC. With XP and Norton AV/FW it takes about 5 min. to boot. So if I were 100% efficient, this scenario drops me to 75% (Thank you sooo much Adobe). Adobe site has this "long winded" troubleshooting procedure that finalizes with you swapping the memory modules in your PC. Well I could go on and on... but let me get to my question: When I purchased the CS upgrade for $200, I could have gone with FP.
What software advice can anyone give me. I do small java scripts, actions (remote rollovers), use layers in GL...
Does FP make these things as easy as GL (or easier)?
Is FP intuitive to use?
What other software should I consider?
Please help before my PC and office window are both broken!
I shouldn't shutter at the thought loading my development software.
also try to code your own by hand ..you'll reduce your file size if you have the time ..
if not DW will do you fine ..
bill here might tell you to try FP ..don't think anyone else will tho ..
BTW welcome to WebmasterWorld ..
bill here might tell you to try FP ..don't think anyone else will tho ..LOL
I don't have experience with GoLive, but it sounds like your problems go a bit beyond the WYSIWYG. If you don't fix the stability issue anything you get might be crash prone.
The latest FP 2003 is quite stable and it won't make any worse code than DW. I make valid XHTML sites with it all the time. It can be a real time-saver. It really depends on which interface you like. Either software has a slight learning curve and will require you to familiarize yourself with the program's eccentricities.
If you don't want all the WYSIWYG there are some great editors out there as well. I'm a huge fan of NoteTab as an editor, and I really like TopStyle as well. You'll save a lot of money not going with a WYSIWYG but you may be losing some of the features you want.