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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I am looking in to designing a website in Dreamweaver CS3. I am wanting to do this as I am looking for a career change from my current boring job.

I have some webpage design experience from using FrontPage 2000.
I then found the CS3 Package CHEAP(don't ask where because I cannot remember!!) from a website.


I am looking for ideas on what I could do. My past SIMPLE websites which was basically about me and what my hobbies were.

Any 'simple' ideas would be great.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    a) nobody buys adobe products
    b) if everybody could get a beautiful house with a beautiful wife and a large automobile by being a web designer they would.
    c) if you need suggestions of what you can make a website about, you shouldn't be making a webpage
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Not really clear what you want your website to do. Are you wanting to change career to be a web designer? Or is the site just to help you in whatever career you do want?

    If you're wanting to be a web designer, well, er, good luck with that. You should make your site into a portfolio of your designs.

    If you want some other career with a website behind it, then pick a subject, I guess.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I am looking in to designing a website in Dreamweaver CS3. I am wanting to do this as I am looking for a career change from my current boring job.

    I have some webpage design experience from using FrontPage 2000.
    I then found the CS3 Package CHEAP(don't ask where because I cannot remember!!) from a website.


    I am looking for ideas on what I could do. My past SIMPLE websites which was basically about me and what my hobbies were.

    Any 'simple' ideas would be great.

    If you're serious about becoming a website developer then you'll need to specialise. Broadly speaking there are three main areas: design, front-end and coder.

    Designers usually deal with Photoshop etc. and produce what a site'll look like.

    Front-end developers deal with HTML, CSS, web accessibility, cross-browser compatibility etc.

    Coders will make the application do what it does. You'll need to learn PHP or ASP.NET C#/VB for this. Coders are most likely to move on to become systems architects at some point.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Pretty much in this day a web designer does all of that, specially self-employed ones. I wouldn't advise you use Dreamweaver, Notepad++ is defiantly easier to work with. But the CS5 Dreamweaver will be good for learning, I'll see what it's like before knocking it down - but previous versions are just worthless imo.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    a) nobody buys adobe products
    b) if everybody could get a beautiful house with a beautiful wife and a large automobile by being a web designer they would.
    c) if you need suggestions of what you can make a website about, you shouldn't be making a webpage

    Harsh. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    JavaKrypt wrote: »
    Pretty much in this day a web designer does all of that, specially self-employed ones. I wouldn't advise you use Dreamweaver, Notepad++ is defiantly easier to work with. But the CS5 Dreamweaver will be good for learning, I'll see what it's like before knocking it down - but previous versions are just worthless imo.

    If a company's of any size and quality they'll have departments which specialise.

    Mr.Ferrari09, you're going to need to expose yourself to all aspect of the process anyway, it's best to have a well-rounded understand of the topic. Your own personal website is probably as good a place to start as any. Incorporate a poll or something into it, and display output the results of the poll. There's a million and one different way to implement a poll, and it's not a bad starter for ten.

    Read a few HTML and CSS tutorials. That'll give you a good understand of some basic layout mark-up and principles.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If a company's of any size and quality they'll have departments which specialise.

    Never said they don't, but he is self employed and learning.
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