Yes - it will likely be culture shock, depending on how you used FP. I
recommend that you get a good book on DW and spend a weekend with it first,
and I really like Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual, by Dave McFarland
DW does not have shared borders like FP does, but it uses Templates and
Library Items to do many of the same things, and much more.
DW does not have proprietary server code like FP does (the FP extensions),
so building things like form processors and guest books and Calendars is a
bit more manually intensive and will require that you actually understand
how these things work as opposed to the fully smoke-and-mirrors approach of
FP. Some find this glare of reality to be difficult.
Although DW will allow you grab and drag table/cell borders like FP does,
this is a very counter productive way to work. You would be well advised to
spend an hour learning about HTML tables and how to work with them (the DW
FAQ link in my sig is a good place to start, for this and many other DW
things, as well as the projectseven link). When you understand how tables
work, you will never drag a border again, and your tables will have no cell
widths or heights as a result, and they will be granite on the page rather
than an exploding train wreck.
DW's footprint in the site folders themselves is nearly zero. There are a
few proprietary folders and files that are added (notes, Templates and
Library) but nothing at all like the flotsam and jetsam that FP litters your
FP uses http protocols to up- and download files, which allows it to work
LIVE on the site. DMX uses FTP protocols to up- and download files and so
it cannot edit LIVE files. This means that you always need a local and a
remote site definition for each site you create.
Other than these differences, I think you're going to like it here!
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"rambo111" <com> wrote in message
working within the next couple of days and was wondering if it is going to
be a bit of a culture shock.
few sites with little problems except for the dreaded extensions.
seems a bit more indepth than FrontPage.