>I am planning on switching from FP to DW, and have bought MX. I'm having a
>few problems with the interface, and in particular with the site management
>portion of DW. One site I routinely tend has upwards of 600 pages, and it's
>been so hard to change that I've all but given up for the moment. In the
>first place, teh DW addin for "cleaning" the FP code simply will not work on
>a site this large. I have no doubt that the HTML is cruddy, but every time I
>try to run the clean code thingie the whole system locks up after a very
>short period and I have to get out and reboot (i'm using win XP home).
>Next I don't really find an industrail strength management routine in DW--I
>assume it's there, yes? Could someone give me a pointer as to where?
>I gather that if I can get the code cleaned the pages might be reduced in
>size by as much as 30% -- have others found this to be the case? I would
>dearly love to have the code be right and have the whole site take up a lot
>less room, and operate faster than it does.
>I have to say that the switch is complicated by the DW interface, which,
>frankly, seems slightly opaque and unintuitive, to me, but perhaps that's
>only because I'm used to something else. My pages are repetitive (it's a
>magazine, and the format is constant, with the content changing), and DW
>seems perhaps a little less well suited to this type of site, and more
>suited to a handmade type of site with fewer pages--is this a correct
>assessment of the DW program? Or do you find it just as well suited to
>larger, more repetitive sites?
>Finally, is there anyplace here for FP converts, where tips might be
>exchanged and woes might be shared?