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Old 02-06-2007, 07:17 PM   #1
Daine
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Default Newbie designer recommendations

Hi all,

First an aside...
I have to admit that the folding of the CIS forum and my daily life kind of coincided so I am not here too often but each time I do come by, I am glad to see a lot of the folks are still here.

A close friend of mine wants to learn enough to put together a site for himself. It is happening now because he will soon be operated on and will have multiple weeks of down time where he won't be able to do much more than work on a PC so the timing, for better or worse, is right.

So, what I told him is that there are a multitude of programs one can use, Dreamweaver, NetObjects Fusion, Front Page, etc.
That I am partial to my old version (3) of Dreamweaver as it does what I need and is respected to produce pretty clean results. Results that work pretty well across browsers.
At the same time I briefly described the options of basic HTML, Tables, Layers and CSS. And that it is possible to obtain some pretty good style sheets for a fairly low cost.

Now mind you, my ability pretty much stopped at basic sites designed using tables and as I said Dreamweaver 3. I have virtually no clue to the advancements and changes in the web design world since then.

So, should I have him consider some other program besides DW?
Are the purchasable style sheets a good idea for him. Actually, are they worth looking at in general?
Any other suggestions?

Thanks, Daine
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