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#1 AV1611

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 04:20 PM

I'm obviously not getting some point... I've been playing with dreamweaver, and it seems harder to create a PHP web page with it than just using notepad...

can someone help me get the concept, or point me to a tutorial that will help me get whatever it is I missed?

#2 Gast

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 10:53 AM

I never use Dreamweaver's built in functions to create PHP pages. I simply use the code view to write the code. The syntax colouring helps a lot and can be easier to spot errors than in notepad.
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#3 ChrisDarl

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 12:19 PM

I agree with gast, also you can use the live view feature to see the webpage, even with parameters in the url.

This is in dreamweaver 7/8


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Posted 29 October 2005 - 12:28 PM

i'll be the third to agree... i use dreamweaver for 3 things:

1. color coding for PHP in code view

2. xhtml validation

3. help with CSS validation as i write it

other than that, dreamweaver is great help with it's "Site Management" to FTP all your files up to the server as you write them. otherwise, i really don't use other features of dreamweaver.
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#5 lessthanthree

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 04:11 PM

Don't you usually get HomeSite thrown in for free with DW? If so, use that for your PHP code it's a text editor, not a wysiwyg program, but has the same color coding as dreamweavers code view. Much much better :]
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