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Ahsaniqbalkmc

I have a website made in Frontpage. I read every here and there that frontpage is the worst HTML coder and that it makes codes which can even effect my search engine rating. So I have thought to change my webdesign software to a more reputed one. By searching on the inernet I found the two names which I put in the topic. I ask now that for which one I should go. I have a website with static webpages.

If you want to have a look at the website then here is the link :
Mananatomy.com

The main reason of making website for me is to get some revenue from google adsense so I have to prefer a software that helps me make designs which will increase my click through ration.


yordan

I guess that the visitors are mainly interested by the look and feel of a website.And, unfortunately, the look and feel is an artistical property, strongly depending from the artist personality.So, I guess that the only criteria are the way you design with each of these environments.Just try making a test-bed site with each of these environments, and see which one standard people prefer.


Ahsaniqbalkmc

So, I guess that the only criteria are the way you design with each of these environments.Just try making a test-bed site with each of these environments, and see which one standard people prefer.

Yordan thanx for the suggestion but unfortunately I have so little knowledge that I do not understand what are test-bed websites and how to make them. SO if you can help me about them it would be very nice of you.
Thankyou

Quatrux

Well, a test-bed can be pages on your hosting account, where people can have the opportunity to test your site, how CSS, HTML works, it's like a preview of a product I guess.. also as I understand, you need to get their opinions about the test beds or gather them somehow yourself

Link to wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testbed


Ahsaniqbalkmc

Well, a test-bed can be pages on your hosting account, where people can have the opportunity to test your site, how CSS, HTML works, it's like a preview of a product I guess.. also as I understand, you need to get their opinions about the test beds or gather them somehow yourself

 

Link to wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testbed

I saw the wiki article about the test-beds but I wonder how can it help me because my problem is to test how much increase or decrease occurs in my Click through ratio of google ads when I change the website design and ads placement on my website. I don't think the test-beds are going to be useful for that.

yordan

You are right, for your future goal test-beds cannot help.I was considering the fact that, the most agreeable your site is, the most people will fill happy browsing it, the more users you will get. A test-bed is useful in order to ask a panel of friends to check if they prefer one version or the next one.If you are not interested by the opinion of people reading your pages, a test-bed is not necessary.


Ahsaniqbalkmc

You are right, for your future goal test-beds cannot help.I was considering the fact that, the most agreeable your site is, the most people will fill happy browsing it, the more users you will get. A test-bed is useful in order to ask a panel of friends to check if they prefer one version or the next one.
If you are not interested by the opinion of people reading your pages, a test-bed is not necessary.

Look the basic reason I want to change the website design is that I am not getting enough Click through Ratio. So if I change the design and I cannot check what is the effect of changed design on my CTR, then it means I did not get my goal.
I know that for checking what I want to check, a lot of time is needed but I want to know is the should I go for microsoft expression web or Adobe dreamveawer to renew my website.

vhortex

I don't have any idea on what Microsoft have to offer on the new product but I have been using Dreamweaver and notepad++ to make my pages. On Dreamweaver you can link your editor to a live website and Dreamweaver can show you the errors before you upload that modified file. Dreamweaver also have a WYSIWYG and an HTML text view. Notepad++ only offer highlights on commands and variables and nothing more.Dreamweaver have a 30day trial so you can download if from Adobe.com and try it for yourself. Notepad++ is free but you need to do everything building the layout etc from a text editor view.Give yourself a few weeks to test both products and decide, it is you that will use them. Pick which is easier for you to use as long as it still offers to edit a page manual (text editor mode)


Ahsaniqbalkmc

I don't have any idea on what Microsoft have to offer on the new product but I have been using Dreamweaver and notepad++ to make my pages. On Dreamweaver you can link your editor to a live website and Dreamweaver can show you the errors before you upload that modified file. Dreamweaver also have a WYSIWYG and an HTML text view. Notepad++ only offer highlights on commands and variables and nothing more.
Dreamweaver have a 30day trial so you can download if from Adobe.com and try it for yourself. Notepad++ is free but you need to do everything building the layout etc from a text editor view.

Give yourself a few weeks to test both products and decide, it is you that will use them. Pick which is easier for you to use as long as it still offers to edit a page manual (text editor mode)

I have read a lot of content on the internet about the web designing softwares in the past few days and I have come to conclude that Adobe CS5 is going to suite me the best because in the future as I learn more and more high level languages, I have ideas to develop more websites with advanced features and for this adobe dreamweaver is going to be the best. I want to stick to just one software so that I can become familiar with it and I know what are the potentials of the software and what are the limitations. Most importantly I do not like changing my web design software every now and then. I just want to stick to one and by reading the content online about adobe dreamweaver, I think adobe is the best software avaiable.
What suggestion will you give to me vhortex.

vhortex

For me, learning Dreamweaver is the best thing to do for starters and mid learners. For a well versed person, notepad++ is enough however, error checking on Dreamweaver still solves a few headaches.Dreamweaver is both a tool for starters and expert on the industry in fact 19 out of 20 people that create website templates that I know uses it. I am more incline on programming, both Dreamweaver (which cost a little high) and notepad++ (free) is enough for me.I can only recommend to use the software that makes you comfortable. I started coding and programming using Coffecup HTML editor with "live view". I think that software is long dead but I still have a copy. Compared to FrontPage it really is left behind a lot but unlike FrontPage , the software won't insert rubbish trash (my personal opinion with hundreds of space and MSO coding that FrontPage inserts).I used that software because it was comfortable for me to use and it allows me to edit the file on the built in text editor instead of using "live view". The choice was made even if I have a free complementary copy of Dreamweaver (was owned by Macromedia by that time).To make the final choice, just try the trials, I think the counterpart for Microsoft is free if I am not mistaken. Using the trials will give you a basic view on what will make you comfortable without using cash.


Ahsaniqbalkmc

For me, learning Dreamweaver is the best thing to do for starters and mid learners. For a well versed person, notepad++ is enough however, error checking on Dreamweaver still solves a few headaches.
Dreamweaver is both a tool for starters and expert on the industry in fact 19 out of 20 people that create website templates that I know uses it. I am more incline on programming, both Dreamweaver (which cost a little high) and notepad++ (free) is enough for me.

I can only recommend to use the software that makes you comfortable. I started coding and programming using Coffecup HTML editor with "live view". I think that software is long dead but I still have a copy. Compared to FrontPage it really is left behind a lot but unlike FrontPage , the software won't insert rubbish trash (my personal opinion with hundreds of space and MSO coding that FrontPage inserts).

I used that software because it was comfortable for me to use and it allows me to edit the file on the built in text editor instead of using "live view". The choice was made even if I have a free complementary copy of Dreamweaver (was owned by Macromedia by that time).

To make the final choice, just try the trials, I think the counterpart for Microsoft is free if I am not mistaken. Using the trials will give you a basic view on what will make you comfortable without using cash.

I have downloaded the trial version and it looks good. I have used Macromedia Flash 8 and the interface is very much like that. The use of the panels, the propery inspector etc are very much similar. I think i can go on with dreamweaver. The price is a bit high but I can manage it.
Can you give me any link to a website where I can find video or text turorials about adobe dreamweaver CS5

Soviet Rathe

Well first of all I think that all CMS programs and scripts are rubbish, nothing is better then coding a website by hand, if you don't know how to. you sure aren't going to learn anything by using a CMS, I suggest either buying a book on web code or going to http://www.w3schools.com/, they have fantastic tutorials that can teach you a language from scratch.


Ahsaniqbalkmc

Well first of all I think that all CMS programs and scripts are rubbish, nothing is better then coding a website by hand, if you don't know how to. you sure aren't going to learn anything by using a CMS, I suggest either buying a book on web code or going to http://www.w3schools.com/, they have fantastic tutorials that can teach you a language from scratch.

How long will it take to gain sufficient knowledge to design my website. If it takes longer then it is not a good option because time is the most precious thing one can have. Also I want to learn quickly and start adding content to my website. So please tell me how much time is required to learn sufficient HTML to be able to design your own website by hand


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