Dear Janine, I really learned a lot during your WordPress workshop on creativeLIVE and now I’m attempting to put all the pieces together & would appreciate any guidance on how to transfer my domain name. I have a Smugmug Photo website that I am going to stop using & cancel so I can make my [...]
Which is better Dreamweaver or WordPress?
Whether it’s best to use Dreamweaver or WordPress to create a website depends on what type of site you want to create, how big the site will be, and your skills.
Only you know if your greatest talent is as a designer, writer, programmer, photographer, project manager, or all-around techno-wizard who is just dedicated enough to pull it all off yourself.
Although there are some efficiencies to creating large websites and blogs with WordPress, if you want to have a lot of design control over your pages, your best option is a program like Dreamweaver.
And they’re not mutually exclusive. You can use Dreamweaver to edit WordPress pages and get a best-of-both-worlds solution. Read More…
Editing WordPress Posts and Themes with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver CS5 provides much better support for WordPress than any previous versions, but you’ll still have to set up a local testing environment if you want WordPress files to work on your local computer the way they work on your server.
How does Dreamweaver work with WordPress?
You can create a completely custom dynamic site as complex as a blog with Dreamweaver, but these days most lazy (and smart) designers start with a program like WordPress — and then use Dreamweaver to create or edit the themes that control the design and the posts that are added to the blog. Read More…
Ever notice how many websites and blogs have a copyright message at the bottom of the page that is still set to last year — or worse, several years ago? Here’s a quick easy trick to make sure that never happens to you. In the copyright field, instead of entering a date, like 2013, enter [...]
WordPress is remarkably simple to use when it comes to adding posts and pages, but things can get tricky quickly when you want to customize the design or create complex page layouts. You can create custom WordPress designs in at least three ways: 1. Learn HTML, CSS, and at least a little PHP, and you [...]
Many web designers are calling 2013 The Year of Responsive Design. Responsive web design is increasingly popular because the biggest challenge of web design today is that your pages are as likely to be projected on a giant computer monitor as on a tiny cell phone screen. With responsive design, you create one web page [...]
So you’ve decided to design your website or blog using WordPress, the super popular open-source content management system (CMS), but now you have to answer the next question. Should you set up your site at WordPress.com, which makes everything super easy, but with some limitations and advertising (unless you pay to avoid their ads). Or, [...]
Janine, I watched your tutorial on Kelby training about DIY ECOMMERCE using Google shopping cart with WordPress. Great. I had one question I don’t think was covered that I hope you can answer. “When the customer has paid for the product, where does the order go to get fulfilled. Is it in the setup portion [...]
Dreamweaver vs WordPress
You might be surprised how many people are confused about the difference between a website and a blog, and how complicated it is to answer the question about which one is better…
Essentially, a blog (short for web log) is just a special kind of web site. Blogs are designed to make it easy for anyone to post text and images to the Internet (even if you don’t know HTML, the language of web design).
If you’re looking for evidence of the growing popularity of responsive web design, just Google the phrase: “responsive web design examples,” and you’ll find numerous collections of design examples. Here are a few responsive designs to give you a flavor for what responsive design is all about. FoodSense.is BostonGlobe.com Anderson Wise Architects Antonio Gaudi example [...]
Have you ever wondered how some sites add those little custom graphics to the very top of the browser in the address bar next to the URL? Google adds a capital G, Adobe adds their A logo, we include the swoosh from our logo, and you can add any image to your site, too. Creating [...]