Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004
Nowadays, the majority of the professional web-designers prefer to work with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004. This is a professional HTML editor for the web-design and writing different codes, sites, web-pages and web-applications support. Whether you prefer to write the HTML code manually or like to work in visual editing environment, the Dreamweaver provides you with useful web-design tools to facilitate your job in creating web-pages and sites.
The visual abilities in the Dreamweaver editing give you an opportunity to create pages not bothering about writing the code by hand. You are able to skip through all your elements on the site and assets and take them promptly from the board directly into the document. You are able to simplify your activities by creating and editing images in the Macromedia Fireworks or another graphics editor, and, then, by importing them directly into the Dreamweaver or adding the Macromedia Flash objects.
Moreover, the Dreamweaver guarantees a full-service environment for the code writing, which includes tools for he code editing (for instance, the code painting or check-up for
Roundtrip HTML technologies import the HTML documents without the code reformatting, therefore, you are able to set the Dreamweaver in such a way that it will automatically put in order and reformat the code in order to meet your requirements completely. With the Dreamweaver you will be able to built dynamic pages, which use the server-technologies CFML, ASP.NET, ASP, JSP è PHP.
Microsoft Front Page 2002:
Advantages: Microsoft Front Page 2002, a web-design program has a circumspect interface, a representation of the site appearance in the process of work, an assortment of interactive components (site look-up, visiting statistics).
Disadvantages: many elements can operate only in Microsoft browser. It is a pity, however, it seems that Microsoft intends to convert all its applications into XML and it is not interested in these web-design tools any more.
Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio: this web-design programme was invented for creating mixed media, which were distributed on compact disks. However, at the last moment, the Macromedia leaders decided to use it in the web and they were right.
Advantages: Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio gives an opportunity to create an impressive web-content (an interactive cooperation of several users), amazing computer graphics and popular player Shockwave.
Disadvantages: out-dated mode of working process organization (a "theatrical" interface, a linear approach). You can achieve impressive results with these web-design tools, although, only if you have serious practical skills on Lingo.
The last but not the least is that the Director is a very capacious program, which requires serious resources, though, if you are interested in the site-decoration, it is a good choice.2