Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sprucing Up My Website with Dreamweaver


I used to be a Unix C programmer, so I'm used to programming stuff the old-fashioned (i.e. hard) way. And I'm a cheap-skate and didn't want to spend lots of money on some new fangled website building software. But coding and editing my website in Notepad was getting to be a huge drag, so I finally broke down and purchased Dreamweaver recently.

It took me a few days to figure the darn thing out. Okay, I wouldn't say I actually have it figured out yet. That would be an over statement. But I can at least make it do something which is a step in the right direction. And best of all the song "Dreamweaver" has stopped running through my head everytime I open the program.

With Notepad it was such a pain in the fanny to make a change to my site that I only did it when I felt it really necessary. But now... I'm addicted. I can't quit playing with it. Hmmm, maybe Dreamweaver wasn't such a great idea after all. Next... Flash!

7 comments:

Sherry Rogers said...

Hey Congratulations on Dreamweaver that is what I use. Your new site looks incredible.

Ginger*:)* said...
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Ginger*:)* said...

Three cheers for you! I use Go Live CS2 and it was a bit of a learning curve for me, since I used to do it the old fashioned way too. Somehow I think that Dreamweaver is in my future, if I can just convince myself that in addition to relearning Illustrator I have a bit more room in my brain for another learning curve. Your site looks and is amazing. Your wonderful artwork deserves it! And your new book is looking just yummy. The colors and tone are perfect for your signature monkey.

"e" said...

Looks GREAT Jenn!
:)
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J. E. Morris said...

Thanks everyone. Ginger I know what you mean about having room in your brain for this stuff.

Veronica said...

Oh, man. If you used to hand-code, Dreamweaver is so cool for eliminating the tedious stuff about hand-coding while still leaving you in control. I was resistant for a long time ("I don't need no stinkin' wysiwyg!"), but I'm a total convert now.

Tracy said...

As soon as I clicked I knew you had changed because I didn't see that cute bear! This is great, though, and I understand why you'd want to make a transition. Congratulations! Look forward to your book :) TRACY