Dreamweaver and web standards
After the discussion on Hand coding that some of you may have read I’ve been using an evaluation copy of Macromedia Dreamweaver to give it an honest chance of impressing me. I still have a couple of weeks left of my evaluation period, so I’m not going to write a review just yet.
What I am going to do is make all Dreamweaver users (and there seem to be a lot of you) aware of a new book by Rachel Andrew: Build Your Own Standards Compliant Website Using Dreamweaver 8.
The book explains web standards, semantics, and accessibility, and how to make sure sites built with Dreamweaver are standards compliant and accessible. Very timely, since in the discussion on hand coding vs. WYSIWYG I complained a bit about people using Dreamweaver and other similar tools to build websites without actually knowing much about what is going on beneath the surface. Well, this book was written to change that.
Go check out the sample chapters if you use Dreamweaver. Come to think of it, even if you don’t use Dreamweaver, this book will probably be useful.