In Defense of Dreamweaver


6:00 Meetup, hellos

6:30 Welcome and introductions

6:45 Logan Gray


Logan Gray has run a small consulting company since 2001, that does both system admin work as well as web development.

Programming off and on since he was twelve. His first job at 18 (way back in the day was creating a membership management system using Dbase/Clipper). From there he went on to other canned database systems, such as Paradox, FoxPro, Access, SQL,...

He first began playing with web based databases in 1996 developing a work order tracking system in PHP & MySQL. After seeing some ASP code, he jumped on the asp bandwagon in ‘99- and then went on to small asp and projects.

Lately, with more and more projects updating/fixing both php and web apps showing up on his plate – it’s all he can do to keep up.

In the last few years, he's noticed a much bigger trend towards open source and license free programming, and definitely agrees this is the future.

Main goal: Get the job DONE by any means necessary.

In Defense of Dreamweaver

So I think Dreamweaver has a pretty bad rap.

I feel I would have to say, maybe the biggest problem with Dreamweaver, alone, is it's price. And that's not a good enough reason to dismiss it.

The usual cry  I hear is" Developers don't use Dreamweaver", that is , in my opinion, "elitist" and WRONG. Seriously, like - a dev NEVER needs to be tied to, or fix a UI issue?.

I plan to do is go over a number of things in which Dreamweaver CS 5.5, does exceedingly well and many may not even know about.

I'm going to touch on things such as:

· CSS editing

· live editing

· round trip editing

· renaming / relinking

· property inspector

· javascript error catching / debugging

· jquery mobile

· & More, if I have time.


. 8:00 Closing discussion



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  • Daniel Flores d.

    very informative

    May 6, 2013

  • Al R.

    It was an incredibly informative and valuable class. The presenter was extremely knowledgeable and presented the material really well. I really enjoyed it!

    May 6, 2013

  • Victoria M P.

    Thx Michelle (& Daniel) for organizing these great classes!!

    2 · May 6, 2013

  • Christina D.

    I learned a few new tricks! Thanks for sharing great info!

    May 6, 2013

  • Mark R.

    Thank you so much Logan for the wonderful Dreamweaver tips. I hoping that I can use as many of the wonderful nuggets that you gave us on my current and upcoming projects.

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Victoria M P.

    Thx so much. Great info!!

    May 6, 2013

  • Leslie W.

    Great job Logan!!! Thoroughly enjoyed!!!

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Christopher J. S.

    Learned a lot of great tidbits that will help my work flow. Great job.

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Michelle S.

    Great! I learned so much tonight, thanks logan

    May 6, 2013

  • Michelle S.

    Fantastic logan I learned so much tonight, thank you and now you have to come back and teach is more!

    May 6, 2013

  • Logan G.

    Thanks for having me guys!

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Jacques L.

    Didn't make it but I caught the 2nd half on ustream. Awesome! Great job Logan.

    May 6, 2013

  • Abdullah B.

    I hate that I have to miss this one. (:-

    May 2, 2013

  • Janice

    Sorry can't make it. Stuck working :( Hopefully this will be online somewhere

    May 6, 2013

  • Daniel Flores d.

    Logan Gray is passing out 2day passes to to the first 20 people walking thru the door!!!

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Daniel Flores d.

    im in!

    May 6, 2013

  • Logan G.

    yeah - since I'm presenting - I guess I should show up. :)

    4 · May 6, 2013

  • joan c.

    Can't make it this time after all, have to catch up on work after vacation! Happy Meeting, all!

    May 6, 2013

  • Amanda G.

    im excited.

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to go, but getting into and out of Buckhead at that time of day is just a nightmare!

    March 29, 2013

  • Daniel Flores d.

    im in!

    March 5, 2013

  • Gayle B.

    My design background is in print. I am struggling with Dreamweaver. This should be enlightening. Can't wait.

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Eddie L.

    I'm just simply interested, especially after making the jump into Adobe's tools. If there's anyone currently working with the Technical Communication Suite, I'm always open to any tips.
    Thanks :)

    March 4, 2013

  • Alesia B.

    I am interested in creating ecommerce websites so that customers will be able to make purchases as well as websites that will enable me to sell ebooks and emagazines.

    March 4, 2013

  • Alesia B.

    Looking forward to learning more on Dreamweaver so that I can create websites that include video.

    1 · March 4, 2013

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