Last post Nov 20, 2008 12:35 PM by Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)
Oct 27, 2008 02:32 AM|wndrboy2k3|LINK
Hello everybody, I've been doing a large part of my web development in Expressions. However, with the release of the new Adobe's CS4, I am seriously considering maybe going back to Dreamweaver. Does anybody have any feedback or information about workflow
while working with Dreamweaver, Visual Basic and ASP.NET? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Dreamweaver asp.net visual basic
Oct 27, 2008 03:36 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
Expressions and Visual Studio are designed specifically for working with ASP.NET. Certainly up to and including CS3, Dreamweaver doesn't provide any support for Code-behind or debugging ASP.NET. I haven't seen anything about CS4, but what is it about the
release that makes you want to consider it? Do they include these now? And don't they provide trial versions so you can test it out?
Oct 27, 2008 06:08 AM|wndrboy2k3|LINK
I wanted to move back to Dreamweaver because of it's tight integration with Photoshop and Firework. My work is heavily design driven with programing being almost secondary. Firework CS4 has the ability to generate automatic CSS. That's all really.
Oct 27, 2008 08:37 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
In that case, if you were to give a trial version a go, your comments on it in this regard would be very interesting. Most people here are more driven toward a solution which offers workflow based around the ability to programme rather than design.
However, your comment about Fireworks getting involved in CSS is interesting. I might have a look at that myself.
Nov 12, 2008 04:19 PM|Rhenan|LINK
I've been using Dreamweaver for developement and maintenance of a .NET based website for the past couple of years. My focus has definitely been on the coding side, rather than the design side, but as a company we went with Adobe Dreamweaver because of Adobe
Contribute (Macromedia when we first started). The concept here is that I, as the only web developer for the site, can use Dreamweaver for all the .NET code and can create templates for content authors. These templates define editable regions, and when a cntent
author uses Contribute the templates stop them altering my code.
That said... i want to use Visual Studio! I'm also developing a bunch of .DLL files that the website uses, which I create in Studio. The only problem is that, again, at the time, there wasn't a Microsoft equivelant of Contribute; an authoring tool where
I can define who can edit the site (by assigning Active Directory users to Contribute Roles), what sub-folders of the site they can edit (we have 6 language sub-folders, and only our German marketing manager can edit /de/ web pages) and other restrictions
(such as a predefined list of graphics they can use, styles from a predefined .css file and not standard Bold, Underline, etc).
Does Expression Web now do this? i.e. can I create a site in Studio (Does Studio 2005 work with the latest Expression, or is 2008 better, given that I'm sticking with .NET 2.0 for the time being?) and also create these templates which define what can be
edited and what cannot? can I assign authors to roles, and then define what those roles can do (ie. which templates are used by which role, which style sheet files they can use, etc)
Sorry to hijeck the thread, but this is a question I'm been wondering about for the past 2 years and it's great to finally see a current topic that touches on the issues I'm interested in.
Nov 14, 2008 07:20 PM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
Try xWeb forums for Expression Web info:
Nov 20, 2008 09:24 AM|Rhenan|LINK
I'm looking for opinions on Expression from Adobe Dreamweaver users as well as Microsoft solution users. I think my question is quite valid for this thread.
Nov 20, 2008 12:35 PM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
It is totally valid, but this area is very low traffic since majority of users here use VWD or Visual Studio. I meant you may get significantly more responses in xWeb forums [:)]