i use dreamweaver at work, cause they use SOFIA (a framework for java) that has a nice set of dreamweaver components to create jsp's applications easily. Besides that, the templating system in Dreamweaver is cool.
But i'm a notepad coder. I use HTML-Kit (at www.chami.com ) i don't know if it's the best, but it was the one i learned with, and i stayed with it.
Originally posted by Ihoss shame on u! always use notepad.
dw is crap with scripts though, its css thing is inadequate though I'm not sure what the mx2004 one is like, I think I will always prefer to handcode css, but I still hand code it in dreaweaver sometimes.
use whatever works for you. Personally I can code a lot quicker in dw and the site features help if I have to change an element or a link across all pages, and by applying templates to a site you effective create a css for site structure.. change the number of columns in a table on one page and it changes across all pages created by the template for example, unless you tell it not to.
some people will always prefer coding in notepad and that's fine for them but I hate that attitude that if you don't code in notepad you're not as good, it's dumb, try different apps and methods and use what suits you best, ignore the elitists.
i have both dreamweaver and frontpage, but when i try to use them, the page just ends up in a pile. whenever that happens, i use the code edit function, so instead of messing about in the wysiwig part trying (frustrated) to get something in the right place and finding out that it was nice enough to change some of the stuff (like table and cell widths) and then i have to go back to the html to fix it anyways.
and its also much cooler to use notepad and seeing all the code. then when someone comes over they think ur doing something very importatn, just like when u open files in command prompt