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Does dreamweaver mx 2004 do a good job of producing well-behaving validatable css-based code with the minimum of presentational markup? Can you "turn tables off" so it does everything with DIVs and doesn't mess it up totally?

If not, what does?

This isn't for me, I'm strictly a homesite+ guy!

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Good wysiwyg xhtml/css editor?

Apparently yes, it does a decent job. You can download a 30-day demo from Macromedia. Worth a try.

I personally handcode (in BBEdit Cool... prefer the control.

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Good wysiwyg xhtml/css editor?

same here, but if the company's to head in a more css-orientated direction the designers will need something that does the job. So happens that they already use MX2004, they must have some *beep* settings in it at the moment Wink

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Yes, I think by default it will work with HTML 4 validation (I think)... worth spending 30 mins going through the prefs.

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Good wysiwyg xhtml/css editor?

I'm still running MX but I have tried MX2004:

MX 2004 does a faily good job. For instance, the program DOESNOT write a font tag...instead it creates a new style for you automatically, and then consolidate those with the same perameters.

and about turning tables off, <div>s are handled as "layers" in dreamweaver. so those people who aren't comfortable hand editing code can "draw" them...just a tip - much easier to just do a little bit of coding.

MX produced xhtml valid code as well as CSS. MX2004 just does a MUCH better job of it. and provides the user with more CSS options in the form of menus, so that designers (like myself) don't have to memorize yet another language...or have a crib sheet.

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Coming originally from the Dreamweaver stable, in hindsight, the layer-div thing was/is damn confusing. It took away the necessary terminology of correct CSS and made/makes the user believe there are such elements as layers, and act almost like DTP elements.

Hence, the reason why we get a influx of (Dreamweaver) users' problems... who are accustomed to using absolute positioning, because it's damn easy in a WYSIWYG editor.

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