Advantages of Using Dream Weaver to Design Web Pages

By: Suzanne Mullett

When making a suggestion to someone to try something new, it is important to support your case with a strong evidence base. This allows your listener to make an informed decision as to whether or not they will take up your offer. A colleague or friend may suggest that you consider participating in a Dream Weaver training course. Let us consider some of the advantages of using Dream Weaver software to design web pages.

Ease and efficiency of use

This software has not only been designed with advanced level users in mind but also for beginners. Simple and complex websites can be designed using a point and click method.
The ability to view html pages during the design process

Users of Dream Weaver have the ability to select different views when creating web pages. A 'code view' shows only the html code for the page. A 'design view' gives an indication of how the html page will appear in a browser. 'A split view', as the name implies, allows you to see the code view and design view at the same time. Both views are updated automatically as changes are being made and the user can immediately see the effect of any changes.

The ability to create consistent looking web pages

This software includes templates for web pages to assist in the design process. Template files can be created by the user or alternatively, ready prepared templates are available. This feature makes it possible for beginners to design web pages as the workload is reduced. If your site is made up of twenty pages based around a particular template design, for example, it will have a consistent style and therefore be more user friendly.

Managing and updating websites effectively

Website designers can make changes to the design of a website simply by editing the Dream Weaver template files. This eliminates the need to alter each page manually because Dream Weaver can automatically update the pages created using a template. This saves much time and effort. Furthermore, the use of templates means that the code and design are separate. As a result, changes can be made to the content without the risk of making unnecessary or incorrect alterations to the code.

Easy to upload using FTP

Dream Weaver software comes with built in FTP features so it is possible to upload files directly to your website.

Customisable software

Users of Dream Weaver can customise the look of the software to match their requirements. Menus, tabs, commands, fonts and code colouring can all be adjusted to personal preference. This can effectively streamline the web design process.

Having reviewed some of the evidence for the case in favour of undertaking Dream Weaver training, it only remains for you to make the final verdict.

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