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    Is there a demand for Adobe Dreamweaver contract work?

    Is there contract work for HTML and Adobe Dreamweaver?
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    Long story short, years ago I worked in IT doing work with Dreamweaver.
    I'd like to go back into IT and the technology I worked mostly in was Dreamweaver.

    Im am updating my old skills on html and css, and Im also learning php and javascript, but in the meantime, do you think html and dreamweaver is enough to get any basic contract work?

    thanks!

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    Well, there's for HTML and CSS but unfortuantely getting well paid is proving to be challenging. Whether you use Dreamweaver for it or not is up to you.

    Now, being a front-end coder nowadays means a lot more than HTML and CSS (although you can specialise, of course) and my only issue here is how you use DreamWeaver. Because if you only use the WYSIWYG view, chances are that you don't control what you're doing and you leaving important decisions to DW's automation and understanding of the code... and that's always a bad, bad idea. No software, no matter how good it is, can substitute hand coding.

    Something else is if you later go to code view to clean all the rubbish left behind by DW, or your use the mixed one, where you see both coding and WYSIWYG and code by hand but viewing the result at the same time.

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    My thoughts would be that Dreamweaver experience would be helpful, but there aren't going to be very many jobs that are going to let you get by with "Just that". On the design side of things, firstly you'll want to know more about hand coding as molona put very well above. In addition though, if you want to be accepted as a candidate for 90%(give or take lol) of the design related jobs out there, you'll want to have a pretty good understanding of Javascript and/or some of the related libraries, in addition to standard html and css skills.

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    Yes and no, I suspect.

    There are always ways of selling yourself, no matter what skill you have, but as they already said, the price might be kind of low if you approach it that way.

    I think if you learned HTML5 and also learn to develop mobile-friendly webpages, you'll find that an easier sell these days. And it's not too big a leap from the HTML you already know. Just have to change a few practices.
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    Dreamweaver in my experience is very oldschool, there are alot more simpler programs out there which do the same job, ie serif web plus. Some people still like to use it though and feel it's better. If you have a high level of experience with it and you have a good portfolio to show, i can't see why you wouldn't be able to get work. Web design though like many businesses is so saturated nowadays.

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    Nowdays,people are rarely making websites in html and css.The chances for getting contracts are less.I will suggest you to learn CMS(wordpress,Joomla).Now days 60 percent of the websites are developed in wordpress.Its very easy to learn wordpress,as it is a open source.Many plugins are available for integration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin johannsen View Post
    Nowdays,people are rarely making websites in html and css.
    Really? How do you think a CMS outputs a site, if not as HTML and CSS? Unless you have a good understanding of these, you won't get very far with Wordpress or any other CMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoBear View Post
    Really? How do you think a CMS outputs a site, if not as HTML and CSS? Unless you have a good understanding of these, you won't get very far with Wordpress or any other CMS.
    CMS allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage website content with relative ease.There are millions of wordpress themes available as per clients requirement.There are many free third party plugin are available for integration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin johannsen View Post
    CMS allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage website content with relative ease.There are millions of wordpress themes available as per clients requirement.There are many free third party plugin are available for integration.
    That's is true. But Technobear is also correct: In order to make the most of your theme and maximum personalization (and therefore differenciation from the rest) you need a good understanding of HTML and CSS... and with WordPress, JQuery and PHP too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molona View Post
    That's is true. But Technobear is also correct: In order to make the most of your theme and maximum personalization (and therefore differenciation from the rest) you need a good understanding of HTML and CSS... and with WordPress, JQuery and PHP too.
    Yes,i agreed.

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    Yes but you should prefer the good one at single shot


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