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  • Coda

    7 53.85%
  • Dreamweaver CS4

    6 46.15%
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    Question Coda vs Dreamweaver CS4

    Which is better?
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    I used Dreamweaver for around two years before making the switch to Coda, and it was a breath of fresh air. I didn't use 99% of Dreamweaver's features, all I wanted was a simple/clean IDE to spend 7 hours a day working in.

    I don't ever see myself switching back.

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    I agree, I used to use DW but again only used a fraction of the features.

    Coda is so easy to use and has the one thing that kept me using DW as opposed to another text based editor, a built in FTP app.


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    How is Coda with coding Photoshop sites/images compared to Dreamweaver CS4
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    It is much more of a hand coding app. If you are looking at slicing in PS and then transferring over to DW/Coda then DW is better for this as part of the Adobe family. I tend to slice in PS/FW and then hand code the pages myself.

    This is just personal preference. You can get a 15 day trial of Coda so have a play, that is the best way

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    My current coding software is Dreamweaver CS3 and I don't gonna upgrade to CS4.
    Sorry for my bad English.

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    i use DW, but i dont actually use it lol, i mean i hand code, i just use it for the ftp and the coloured coding thats all

    is coda only available for mac??

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    Yes Coda is only available for mac. I use Coda and Coda only, I hate DW. Coda has an incredible built in FTP and It has really intelligent Spell check as well as great Syntax highlighting. The application is lightweight and fast. It includes many features like clips and a built in preview. It's also a hell of a lot cheaper.

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    I bought Coda and 2 months later decided to go back to a PC as I just hate web developing on a mac.

    Dreamweaver is very bloated indeed and a lighter tool like Coda is the way to go. I now use Eclipse by the way, which is great!

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    DW is far better IMO.

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    I've only recently bought a licence for Coda and have been using (and loving!) it. But I can't say if it is better or not than DW yet.

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    One question that must be asked here is which program gives you more for the money. Is DW really worth $400? I find it way too expensive and am also finding that an app like Coda, which is just $100, gives you so much of that DW gives you that the few adventages that DW may have over it (Code folding, templates, etc) are simply not worth the extra $300.

    From what I see, Coda also runs circles around DW in several key areas. Try the CSS editor for both programs, for example. The autocomplete from Coda is also more intuitive and clean than that of DW. And that is leaving out the incredibly responsive and intuitive user interface, which makes DW feel ancient.

    This also makes one question wether DW is overpriced. I think that it is as is the case (sadly) with the whole Creative Suite now. As much as I love them, Adobe needs some competition...fast. They are stagnating and turning into the new MS.


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