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    Hey guys, I read a lot of posts here, but I will ask the same question slightly differently one more time.

    If I am doing Web Design and Development for commercial websites, what would you guys recomend that I use for my Design part and my HTML editor?

    And what other Design tools are out there to spice up the website (e.g placing graphical animations, java servlets, etc.)?

    What do you guys think about Cold Fusion vs ASP, can they even be compared?

    Hey, Thanks for reading.

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    To spice up a website I'd reccomend using Macromedia Flash (www.macromedia.com) 'cause it can do some sweet crap. For an HTML editor I'd reccomend DreamWeaver if you don't know HTML, and EditPlus if you do know HTML.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by Noshad:
    Hey guys, I read a lot of posts here, but I will ask the same question slightly differently one more time.

    If I am doing Web Design and Development for commercial websites, what would you guys recomend that I use for my Design part and my HTML editor?

    And what other Design tools are out there to spice up the website (e.g placing graphical animations, java servlets, etc.)?

    What do you guys think about Cold Fusion vs ASP, can they even be compared?

    Hey, Thanks for reading.
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    Thanks for posting.

    Re: ASP/Cold Fusion: Cold Fusion is easier to learn and will likely take a lot less time to use...however it's not open source, it's not free, and it's support leaves something to be desired. If you have the time to become familiar with it, ASP is the better choice...more widespread and more powerful from what I hear/read.

    Re: HTML editors: aside from all the big names you've heard of (HotDog, FrontPage, Dreamweaver)...I've heard good things about EditPlus from other people here. If you want to code by hand with a bit of "assistance" then checkout TextPad from http://www.textpad.com or 1stPage 2000 from http://www.evrsoft.com

    Think of TextPad as Notepad on steriods, and 1stPage as FrontPage Lite.


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    what about Photoshop? Do I have to use both Photoshop and Macromedia Flash. Or Macromedia Flash is a complete web design tool?

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    Use Photoshop for graphics for your website. Macromedia Flash doesn't really have anything to do with graphics. It's used for making Flash animations. You can find out more about it at Macromedia (www.macromedia.com). So overall Photoshop and Flash aren't compared, because they do seperate things.

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    Thanks Justin, that is what I wanted to know. I am using Photoshop and, it is very hard to learn, but I think I am getting a hang of it.
    How can I slice a single Image into multiple images? I know I have to use the guides to mark the positions where I want to slice the image, but what do I do next?

    I looked into different photoshop books but I couldn't get any help from them. It talks about Image Ready, Is this a seperate program or plug-in that I might not have? I am using PhotoShop 5.

    How do I find out if I even have the tool avialable in my Photoshop?

    Thanks for everyones response.


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    Hi Noshad,
    Image Ready is a webbased image tool for the web. (www.adobe.com)
    If you had Photoshop 5.5 it is included, it is possible to switch from one to the other.
    You right to do nice things with Photoshop you have to practice a lot. I'm working with it since 10 years now and i think it is the best software for image editing.
    Have you ever heard of Macromedia Fireworks (vers. 3.0). It is great....
    You can design hole interfaces...
    see the description on macromedias site.
    Fireworks is less expensif to.

    ok Noshad
    go on and practice hard...

    -Steven

    Sorry for my english but i am french speaking

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    Noshad,

    Check out http://www.designsbymark.com/

    This guy is a Photoshop King and his site has various Photoshop tutorials including one covering slicing up images.



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    Other sites: www.phong.com www.bizark.com www.neofrog.com www.screamdesign.com

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    Hey guys, thanks for all your advise. You guys really helped me out here bigtime, just when I needed. I am going to check out Fireworks as soon as I get more control on PhotoShop 5.5. I've heard a lot about Dreamweaver also, it could do some cool stuff.

    But the advice I am getting from most of you is to go ahead and learn photshop5.5. And then check out some other stuff to spice up your website.

    Thanks to Steven, John and Justin.

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