I've noticed while searching for contract, freelance web projects through various sites and services that a lot of ads are looking for hand-coders only, No Dreamweaver, GoLive or other web authoring tools.
Do professionals really code everything by hand? I don't see how professional that is. I completely agree that a professional web designer should have the capacity to know and understand HTML, at least, like the back of their hand. But using tools like Dreamweaver is extremely efficient in an industry where time can be an important factor.
Robust programs like DW can create a myriad of things almost instantly. Yes, you may need to clean up some code or modify something here or there, and a professional could do that. But I don't see how coding everything by hand is being a professional in this day and age. Is it just a mental thing of knowing you're doing it all from scratch by hand?
I've worked for a major design firm with a few high profile sites dealing with extraordinary amounts of data, advertising, customers, email campaigns and all that goes along with those things on a high traffic, popular site. We did everything with Dreamweaver.