It looks like Dreamweaver doesn't do things the right way any longer.
I've always been working in Dreamweaver and I kinda like the wysiwyg way of working.
I know that most of you out here like coding instead of doing it the Dreamweaver-way.
Has Dreamweaver ever done things right? Lines and lines of useless broken code. I don't know of a WYSIWYG that writes neat legible code to be honest.
But, I know always get hints that I have to use MySQLi or PDO and I honestly know nothing about it and I don't feel like learning a lot of new stuff, but still wants to work with php and MySQL. All web stuff I've been doing for years now is done with Dreamweaver.
There's your problem, if you can't be bothered learning new stuff then:
- You're going to run into big problems such as switching from MySQL queries to PDO queries
- You're relying on other people to do your work for you
- You're probably going to miss out on some really good new features e.g. with PDO (main function is to prevent SQL injections thus keeping your website more secure with absolutely no implementation such as escaping strings)
- You'll be screwed if something happens like HTML gets completely replaced by something else, or PHP for that matter
So, is there any other great alternative to use instead of Dreamweaver?
But, still doing it simple without too much hand coding?
You already said you don't really want to learn too much so all of the advise on here will be to scrap a WYSIWYG and go for full on coding manually in HTML/CSS/MySQL - PDO/SQLi so why bother? I can almost guess you're not even designing responsive websites. I just hope you're only working on personal websites and not designing/developing for clients.
Me personally, I agree with the above poster, I started on Sublime Text 2 a couple of weeks back after a few years of Notepad++. There was nothing wrong with Notepad++ but I decided to test a few other editors out.