Outdated web design
February 10, 2013 3:53 PM Subscribe
I used to have a lot of fun doing some web design a few years back, and wanted to have some fun with it again.
posted by readygo to computers & internet (9 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
I took an html class in school but found the work a bit tedious, so I was happy when I discovered Dreamweaver ultra developer (5?). Obviously that's a pretty dated way of making web pages now. I'm just wondering what people use now to make websites, ones that have all the great flash features, embedded music that plays when you visit a website (that you can turn off as well), and everything else that makes a page come to life. Again, I really liked Dreamweaver because it would do all the work for you, just click on what you want and insert (although it also had html view so you can edit whatever you want if you have the skills, which I don't, really).
I'm wondering what the standard is now that people use (not really in a skilled commercial sense, I don't really know or understand all the developer jargon). Is there a product out there like Dreamweaver that's updated so you can insert all the flash stuff you want (I've tinkered around with a version of flash I had a while back but don't have much experience with it). I would assume that most of the stuff you see on websites now is made through some sort of flash program, or some other program perhaps?
Just want to pop back into it as a hobby and my own enjoyment. I feel clueless as to what products are out there, and what the go-to products/websites/possible tutorials are. I also was wondering how social media sites make communicating/posting so easy, where users can search the website for people using key terms like their names, interests, etc. Also how they set it up so users can join, create their own page with all their information, link to their interests and other people profiles. There must be some sort of template for that to happen I would guess. I have no idea on that subject either.