Describe your experience with Dreamweaver (easy, hard, frustrating, etc.)….why do you feel this way?…what was working for you and what wasn’t?
-I think the term that best fits how I feel about using Dreamweaver is….mind-numbingly frustrating and difficult. I’m not an idiot, mind you, but I really didn’t comprehend how difficult and complex Dreamweaver was until I actually started building the site. At certain points, I thought I had figured out to do something, only to see it end up disastrously in the browser preview. I found it pretty easy to actually put text and pictures on the page; the problem was putting it where I wanted to put it, which is something I still haven’t figured out. I also had a great amount of difficulty trying to implement a spry menu in my sidebar, because the menu would always get messed up, whether it was being cut off by the content part, or the lines separating the different parts of the menu just magically disappeared, it was a mess.
What do you foresee for the future of this site? Will it be used? Will you get your own domain? Do you plan on purchasing server space for hosting?
-I don’t see this site going any farther than this for a couple of reasons. One, I’m terrible at using the Dreamweaver software, so unless I got someone to design it for me, I would never be able to make a presentable website. The other reason is that I’m not really passionate about the website. I mean, it was a fun idea, but I don’t think I would ever put the time or effort into the site that would truly be needed.
Was creating a website harder than expected for you?
–Exponentially harder than I could have ever possibly imagined. This is probably the most difficult thing I’ve had to do since I’ve been at UB. Working with CSS and code is a nightmare. Honestly, if I had known building a website in Dreamweaver would be this hard, I probably would have never taken the class.
These are the different pages of my websites
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