Chapter 2: Assessing Your Resources
In This Chapter
Evaluating software and technology
Going it alone
Exploring team members
Putting (and keeping) a team together
When you decide to get into the business of web building, you need stuff to design your sites with. We’re talking software and apps here: scripting languages, style sheets, maybe a word-processing program. You also need software to create graphics — buttons, banners, footers, for example. In this chapter, we suggest some applications that have stood the test of time and give you the tools you need to create compelling web pages. We also talk about working solo or with a team.
Choosing an HTML Editor
If you’re a masochist, you certainly can create web pages in a word- processing program. All you need to know is which HTML tags to use for each section of that document. However, taking this path, intrepid reader, is a very daunting way in which to create web pages. Even the most seasoned web designer uses an HTML editor to create sites. And the granddaddy of HTML editors is Adobe Dreamweaver.
Dreamweaver began life as a Macromedia ...