This post has the potential to be a monster. Instead, I thought I would just touch on this subject. Dreamweaver vs. WordPress. Even though I started out with Dreamweaver and notepad, I prefer WordPress, these days. I say “these days”, because the way we build websites have changed quite a bit in the last 10 years. I started using Dreamweaver in the late 90’s. WordPress wasn’t around until 2003. When WordPress was released I decided to hop on board. Back then WordPress was not much of a website builder, it was a “Blog” builder. Many of us did not take WordPress serious as a “website” builder because of that. It wasn’t until 2010, I felt WordPress really began to take shape as a website builder and not just a “Blogging” platform. In 2019 WordPress has blossomed into one of the most popular website platforms among professional web designers and marketing professionals.
In 1997, Macromedia came out with Dreamweaver, then it was acquired by Adobe in 2005. To this day (4/2/17), I continue to use Dreamweaver for my much smaller projects and some sand-boxing. I find WordPress is easier for large scale dynamic functionality. Don’t get me wrong, for the right website project, Dreamweaver might be better. When it comes to building websites, everyone has their flavor. With there being so many tools out there to build websites in 2017, I say start out on the easiest platform WordPress. As of 2017, it’s your best bet.
Note: It doesn’t matter which tools you decided to use for your next website project, just as long as you know how to be creative with those tools.