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WebHostingHub DiscountWe did a comprehensive review of WebHostingHub hosting plans and found their AMP (Account Management Panel) will really help new and beginner users get their accounts set up.

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JustDreamweaver.com gets a facelift

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ExtensionsOver the last month, JustDreamweaver.com has been undergoing a complete overhaul. Not just cosmetically, but under the hood as well.

In designing the new site, my goal was to create a much more productive visitor experience with easier to use navigation, much better organization, and faster page loads from streamlined code. I will be the first to admit that the old site was definitely not optimized in any way, and is testament that Google really doesn’t care if your site code is a little sloppy.

The new site was created from scratch using a CSS layout generated with CSS Sculptor. This is one of my favorite extensions for creating a W3C valid CSS page structure. I went with a two-column structure and dropped the cluttered navigation bar on the left side, to make it more visually appealling and also better readability.

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Learn to design CSS websites with CSS Designer Starter Kit

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If you’re still using table-based layouts for your websites, it’s time to learn how to design using CSS. There’s a brand new (and very affordable) software tutorial called CSS Designer Starter Kit that teaches you step-by-step how to take your Firework or Photoshop design comp to a full-featured CSS website design in Dreamweaver.

Learn the basics of CSS web design like creating multple column layouts, CSS navigation and using the CSS float property to control your layout structure and images. Use foreground and background images in various repeating patterns to reduce the size of your website code.

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Website designers have a great new resource in SuCasa

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SuCasa is a new CSS web design community site launched by WebAssist. SuCasa allows designers to download everything from Dreamweaver templates to CSS menus. Users of WebAssist’s CSS Menu Writer, CSS Sculptor and SiteAssist Professional can look for new templates, menus and sites to integrate into their WebAssist extensions.

“SuCasa delivers a ‘one-stop shop’ for web designers to sell and exchange their diverse and professional web designs to each other and to businesses, as well as individuals, looking to enhance their Web presence,” said Michael Lekse, Vice President Sales, WebAssist. “We are thrilled to see the immense growth of this online template community, and look forward to seeing small business owners, developers, and web designers alike benefit from SuCasa.”

For those who are knowledgeable in CSS and HTML and can develop their own templates, or are familiar with the Menu Writer or Sculptor interface, SuCasa allows designers to publish their works for sale on the site. WebAssist takes a small 10% fee for hosting and maintenance of the site, but the rest goes straight into your PayPal account.

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SiteAssist Professional creates websites FAST

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WebAssist just released SiteAssist Professional which is a complete remake of their SiteAssist Dreamweaver extension. Instead of opting for a higher version number, they decided to tag the product with the Professional designation to reflect the added features of the new version.

SiteAssist Professional is a Dreamweaver extension that creates complete websites, not just templates or layouts. By selecting from a wide variety of pre-set site themes, you can very quickly generate all your website pages including graphics and navigation.

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CSS Designs – Complete CSS website templates

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Commercial website templates are kind of a mixed bag of function and usability. Some are good and some are just plain terrible. CSS Designs are a new line of CSS website templates from WebAssist that are CSS-based and built for cross-browser compatility and easy customization.

CSS Designs are standard HTML CSS templates that include 12 different color schemes and also include both the Fireworks and Photoshop source files so you can easily customize the template graphics. The coolest part about them is the ability to integrate the templates with CSS Sculptor for Dreamweaver and Expression Web. If you have CSS Sculptor, you can very easily tweak the templates to your liking using Sculptor’s easy-to-use interface. If you don’t have Sculptor, you can use the templates with any HTML authoring software, even Notepad if that’s your cup of tea.

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Reviews

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Reviews

Adobe released Creative Suite 4 on October 15th and it consists of upgraded versions of the world’s most popular design software. The sites listed below are a compilation of the various reviews we’ve seen for Dreamweaver CS4. So read the reviews and form your own opinion if CS4 is worth your hard earned cash.  In our opinion, it was worth every penny.

So what’s new in Dreamweaver CS4?

View Dreamweaver CS4 features at Adobe.com

As the Dreamweaver CS4 beta makes it’s way onto desktops, there have been some initial reviews and opinions of the beta posted that I wanted to put together in a single post. Dreamweaver CS4 reviews have been generally postitive with the usual beta version “I wish it had this” or “I wish they’d revamp this” but Dreamweaver is still the best website design software available, with many interface improvements to speed up workflow. I also included some video from Adobe TV demonstrating some of the really cool new features of Dreamweaver CS4.

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Trellian free Dreamweaver template released – XHTML and CSS

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Trellian is our new free Dreamweaver template and it comes with sweet CSS navigation courtesy of CSS Menu Writer.  We wanted to showcase a few of our favorite Dreamweaver extensions, so we also generated the XHTML  page structure in CSS Sculptor.  The template is tableless and includes a multi-level CSS menu that can be easily customized in the code.

If you do your own website design, we highly recommend both CSS Sculptor and CSS Menu Writer.  It’s truly amazing how quickly you can generate standards compliant site structure and navigation.  What used to take the most time in developing a new site has been reduced to a matter of minutes so we can focus more on the eye candy and content.

You can preview the Trellian template or download it from our Dreamweaver templates page.

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Download free CSS website layouts – XHTML and CSS validated!

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We’ve posted a collection of pure CSS website layouts for download that we created with the CSS Sculptor Dreamweaver extension in order to showcase it’s speed and flexibility. We created over 25 layouts that all validate as XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.1 in less than 30 minutes!

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Download Firefox 3.0

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Mozilla Developer Center has announced a release date of June 17th for Firefox 3.0.  They are aiming to set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in 24 hours.  You can pledge your download here and be part of history when Firefox 3.0 is released!

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