Dreamweaver helps us lay out tables, especially tables whose rows don't accomodate neat
columns. We also used Dreamweaver to create templates for our Coastside Mothers' Club files,
which were developed when we relied on an ISP that did not support Server-Side Includes.
We recently upgraded to DreamWeaver UltraDev, in hopes it would help us with tables that get
generated with PHP. However, even after we downloaded all the PHP extensions we could find on the
Macromedia pages, DreamWeaver does not play well, in our opinion, with PHP. So, we lay complex tables
out in DreamWeaver, but once they look ok, it's back to raw HTML for us.
Computer-based technologies are evolving at an exponential rate. Just when we've figured out
what a buzzword means, what one particular technology is good for, either that technology
changes or else a new, improved technology emerges. Every choice has benefits and costs.
Specifications are promises; not every emerging toolset lives up to its promises. It takes
experience with a tool to learn what it does well and what it does not do well.
We have the experience.