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What tools used for web design

 
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Once I used JBuilder to build client for java application. I never design web before. I know people can use jsp, html or asp to build web. I think it must have the similar tool for design. I don't think web designer will begin their web design from HTML script or jsp?

Am I right? Can any recommend one good web design tools for me?

Thank you in advance.
 
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When you speak of web design do you mean flash, graphics, text, images, and the layout or a combo of that and xhtml, html, search engine optimization,and so on or do you mean java, jsp, asp, perl, javascript, jdbc, and so on.

There are many web designers who are more graphic artists and then there are those called web designers when they really are web developers and programmers.

It really depends on what you are referring to. JDeveloper, Eclipse, NetBean are all great tools to use for programming. They aren't used for graphic or flash type of work.

So it really depends on what you mean by the term web designer. I'm assuming since your on a java programming forum, you mean web developer. But I could be wrong.

JDeveloper is a great tool. I've used it in the past and it seems to have a lot more built in features and "auto-code" type of wizards on topo of the latest and greatest oracle connections that eclipse or net beans normally don't have. But I've used eclipse for quite some time now(3.2 now) because it has many open source add ons that sometimes aren't available for Jdeveloper or don't work as well. And at times JDeveloper seems to make things a lot more complex if all you want to do is write a simple text file. I like eclipse, I liked JDeveloper. I really haven't used NetBeans all that much, so i can't give my opinion there. I also use TextPad a lot. A simple notepad type of application for compiling and writing code.

It really is up to you. Whatever you like and feel comfortable with, use it and learn it.

If you are referring to Web Design, there are tons of things out there like a Flash, like Dreamweaver, like frontpage, like textpad. Plus photoshop, there was imageready a few years back, IPhoto and so on. It really depends on what you like and don't like and your budget. But i use graphic type of software off and on, I'm by no means an expert on using any of them.

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I mean the combo of image, front and text. Especially the layout of the whole page. It's a torture if you just use text editor to make sure your image is on the right position, your text is the right color or front?

I just hope I can see what the web page will look like before I deploy it. Not so exactly the same, but I can review it before I deploy since deployment is so time-consuming.

Am I clear now?
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Spekaing for myself, and probably for a good number of the other web developers here, we go to great lengths to learn the underlying technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax and so on, so that we can hand-code each and every page.

The types of issues you list (fonts, layous, colors) are under the purview of CSS.

Allowing some WYSIWYG tool to generate pages will never lead to the best and most efficient pages.

You do realize that you can test your pages locally prior to deploying to a production server, right?
 
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You can use DreamWeaver but it is pricy (400$ , I think).
You can also check JDeveloper from Oracle (this one is free).
But as Mr. Bear said, if you are serious about this topic, you have to eat them raw...
 
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