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    Cool Template Design

    I have been wanting to "try" to create my own template or two.
    Can somebody post a list of tools good for image maps etc.. preferably
    everything it takes to create a good eye catching template?
    The help would be great
    -Dave

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    The best one I would suggest is Photoshop. If you want some intro pages Flash is better.

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    Fireworks,Dreamweaver and Homesite.
    http://www.macromedia.com

    My 2cents
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    Photoshop & Dreamweaver

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    Originally posted by gt3n
    Photoshop & Dreamweaver
    I second that.

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    Fireworks and dreamweaver for a more cost effective solution- they integrate tightly too. Photoshop is more powerful than fireworks, but fireworks is better for web, and is still powerful.
    The MX suite was easily the best expense for my business this year.

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    I have Photoshop 6..been messing around with it a little but I'll have to give the Dreamweaver a try.
    Thanks Guys for the Reply
    -Dave

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    The best way is to start with Frontpage.

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    Ive become a strong backer of the entire Macromedia product line...Dreamweaver is awesome for design

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    Originally posted by MCP
    Fireworks and dreamweaver for a more cost effective solution- they integrate tightly too. Photoshop is more powerful than fireworks, but fireworks is better for web, and is still powerful.
    The MX suite was easily the best expense for my business this year.
    I agree, the MX suite was the best purchase that we made.

    Macromedia all the way

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    The best way is to start with Frontpage.
    Frontpage Jeeze......

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    Best Way to start is notepad and Castros Visual Quick Start book.
    That way a newbie will understand HTML and not be tied to any software in a pinch.

    My 2cents

    JFWS

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    The best way is to start with Frontpage.
    NO! My opinion, stay away from frontpage!

    The best thing a beginner could do is get some books or online tutorials and learn. Find an editor that you have to code yourself not one that does it for you. Or use notepad to start learning.

    After time, once you learn the basics then maybe get an advanced editor to help with reputition of some coding, to save time.

    PaintShopPro, DeramWeaver, PhotoShop are good image editors.

    It's nice to learn Flash (or even Swish), but don't get carried away with it. Many users over do it.

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    Question misunderstood

    Sorry about the misunderstanding in my post....
    What I had meant to say was ...what kind of best program was good for image maps..slicing etc...the first few replies had answered my question..but frontpage??? NO WAY!!..lol...I been doing html for two years..i may still be a rookie but I wouldnt recomend frontpage to anybody..besides does fontpage even do image maps?
    And as for the peeps that recomended Dreamweaver...Thanks...
    It did exactly what I needed it to do..
    now lets just hope I get my page done before my trial runs out

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    frontpage, LOL

    Yeah why not, make it so no-one can visit your site because the coding sucks!

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    systemexpose,

    When I first started I found some mapping/slicing editors from download.com. Although the programs were very basic it did the job. A big plus at the time was they were free.

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    Hi systemexpose

    There is a low cost Image mapping tool called
    Map Edit
    http://www.boutell.com/mapedit/

    It has a short Trial but only costs $25
    Its not as pretty as DW or FW but its a good application
    If you have been using HTML for two years you will not have any problums with it.

    JFWS

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    Dreamweaver is a really good website builder
    Adobe GoLive is not to far under that

    Adobe Photoshop is the best thing since sliced bread in image slicing and such, it is a must.

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    Try coldfusion studio

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    Photoshop and notepad.. The only way to go! Actually primalscript isn't bad either.. Though crashes here and there.

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