I remember the first website I ever designed.
I used a visual web design tool.
Using a Corel program—yes, I just said Corel—I designed with a split screen, the visual editor being the larger of the split, leaving a sliver of code visible to learn a little HTML along the way.
My next brush with working on a website, I found myself in a similar situation. This time I was using Macromedia’s Dreamweaver 3. Again, I used a split view, primarily using the visual editor. When I began to dive into Fireworks’ slices and slick export features, I thought I had pretty much “arrived.”
Fast forward to today and I find myself taking a much different approach to website design, wrangling directly with the code.
Could there be a return to visual web design tools?