When is it best to use Dreamweaver vs. WordPress, Drupal or Joomla to create a website?
WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are all web-based content management systems (CMS) that provide the tools and features necessary for creating and maintaining blogs and websites. While Dreamweaver is well-suited for building websites from scratch, content management systems are usually honed for ongoing maintenance, like updating content and posting new blog entries.
Most of my work involves using Dreamweaver to create templates, themes and plug-ins that get added to content management systems. The final result is a website designed with the functionality your organization needs from your website, but you can update the website yourself using any popular web browser.
So the short answer: Dreamweaver is the best solution for a powerful tool that gives you complete freedom over the design and programming of websites, while a CMS is a better choice for ongoing maintenance of your website. That’s why nearly all websites I provide for clients are built to work in a CMS like WordPress.
Want to know more? Need a suggestion for which CMS is best for you? Get in touch and we can discuss your project in more detail.