Martini Hour 023, In Which Colleen Dreams of Martini-Mixing Website-Designing Software
Ah, doesn't it just feel better to slink into the 'lounge on a Thursday? The weekend's in sight and it's time to unwind. Of course, anytime is good for kicking off your shoes, pouring yourself a relaxing beverage, and talking to your friends. But somehow this Thursday spot just feels more festive. And if changing the day isn't enough to shake up your world, this week we go where Martini Hour has never gone before, to a discussion of Dreamweaver (yes, Dreamweaver!) with the wonderful web guru James Williamson.
Some of you may know James from his Dreamweaver videos at lynda.com and he's also the Director of Training at Lodestone Digital, but frankly until James walked into the lounge I had barely done much more than launch the program. Here's what Deke, James, and I covered over fine microbrews:
What can and can't Dreamweaver do for you, the creative individual who wants to rough out their first website? Where do you start? What do all those choices mean? Listen as James walks Deke and me through the Dreamweaver interface, reassuring us with his soothing vocal stylings and impeccable know-how. He's quite patient with my desire to start every project (web, drawing, etc) in InDesign. (By the way, James wrote a great blog post on Moving from Print to Web after visiting the lounge. We're inspiring and being inspired. Creative symmetry!)
Oh, and James seals his invitation to return by finishing with a fine Irish toast.
Interested? Well of course, your dreams of web design have been woven. Here's the regular-quality (192kbps) audio file. You can stream, or for best results, right-click and choose Download or Save.
For you rant-loving audiophiles out there, here's the high-quality (320kbps) file. Definitely download this one (as opposed to streaming it).
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