PANMA January 2014

panmaI’ll be speaking in the Philadelphia area this Thursday January 30th at the monthly Meeting of PANMA.

PANMA for anyone not acquainted with them is the Philadelphia Area New Media Association.  It’s a great group of people and it’s a great opportunity to network with people from various viewpoints in the digital world.  

I’ll be talking about getting your websites to work on mobile devices.  It’s a departure for me from my normal schtick.  I normally push responsive web design as the only real option, and recommend that you use Adobe Edge Reflow for it. I’m changing my tune a bit, as I realize that not everyone has access to the resources to make a pure responsive site happen.  So I’ll include other paths from Adobe, including Adobe Muse, Dreamweaver, Photoshop/Edge Reflow, pure code, and others.  We’ll see how it goes. 

Details:

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm. Program runs 6-7:30pm. Q&A and networking until 8pm.
Location: Room 260, Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please register: https://panma.eventbrite.com

ColdFusion Builder for Dreamweaver Shops

I was asked on Facebook today: “Hi, is this builder applicable if
you are a DreamWeaver shop? Looks interesting. I see it uses eclipse.
I’m trying to see the value in looking at it.”

This is a great question, and like most the answer is: it depends.

If you are a Dreamweaver shop because Dreamweaver has
traditionally included ColdFusion support, and is a more capable solution
then other actively developed ColdFusion editor choices to date, then
ColdFusion Builder is definitely for you. We definitely go beyond what
Dreamweaver can offer in terms of ColdFusion support. If Dreamweaver is
simply “good enough” for your ColdFusion development, but you don’t
leverage all of the HTML GUI goodness that Dreamweaver has to offer,
then ColdFusion Builder is definitely for you.

If you are doing complex DOM manipulation in your front-ends
and really need to be able to drill into those manipulations or if you
use Design view a great deal in your development process then
Dreamweaver may still be the product for you.

Here’s a little feature comparison chart to help you out.

ColdFusion Builder ID Comparisons

Update:  The origianal version of this chart failed to recognize that Homesite had FTP support.  Sorry about that. I thought I had fixed that.  Also Homesite had a way of being extended via VTML. Dreamweaver is extensible via JavaScript.  However neither are/were extensible via CFML.