Dreamweaver v/s WordPress
Dreamweaver and WordPress are both useful and each has its place. Each one has more power and usefulness than most of us need. They both are great tools for any designer’s toolbox. Since we are comparing them, there’s a big difference between this two, Dreamweaver is a web design program that you install on your computer it’s like a set of power tools that can speed up the web design process. In short it’s a “What You See Is What You Get” editor. Developed by Adobe Systems, Dreamweaver is a proprietary web development tool first created by Macromedia in 1997.
Dreamweaver helps developers build websites for the Internet or an intranet, letting developers design, code and manage websites as well as mobile content. It is currently available for OS X and Windows. It combines a visual design surface, known as Live View, and a code editor with features such as code collapsing, code completion and syntax highlighting.
WordPress Website Builder
While WordPress is a content management system (CMS) basically a bunch of php pages that you install on your web server not on your home computer. It isn’t a piece of software that runs on your computer, it runs on a live web server. WordPress was created specifically to make web publishing simple and easy, even for non-technical users. So, all this techie stuff is handle for you. Once WordPress is installed on your live web server. You can begin building sites pages, posts, and content, All via WordPress’s back end admin console. And, because you’re working off a web server, everything’s “live” online. Unlike Dreamweaver which is an offline tool.
Neither Dreamweaver nor WordPress are synonyms for “quality”. Dreamweaver is a text editor. You can use Notepad and built a better site. Dreamweaver is, if you will, a luxury version of an editor with many functions you can use to your advantage and even more functions you won’t ever need at all.
WordPress is a popular tool with which you can manage and maintain your site. It does not in any shape or form force you to use certain code. Here, like with the text editor of your choice, the quality of the web site and code depends on you, not on the tool.