Recently someone asked whether they should learn Dreamweaver OR whether should they jump into a CMS like Joomla or WordPress.
What is a CMS?
CMS is short for Content Management System, and are web based programs that you upload to the server and they provide word-processor like capabilities to your website – and much, much more.
To make an analogy: you can think of a CMS as being a restaurant buffet, where you have many prepared dishes to choose from, that you can use to create your meal. Where Dreamweaver is like an electric appliance, that helps you create a meal from scratch.
You can learn more about it here:
… The above link points to an older blog post, but it is still good.
Anyway, the core of this person’s questions, comes down to skill-set choices and choosing the best technologies to be able to:
1. Get the most work as a web designer.
2. And to be able to build the best websites.