So it turns out that in version 8, the latest, the wizards over at Adobe > Macromedia managed to completely, totally, utterly HOSE Dreamweaver’s WebDAV compatibility. On both platforms it fouls up the lock files, and on Macs it’s so slow as to be entirely unusable.
I’ve been a longtime fan of the integrated site management functions in DW. Edit a file and upload, all in one app? Yay.
Now? Not so much. If DW had an ass, it’d be saying a swift hello to my foot right now.
Transmit, on the other hand, blows me away. I’ve used earlier versions, and I used to go, “Blah, another FTP app….” but this one? Is doing Dreamweaver’s work in about 1/8th the time, error-free. And it has a synchronize function, just like DW. And it can handle WebDAV And SFTP in addition to FTP… just like DW. It’s worth every penny of its tiny little registration fee and I should have given Panic’s co-founder a big hug when I saw him at SxSW.
Jon Henshaw says
All you need is TextMate and Transmit. Dump that WYSIWYG crap
I’ve had a surprising number of people say this to me lately. Let me tell you, that WYSIWYG crap is necessary to my existence. I’ve got a site with somewhere between 20 and 30 thousand pages, no CMS, and a lot of content updating to do. I’m not doing paragraphs, lists, and tables by hand.
I can do a few hundred pages that way, but then I start getting cysts on the back of my wrist and it’s just all bad.