Dreamweaver 8 Forgets FTP Accounts on Exit

I’m in a really good mood right now because I just found a fix for a bug that’s been driving me up the wall for a long time.  I’ve been using Dreamweaver for a long time, but just in the past few months I’ve noticed an issue where everytime I closed and reopenned the program it forgot the username and password for every single FTP account I had saved.  I knew this problem hadn’t been around forever as I have used this version for a long time before it started happening.  After finally taking the time to do some research on the matter I discovered that the issue was caused by installing IE7 (or IE8). Somehow that process induced a bug in Dreamweaver and it could be solved simply by updating to 8.0.2.  Fancy that.

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FettesPS Back Online

FettesPS is back up and running on it’s new server. Our old Windows 2000 Advanced Server hosting is gone, and we have now adopted Linux (Debian) based hosting.

This switch resulted in some glitches, most hosted site went through the transition without a hitch, but there were a few that experienced problems due to the differences in Windows and Linux based servers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, but this move was necessary as it allows us to provide you with better, cheaper hosting.

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3 Reasons to Hate Microsoft

As I develop this site, and others in the past, I have begun to hate Microsoft increasingly more. I used to be an avid fan of Microsoft, and would back all of their products. But then they got too greedy, and most of all, too lazy. One by one, I am dropping their programs for alternatives that do the job far better than Microsoft.
During the summer I finally ditched FrontPage and started developing in Dreamweaver MX. Why I waited so long is beyond me, but I just got sick of having FrontPage rewrite my code however it liked.
Reason #1 – FrontPage thinks it’s a better programmer than you, and will rewrite your code at will.
Since I’ve switched, I’ve openned myself up to a whole new world of webdesign. Just a few days ago I discovered how to arrange element boxes freely within Dreamweaver, which is how I created this new site layout. Sure you can do the same in FP with tables, but come on… tables? Who creates table layouts now that we have CSS?
Turns out that Microsoft really messed up when it came to CSS. Internet Explorer will render CSS pages differently than any other web browser, and many CSS standards are not supported/followed. On top of that, they made up their own! iFrame? C’mon, I thought we got rid of Frames for a reason…
Reason #2 – Microsoft does not follow CSS standards, and think they hold the right to make up new standards.
Speaking of Internet Explorer, nearly every time I have a friend or family member ask me to fix their computer for them, it is INFESTED with spyware, malware, worms, dataminers… You name it, they’ve got it. Where does all this crap come from? You guessed it, IE and its ActiveX support.
Reason #3 – Internet Explorer is insecure, and vulnerable to the vast majority of malicious code.
So what’s the alternative? Well there are many products available to you, there’s still Netscape, but I was never a huge fan of it to begin with. There’s also Opera, which I would rate second best. But the one that stands above the others is Firefox. Perhaps in the future I will write up a detailed comparison of the three alterntives vs IE, but I’ll say that for another day.

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