Code View vs. Design View

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Code View vs. Design View

Code View vs. Design View

There are three main views for editing documents:

  1. Code View - you work directly in the HTML code.
  2. Design View - you work in the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface that feels like a word processor.
  3. Split View - you easily toggle back and forth between working in Code and Design View and see your changes in both places.

Use the buttons in the upper-left of the Document toolbar to switch views: csd.

In this course, we will generally be working in Design view. You might, however, want to switch to Split view from time to time if you are interested in seeing the code that Dreamweaver is creating as you work.