Expression Web 2 - where to go?

Posted on 2014-08-16
Last Modified: 2014-08-22
I've been using Expression Web 2 (EW2) in the past, and now I need again to work on some web sites.
I know EW2 is buggy when publishing through FTP - false conflicts, very slow,..

I'd appreciate advice on where to go from here. Here are some options I can think of:

1. EW4  (did they fix the FTP publishing? what are major pluses over EW2?)
2. Dreamweaver (is it worth the learning curve?)
3. Other web editor better than those above?
Question by:campinam
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    by:Jason C. Levine
    How much do you rely on having a wysiwyg interface?

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    it's useful for testing the page display on the spot - otherwise, i use the code view a lot - i never used a non wysiwyg web editor...

    i also need css and js editing... and reliable ftp publishing (both ways)

    some say ew2 is better than ew4 (do not upgrade to ew4) - could that be true?
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    Yes, it could be true (disclaimer: I hated every Expression* product I ever tried and ragequit the line).

    Obviously, wysiwyg will be the bone of contetion for you.  If you can't live without it, then give Dreamweaver a whirl (it should still have a 30 day free trial) and see if you like it.  If you CAN drop wysiwyg, I would immediately transition to Sublime and add the FTP module:

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