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Which tools top technology companies use to create complex web pages e.g Amazon Home Page, Facebook etc? Do they create it manually or use some tool like Dreamweaver ?

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The code (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) will be written by hand, usually by a large team of people who have evolved it over several years. They’ll be working with some kind of server-side technology as well, usually involving a templating language.

The image assets will have been created using Photoshop or similar tools.

Tools like Dreamweaver are rarely used for high traffic websites—it’s too important to maintain full control over how the underlying front-end code works.

This is Which tools top technology companies use to create complex web pages e.g Amazon Home Page, Facebook etc? Do they create it manually or use some tool like Dreamweaver ? by Simon Willison, posted on 9th September 2013.

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