Originally Posted by qwertyportne
I'm curious about the percentage of people who design web sites using HTML and CSS. Is anybody doing that anymore? Or are most people using programs like Dreamweaver and so forth?
I don't get the reference to Dreamweaver. I make web pages in HTML and CSS in Dreamweaver. That's what it's for. I still hand code most of the things I do, in fact (I learned how to make web pages a long time ago, when that was the only option; I used to type HTML through a file manager directly on the web server, in fact, and on occasion, I still do).
Even if you do content-management systems like Mambo, Joomla, Wordpress, etc., you need to know some HTML if you want to customise it.
I think trying to make web pages when you don't know how to write HTML is like trying to sew clothes using only a sewing machine because you don't know how to stitch by hand. Sure, you want to do the bulk of it with the machine, and machines these days are pretty sophisticated, but for precision work, you really need to pick up a needle and thread.