So yeah, git.
If there’s anything you take away from this thread, it is that you should try out a version control system. Git and SVN are currently the most popular, so it makes sense to give those a shot. Personally, I’ve had a better experience with git. If you’re somewhat familiar with the command line, learning the basic commands (pull, add, status, commit, push) on the CLI right from the start will make understanding a GUI much easier.
- How people get away with just using a lightweight editor like sublimetext for editing entire sites
I’ve been using Sublime for pretty much everything lately. I realise I’m missing some great features (most notably intelligent auto-completion that the Jetbrains products boast), but the simplicity makes up for that. For me, it’s an alternative to vim rather than a full IDE.
What do you currently do in Dreamweaver that an editor like Sublime Text would not be able to do?