First of all, this article is very interesting. I don't find much information on Dreamweaver aimed at the "coder" audience.
I am a coder who normally uses Homesite and hard codes most of my sites. I currently have a client who want me to create a template of their site in Dreamweaver. I've been able to figure the template part out, but I'm still struggling with the table cells resizing themselves. Is there a setting where I can turn this off? I have them set at specific pixel widths and everytime I go to design view, it alters them.