Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 for Mac

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 74 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
12.0.3
File Size:
99.84MB
Date Added:
May 22, 2013
Price:
Update; $399.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
170,346
Downloads Last Week:
928
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Editors' review

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 for Mac allows you to create and publish Web pages for both desktop and mobile browsers, even if you don't know code. It's a powerful and streamlined application, but if you've never used anything like it before, you'll need some time to get used to it. This application is available through Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription.

Pros

Professional-looking results, even for non-professionals: You can use Adobe Dreamweaver to build a professional-looking Web site without being a developer. Viewing and editing the code is just an option -- you don't have to. As a non-developer, you will still be able to create Web material that looks great and is functional. There are many options for fonts and layouts that you will be able to play with and edit regardless of your experience. As in the previous versions, you can customize your workspace. To get you started more quickly, this program now provides more preconfigured environments. You also have an access to Adobe Edge Web Fonts Library, which offers many great choices for stylish typography.

HTML5 and CSS3 support: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 no longer needs a plug-in to support CSS3 and HTML5. The built-in templates now default to HTML5, too.

Helps you build mobile Web sites and apps with ease: If you plan to create mobile Web sites or native mobile apps for Android and iOS platforms, then you'll love Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 as it integrates jQuery Mobile support. It also has a built-in support for PhoneGap.

Fluid Grid Layout: Using this feature you can specify how your Web page elements will be displayed on different screens such as mobile phone, tablet, or a desktop computer screen.

Fully functional Live View: Switching to Live View in the previous versions was reported to crash the program. Now you can view your Web pages without any issues and with full HTML5 support.

Cons

Difficult to navigate for beginners: While this application offers many features and a streamlined interface, it can still be a bit overwhelming for beginners, especially since there are several windows to navigate. It can be difficult to locate the functions you are looking for. Adobe offers many useful tutorials and help menus, but it still takes time and practice to be able to take full advantage of this application's functionality. If you're already familiar with Dreamweaver, then you'll have no problems whatsoever.

Bottom Line

If you're a subscriber to Adobe's Creative Cloud, you already have access to this application and should definitely check it out. Otherwise, if you are a non-developer interested in designing a Web site, Adobe Dreamweaver is just one of your options, alongside Squarespace and Apple's iWeb.

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    2.7

    out of 74 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 14
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 23
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  • 1 stars

    "Dreamweaver- You Must Be Kidding"

    April 30, 2011   |   By Doug Miner

    Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 11.0.3

    Pros

    None, since it does not work.

    Cons

    Will not even run unless you rename root hard drive to Macintosh HD default. Huh? Ludicrous. Far more sophisticated and and far simpler apps don't require this. Really horrible.

    Summary

    Horrible programing. What kind of software requires you to rename your hard drive. Not Logic, not Final Cut. In fact no app that I have ever used or run across. Spry assets not in site folder? Ludicrous. I will stick with my older version of GoLive, the pro version before Adobe got its filthy hands on it and ruined it. GoLive was and is far better that Dreamweaver. It works.

    Updated on Apr 30, 2011

    Also, Adobe has the absolute worst tech support I have ever encountered. People who know nothing about computers reading off of prompt screens. Beyond useless.

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  • 4 stars

    "Everything is fine"

    January 20, 2009   |   By Dahiana333

    Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 9.0

    Pros

    It is good!

    Cons

    Nothing to complain.

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  • 5 stars

    "No Problem At All"

    January 17, 2006   |   By bonaccij

    Version: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 8.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I dunno - I installed 8.0.1 update and it timed it - only 4 second for startup here... I think this will be fine. Dreamweaver really is the best on the market - and I have also been with it from the start.

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  • 3 stars

    "8.0.1"

    January 16, 2006   |   By MysticalOS

    Version: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 8.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    After installing 8.0.1 updater. App hands in beachball for a very long period of time..55 seconds to be exact according to samples taken by spin control. This happens EVERY app launch On a 2ghz G4 processor running 10.4.4

    I don't see many other users complaining so could be a unique case. If anyone wants to get ahold of me for system profile report and spin control sample. contact me by mysticalos@spymac.com

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  • 5 stars

    "Brilliant and dreadful in one paradoxical..."

    January 16, 2006   |   By Martin Turner--2008

    Version: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 8.0.1

    Summary

    ...combination
    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Dreamweaver is dreadful, unintuitive, not wysiwig at all, confusing, inconsistent, inefficient.

    Oh, hang on. That's HTML and web-browsers.

    Dreamweaver is brilliant, practical, useful, a work of art in wrestling the wild-animals of HTML into a unified creation.

    Orâ?¦ maybeâ?¦

    The truth is that Dreamweaver is the best there is, and it's been the best there is through the last three versions I've owned. But even the best is annoying and at times almost unuseable.

    Comparing web-development packages with almost any other kind of software is an unfair comparison. I don't expect QuarkXpress or InDesign to offer me a fundamentally different layout if I choose to print on a different kind of paper, and I don't expect PowerPoint to parse my document differently depending on whether I project it with a Sanyo or a Sony.

    But this is exactly the environment in which web-development software moves. Essentially it's a free-lance interface for a rag-bag of code which has grown up over four generations and is implemented differently in different browsers. Now Dreamweaver has to cope with CSS, which is even less conistently implemented.

    Of course, you can chicken out and write your entire site in Flash and in Slices, but then you're really asking users to give you a miss.

    Ultimately, Dreamweaver is a toolkit. Some of the tools are mature and verging on perfection. Its support for layers and layout tables is excellent. Other tools - like adding HTML tags - are a bit variable. Some tools, like CSS support, are decidedly flakey. Do something clever, like CSS drop-down menus, and Dreamweaver looks at you blankly like it doesn't get the joke.

    I thought long and hard about upgrading. I'm glad I did. The background FTP support is enough to make this version worth it on its own. But the enhanced Contribute support is amazing, and beats some very expensive CMS solutions hands down.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works for me"

    December 08, 2005   |   By Roquentin

    Version: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 8.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Still the best pro-level WYSIWYG web development tool. I can think of lots of ways to improve it, and it definitely has a few quirks and bugs, and updates are always few and far between, but it's still far, far better than any other product in its category, no question. No speed problems on my end, by the way.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't buy until Updated"

    November 28, 2005   |   By jeph4e

    Version: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 8.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Crash-happy little @#^%^&@$%!

    Have run on two versions of Tiger and the App just decides to up and leave or will just hog the machine.

    Looks like it would be a decent update if they could keep it running long enough.

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  • 3 stars

    "Ugh"

    November 07, 2005   |   By jbohn

    Version: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 8.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Still makes of mess of tables and managing CSS seems more confusing than before.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good, but verrrrry slow..."

    October 10, 2005   |   By yogel

    Version: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 8.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    So, I really do like Dreamweaver 8. It's got good new features, and many of the things I wished were there in MX 2004 are there now. But it's slow as on my Powerbook G4 1.33. Each edit takes a very long time, and there doesn't seem to be any reason why. It does run very nicely on my Dual G5 2.7 though. And I'd hope it would...
    Highlight of the new features - my CSS content is now (more) properly displayed in dreamweaver - especially centred content. XHTML support is more full, which is good. New code interface features are nice, although I don't use them much. File navigator seems to work better, and working with templates seems to do strange things (like complain you have edited content outside the marked area, when in fact you haven't) less frequently. Overall, good product - but it needs to run better on my powerbook.

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  • 4 stars

    "Just launched it, clicked the Assets tab..."

    October 06, 2005   |   By Frank Nospam

    Version: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 8.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    ...and so far all it gives me is the Spinning Pinwheel of Doom for several minutes. I'll give it another 5 minutes before I force quit. Doesn't seem like much improvement from DW 2004 (7.0.1) which would merely crash every 15 minutes or so.

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