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  • 3.0 stars

    "Pretty good"

    August 11, 2004  |   By duffl

    Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 7.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Number One:

    This is a comment for "daxmacrog" who complained about external style sheets popping up when editing. In Preferences under CSS Styles if you uncheck "Open CSS files when modified" option, the sheet will no longer "pop" open when changing attributes in the "Relevant CSS" tag window. Hope this is what you meant.

    Number Two:

    Having just upgraded recently to MX 2004 on OS X 10.3.4 from MX 6.1 on OS 9.2.1, I can certainly say my experience is so far relatively positive. On my OS 9 system, MX 6.1 is just DOG SLOW (window dialog boxes take forever to open, opening pages, and other tasks are like swimming in mud, etc, etc) & yes, I do have a slower Mac for 9 (G4-466 DA), but with 1.25 GB ram you would think it might compensate. My system is relatively clean on that machine with a decent Radeon 9000 AGP card.

    My X system (MDD G4 Dual 1Ghz - 2GB RAM, GeForce TI) is MUCH better with MX 2004 7.0.1. I realize some people are complaining, but for me it's like night and day. I will NEVER go back to OS 9 for this app.

    However, one annoyance I found was after awhile I cannot select a file in my local or remote site (Files window) and delete it by hitting the delete key. It works for awhile, but then just stops working & I have to right click-edit-delete to get rid of it. Memory leak? "Focus Issue"?

    Also, I just updated to 10.3.5 & now sometimes I cannot select a table (or td, tr, a link, whatever...) in the lower left of a page window by clicking on it. Again, works for awhile, but then stops. This also happens to the Properties Inspector. Some of the fields (like the ID box for a table for example) cannot be selected after awhile by clicking on it (I have to click somewhere where it WILL accept it & then cycle thru with the tab key). Again, I assume the app is losing "focus" in certain areas for some reason & I do have other apps open (Photoshop, Imageready, Browsers, etc) so maybe it's a RAM thing, but with 2 GB you would think this couldn't happen.

    Anyway, for me, all-in-all it's a worthwhile upgrade. If you use MX 6 in OS 9 & have a fairly good OS X machine, this should be a no brainer. If you think all the WYSIWYG editors suck, then there's always BB Edit.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Won't run"

    July 14, 2004  |   By Celo2

    Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 7.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    DW2004 just won't run in 10.3.4

    It simply quits on launch, with no notices, and no entry in the console error logs that hels explain it.

    zero stars.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Tragic Destruction of a Good App"

    July 3, 2004  |   By daxmacrog

    Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 7.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Even with the latest update, MX 2004 is significantly more sluggish than earlier versions. It crashes constantly, and its additional "support" for CSS has resulted in an extremely clumsy user experience if you utilize external style sheets. For one thing, the style sheet keeps popping up and getting in the way, and you have to save it separately every time just to preview. It also makes undoing a mess since you have to undo some things in the style sheet, not the page your working on. Plus, something is screwed up with the Template control now. It keeps asking you if you would like to update all templates even though you just did and haven't changed a damn thing.

    The only reason I upgraded to 2004 in the first place is because they FINALLY added support for long file names. I could try another WYSIWYG editor, but I think I'll just go back to BBEdit.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "The app itself is great, but..."

    June 24, 2004  |   By Peter G. Force

    Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 7.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    ...it makes my two Powerbooks make funny noices from either the harddrive or the CPU. The only app that does it.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Fair WYSIWYG HTML editor but big, slow and..."

    June 20, 2004  |   By jcallows

    Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 2004

    Summary

    ...complicated
    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've been looking everywhere for a light-weight, easy-to-use WYSIWYG HTML editor and thought I found it in Dreamweaver. I just tried it today and, to make a long story short, I'm still looking.

    What I noticed first was its huge 80+ MB size. It must be quite powerful because it's so big. I wouldn't know, though, because getting at its features wasn't very intuitive. Moreover, I found it quite slow. Response to many things I tried, like inserting a table, was sluggish. I could understand running Halo with all settings set to their maximum being sluggish, but an HTML editor?

    Also, the interface assaults the senses as it throws out alot of things at you. The functions of many of the interface elements are not obvious as to what they do. Not very intuitive. Altogether, the interface is a little intimidating.

    I'm still using Symantec's Visual Page for OS 9. It's about 7 years old and it's still the best and by far most easy to use WYSIWYG web page builder. It's fast, intuitive and reasonably powerful. I was hoping Dreamweaver would be something like that but it isn't. Maybe someday it will. But for now, it's 2004 and I will continue to use Symantec's Visual Page from 1997.

    It gets one star for being one of the few (if not, the only) WYSIWYG HTML editors for OS X and another star for being on the Mac platform.

    Tested on a Beige PowerMac G3/533 with OS 10.3.4 and 768MB RAM.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A good upgrade and update"

    May 22, 2004  |   By louis1

    Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 7.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I am a long-time Dreamweaver user... MX 2004 is a welcomed upgrade... it is what MX should have been to begin with... I didn't use version 7.0, since I upgraded from MX to MX 2004 and then immediately applied this update to 7.0.1. The application seems quick and solid so far. Glad to see the bugs squashed that crept up in after the Mac OS Panther upgrade with MX (i.e. the eyedropper tool now works as it should). My only real negative is the cost. That is the cost of the upgrade from Studio MX to Studio MX 2004 is a bit high in my opinion. With all that money for the upgrade it did not even come with an updated printed manual. System: PowerMac Dual G4 tower (MDD), 1.25 GB RAM.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Utter Crap!"

    April 16, 2004  |   By kakubei

    Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 7.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    It is so slow that it is unusable. I used to love Dreamweaver, was my favorite application for a while. MX was good in the sense that it finally went native for OS X. But then it couldn't handle file names longer than 32 characters (wha the hell???). I was so looking forward to MX 2004. Tried the demo, completely unusable on a 567 Mhz powerbook.

    No excuse for this when the PC version runs fine. Shame on Macromedia for making this crap. They've almost completely abandoned the Mac platform. These companies (Macromedia, Adobe) don't seem to remember that the only reason they exist is thanks to Apple.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Utterly slow"

    April 14, 2004  |   By kaktus

    Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 7.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    The new interface is nice but it runs unusable slow...

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Sloooowwww"

    April 9, 2004  |   By daxmacrog

    Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 2004

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Significantly slower than the original MX version. I've tried adjusting various View settings, but nothing helps. Even the FTP is more sluggish. The interface is slightly prettier, but not nearly worth the upgrade. The only reason I upgraded is because 2004 can handle long files names. It's about time!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Absolutely TERRIBLE!"

    March 28, 2004  |   By dinkyday

    Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 7.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Help! Can anybody save webdesigners wanting to work on OS X? Dreamweaver used to be king but since the switch to OS X totally unreliable. Not to mention doggone sloooow. This update improves performance but it's still flakey as hell. Should we all buy PCs? Please no.

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