Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 189 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    CS3
  • Total Downloads:
    5,518,657
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 21, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $399.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    181
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 is the first rollout of this Web design application since Adobe acquired Macromedia. Is it the same Dreamweaver as before?

Installation time has doubled, not including Adobe's mandatory registration process. Once installed, Dreamweaver looks more like Adobe's other products, but it will be familiar to users of previous versions. There are some new, dockable palettes for new features, but the Welcome screen, toolbars, and main window are largely unchanged.

CSS support now features a large array of templates and new tools to help manage styles, and commentary on how best to use the CSS--including Internet Explorer workarounds. Improved integration means you can drag a Photoshop file directly to Dreamweaver, and select and copy any area of a PS image, including layers, and paste it into Dreamweaver.

Adobe's new Spry framework for Ajax is a JavaScript library of code snippets that makes it easy to add client-side behaviors. It's broken into Effects, which are animations, Data, which binds dynamic data to HTML, and Widgets, which create interactive elements such as pop-up menus.

Those learning the baby steps of Web design should take a class or read some books before diving in. Dreamweaver's advanced features won't be intuitive for anyone who hasn't studied them first. But because of the high price tag, we don't recommend upgrading to CS3 as a standalone product.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 44 votes

    • 5 star 24
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 189 votes

    • 5 star 96
    • 4 star 34
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 35
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2 stars

"Way overestimated."

September 30, 2008  |  By November Graye

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Pros

You can make websites with it.

Cons

Lay out sucks.
Once you open your perfectly neat HTML page in this program it just looks messy.
You are not able to put every item on the place you would like.
If you are looking for drag and drop software, look further.

Summary

Many people talk about Dreamweaver like it is the best thing ever.
Well, here's a newsflash for you: it is not.

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5 stars

"This is the best software for web dev."

September 29, 2008  |  By www.yesoftwares.com

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Pros

This is the best software for web dev.

Cons

This is the best software for web dev.

Summary

This is the best software for web dev.

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5 stars

"Super useful!"

August 28, 2008  |  By Greg Jacobsen

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Pros

This is very useful to me. I use this to make my website.

Cons

Nothing...

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

August 20, 2008  |  By tirami

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Pros

Dreamweaver is not the only WYSIWYG tool i tried that's why i'm almost sure that it's the best one. The first version I worked with was 5 or 6 and since that time it became even better. They've realized a lot of features i was thinking of. For me it's a perfect tool with extremely intuitive interface.

Cons

I'm not sure it's suitable for beginners. There're programs you can use without knowing HTML (etc.) I would not that about Dreamweaver.

I experienced some problems with integrated FTP client (but the reason was probably the server policy..not the software)

and....it's EXPENSIVE =)

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1 stars

"My PHONE NUMBER is REQUIRED for a software trial???"

August 01, 2008  |  By Downloadlicious

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Pros

Download Now (285 bytes)

yeah right!

Cons

When you click download, it does NOT download like normal download.com shareware or demos. They say sign up "only takes a minute" - not true. It's a medium-sized survey. In fact, your Phone Number is REQUIRED for this free trial (along with full name, most of your location, and other sensitive information). Very sad. I was actually looking forward to trying this one, and hopefully CNET does something about unreasonable requirements like that. I don't feel like giving my phone number OR a fake phone number, so... guess I'll stick to cute things like CoffeeCup, Notepad and my ancient little FrontPage 2003.

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4 stars

"A powerfull toy"

July 09, 2008  |  By ozgunsinan

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Pros

It has many features to built one's own unique page. Very detailed.

Cons

Too much expensive and just for experienced people.

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5 stars

"very easy to use for both design and developing job"

June 17, 2008

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Pros

I am a web developer and i think it is THE BEST web design/developer software on the market.

I can test my application localy and then upload on remote server.

Thanks

Afzael

classifieds9.co.uk

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3 stars

"Powerful, Expensive, Needs Polish and Lower $$$"

June 15, 2008

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

Pros

Very easy to create professional looking websites. Simple to learn, and powerful enough for most users. Easy integration with other Adobe CS3 products like Photoshop and Fireworks.

Cons

Expensive!!! Poor scripting support, even though the program makes it easy to create JAVAScript rollover buttons, I would like to see more support for JAVAScript, or maybe even a separate package such as Adobe JAVAScript CS3.

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4 stars

"good"

May 04, 2008  |  By mok6d20

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

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3 stars

"Your guys prices are to high for the product"

March 24, 2008  |  By mikethedj4

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CS3

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version CS3
Version CS3 supports Spry framework for Ajax and CSS management.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date June 21, 2007
Date Added June 21, 2007
Version CS3
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Web Site Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name click-3698865-11336505
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,518,657
Downloads Last Week 181
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $399

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