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Dreamweaver

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 190 votes

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  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,532,364
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 1998
  • Price:
    Free to try
  • File Size:
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  • Downloads Last Week:
    365
  • Platform:
    Windows
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5 stars

"Wonderful application to develop websites"

March 19, 2015

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2014.1)

Pros

1.Dreamweaver uses the designs created from either Photoshop or fireworks and creates appropriate HTML and CSS.
2.Code suggestion saves an incredible amount of time.
3.Dreamweaver offers code validation and accessibility checks assisting the user by making sure the codes are valid and reaches the required web standards

Cons

1.The interface is extremely confusing and it may take a new user a while to get the hang of it.

Summary

Adobe created an software which enables users to develop websites or applications on various devices whether its tablet, mobile etc. Dreamweaver is a a program like many others that contains some advantages and disadvantages from each users' interest. My aim is to identify these from my own experience in hope that maybe somehow my personal review can reach the people who made it, and place some improvements into the coming years. I will start off with on advantages Dreamweaver. A main fact I enjoy on dreamweaver is that it is connected to other Adobe programs such as Photoshop or fireworks used first to create a design for the web page then marges into dreamweaver. Dreamweaver uses the designs created from either photoshop or fireworks and creates appropriate HTML and CSS. Some other advantages about the program include; overal the HTML (HyperText Markup Language) in WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) mode are usable and it requires a simple strategy to change amongst code and WYSIWYG mode. It also has some useful tools such as code highlighting, to specify errors the user might have made. Code suggestion saves an incredible amount of time, which offers different tags the user can use. Code and Design view tab which allows the user to code and see what they are getting in the WYSIWYG mode, very helpful tool especially for beginners. Dreamweaver offers code validation and accessibility checks assisting the user by making sure the codes are valid and reaches the required web standards. In the properties bar tool makes creating HTML so much easier for the user. If a property within an existing web page changes in time the user is able to simply find and replace the certain element instead of scanning through all the pages. File manager is another incredibly useful tool keeping all files organised making it easy for the user to edit the web page. Now moving off to the disappointing facts about Dreamweaver, the interface is extremely confusing this may take a new user a while to get the hang of it. Simple elements like animation, code development etc., have to be found in other Adobe products. Dreamweaver all together takes an enormous amount of time to get used to, there's so many tools that must be used at different times during the creating process. Some codes in Dreamweaver are used in general purposes rather it designing a code for the specific purpose. The WYSIWYG mode the user isn't in full control of what is being created. There are some tabs I have never actually used before which I don't think is really necessary, too much information leaves the user overwhelmed. And my last and obvious point would be the cost for Dreamweaver, although you are able to download a 30 day free trial you are required to buy it afterwards which can get pretty expensive especially for students charging at least $20 AUD a month, and it is only available through Creative Cloud. Overall I am happy with Dreamweaver it is an awesome product that saves time and makes web development that much easier.

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5 stars

"Really a very good tools to set up a new website"

December 08, 2014  |  By Kitajimasan

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CC (2014.1)

Pros

1. High efficiency for making a new web
2. Download Dreamweaver from CNET or iNetwork Software is very smoothly and this software can update the web link by itself auto.
3. Stronger control abilities.

Cons

The code control is a little difficult.

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4 stars

"Great Tool to Design a Page"

September 02, 2013  |  By AdaStevens

 |  Version: Adobe Dreamweaver CC

Pros

Really great to design the website compared to Dreamweaver CS5.Add many awesome features.

Cons

Kind of complex in some degrees.

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5 stars

"Much more easier to use."

April 29, 2012  |  By EzeePrinting

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

- Syntax High Lighting
- Easily draw the tables
- You have design mode as well as code mode so you can easily edit wherever you want
- You don't have to have strong HTML knowledge (for example if you draw a table in design mode it can automatically write a code in code mode)
- Minimal time take compare to notepad..
- Main thing is reference for many languages such as Java Script, ASP, PHP.

Cons

- Notepad is light weight compared to Dreamweaver
- Your coding skills may have loosen here because if are you working in notepad means you must have good sound knowledge of HTML.

Summary

Dreamweaver makes it much easier to get your wallet into your pocket.

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1 stars

"This program is a RIP OFF"

November 10, 2011  |  By crashnburn99

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Used to be made by Macromedia

Cons

Now made by Adobe. You spend $400 on a program, but you need additional "extensions" in order to achieve the smallest tasks. No built in shopping cart (that is an additional $199.99). In order to make a date picker, you guessed it extra cash. This program cannot stand on its own two feet without the help and additional funds of these extensions. Not worth the total cost to have a one stop shop for an html editor. After all said and done you mine as well go get a degree in web design. It would save you money.

Summary

Will never go Adobe again. Many other programs to choose from that cost a lot less and do not over promise and under deliver

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1 stars

"Very disappointed"

June 09, 2011  |  By oblivion630

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Haven't found any, maybe it has a few more bells and whistles but doesn't help when it keeps locking up. If I find some I will repost.

Cons

$$$$$$$, hangs up all the time, remote server connection drops constantly, not very user friendly, there is so much more , too much to list

Summary

Just switched from Macromedia Dreamweaver 4, which I will keep because it works. It took some time to figure it out but never had the problems I am having with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. I finally decided after all these years to update my program and am sad to say I am so disappointed with the new program. And when I first opened it up I thought there would be so much more to it. Just a different layout and much more confusion all around. I can't even change the font without manually typing the html myself. I can type it up faster and I don't type very fast. And it keeps changing my image folders, and the only way I know it is to view my live page and see that all my images are just blank spaces on the page. I have over 200 pages on one of my sites, it will take me forever to check every page. This program was purchased with the intentions that it would save me time but ends up being the total opposite. Just very frustrating, especially after forking out $400 for the stinking program. If I get back to it and find something else about the program, hopefully positive, I will definitely repost.

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2 stars

"Unforgivably buggy"

June 07, 2011  |  By lodurr

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Adds some new features that will be useful if you have a highly routinized, automated workflow; otherwise, nothing much new.

Cons

Unusable for text editing in design mode due to inaccurate display of cursor position. Significantly poorer usability than CS3 due to removing obvious panel-status indicators and replacing with a double-click-tab interaction.

Summary

No improvement for most users. Don't upgrade unless you have a very specific need to do so (e.g., client requirement -- our case -- or you are using highly automated workflows).

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3 stars

"Adobe is screwing it up !"

March 28, 2011  |  By Hick Towner

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Some great new features

Cons

Poor documentation.

Summary

I had Macromedia Dreamweaver and switched to CS3. Before I could get past the bugs, CS4 was out and now CS5. Slow down and make it work BEFORE you release another version. OR, release bug fixes for your previous versions without simply cutting people off.

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5 stars

"Best of breed"

March 01, 2011  |  By llpriced

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Not just WYSWYG, it's a site management program. Share update tasks with templates, Build, validate and test offline. Works with BBEdit for power search & replace. Has code, split, & design views plus quick check in selected browsers. Lots to love.

Cons

Expensive. Learning curve. Won't get CS5 until I can upgrade computer to 2011 model. Helps idiots (like me occasionally) do horrible things to the HTML.

Summary

All around productivity tool; saves time at every stage of development. Especially handy when I must let others add content to the site; templates keep them constrained to their edit boxes. Allows me to check and validate files in the desktop site before uploads. Saves time.

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3 stars

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February 07, 2011  |  By abc0

 |  Version: Dreamweaver MX 2004

Pros

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Cons

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General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date December 03, 1998
Date Added December 03, 1998
Version 2.0
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Web Site Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/NT
Additional Requirements Pentium-90, Windows 95/NT, 16MB RAM, 20MB disk space
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File Name External File
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Total Downloads 5,532,364
Downloads Last Week 365
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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