Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for Mac

Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 74 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.0
File Size:
99.84MB
Date Added:
September 30, 2005
Price:
Purchase
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC
Total Downloads:
160,908
Downloads Last Week:
1,252
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Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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  • All Versions:

    2.7

    out of 74 votes

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

    3.6

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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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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