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Dreamweaver review by Shanna M.
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"Great for all skill levels, best for pro users"

What do you like best?

Best thing is the split screen gui, so you can use the html you know while continuing to learn more of the code while at the same time using an easy drag-and-drop, what-you-see-is-what-you-get interface. The drop-down menus of suggested/auto-complete text when using the text/html editor side of the split screen is additionally helpful for learning code variations and nuances.

What do you dislike?

Can be unnecessarily heavy for non-pro users and a difficult learning curve for newbies, but can also be a great learning tool for the same.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're a novice to web design, or uncertain that you will be spending a lot of time working on web design, I don't recommend starting with this product. Test out other cheaper or free options first. But, if you are an experienced web designer, or know that this is a career you'll be embarking upon, this product is a great investment. Once you have learned a bit of html, or have tested out similar - but less robust - programs, Dreamweaver should be your final go-to program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One thing I've always loved about Adobe Dreamweaver is the easy-to-use file transfer protocol (FTP), which makes it easy to edit websites from anywhere with an internet connection, and enables ease of file-sharing among content contributors and web designers. The check-in/check-out tag for files is also a great feature when multiple users are collaborating on content, although forgetting to disable it can lead to annoying/unnecessary reminders if you are not in a collaborative situation.

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Dreamweaver review by Yolimar T.
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"Excellent software! I don't need to manually program the HTML code. "

What do you like best?

It allows me to quickly add design and functionality to the pages, additionally I can use extensions, which are small programs that any user can write, download and install, offering features added to the application.we can highlight its support of the standards of the World Wide Web Consortium and uses web technology such as CSS and Java Script. On the other hand when we use Dreamweaver to create a Web page it automatically inserts the necessary labels to build the page with the appearance and content defined in the graphical editor. It can be used by any user to create websites without being professional and it is also very good you can create tables, edit frames, work with layers, insert JavaScript behavior, etc., in a very simple and visual.

What do you dislike?

You pay for the license and the price is very high compared to similar programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's an excellent tool and if you're not a professional you don't have to worry because the internet is a great help, there are tutorials where they teach you how to create a website and use the other Adobe applications that can be added to our website.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helped me to expand my creativity and increased my curiosity to use all the tools of this web designer, but more than anything it helps them to design their own website with everything they want to put.

What Web Design solution do you use?

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Dreamweaver review by Ramon G.
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"A full environment to create websites"

What do you like best?

Dreamweaver it the best software to develop static (and not so static) websites. It's compatible with the actual languages but it's oriented to the HTML with CSS and PHP part. It include a dual view, where you can see the code and the rendered website in real time. Also include a WYSWYG with the normal functions, that it's useful

What do you dislike?

Not all options that you will need are available with the mouse in the menus and side bars, therefore you need a good level of programming to get a full website with a nice aspect.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dreamweaver it's a very good program for people that develop websites, it's fast and easy to use. The dual view is perfect when you are setting the CSS properties.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Dreamweaver I develop some parts of the websites that I do with CMS like Drupal or WordPress because I get the code ready with much less effort than with the integrated WYSWYG of CMS.

Also I use Dreamweaver for develop small websites that normally don't need database connection neither availability of different users

Dreamweaver review by Adrian M.
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"Top application for designing"

What do you like best?

Adobe Dreamweaver makes it much easier to determine where your CSS, PHP, JavaScript or HTML code is, in such a way that the learning process is much faster to be able to use the program as soon as possible with all its functions. Many programs will allow you to see the result in real time, which is very good for companies that are dedicated to this sector. It makes things much easier without any doubt.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it seems that Dreamweaver adds pieces of code that are not necessary, and that need to be removed. This is a thing that ends up tiring, since they have to be removed manually. Although it is not a fat problem that affects, the question of updating the program without this failure should be raised.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend using this program because it has all kinds of functions. Web design is essential for any company in this sector. Do not do like me, I did not start using it until I really saw the great potential of this application. I definitely recommend 100% to change to this program, you will notice the difference

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The use of Adobe Dreamweaver for any company in the sector is essential, and really if you do not have this application you are losing many customers. There are many companies that are dedicated to the same, but if you do your job well, rest assured that a large number of new clients will be interested in working with you. The sector of web pages is growing a lot in recent years, so you will never be short of work using this program.

Dreamweaver review by Alex P.
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"Perfect Text Editor for Front End Devs"

What do you like best?

Easily the best feature of Dreamweaver is the ability to see live visual updates as you code.

What do you dislike?

Two major pain points when I use Dreamweaver are the auto-closing tags (sometimes closing out of order) and images not updating when I upload a new image to our server, even when you tell it to reload images.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Adobe Dreamweaver is, in my opinion, the best available text editor to show live results. I know the program has many more capabilities than I use it for, such as embedding libraries such as Bootstrap and jQuery, but it definitely fits my needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My primary uses for Dreamweaver are writing HTML emails and doing HTML and CSS coding before applying it to our WordPress site. It's much easier to do the coding in Dreamweaver and link our CSS files so I can see the live updates of what I'm coding compared to doing everything in Wordpress, saving, and reloading the page to see the outcome.

Dreamweaver review by Natalia Q.
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"It's falling behind despite the pros it has"

What do you like best?

It's easier and more intuitive than other similar software. I feel it's best for someone how's new to webdesign or IUIX development. The layout and general feel of the display feels more comfortable and it's easier to manage. Also, there's a huge community where you can always find help for any issue or question.

What do you dislike?

Compared to others like Muse it's falling behind and I don't believe it will be able to keep up with the competition in the next few years.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While is has it's own charm, I would totally pick Muse over DreamWeaver since it has more tools and it's easier to understand things like responsive menus and such.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AS I said before, for web design (such as mock ups and tryouts for clients) and IUIX and other kinds of app development (mostly oriented to mock up and to check on the client first). A lot of new online classes or tutorials are already switching to new options while DreamWeaver fails to adapt and improve.

Dreamweaver review by Fernando S.
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"El mejor editor HTML para usuarios avanzados"

What do you like best?

Si eres un usuario avanzado y conoces bien HTML / CSS, Dreamweaver es el programa para ti, su inspección de código es la mejor disponible y la visualización wysiwyg es la más fiel a lo que veras en tu navegador que hemos probado, genera códigos muy limpios y cuenta con una infinidad de recursos, tanto de HTML5 cuanto de optimización de código que te permiten crear páginas rápidas utilizando las ultimas tecnologias .

What do you dislike?

No es para principiantes, sino para usuarios avanzados, su uso no es intuitivo y la curva de aprendizaje para su utilización puede hacer que más de uno elija otra alternativa, pero si eres un profesional o si tienes aspiraciones de hacer páginas web profesionalmente es una herramienta indispensable de aprender.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Prueben, Dreamweaver ofrece un increíble retorno de la inversión.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creación de páginas web más complejas que las creadas con Muse, exige la colaboración de un programador y aumenta el tiempo del proyecto, en comparación pero te da mucho mas libertad ya que puedes usar cualquier recursos o librerías disponibles.

Dreamweaver review by Marta S.
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"Lo mejor para la creación de páginas webs"

What do you like best?

Dreamweaver es un excelente editor de páginas web, incluye bootstrap que permite la creación de páginas web interactivas, responsivas y con énfasis en dispositivos móviles (mobile first) un requisito necesario en cualquier página web que quiera tener buen posicionamiento en los buscadores hoy en dia. Además te permite modificar páginas web que utilicen bootstrap aunque tengan sido hechas usando otro editor. Tales bibliotecas nos facilitan mucho el trabajo y reducen la cantidad de código necesario además de tener compatibilidad universal.

What do you dislike?

Su estabilidad es siempre una incógnita, funciona fenomenal a la mayoría de los trabajadores en nuestra empresa pero en mi equipo, específicamente se cierra varias veces al dia, estamos en contacto con el soporte de Adobe para solucionarlo, pero de momento aún no tenemos solución definitiva... pero lo más probable es que sea algun otro software en el equipo que esté interfiriendo.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dreamweaver garantiza el retorno de la inversión con sus actualizaciones frecuentes y, estando a tanto tiempo en el mercado, es muy improbable que pase lo mismo que con Adobe Muse (descontinuado)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Somos una empresa "puntocom" así que la creación y edición de contenido HTML es esencial para nuestro negocio, Dreamweaver es sin dudas uno de los programas más utilizados en la empresa.

Dreamweaver review by Irina G.
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"Esencial para el desarrollo de cualquier .com"

What do you like best?

Distinto de otros softwares, incluyendo de Adobe, Dreamweaver nunca intentó ser el programa para todos, mantuvieron enfocados en usuarios avanzados, añadiendo más funciones y atajos (como la nueva edición rápida de CSS a través de la ventana de HTML) y crearon un programa separado (Adobe Muse) para los con menos conocimiento técnico. En mi opinión fue la apuesta correcta de Adobe ya que la simplificación de la interfaz muchas veces termina por alienar a los usuarios de toda la vida que ya conocen muy bien el programa.

What do you dislike?

Podrían añadir más plantillas y plugins, Dreamweaver ya incluye alguna pero no más que un par de ellas... pero eso es buscar algo de qué quejarse ya que probablemente seguiríamos utilizando nuestras plantillas propias.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Difícilmente alguien usara Dreamweaver sin Photoshop y (quizás) Illustrator o otros programas... miren las suscripciones a los paquetes de Adobe que ofrecen mucho mejor valor que programas sueltos, además ofrecen pruebas gratuitas (aunque dudo que un desarrollador aun no lo conozca).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Somos una empresa .com así que es el software más importante de todos, para nosotros... nuestra empresa está prácticamente hecha en Dreamweaver y aunque haya una infinidad de otros editores HTML, ninguno ofrece ni de cerca el valor que aporta Dreamweaver, hacer paginas responsivas en un editor más de "texto" dificulta bastante nuestro trabajo.

Dreamweaver review by Iker  J.
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"Essential to develop basic HTML websites"

What do you like best?

Dreamweaver was the basic application to develop HTML since much years ago, it's a reference. On of the best things, which is what I value most is the possibility of has the code in one side and the preview of the website in the other side, its really handy.

What do you dislike?

You need basic knowledge to start to using it. With "the mouse" just you can do a few options, and the rest you need to write the code. Apart Adobe Dreamweaver adds some parts of code that is not needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to do basic tasks. Compatible with different formats, HTML, CSS, JS, AJAX. The two sides view its one of the best things.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basically I edit all websites from clients with this program. Also in new websites developed by content managers (CMS) its useful to edit some parts of the web with better WYSWYG that includes the normal CMS.

Dreamweaver review by Sergio A.
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"Adobe Dreamweaver"

What do you like best?

Como muchos programas de adobe, Dreamweaver es el estándar de la industria para la edición HTML, sus actualizaciones frecuentes te aseguran que siempre tiene compatibilidad con los estándares más recientes y Bootstrap (4.0 en la versión más actual) que le permite desarrollar páginas web receptivas para dispositivos móviles con una industria marco estándar ... sin duda una potencia de HTML5 que más que vale su inversión.

También es una ventaja que, al ser un líder de la industria, la cantidad de material de aprendizaje y el contenido del foro para este producto es enorme, lo que facilita cualquier transición.

What do you dislike?

Es un poco difícil de navegar al principio porque no todo está delante de ti como en las opciones del menú. también debe conocer el lenguaje HTML y CSS antes de usarlo, por lo que es importante que vea videos. Además, no pierdas tu paciencia mientras trabajas en él, lo que hace que un sitio web sea difícil. Si estás acostumbrado a usar cosas como Sublime, entonces estarás bien. Cuando comencé a usar el programa, aprendí los conceptos básicos y eso todavía era difícil, así que esfuerzate..., también te muestra una descripción general de los elementos del menú. Tener que volver a revisar todo es un poco difícil, pero con la práctica todo mejora.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomiendo Adobe Dreamweaver a todo el mundo que quiera diseñar una pagina web a nivel profesional

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Uso el programa para modificar textos y la web de la empresa en la que trabajo, el área logística de la web la diseño yo con Adobe Dreamweaver.

Dreamweaver review by Patricia M.
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"Dreamweaver can save you time if it doesn't annoy you first"

What do you like best?

I like that you can find and replace in an entire site, if you have site set up properly. This can be very convenient. However, you can no longer export a list of results for search terms,. I also like that you can select sections through the organization of the document. This is convenient when trying to fish out problems within a document, especially when identifying missing tags.

What do you dislike?

There are a lot of errors in this program. I have a window that is always there, won't close. What is that? I have to open other windows in front of it. Also, why can't I hit enter to complete my shortcut text? So I annoying. I have also had issues with opening custom file types, like .ss for SilverStripe. I used to use the site preview tool but didn't bother figuring it out now that the site is responsive. Can I even do that?

Recommendations to others considering the product

You'll have to learn it if you want it to work better for you, otherwise use a simple text editor that color codes for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Well it's easy to transfer files between local computer and the server. The organization of the site within Dreamweaver is helpful as well as all the opportunities to use shortcuts.

Dreamweaver review by Enio G.
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"Excellent for designing web pages"

What do you like best?

The main feature of Adobe Dreamweaver is the design view, which can be displayed in real time the code that is written in the code view. The highlighting of errors is good and allows to verify the errors which saves a lot of programming time. It has useful functions such as file manager and accessibility checks.

What do you dislike?

It is not a powerful tool for those developers with extensive experience. There are more complete solutions in that aspect. Dreamweaver is more oriented to the visual and simplicity but the price is expensive compared to other softwares.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is one of the best web design platforms on the market despite not being so comfortable. In my opinion it is more oriented to graphic designers who want to start in the world of web programming since it incorporates many preset options in which code time is saved also comes loaded with templates that provide many different options for site designs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my company Adobe Dreamweaver has been used for many years, so the experience plays an important role when it comes to training new staff. Dreamweaver has been easily adapted to graphic designers since its intuitive interface is showing in real time what is being encoded, and better yet, the built-in functions have been very helpful.

Dreamweaver review by Noah H.
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"Just as functional as ever!"

What do you like best?

I've found that Dreamweaver's real-time feedback helps me to rapidly prototype sites, decreasing the time that it takes for me to get my work done. The program feels familiar nowadays, as I've gotten used to its layout over the past few years.

What do you dislike?

The interface has become a bit busy over the past few versions, making it quite arcane and difficult for beginners to get into if they aren't already intimately familiar with where the various tools and windows are normally situated. Thankfully, Adobe is taking steps to make the interface more readable for power users and beginners alike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dreamweaver is fantastic for getting started with web development, and its WYSIWYG editor has been its strongest feature for me so far. I recommend using this to start your journey as a web developer and combine it with other web dev tools in order to improve your work. Using this in combination with tools like SublimeText for regex-style edits has increased my work speed considerably over the past few years. Make use of the developer-focused split view when you can, as it beats needing to have multiple programs open at once to check your work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've optimized my workflow for bootstrapped sites considerably since starting to use Dreamweaver, and am more easily to work on sites collaboratively with co-workers. Being able to make quick changes and see them in real-time using its WYSIWYG editor has been a godsend on some tightly-scheduled gigs.

Dreamweaver review by Carlos G.
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"Ideal for non-programmers"

What do you like best?

What I like most about this software is the possibility of generating code easily. This is a great advantage especially for designers or people who are not closely linked to software development. The tool of visaulzar in real time changes, is also very helpful, since it allows to go visualizing what is working.

What do you dislike?

Because it has so many options, it is a bit heavy, it may take a while to load. Being so extensive, learning to use it correctly can take a long time. It could have a greater degree of integration with other products of the Adobe family, this would make it more comfortable to work with the entire Suite.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Adobe Dreamweaver is an ideal tool for people who start in the development of web pages, and especially for designers, its Adobe interface makes any user who comes from another Adobe application such as photoshop, Illustrator, etc easy to become familiar with this new environment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With dreamweaver I have developed multiple web solutions, from static pages of informative type, to dynamic solutions that incorporate functions in PHP, such as sending forms, registers, etc. Unlike other applications, Dreamweaver allows me to automate many tasks that would be manual with other software.

Dreamweaver review by Shelby B.
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"Solid software, with some complaints about CC"

What do you like best?

I really enjoy Dreamweaver's easy interface and integration across other Adobe products. Updating linked files is very easy with the autofill file search feature.

What do you dislike?

The new version of CC Dreamweaver alters how multiple open documents show up within Dreamweaver. In the past a newly-opened file would automatically take up half the space – now I often have to undock a file from Dreamweaver and resize it, which is inefficient especially when working on one screen.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Beyond the usefulness of the software, the Adobe community is excellent – due to so many users and how ubiquitous the product is, finding a solution to an issue online on a forum is usually easy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dreamweaver works really well as an editor for our HTML5/javascript banner ads – our design and dev teams both have access to it so troubleshooting is straightforward. The layout makes it easy to see what changes have been made to each document, and loading an updated banner ad into an existing document is very easy (especially with intuitive autofill when selecting a file). We also use Dreamweaver to generate stage links with consistent branded CSS to show clients how banner ads function before uploading them to adwords.

Dreamweaver review by William W.
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"Dreamweaver is good at a few things, but not a be all end all"

What do you like best?

I do a lot of tables at work so having a visual aid while developing them is very helpful.

What do you dislike?

While DW is a decent editor, it's full of stuff that a lot of people will never need. I rarely use it anymore, just for a few very specific tasks.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a heavy text editor developer like sublime or VSC, there's almost no need to use Adobe DreamWeaver. But if you do design as well as code, DW hits a certain sweet spot that plain text editors just can't do. That being said, the software is well implemented but there's a lot of bloat that doesn't need to be there for a seasoned veteran or hardcore dev. This product is geared more toward office professionals who need to update web content or do daily/weekly small tasks while not breaking the company website.

Also, if you have the Adobe Creative Cloud, it comes with your subscription so you may already be paying for it and never use it. I'd suggest taking it for a test drive and see for yourself if you enjoy the interface before making a judgement.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I save time developing tables and other visual html elements with DW. So if you have very specific use cases for this software, I'd stick with a normal text editor. It's integration with PS and other Adobe products is also pretty great! Pushing up to git is simple with the integrated console, so they have that going for them as well.

Dreamweaver review by Igor Vinícius d.
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"Still the best HTML editor around"

What do you like best?

As many adobe software, Dreamweaver is the industry standard for HTML edition, its frequent updates ensure you always have compatibility with the latest standards and Bootstrap (4.0 in the laest version) that allows you to develop responsive, mobile-first webpages with a industry-standard framework... undoubtely a HTML5 powerhouse that more than worth its investiment.

Its also a plus that, being a industry leader, the ammount of learning material and forum contents for this product is huge, making any transition way easier.

What do you dislike?

Not about functionality itself but the ltest versions feel a little bloated, it doesnt perform as well as used to in our environment... tht said, we do need a system update so shouldnt be a problem for most users, still highly recommended software that could meet all the html development needs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The Cretive cloud subscriptions are affordable today, just go for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

HTML design, mainly hotsites for marketing campaigns also to edit some wordpress themes and plugins and other codes used in the current (and some past) webpages... we are users of adobe software for ages.

Dreamweaver review by User in Graphic Design
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"Programa ideal para diseño web html, php, java, css, etc"

What do you like best?

lo que más me gusta de este programa:

Es un programa muy facil e intuitivo para los profesionales, puedes hacer todo tipo de páginas en codigos php, html, java, css, usar plantillas, trabajar solo en codigo o tambien visualizar lo que haces en distintos exploradores web como firefox, safari, explorer, opera y colgar la web directamente desde el mismo. Muy comodo de utilizar. Para principiantes para aprender tambien esta muy bien.

- Otra cosa para lo que sirve es como editor de textos y codigo, va bastante bien y es un mas a mas, un todo en uno en un solo programa.

- Esta en distintos sistemas tanto como por pc como por mac.

- No ocupa mucho espacio en la memoria.

What do you dislike?

las cosas mas negativas:

- es un programa bastante caro, estaria bien un poco mas barato, sobretodo si eres freelance.

- para principiantes puede ser un programa un poco dificil de utilizar, todo y ser muy visual hay temas como el de los codigos html, java, etc que tienes que haberlo estudiado antes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomiendo este programa a todas las personas que han de diseñar páginas web o hacer codigo de texto. es un programa imprescindible con una interfaz fácil de utilizar y muy visual. Se puede usar de manera mas profesional o para principiantes. Muy buen programa.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

me ha solucionado muchas veces problemas que he tenido a la hora de programar ya que te dice donde puede haber el fallo en el codigo y puedes comprobar visualmente como se observa la página web en distintos exploradores.

Dreamweaver review by Elizabeth D.
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"Programming Made Easier"

What do you like best?

I love the documentation of the application. It is easy to learn when you are a beginner and there are plenty of videos and tutorials that will help you get started. I love the responsive features that allow me to see how my designs will fit screen sizes for desktops, tablets, and mobile devices. It makes testing easier and less of a hassle in the long run.

What do you dislike?

When first learning and opening the application, it can be hard to figure out what you need to do to get started. The blank spaces all over the screen can be hard to navigate a figure out how to use them. I can't really complain too much about this product, it is great!

Recommendations to others considering the product

While the entire Adobe suite can get expensive, its really worth it to invest in the creative cloud. This is because everything connects so effortlessly within the entire system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Dreamweaver to quickly mockup website designs that can help show the client how the finished product would look in real time with responsive functionality. I love how you can switch between a standard view or developer view, it really allows me to communicate my designs to my team, or lets me focus on what task is at hand.

Dreamweaver review by An M.
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"Great catch all coding program, needs help with the Help Center."

What do you like best?

I like that I can open up my prototype builds on a browser with a few keystrokes. I love that I can make mass edits easily and that I get the option of viewing code only or visuals or both. It's a simple way to make quick edits and then share them with other developers.

What do you dislike?

It comes at a cost as most good things do. There are many free tools out there, none usually offer as many tools and help as Adobe's products do as well as the forums. It's not the most straightforward platform at times but its a good balance between a robust tool and a beginner tool. More videos in the help center would be great, and some version differences in the help center would be very helpful.

This would be great for when you are trying to figure something out and looking through the help center, finding out the different ways to do the same thing in different version would be super helpful.

Having the different Adobe templates as a starting point is great but for novices, it's hard to know what elements can work for a hybrid email template and what only works for some. I will often search in the app for an answer only to have to turn to an online browser and find what I'm trying to do on 3rd party forums before I find it on the Adobe help center.

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You have started to include helpful tips and tutorials, but I always find 3rd party sites more helpful for finding out how to complete specific tasks on your platform. Having better start to finish tutorials on the product would help me solve for a specific business need start to finish would be amazing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Dreamweaver to edit free email templates that I find for a variety of different uses and also sources. I also use Dreamweaver to quality check code coming in from independent parties.

Dreamweaver review by Emil G.
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"makes the web programing easier"

What do you like best?

how i said in the title, this program makes the web programing easier.

What do you dislike?

i hate the price of this program, it gets me upset

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We already know that DW offers a static view of our open files, but what about "dynamic views" of an application like WordPress?

First, we have to tell DW what configuration to use to present our "dynamic views" correctly. To do this, select Request HTTP Settings from the menu View the Live View options, and then enter the GET or POST parameters you need to view your application correctly.

Then when switching to Live View in DW, it replaces the old design view panel with a pixel rendering perfect WebKit live of your page; complete with live JavaScript, DOM, database queries, server code and rendered CSS, instead of the placeholder icons that you see in Design view. USE IT EVERYTIME YOU CAN.

Validation form in an easy way

Do you want to validate your form fields, but worried that you're going to have to rebuild from scratch? Do not worry. Just select an existing form element, such as a text field, and apply a Spry Validation widget on the Insert Spry menu. After controlling the validation requirements as maximum and minimum characters or directly from the property inspector..... this is just awesome man.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the spanish translation is actually really bad, also for me it's exausting trying to read in the program on spanish...

Dreamweaver review by Nabiha S.
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"Easy to use if you are already used to using Adobe Suite "

What do you like best?

The features are easy to use. Watching a couple of youtube videos can help a lot too especially if you are a beginner. I like how some of the coding language is already set up for you on the document. Again, because i had practice with adibe suite it made it easier to use this program.

What do you dislike?

its a little hard to navigate in the beginning because not everything is in front of you as in the menu options. you also have to know the HTML and CSS language before you use it which is why its important that you watch videos. Also, dont lose your patience while working on it, making a website can be hard. If you are used to using things like Sublime then you'll be fine. When i started using the program i learned the basics and that was still hard so try your best, it also shows you an overview of the menu items. Having to recheck everything is a little hard but with practice everything gets better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it if you want an easy solution or you want to build your own website as practice first. also for little things like making edits on existing websites

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have learned how to use it in university so i find it easy to use in the workplace and i can convert my skills to another software if need be. I am in charge of making web content for the organizations website. that includes updating schedules, inputting pictures on a image carousel. updating any content for events. putting out reminders and such for the public to see. any minor work i do using adobe dreamweaver.

Dreamweaver review by Cesar K.
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"Adobe Dreamweaver - The best tool"

What do you like best?

It's very good for professional jobs.

-It emphasizes its support of the standards of the World Wide Web Consortium

-Use web technology such as CSS and Java Script.

-You can design and create web pages without knowledge of HTML code.

-Allows you to preview the web pages in almost all web browsers.

-Allows the use of extinctions such as HTML and Java Script.

- Any user can use it to create websites without being professional.

- Allows the use of extensions, which are small programs that any user can write, download and install, offering features added to the application.

-The program files are Javascript routines and makes it a fluent program.

-It is available for MAC, Windows and can also be run on other platforms.

-It allows us to see the changes we make at the same time we make them.

What do you dislike?

-The program license is paid.

-Finished the web there has to be published and for that you have to pay hosting and domain name.

-The price is very high if you want to buy within the legal and can not be purchased separately you have to buy the full suite.

- Being such an advanced program, its management can be complicated for non-experienced users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

No more.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have created several web pages for my company and in my team we work with this program for it. We are very happy to have this versatile tool. We have been able to solve many problems with the possibilities offered by this product.

Dreamweaver review by Saurya B.
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"Easy and effective tool"

What do you like best?

I like the user friendly design. I like the layouts and view options they have. My personal favorite is the real time view that allows me to see what I coded so far. I don't have to keep on saving it and opening the html file in a browser or keep refreshing the page to see every little changes I make. so thats nice.

What do you dislike?

I just wish it was a little more simple. I understand it is a professional tool and whoever is using it is assumed to have the knowledge of how the software works. However, I feel like the UI could have been more simple to make it easy for a new user to learn the software. But there isn't much I dislike about Dreamweaver. It is the software I first learnt HTML on so to me it's always been a very useful tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just take your time with this product to explore all the features it provides. It is a great tool and taking help from online tutorials will also be helpful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I design websites, code css for the websites and also add javascript files to define the behavior of my website using this software. It helps me do front end development of various web components in an easy and efficient coding environment.

Dreamweaver review by Tony D.
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"Great visual and code editor - for 2010"

What do you like best?

I used to be a webmaster of a small-medium sized college (approx. 6000 undergraduates). Dreamweaver was my primary web development tool, as it integrated so well with the other Adobe apps I used. I particularly appreciated the split code/design view it has and the color coding for html. It was my workhorse, and I used it extensively.

What do you dislike?

I stopped doing web design full time in 2014. Although I've had occasion to do some now and again over the last 4 years, it is apparent that the version of Dreamweaver I was used to using was showing its age. I stopped working on it in version CS 6, (I never liked the Adobe Cloud - too expensive). If I were to design a website from scratch today, I might fire up Dreamweaver, but I'd be more likely to use one of the free online site building tools, or even just hand code.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would check out the latest version if you are doing a large site and need extensive development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am not currently using Dreamweaver actively, but when I did, it was an excellent tool for site comps, page design and especially site management. If you want to make site wide changes with a few clicks, Dreamweaver can work wonders. It also integrate very well with Adobe Muse in a Developer to Client fashion.

Dreamweaver review by Adam H.
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"My go-to program for web coding"

What do you like best?

I enjoy the interface and overall ease of use. It's ideal for HTML and CSS coding. I have been using Dreamweaver for nearly 10 years and I have witnessed it come on leaps and bounds with great new features, a fresher and more user friendly aesthetic and increased compatibility with other Adobe products I use.

What do you dislike?

On occasion the program can freeze up from time to time and upload speeds could be quicker compared to other FTP clients. This could be down to the software itself or it could be my own personal connection. The price for an Adobe package can be a little steep. Especially as you cannot purchase the software independently of other Adobe programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for a reliable tool to work with web code and script, then I would always advise Adobe Dreamweaver. It integrates with other Adobe products well and has a very good looking intreface in which to work with. There are plenty of neat shortcuts and features to ensure that any project runs smoothly and efficiently.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have always used Adobe for my web needs. It's compatibility with Windows is advantageous and the interface for web code is intuative and very easy to work with. I build websites and so work with HTML, CSS and Javascript code on adaily basis. Having been working with websites for approcahing 10 years, Dreamweaver is my go-to software.

Dreamweaver review by Richard J. M.
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"Great for designers who hate to code."

What do you like best?

The design view will allow you to see your changes as you work so you can build pages easily. Add plenty of other code - not just html. Uses javascript and behaviors well. Also very good ftp and site organization program.

What do you dislike?

Some of the code the program writes for you is bulky. The live view is not easy to make selections.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Works well for the non-coder. Gets many complex tasks done quickly. The learning curve is a little steep, but it pays off in the end. Learn basic HTML and Javascript so you know how to fix them if a problem occurs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making designs for website my client like and that attract attention for their customers. Without going through mountains of code I can create an entire site that works and looks great. It writes the code for me eliminating a need for multiple programmers. Great for testing sites also.

Dreamweaver review by Eric S.
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"Feels a little dated in 2018."

What do you like best?

This web development software had a short stint in the early 2000s where it was clearly the best solution to website designs and developers, but it's fallen behind quite a bit since then- a lot of other software that I've used has improved drastically and either surpassed or caught up to it.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, it doesn't come down to a single thing- it's a lot of elements that just come together to create an experience that isn't ideal. A lot of the newer features feel like they've just been slapped on, instead of being considered in the overall user experience. It's still a decent piece of software, but frustrations amount often for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not my favourite. If you're a visual designer- I recommend Webflow. If you're a developer, you can use any text editor software (I can't recall, but there's definitely much better than this).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Early on in my career, I used Notepad and Dreamweaver exclusively, but now I end up using Webflow or text editors a lot more frequently than I do Dreamweaver. I probably use it here and there to fix minor things, but it's not my favourite tool.

Dreamweaver review by Amarjeet S.
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"Make easy with Dream viewer CC design plan your coding as apart of your averall design palns"

What do you like best?

Dream viewer makes a lot easier to determine where your CSS, PHP,JavaScript or HTML coding happens to be.The color coding also highlights what the specific commands can do for the template or page.This makes learning process easier.many programs will let you see the results real time.What many programs on't let you do is see your page in real time on the same screen.With the Code and design view in Dream Viewer my code is on the top and my screen is in the bottom.The side bar lets to navigate through the process.This tool allows users to find and replace the items in their content, in their coding , or even the specific tags.If we need to update the widgets

What do you dislike?

If we are not careful ,this program will take many of the coding responsibilities someone may have.This limits the creativity that can occur within the design.If we don't have access to the dream view user cannot able to code by their own.We have Dozens of undefined styles which interrupts the global styling of the site itself.When i complete the coding and hit enter that naturally unnecessary paragraph codes into design ,this generally does not effect the site but it does a bit difficult to read the code.if i hit enter after inserting a paragraph this code gets into image.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The Tab functionality incorporated into Dream viewer makes switching between files much easier.Instead of going to many multiple options,you can just keep your files at the ready.This is especially beneficiary if you are using incorporated templates .This is another benefit to the beginner coding .Adobe Dream Viewer is designed to help as many people as possible,most users find that there are items contained within the program that they never use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is easy for the positive way of marketing the company profile as in today's market the focus is mainly on web pages,as long as website is well designed it can go long way towards creating positive image of the company.Company news can be quickly displayed online. Having a website assists communication to the organisation is very useful for the business.

Dreamweaver review by Faith B.
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"Not Always a Dream"

What do you like best?

I like that it follows with the traditional sense of how all Adobe products run. I am not a web designer, but keeping that functionality consistent across all platforms makes it a lot easier for me to understand what each tool does and how it can be used in Adobe Dreamweaver.

What do you dislike?

It's not the easiest to use, especially if you are not into coding. When it comes to web design and development, this is not very useful unless you understand code. If you do not understand code, I would recommend using a different platform such as Square Space.

I have also tried using Adobe Dreamweaver for projects like e-Newsletters, and it was so difficult to use. Overall, it just wasn't the best solution for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Unless you are a coding wizard, choose a different product for your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently, I am not using Adobe Dreamweaver for any business-related issues, as I have found that using different platforms such as Square Space is more effective for me personally.

Dreamweaver review by Anthony G.
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"Best tool for html website development"

What do you like best?

Being able to view the code alongside the design view is very helpful for me. I wouldn't consider myself to be a coder, so I need the visual cues to help me decipher what effect the changes in code will have. The various view options make this process possible.

Dreamweaver is an incredibly powerful too for web design. I feel like I have only scratched the surface of what it is capable of doing. connecting your working files with the live version of the site, and deploying changes directly from Dreamweaver is very helpful as well. Working in different code languages can be difficult to decipher at times, but the color coding and predictive auto-filling make it a lot easier to navigate and understand.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it seems like at times that Dreamweaver adds bits of code that aren't necessary, and need to be cleaned out. The split view makes it easy to catch these things but it would be better if it handled changes as you try things a little better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dreamweavers integration with the other parts of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite also makes it a great addition to your toolbox. I would recommend Dreamweaver to anyone working in code.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dreamweaver allows me to build HTML websites visually even though I'm not much of a coder. Another big plus for Dreamweaver is how well all of the Creative Cloud apps work together. If you are already using Photoshop, Illustrator, etc and you need to work in HTML as well, this suite of tools will make it easy for you.

Dreamweaver review by alan c.
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"Smooth Coding"

What do you like best?

this must be the best tool out there when coming to designing websites. it got all the tools and support every script you require to make a website. it checks the codes instantly and highlights the codes for easy working.its extremely useful while working with dynamic coding languages,it got a screen to see the effect of the coding on the screen so you don't have to change screen now and then to check the code. you can also get code suggestions on the go which is really helpful. another great thing i found about Dreamweaver is the ability to link media files to the coding easily.. there are also options t validate the code with the press of a button. the program is quite popular and you can download tons of templates online made for Dreamweaver online. the support from adobe as well as adobe community is great and quite enough to sort out any problems you may face.

What do you dislike?

the program isn't browser-based and this is troubling, you can get it right on the dreamweaver interface and the coding can still crash on the browser so you have to do cross-browser testing after all these. the interface is confusing and can take time to learn even thou you can customize it. its really hard tl learn drewamweaver as a beginner. the program isn't cheap many wont be able to afford it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

the program isn't a necessity but it can make your work so much easier. if you can afford it then i suggest you to go for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

designing and coding websites.

Dreamweaver review by Veselin V.
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"Dreamweaver is still the top web development tool"

What do you like best?

My favourite function of Dreamweaver is the snippets. They generally save a lot of time. Also, while learning the software I found that there are plenty of tutorials and explenations for beginners.

What do you dislike?

Setting up my first PHP project was hard. I had difficulty connecting it with a server enviromnent. Also, the software has lots of functionalities and finding what you are looking for trough the dropdown menus isn't great any more.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dreamweaver is a powerhouse compared to other solutions. In my experience it is a very powerful tool and most certainly worth the money. It being an industry leader, there is a lot of support and tuttorials and expleantions on how to use the software and optimize your work process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used Dreamweaver to develop all of my websites and projects. Even when working on a local installation of a WordPress website, Dreamweaver manages to sort out the project in a very user-friendly way allowing me to easily navigate through the hundreds of files. Additionally, the snippets allow me to quickly and easily add code without running for the books or forcing myself to remember obscure pieces of code.

Dreamweaver review by Blaine F.
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"It keeps getting better"

What do you like best?

I like being able to manage HTML documents and designs, and view code-only, then switch to live view. It's like having Brackets plus a live view without having to leave the program.

What do you dislike?

I feel it's a bit overwhelming and not always clear what you can get out of it. I'd like to use it to its full potential and I'm not always sure how to get training, but I want to do more with CSS. I think their web development product MUSE or something like that is not something i wanted to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It works out as a part of the whole suite because we also use Photoshop and Illustrator, all included in our monthly charge.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I send out a newsletter for a key client every month, and just rinse and repeat in Dreamweaver, then upload the HTML and plug it into emma. In the past I did Web design old school using Dreamweaver exclusively, uploading to sites live etc. But in recent years I use more Wordpress, and don't feel Dreamweaver fits into that workflow.

Dreamweaver review by Nick M.
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"Great web design tool, unfortunate pricing structure"

What do you like best?

It's a very easy program to use, allows me to use HTML and What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG)

What do you dislike?

The Dreamweaver product is now only available as a subscription service, so where as a few years ago you paid for the software and it was yours now you pay monthly and when you stop even if you've paid hundreds/thousands the software will stop working!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dreamweaver is a very good program, it handles everything that we need from it. We are a basic user but I feel that it is more than suitable for the more advanced and expert users. I do not like it's monthly subscription policy and would prefer to buy it out right even if that means it may be out of date a few years later - I'd like the option.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to use without lots of training, but is also great for the more advanced of us.

Dreamweaver review by Jess B.
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"Just Day Dreamweaver-ing"

What do you like best?

The interface is nice and clear and you can choose whether you want the preview and code screens to be split either landscape or portrait. It's also great that, like other Adobe products, you can choose how light or dark you want the window to be.

What do you dislike?

It can be a bit slow at times, having to press F5 to refresh is a bit of a pain. It would be good if they could have a live preview in a browser like Brackets but it's not a major downside.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great product for Email Design and Coding, it's easy to understand and has plenty of online tutorials if you are unsure how to achieve what you need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dreamweaver is great for coding emails, putting it in table view helps understand any issues the email may have and makes it a lot easier to fix them.

Dreamweaver review by Leaf M.
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"WYSIWYG or HTML coding streamlined"

What do you like best?

I love Dreamweaver for its user interface, charm, design, and functionality. It has an easy-to-understand interactive shell that lets you create web sites on the fly, edit asp/cold fusion/java/ and javascript snippets with all the bells and whistles interactive tools a coder needs. While I am more of a digital artist than a programmer, this wonderful software lets me easily put my image to the world.

What do you dislike?

There is a steep learning curve to Dreamweaver if you're coming from an art perspective. That is easily solved with the wYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) interface that lets you design your pages easily without knowing code. That is a plus in my book. But even that interface takes some time to learn. But that's true about most of Adobe products. Cost would be the other downfall.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are new to web design, especially working in the photography field, Dreamweaver easily blends together your work in Photoshop into Dreamweaver for publication online. It taught me web design and is an amazing gift.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I remember when one of my photography clients asked me to make them a portfolio online. I was stumped. A friend lent me a student version of Dreamweaver and once i got passed the hair pulling, it became easier and easier to use. With the WYSIWYG function i was able to show my client what the web site would look like and how we could utilize galleries on the web site. He was so impressed. From that point on i realized i had to buy a copy and for many years I used it daily.

Dreamweaver review by Pasquale V.
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"Good application for beginner"

What do you like best?

I really like the possibility to use the split view when I'm coding. It's a usefull instrument for the beginner to see the the results of your work. Plus the program is very intuitive with a lot of suggestions during the use.

What do you dislike?

Actually I don't like too much the order of the menu. I think that a little improvement could be very useful for the beginners. Sometimes it seems a little bit irregular. Plus, I think that the price is a little bit too high, considering the other options that are present on the market.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Adobe Dreamweaver could be considered the best program for beginner users in this field. It is very intuitive and full of benefits; the possibility to use the split view is very useful during your experience plus the suggestions during the work increase the users perfomance. I think that is a good way to learn how to code and how to improve your skills. I have also to add that the price is a little bit high in my opinion, but the program is very good. The program doesn't need too much resources and could be started from different kind of computer machines. Obviously the experience is better if you have a good machine to begin with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adobe Dreamweaver is a very good program for the beginners. During my experience it was very important to improve our online site, using the split view and helping the new employees with suggestions. Through this program we were able to keep in order our web site and to produce many lines of code without any particular problem.

Dreamweaver review by Ganga N.
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"Dreamweaver its simply superb"

What do you like best?

Adobe Dreamweaver is simply superb and amazing software or editor to work on with. With the new features and updates it became very easy to each and every individual to write the coding in the editor. After writing the html code or instead of writing we can drag and drop the options that are available in the menus with which the html code will be generated automatically. Lovely and clear cut responsive websites can be created.

What do you dislike?

Due to many of the features and updates knowledge on utilizing them became less. If it would be more elaborative it would be much better as per my knowledge. Space consumption and as per cost also it is very expensive with which normal person cannot afford for the newer updated version. It a bit confusing while coming to responsive templates that have been provided by the software. Needs some to understand and get into for the beginners.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes i will refer to my friends and colleagues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Dreamweaver working in corporate side and as a freelancer also we can gain money as a freelancer we can do many of the projects which come form outside people. Now a days people are expecting device independent layouts and websites they can also be created easily with the templates that have been provided by the Dreamweaver software. This software is very easy to learn and work, supportive, flexible and easy to play around.

Dreamweaver review by Eric S.
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"Articulate program"

What do you like best?

I love the fact that Dreamweaver works as a FTP program and design program all in one. That allows me to create new content and change things all from one spot. It has great extra features to ensure success by allowing you to use their browser compatibility feature. You can check across an array of browsers and mobile as well. I also like that when you hover over some of the elements on the preview editing page - it'll tell you what css style sheet it's coming from. Also really like the color coding to differentiate the type of codes.

What do you dislike?

I'm all about how programs look and my really only one complaint is I feel as though the interface could be a little jazzed up, I feel like even though it does an amazing job aiding in coding it doesn't have to look like a coding program. It could use more color, cooler fonts, and more interactive features. It's very cut and dry.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to design online ads and add/edit content that was previously there with so much ease. I think for a novice it might be a little more difficult getting around because I do find that Dreamweaver takes a certain level of experience.

Dreamweaver review by Frederick F.
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"Dreamweaver Design and Code in Harmony"

What do you like best?

Versatility. Dreamweaver lets me use a template to design or update code and layout quickly and easily.

What do you dislike?

The prompts to connect a folder to a live website. I just use an FTP client and never really understood how to use this feature. I also have glitches in the "Live" preview of the site, it does not always update, I have to switch from code to live to get the design to update, this happens too often.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dreamweaver is not for people who do not know any code at all. This is for people who are from mediocre to advanced coding skill level. I always use an HTML template to start as I am not super advanced in coding knowledge. In terms of finding what you need and navigating I don't think there is a more cohesive product to develop your website to completion.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a front end graphic designer and have been using Dreamweaver on and off for years. I have always worked in print but the need for website updates and HTML emails comes up quite often. I am able to use templates and use my minimal knowledge of HTML to get exactly what I need done for the sales team here at my smell and quickly growing office.

Dreamweaver review by Tanner S.
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"A great and powerful application with only minor flaws."

What do you like best?

The text highlighting by code type and content type. The search and replace feature seems to be extremely advanced and provides a lot of different options to be able to customize how you replace the content. I like that I can set the color of the software to have a dark background, it provides a higher contrast view to be able to see the coloring of the code better.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the application can stall upon loading, and sometimes new features are implemented with little notification. At first I did not like that closing the application and re-opening it will load all of the last documents you had open, but I have learned to like this feature. The only caveat with that is sometimes I work a lot with documents that are the same name, so I have to make sure that I am using the correct document. I typically will close all of my documents before closing the application to prevent that, but if I was working often in the same documents, this feature would be much more useful. I expect there is likely a setting also to change the way this is handled.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is easily the best editor for HTML and other web-based coding languages. The price may be a bit more than the competitors, and there are perhaps even free version of this type of software, but it is hard to match the stability and reputation of an Adobe product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Dreamweaver only minimally, but it is essential to creating our eLearning content. We create HTML documents which control the rest of the eLearning experience.

Dreamweaver review by Haissar P.
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"All in one web design tool"

What do you like best?

All of the options that are offered in Dreamweaver. You've got the ability to manipulate code to design your website or go through and edit from the view standpoint. My favorite feature of Adobe Dreamweaver is the ability to preview HTML alongside my HTML/CSS code. I also enjoy the handful of mobile preview options available. There also have been some nice improvements to the program in the last few years with a more functional split screen mode.

What do you dislike?

Starting up Dreamweaver usually takes longer than most other HTML editors. The impossibility of editing files when they are created in different versions. The user interface for Dreamweaver is dated, and often crashes when writing longer or more complex code. It is difficult for Dreamweaver to keep up with newer code.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend Dreamweaver to anyone who does web development as their main job. The code formatting and color coding are excellent. Overall it makes coding much easier. There are a lot of really good HTML editors out there, but Dreamweaver also integrates into other Adobe products, and that's really hard to beat when so many of their products are industry leaders.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our website was maintained on Dreamweaver. It was great to have an all encompassing program to use for our program and lines of business. Essential when multiple people work on a site the file check-in and out feature helps to keep projects organized and work managed efficiently.

Dreamweaver review by Quinn T. K.
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"Excellent Application for Web Design/Development"

What do you like best?

I love Dreamweaver's enhanced coding (and code highlighting) and Live View integration. You can design a web page using visual/production tools or you can code, but either way, you'll have access to the code or visual representation of your page.

What do you dislike?

While I think a subscription to Creative Cloud is really beneficial for users of Adobe's other software solutions, if a user were to purchase Dreamweaver independently, it may not be worth it considering there are plenty of great text editors, code editors and free web development tools out there today.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't be intimidated by the coding view. If you would like to design a web page on your own without a coding background, you can do it! It's easy to put together a beautiful, functional project without HTML and CSS knowledge; however, it always helps to know a little. You can also learn to code HTML and CSS with Dreamweaver.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Dreamweaver to code a website I'm putting together. Specifically, I use the coding view to code and the Live View helps me preview--without having to refresh a browser page hundreds of time--how my HTML and CSS will turn out. The code suggestions really help speed up the process of coding and the program helps me not only keep my code organized, but also my files (a little added bonus).

Dreamweaver review by Andy K.
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"Good for beginners and pros alike"

What do you like best?

I don't do much web design at work but I use Dreamweaver more to play around and learn how to code a bit. I'm not a web designer but have dabbled in the past and it's useful to learn here. Adobe's videos and help are stupendous. I can't speak from a pro's stance, but I'd assume they dig it as well. The code hinting is greatly helpful as well in trying to understand the process.

What do you dislike?

Pricing is still definitely high unless you're using it exclusively for your business and managing numerous websites. I've used other web design products in the past that are far easier to use for beginners, albeit far less expansive in their capabilities.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't just jump in because it's Adobe. Know what your needs are and if you're going to need something advanced or if you can work with a product that is more simple and less capable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm not solving much myself. I don't do much web design but we did just overhaul our website so having some background was helpful in assisting that process.

Dreamweaver review by Udaya N.
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"Adobe dreamweaver review"

What do you like best?

Adobe Dreamweaver is an amazing software which i like the most. Easy to understand, flexible, many options to move on with. A person who doesn't know anything also can learn and work with Dreamweaver within short period of time. User friendly too. Many widgets and new new features have been added with which we can understand the software very easily. So many programming languages are also used in Dreamweaver which sounds good. No server required this is the main and highlight thing in Dreamweaver then and there only we can see our design and previewing in browser makes us very happy where our hard work is seen immediately.

What do you dislike?

Mainly price and space matters. Price is too high to purchase the key and the space requirement is also becoming the problem. Few things like template options are a bit confusing if this can be made easy it would be better.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes i recommend all my friends and colleagues to install Dreamweaver.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Yes, I have converted many of the Photoshop templates into websites by using HTML in Dreamweaver. I have worked as a freelancer and Dreamweaver helped a lot by giving ease of user friendliness to create websites. I feel very happy to see my websites when they are uploaded online. We can also create many websites for google ad sense and can earn more money through that way also. It is the best software for every one to go on with.

Dreamweaver review by Timothy H.
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"An one stop web design suite from Adobe"

What do you like best?

Adobe Dreamweaver provides a powerful interface that provides live previews in addition to text editing. Your workspace is fully customizable and even provides a graphical representation of your DOM if needed. Code is de-linted during the writing saving me time and headaches.

What do you dislike?

Navigating to file links in the text editor is un-intuitive. Often it's easier to use a browse window in-lieu of creating direct file navigation code. Does not handle JavaScript well and will often report errors in "hinted" code.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a current customer of the Adobe Creative Suite than there is no better use of your software dollars. However if you are not a customer and need a text editor for web design you have free options that will provide similar functionality with less features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dreamweaver is my web design / text editor of choice because of its seamless integration with the creative suite. Image slices that I create in PS / Ai can be directly accessed and quickly edited through DW. Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver review by Seth P.
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"Constantly improving web development platform"

What do you like best?

I have used Dreamweaver since version 2.0 back in 1998. It has been a staple tool in my web developer toolbox. Early on I used the GUI to create layouts and then would switch to the code view to learn how the layout translated to the code structure. Dreamweaver has always had great HTML structure, unlike many other programs that generate bloated complicated HTML. I now use it mainly for Wordpress theme development and it's PHP support is very good. I haven't tried the GIT integration, but that is a new development that I can't wait to play with.

What do you dislike?

The biggest issue I have with Dreamweaver along with the other Adobe programs is their price. It can be quite steep. Fortunately, for now, my company is paying for the CC license so that is not a personal issue at the moment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend Dreamweaver to anyone who does web development as their main job. The code formatting and color coding are excellent. Overall it makes coding much easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The major benefit I have realized using Dreamweaver is that I have a development platform that helps me code in many languages while debugging issues in all those languages from HTML to PHP to javascript.

Dreamweaver review by Robyn H.
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"Dreamweaver: Good for both the novice and the experienced web designer"

What do you like best?

Adobe offers a wide variety of products to help designers save time and increase productivity. Dreamweaver meets this standard and then takes it to the next level. Whether you are just beginning or have been designing websites for years, Dreamweaver provides tools that help you save time and create responsive designs for every need.

What do you dislike?

Like most Adobe products, Adobe Dreamweaver is a "hog". You really need to have a good hard drive beyond the minimum requirements Adobe gives in order to use the product effectively. It doesn't really save you any time if you are constantly having to restart the application. However, most people who are serious about web design already have invested in a computer that will work well with this product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are new to Dreamweaver, take advantage of Adobe's video library giving you the basic. As you grow, I highly recommend Lynda.com to continue your education if you are learning on your own.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dreamweaver works well with WordPress. All you need is a local web server environment (which they have for FREE). I often like working with the split view, editing in the code area and watching the changes propagate in the live preview area. Dreamweaver helps "check" my work with code hints, which makes for a better end product in a lot less time.

Dreamweaver review by Rose L.
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"Joined at the hip"

What do you like best?

I depend on the parallel design and code view. As a designer, visually is how I see the world. After years of coding I get it but without the design view I am lost. I really appreciate the code hints, they are a great time saver for me. I also like that Adobe is somewhat responsive to user feedback and that you can use the version you prefer. Dreamweaver is the gold standard for web and HTML development and after over 15 years of using this software I can see why nothing comes close to the features Dreamweaver has

What do you dislike?

I can't say I dislike much but a smaller software package has code cleaning that I much prefer to Dreamweaver's. Although I have to say they are getting better at identifying code errors for you.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are new to coding some training in HTML and using the software would be helpful and I find the how-to videos at adobe a big help

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use the software mainly for the development of HTML emails. This is a style of coding that is obsolete for the web but Dreamweaver offers me the flexibility to use it as I need it.

Dreamweaver review by Jill G.
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"Dreamweaver Makes Web Design Much Simpler"

What do you like best?

I taught myself enough HTML and CSS to manage my company's Web site for a dozen years or more. Then I enrolled in Web design classes, using Dreamweaver. It took only a few class meetings to get up to speed with the CSS Designer panel, which allows you to code without really coding!

What do you dislike?

I have the greatest challenge with creating a Web site on one computer, and then packaging it for edits on another computer. I wish that the process were easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are not familiar with Dreamweaver, then I suggest using it for a 30-day free trial before subscribing to Creative Cloud. If you are a student/educator, the you can take advantage of special discounted pricing, which allows you to use all of the Creative Cloud apps for one monthly fee.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have created "from scratch" websites in HTML and CSS, as well as created websites using WordPress templates. My knowledge of HTML and CSS helps me to create "child" WordPress themes that truly are customized for the end client.

Dreamweaver review by Ian P.
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"A bulky classic that's break from."

What do you like best?

Dreamweaver (like most Adobe products) has pretty much everything you could hope for and then some. It's hard not to enjoy the ease of using it and the ability to have your code on one side of the screen and a preview on the other is one of my favorite things.

What do you dislike?

I'm not a huge fan of a thousands of options available from Dreamweaver. I wish there was a mode to remove a lot of the clutter to just let me code.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are a lot of really good HTML editors out there, but Dreamweaver also integrates into other Adobe products, and that's really hard to beat when so many of their products are industry leaders. Some of their recent updates that allow you to upload a picture and create HTML text from it are really impressive. They have recently simplified the experience with Adobe CC, but it's also hard to find some things. Also, it's sometimes tough to learn new things to do with Dreamweaver without taking some sort of course or watching a dozen or so YouTube videos.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I like to use Dreamweaver when I'm working on a project that needs to be coded from the ground up -- like a webpage or an email marketing template. But sometimes I'll even just grab a segment from a webpage I'm working on edit it in Dreamweaver if I'm lost in someone else's code and need to make sense of it all.

Dreamweaver review by Alana P.
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"Dreamweaver Kind of Complicates Already Complicated HTML Coding"

What do you like best?

Dreamweaver is a nice tool to be able to visualize the impacts that you make to your code. It also, in my opinion, is a nice software for those who are new(er) to coding.

What do you dislike?

I have taken two courses on Dreamweaver as a part of my college curriculum and having had a good deal of experience with the software, I would not opt to use it for my coding needs. It seems to further convolute the coding process. The BIGGEST gripe that I have with the software is that it is counterintuitive for designers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a good platform for those who have some previous coding knowledge. It is not my favorite platform, but it may work for some. It seems counterintuitive for designers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use(d) Dreamweaver as tool to build and maintain our corporate brochure site.

Dreamweaver review by Zachary S.
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"All in one web design tool"

What do you like best?

What I like best about Dreamweaver is how it saves me and my team a lot of time. Teaching someone to make simple edits in Dreamweaver is very easy with a WYSIWYG editor. Another Benefit is that Dreamweaver has integrated FTP support.

What do you dislike?

My largest dislike with Dreamweaver is the size and 'bulk' of the software. Starting up Dreamweaver usually takes longer than most other HTML editors. Another drawback of using Dreamweaver is that Dreamweaver creates extra code on your web pages if you edit a website using the WYSIWYG editor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you use other Adobe software then using Dreamweaver makes a lot of sense. If all you need is a stand-alone THML editor I am sure you can find lighter, faster and cheaper software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Adobe Dreamweaver helps solve a few problems we faced in the past using different web design tools. The first is how easy Adobe allows us to manage software licenses. Another benefit of using Dreamweaver is that is really is an all in one web design and development tool. Dreamweaver allows for our whole team to use the same software, from our designers, developers or our support team.

Dreamweaver review by Alisson S.
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"Dreamweaver, lots of options but quite the learning curve for a non-designer"

What do you like best?

All of the options that are offered in Dreamweaver. You've got the ability to manipulate code to design your website or go through and edit from the view standpoint however the live view wasn't always correct. I also liked the photo re-sizing capabilities. So many website programs have very strict photo editing software that doesn't allow you to customize the size or position of the photo.

What do you dislike?

I felt like editing from the coding side was much more effective and consistent while editing from the page view seemed to jump around and would create weird spacing and breaks that you would have to try and undo to correct. It also seemed to take an exceptionally long time to load the program and all of the files that it housed. Table and graph editing was also challenging at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are far easier platforms out there for website design. Perhaps 3 years wasn't enough to get the hang of it but I've since switched and find myself needing to search less for solutions on the web. If you insist on Dreamweaver, I highly recommend taking some training courses on coding and the different ways to edit from the coding side of the software instead of the live view.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our website was maintained on Dreamweaver. It was great to have an all encompassing program to use for our program and lines of business however it was extremely time consuming to make even simple updates.

Dreamweaver review by Nick L.
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"Don't know what I'd do without it."

What do you like best?

I don't know what I'd so without the find and replace feature. It makes it incredibly easy to replace lines of code or analyze a .php file for changes. Also, being able to live preview a page is awesome. It helps to try out new ideas and make sure your design is going to work. Another great feature is how it helps close off your tags or makes suggestions on how to do so.

What do you dislike?

A few times the program likes to 'hang' when doing a live preview. I'm not sure why this is but it might have been fixed in a newer version. It's also not the most intuitive program. You really have to have a strong understanding of HTML, PHP, CSS, etc. to use Dreamweaver effectively.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The perfect web design program to use if you already have a strong understanding of HTML, PHP, CSS, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dreamweaver allows us to customize our shopping cart software to our needs. It makes it easy to preview a page and test out different design ideas. It also makes it easy to find lines of code that you want to modify and apply to multiple source documents at once.

Dreamweaver review by John H.
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"Adobe Dreamweaver CC is Great for Designers but not for Everyone"

What do you like best?

Adobe Dreamweaver has always strived to set the standard for web design used by graphic designers. Its never quite achieved this but Adobe has been good at keeping up with the latest web and mobile trends and evolving technologies and incorporates them in each new version. I find it is a great tool for getting hands-on direct experience using these technologies. The downside is in the past they haven't always gotten it right when first adding technologies. Recent versions, however, do a good job in addressing Responsive design and mobile in a way that's intuitive. They recently added the Bootstrap framework, with a whole lot of design elements to start from. I find it is a bit top heavy for most smaller web projects but it offers the potential for creating large projects.

Another plus is the range of page layout tools similar to Adobe's other professional design programs. Dreamweaver's user interface is highly customizable with code, live, and design views, as well as responsive and device-specific viewpoints.

I often use presets to set screen layouts that include specific windows and tools needed for certain tasks. It allows me to quickly switch from designing to code editing without having to move and constantly reposition windows—very helpful especially when working with multiple monitors.

Dreamweaver tries to automate as much of the backend as possible like generating HTML and handling the website files. You always have options to tweak code—highlight sections debug and modify all Css, html, or script files. I find it does a decent job of managing all files related to building a full website, locally and on remote servers through FTP or other protocols Adobe Dreamweaver makes it possible to develop web and mobile solutions quickly, and to develop a complete website hands-on. I find much of what I need involves custom design at some point, even working with templates and style presets I can choose to customize any part I choose.

What do you dislike?

The main issue I have with Dreamweaver is on occasion it will mis-write or corrupt a section of HTML. Considering it generates HTML automatically, it's not surprising. Still, it's not always easy to locate the error. It's a good reminder that Dreamweaver is not simply a drag and drop web design software, treated as such you will likely have problems at some point and quite possibly even a nightmare. It really helps to know some HTML and CSS, and how web file structures work. Important when you need to debug issues and to fully utilize the program's potential.

I find the code editor lacks options and I usually use an external editor to clean-up and properly format my final HTML. I use Sublime. Dreamweaver allows you to choose and export to an external editor, and automatically compares files when they get added back in Dreamweaver.

Close attention should be given when copying site files in order to properly update the its links. Sometimes I find links to root directory path of a moved file has to be manually changed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are numerous web and mobile design software platforms offering users a module-based approach to creating web and mobile solutions, all offer some customizations. Dreamweaver is not them, Dreamweaver seeks to bridge the gap between designer and coder, providing a great starting point for the professional designer. Professional HTML AND CSS J_SCRIPT code programmers

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dreamweaver allows me to quickly create client sites upload it to a testing server. Additionally, it makes organizing page updates and design revisions easy. essential when multiple people work on a site the file check-in and out feature helps to keep projects organized and work managed efficiently.

Dreamweaver review by Ryan B.
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"Dreamweaver Lags Behind"

What do you like best?

My favorite feature of Adobe Dreamweaver is the ability to preview HTML alongside my HTML/CSS code. I also enjoy the handful of mobile preview options available.

What do you dislike?

The user interface for Dreamweaver is dated, and often crashes when writing longer or more complex code. It is difficult for Dreamweaver to keep up with newer code.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Considering that Adobe founded an open source replacement tool, I'd recommend that anyone who is looking at Dreamweaver as a stand-alone tool try Brackets (Brackets.io) first. Brackets is a much better product, and since it is free and Dreamweaver is not, using it over Dreamweaver will save you infinite amounts of money. Brackets is being continually improved while Dreamweaver continues to gather dust.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dreamweaver serves as an additional text editor, but has fallen out of fashion in favor of Adobe's open source code editor Brackets. Dreamweaver was previously used regularly when coding all front-end client template assets; enabling my team to complete their work at all.

Dreamweaver review by William W.
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"Dreamweaver Makes Coding Easier"

What do you like best?

I really like the Dreamweaver color coding scheme. It makes it easier to read code whether it's HTML, PHP, javascript, etc. you are able to see where any mistakes are quickly because the color scheme will change if say you're missing a parenthesis. Dreamweaver also keeps all your files organized on your server and it's easy to view remote files as well. Find and replace is a great tool when working with larger programs to quickly update code en mass. When working with creating emails, there are helpful tools like the properties tool box where you can change a URL easily and modify the CSS/font size with the click of a button.

What do you dislike?

Like any software Dreamweaver has it's bugs. It can be slow to open and sometimes go unresponsive when trying to upload files to the server. With a newer update, Dreamweaver tries to be helpful in finishing code for you like inserting the other parenthesis and quotation mark when you just type in one - this can get confusing when you just want to add in 1 quote and it adds in a second one.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go with Dreamweaver for any coding needs you may have! Building emails or coding, this is a must have!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Dreamweaver daily and the benefits definitely outweigh the negatives. I build and create emails with it, write programs with it, and bug test as well - the color coding scheme helps with this tremulously.

Dreamweaver review by Christopher D.
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"falling short, left behind in dust and basically irrelevant today"

What do you like best?

the live view and responsive-testing features, link checking are all amazing with Dreamweaver CC. the ongoing subscription to the program isn't worth their previous model since the app like never has updates.

What do you dislike?

It is too expensive and doesn't work well with platforms like Business Catalyst or WordPress. The new features aren't documented very well. It is barely relevant any more because most apps are cloud-based or online for user experience.

Recommendations to others considering the product

just use Wordpress, wix or weebly in the browser or if you really want to code things use a free text-edit, text++ program and save from the headache and stress as well as money of this bloated and expensive program, not to mention the drag on your machine.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Troubleshooting code, and even writing from scratch is must faster now due to validation and best practices for finding and fixing issues but also ensuring a good responsive/mobile experience.

Dreamweaver review by Matthew B.
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"Am I the last Dreamweaver user?"

What do you like best?

I edit very simple sites on this software. I like the file management system.

What do you dislike?

The layout in general. It just isn't a great solution to web design anymore. (Sorry Adobe). It was very good when many websites were using HTML and CSS layouts, and its useful when you get a new client that uses those. But not great for much else. Also it's incredibly confusing for a new beginner.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Are you lost? What are you doing here? Go use Wordpress, or XD, or Muse! If you NEED to use it and you're using it for the first time, take the time to watch the tutorials online. Keep all of your website logins properly updated or it'll be hell for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business of editing simple css/html sites. When we started our business, a lot of our clients had very simple HTML sites tha required editing. It was a great tool then but I don't see adobe rushing to make it about anything more than that. With Muse, XD and whatever else they're planning I'm sure pretty soon we won't even need to think about coding so this really will be obsolete.

Dreamweaver review by Anna D.
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"As someone who started in text based coding, Dreamweaver is a big help."

What do you like best?

Dreamweaver is a dream come true to someone who originally began coding with pure text on a document. Being able to see every change as it happens cuts down on time spent on each project dramatically! I love all the plugins and the way css files are integrated. Live view and preview in browser are particularly helpful as well as the notes in the template code.

What do you dislike?

Integration with content management systems could be better, and sometimes the program can be a little less than user friendly. It helped that I took several courses in this in college because without them i don't think I could have used this program very effectively. It is very effective once you get to learn it, but it takes a lot of learning, even for someone in a background in coding.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As with Photoshop, take classes if you want to really utilize this software. Unlike other Adobe products, this one isn't quite as user intuitive and takes some serious studying to utilize it properly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making super professional looking websites that DON'T have a "wix" or "tumblr" stamp somewhere on them makes the company look 100x more professional. It also allows us to have much more flexibility in what we want our website to look like, display, and how we want it to behave for our users. The seamless integration with Photoshop is also a huge deal to me as that is the program I am the strongest in!

Dreamweaver review by Nghi N.
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"The Best HTML Program"

What do you like best?

I have used different software for HTML and website but I have to say Adobe Dreamweaver is the best out there. It is very easy to use for beginner to expert. I like the split screen capability that allows you to view HTML and preview at the same time. While for my work I use a Content Management System, which is not that great, I always import and export the HTML file from the CMS to Dreamweaver. This makes it easier for me to work with the HTML aspect instead of the CMS.

What do you dislike?

I don't think I dislike anything. I hope Adobe won't change much with Dreamweaver that won't decrease the load time of the application program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While Dreamweaver is a wonderful software for beginner and all, you must know HTML in order to use it. If you're not a web designer and have no HTML experience, then you might still use Dreamweaver as a tool to begin learning about HTML!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Like I mentioned above, my company uses a CMS for our website. It really doesn't have an HTML editor that I can work with. I always use Dreamweaver, do my magic in there, and then move the HTML back. Without Dreamweaver, it'd be really hard for me to do the HTML in the CMS itself, which I have found to be almost impossible.

Dreamweaver review by Mario R.
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"The best web design tool!"

What do you like best?

It is an excellent web design tool, quite powerful and complete. It is perfect to build websites from scratch, and it works well enough to learn what programming languages are. Excellent for novice and experienced designers alike.

What do you dislike?

One of its main problems is its great weight in software, it requires a series of very high system requirements to function properly. Also its price, which when paid for short-term fees makes it quite expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you know programming and HTML or CSS language, this may be the ideal application for your projects, but if you are a beginner in the world of web design, you will have headaches until you learn to use it (They are worth all the headaches and every cent spent on the program)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The design of web pages is a rather tedious task; with DreamWeaver the work is considerably reduced since it has tools that help to simplify the work, making the work much more dynamic and pleasant.

Dreamweaver review by Shannon F.
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"Good program for web design, but with some unfortunate flaws. "

What do you like best?

As someone who is mostly proficient in the basics of HTML and CSS, I was hoping Dreamweaver could be a powerful tool to help on my road to becoming a more experienced web designer (as my main focus is graphic design). Some of the main benefits of the program are its ability to establish a cleaner more efficient workflow in your web design projects by allowing you to view live changes to your coding - as well as view errors within the process instead of digging them out later on. There also have been some nice improvements to the program in the last few years with a more functional split screen mode (it used to freeze on me constantly) and live mode and the color contrast of the live screen and the dark background where the coding is. That might seem silly, but for someone who sits in front of a computer every day all day, its just much easier to read. I also find the templates to be useful as well as the code suggestions and the "insert" options. Maybe not that important for a seasoned designer but it could still be useful if you haven't used something in a while and its right there to reference immediately.

What do you dislike?

There is a steep learning curve and a high price tag on Adobe products, and Dreamweaver is no exception. The most recent updates have made the the main screen easier to follow and click through (the way the folders and files are layered on the right side, DOM, and assets) but if you are a beginner, much of this might feel like a very confusing treasure map. The program also requires a lot of patience - it can be quite slow to start, and even stop responding before it even finishes loading. Like most Adobe products, unless you are using a higher end computer, the lag alone might be a deterrent.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take advantage of Adobe's HELP section - and don't be afraid to reach out in the forums. If you are just starting out coding there are many good resources online for short snippets of code to reference if you can't find what you are looking for in Dreamweaver. Learning code can be a long process. Have patience and use Dreamweaver to double check your work.

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As a semi novice web designer, I like having the program available to me to be able to check my own work. I still prefer coding by hand in notepad (that's how I originally taught myself) but its nice to have a "second pair of eyes" to view my work. As someone genuinely interested in coding - the program is useful to me - though if someone was looking for a drag and drop builder like Wix, this wouldn't be the best choice. Also, Find and Replace is quite the secret bonus to anyone who wants to save time replacing snippets of code!

Dreamweaver review by Roland S.
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"Dreamweaver is ok if you are new to web design."

What do you like best?

I like how DreamWeaver highlights the different aspects of the code in the text editor with different colors so you can easily find & change specifics. It's also good to see the change instantly on the preview side so you know if you made a mistake or not. The palettes/menus inside the text editor are also useful to find and preview snippets of code or a change font'/color.

What do you dislike?

If you don't know HTML/CSS and have to use the WYSIWYG it can be a pain in the ass to use, trying to navigate several menus. Plus it will be very hard to create a design that doesn't look like a boring template.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are learning Web Design for the first time this is a good software to start out with to understand how coding and design work hand in hand.

If you are a business owner or an artist looking to create a digital portfolio and don't really want to learn Web that is easy to customize I would suggest using a service like Squarespace to showcase your portfolio or service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company mainly uses DreamWeaver for email designs. So this is good for us since we have designed a standard email template to send to our customers. We can easily find & edit text and colors, but also change out images and graphics.

Dreamweaver review by James A.
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"Best website design software for the professional designer!"

What do you like best?

Dreamweaver is fantastic as it allows you to design either from coding or from image layout and design techniques. If you are a professional or a novice then you will find it a pleasure to use this software from Adobe. The beauty with Dreamweaver is that you can get a realtime view of the website you are developing staight away. It also integrates with other Adobe programs like Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop so you can use these other programs to develop designs and then place them in Dreamweaver as part of your website. The menus are sufficient to provide you with all the tools needed to design and implement a great website for your company or business. I also like the photoshop integration that works really well.

What do you dislike?

Dreamweaver is a hard program to master and I guess I dont like the complexity of this software. Having said that all you need to do is practice with it and read the self help guides along with the many forums where other designers are there to assist you.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will enjoy Dreamweaver but only use it if you have the time to learn how it works otherwise you will waste time that could be spent on other projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed to design a dynamic website for my new business and Dreamweaver that came with the Master Collection CS6 became an invaluable tool to help me create a fabulous website using my skills.

Dreamweaver review by David H.
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"Dreamweaver makes HTML emails easy"

What do you like best?

I was having trouble putting together HTML email blasts for my organization. Dreamweaver made it very easy to jump in and create content from scratch.

What do you dislike?

There are a few little problems I have in the live and code interface when I am updating text within a template.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Like many designers, I learn new skill on a need to know basis. Learning new software is often driven by having a desired end for a certain look or experience.

When I was directed to begin sending weekly email blasts to 4000 members of this church I was a little uncertain how I was going to make each one look good, and be a worthwhile experience for the end user.

That's when I remembered about the unused tool in my Adobe Creative Suite - Dreamweaver.

Knowing some basic coding is a HUGE help in working with Dreamweaver - however with a few tutorials I believe most anyone can easily use this program. I was able to download a basic free template from a third party source, open it in Dreamweaver, modify it to fit my needs, and have a workable template that I now use on a weekly basis.

Because I have to write within the code it is forcing me (in a good way) to have a better understanding of HTML which an incredibly useful skill to have for future projects and endeavors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes email blasts quick and easy!

Dreamweaver review by José D.
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"Adobe Dreamweaver: Making the web easy!"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of the code, its intuitive interface, the ability to adapt multiple plugins and above all, the power to be combined with other design tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, there are few moments in which I have found something that does not make me feel comfortable in the use of Adobe Dreamweaver, I always find a solution without having to resort to other web design software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a tool for web design that is friendly, easy to use and also has a powerful code editor that will help you achieve your goals, to meet the needs of customers offering a modern design and adapted to trends of the market, do not hesitate and start working with Adobe Dreamweaver.

One of the benefits of this web design tool is its work panel, which is very simple and intuitive, allowing the work to be fluid and quite friendly.

For example, I usually use it a lot for the development of corporate emails and thus develop e-mailing campaigns, thus boosting the increase in customer sales through this practice.

So do not hesitate to start working with Adobe Dreamweaver, a tool that undoubtedly makes the web easy!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly I have used it in the development of landing pages and as an alternative for the design and development of e-mailing, which I usually alternate in its use with MailChimp.

Dreamweaver review by Brittany C.
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"I Love Dreamweaver!"

What do you like best?

I use Dreamweaver for a number of different things on our website, as well as to create our promotional emails. It's easy to use and very helpful for a novice like me. When I first started using it I only had a basic knowledge of HTML, but using Dreamweaver has actually taught me a lot more. I also love how "smart" and responsive this product is. It generates some of the code for you and it's very helpful and a time-saver!

What do you dislike?

I dislike that my settings/interface change every time I update to a new version. I'm used to it being one way, with the buttons I use all the time being easily accessible, so when they get moved around it's really annoying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're looking for an easy to use product, this is it! With Dreamweaver I can create webpages and emails faster and more efficiently than with any other product I've used. I love that it's "smart" too and completes some of the code automatically. It's just a little thing that saves time. I would definitely recommend this product!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It provides a real-time look at what a page or email will look like before going live with it. I use Dreamweaver every day in creating web pages and I can ensure that they look good and ready to go before I post the changes live. Using this product makes life easier and allows me to work faster and more efficiently than any other product I've tried in the past.

Dreamweaver review by Audrey M.
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"Notepad ++ on Steroids"

What do you like best?

Dreamweaver is unbelievably intuitive. It does simple things like automatically add closing tags, to more involved tasks, like adding complex design and functionality elements to code with limited (even zero!) coding ability. For someone with coding experience, DW streamlines the process, and is just plain convenient. It can even make you rethink some of your coding habits. It's the type of software that ruins you for other coding software.

What do you dislike?

The Adobe Suite is an investment. Parting with that kind of money is painful for a self employed web developer like myself. But the added convenience and functionality saves me a ton of work time. But for both Photoshop and Dreamweaver, I'm willing to take the financial hit.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Whether you do a little or a lot of professional coding, DW is worth it! It's such a time saver.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Dreamweaver to write my websites.

Dreamweaver review by Mónica J.
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"Good for basic use"

What do you like best?

I find it well organized and easy to understand. Designing basic websites is easy and I like how the files get organized. I also use it because I learned to write code in this program and I kind of got used to working with it. It was part of the Adobe family that we used already, so that was also part of the reason why I kept using it. The school website was built using Dreamweaver, so it was easier to keep using it as well.

What do you dislike?

Some of the buttons can be confusing if you are not used to the program. When I first started using it, it took me a long time to understand how to do drop-down menu. For a while, I thought that it was only helpful for very basic design, but I have been able to create some nicer stuff

Recommendations to others considering the product

When you learn to use one of the programs it gets easier to learn the rest. You can use illustrator to create your web mockup, photoshop the optimize your pictures and Dreamweaver to create the website. It is nice having the Adobe family.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very basic web updating in content. Mostly updating of pictures and text, creating some single pages for school events. The scholl website was built using Dreamweaver, so we kept working with that program.

Dreamweaver review by Elvis M.
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"its a very powerful web development tool built for a professional-level"

What do you like best?

it has a full support for advanced HTML5 and css websites .integrated file manager and template support are very useful and really adds function. .all the features are accessible through a graphic user interface .there is an integration with other adobe applications .it is available on multiple platforms.With the coming of the CS series, tabs were introduced in CS3 and it became much easier to tab through files you are currently working on. This is very useful when referencing other pages or moving content from one place to another.

What do you dislike?

lagging performance on complex pages.difficult interface to navigate and master,although Adobe provided multiple routes to different features.for a modern software the interface is a bit unsuitable. Learning Dreamweaver for the first time can be very hard because of the user interface alone.it has badly Written Code Snippets.the price is a bit hefty

Recommendations to others considering the product

l strongly recommend Adobe Dreamweaver for designing web pages, its essentially a more fully featured HTML web and programming editor. The program provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get interface for users to create and edit web pages in a more user-friendly environment. Dreamweaver supports many markup languages, including HTML, XML, CSS, and JavaScript

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the value per price is very good and it is very professional and is not limited therefore gets the job well done.its support for many languages and adobe integration makes design easy and an all in one solution therefore is very fast for our business.

Dreamweaver review by Michela M.
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"The scary great monster for web design"

What do you like best?

What I found really useful is the fact that I can higlight the code so I can scan and spot specific code and/or errors. The software also have a code suggestion feature that helps my workflow. Also, since I'm a visual person, it's a joy to be able to see the work you're doing in real time in the preview section. Just in case you have no time to plan an entire new website, Dreamweaver templates help you a lot.

What do you dislike?

To the other side, if you're not familiar with coding and/or web design all things appear a little messed up. The interface can be confusing, and sometimes the Design View (the preview section) shows you a different preview than the real thing. It's a bit too pricy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

At the beginning it is painfull, but with time and practice you can master the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It speeds up development, help my workflow to be consistent and to reach tasks in minor time. I personally reccomend Dreamweaver to both expert and lay people.

Dreamweaver review by Katrina W.
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"My go to"

What do you like best?

This program's built in FTP feature is on of the greatest, I've used other web designing programs where these 2 features are separate. Another great thing about this program is it allows you to build comprehensive websites without needing to know much coding. It truly saves time because it helps you troubleshoot codes that may not be working right and are messing up the page.

What do you dislike?

Some of the things I dislike are that sometimes when you finish creating your page, and then you upload it through the FTP it doesn't show up right on the browser. So if it had some kind of way to make sure it would look good on most browsers before actually making live would be great. Another thing is that the interface is not exactly user friendly, it look a little bit before I got the hang of it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this program our team is able to upload new things to the website and also continue to maintain constant updates.

Dreamweaver review by Troy E.
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"Simple Web Design For Novice 2 Pro!"

What do you like best?

I like:

The live development platform

Live Code

Code search is simple

Code replace saves a lot of time over text editor use.

FTP transfer works well once you follow instructions.

The Adobe Help can save a lot of time searching the web for solutions to problems.

Responsive Designing is covered.

Side by side windows with the HTML code, and visual design.

Using Dreamweaver to edit JS, text, .CSS, HTML is simple.

Tracing Images

Easy to use and to build Templates

I have been using Dreamweaver since it was Macromedia and have had a positive experience using this program. It has vastly improved over the years but has remained user friendly.

working with the coding window is a breeze and intuitive

What do you dislike?

The price is alittle high for a subscription.

Considering that there is low price or even free platforms out there to use for the novice to beginning web designers, Adobe should consider lowering the price.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would definitely recommend this to any web developer or even hobbyist looking to create a website or learn and test CSS, JS. The live preview window is very helpful as is the browser preview.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Static Websites and simple landing pages. I've used Dreamweaver in the past to create HTML emails for clients. Editing PHP for use in WordPress

As stated before, I have been using Dreamweaver since it was Macromedia and have had a positive experience using this program. It has vastly improved over the years but has remained user friendly.

Dreamweaver review by Chandresh P.
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"One of the best solution for web development: Adobe Dreamweaver"

What do you like best?

I like everything in the Adobe Dreamweaver like it's modern code editor experience with all the required features. Also the software is really good in terms of support like it recently got the PHP 7 support so it makes clear that the software has all the support required for web application developments.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I dislike is that though it has many good features in the code editor still we have to invest our time to learn the software, other then this there is nothing that I dislike about this software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend the Adobe Dreamweaver to all the beginners since the code completion and code hints might help those who don't have a huge experience in this field. Also as I mentioned earlier it is complete software and has everything that is required for web development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Adobe Dreamweaver to make many web application based modules of my projects. And it is really a good experience to work on this software.

Dreamweaver review by Tom K.
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"Web design/editing ease!"

What do you like best?

Dreamwever makes it so easy to edit a web site or even to create an HTML e-mail. This full featured software is all you need to edit and update web sites. I love all the tools that are included in it and the fact that you can create a web page basically by editing just as you would in a word processor.

If you can use Microsoft Word, you can probably create a web site using Dreamweaver. It really is that easy.

In WYSIWYG mode you can enter your text and then bold, italic or resize text just like you would in a word processor.

Drag an image into the canvas to add it to your web page. Hard to get much easier than that.

It also has integrated site management tools. You can edit locally and then sync the updated files via FTP to the site within the application. Makes it nice not having to use an external tool to update a site.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes a bit confusing going between live edit mode and regular mode. Doesn't work so great on WordPress sites, but for straight HTML sites it's hard to beat! It would be nice to have a bit better integration with WordPress sites so that you could update a WP theme using this super tool. I'm hoping they will add that in sometime soon.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give Adobe Dreamweaver a try and see how easy WYSIWYG web editing can be!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Updating my web sites and client web sites.

Dreamweaver review by Diandra H.
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"Dream Weaver"

What do you like best?

The properties bar is one of my best HTML creating friends, it helps me make links, bold and italicise, create ordered / un-ordered lists very quickly. This is idea for when you are concentrating on content and not code. For example highlight some text and type where you want it to go when clicked. Another thing that is great is beginners are able to create bigger more manageable sites without having to learn PHP / ASP just yet.

What do you dislike?

The interface can be very intimidating to any sort of intermittent student who is attempting to polish their skills by integrating themselves with Dreamweaver. Also not a fan of that fact that the style sheets are very basically named, "style 1", "style 2" etc. All in all, Dreamweaver is really not for those just beginning because of it's steep learning curve.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are considering using Dreamweaver and you're still starting up when it comes to web-design, you may want to try something else at first because of how complicated dreamweaver can be.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this program my web-team and I are able to easily get into the coding to refresh our website everyday. It provides a huge asset when it comes to integrating PHP into our system now to allow our users optimal use and efficiency.

Dreamweaver review by Mario A.
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"Powerful & Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

It's got a great set of tools with an appropriate learning curve depending on how far you would like to venture into.

What do you dislike?

I wish the UI on the web/live preview would be a bit more responsive, the updates are very wonky and could be a bit smoother. Comparing this to say a drag and drop builder like WebFlow, you can see the difference.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn to code manually, don't just rely on the drag and drop builder. The learning curve will go as far as you follow it. Otherwise, it's a great product and for the $50 a month bundle subscription that Adobe offers; it's just awesome!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I manage websites, design, code, and update. Dreamweaver just lets me do my job, not much else to say.

Dreamweaver review by Karan P.
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"Adobe Dreamweaver is really good software"

What do you like best?

I like many features it provides like code highlighting, code inspections, the live view, the split view, the modern editor experience and it also has the PHP 7 support as well. It is like everything for web development is available on it.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I dislike is that for proper utilisation of this software first we need to invest our time to learn it and then and only then we can use it. Like it takes time to learn it or get used to it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Adobe Dreamweaver to all the web developers because if someone don't know the syntax or is a beginner this software can help you out with code completion or suggestions. So yes it is really better than many softwares available for web development right now.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Adobe Dreamweaver has many business application especially in web development. I use Adobe Dreamweaver as my web development software to make the web applications.

Dreamweaver review by Vikas T.
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"Adobe Dreamweaver highly recommended software for Web Development"

What do you like best?

I like it's modern UI and even in recent update it gave the support for PHP 7 so this product is taking care of it's user unlike others. So it is clear that this product is good. Also it has all the features that a modern or advanced code editor should have like code highlight and colour themes which makes the coding experience very good.

What do you dislike?

I only dislike or we can say in my opinion only con of Adobe Dreamweaver is for beginners or those who have no experience it takes time to learn the interface. But it is not a big issue since we can get used to it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this awesome software to all the developers who don't even remember entire syntax of PHP and other languages can code using this software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For web development and especially for code editing I use Adobe Dreamweaver since it gives me modern experience and I don't have to go to any other software for any functionality since it has all which I need.

Dreamweaver review by Alexander N.
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"Great WYSIWYG text editor"

What do you like best?

What i like the most about this software is that you can actually see on the go on it's real-time tab. it also helps you with the most common tasks when handling data on a data base. it also offers ftp compatibility so you can upload your site directly into your hosting service.

What do you dislike?

if you like to have full control about the code on your project weather is a simple webpage or a dynamic web site, it's not fully recommendable to depend on the adobe dreamweaver tools, because it would create a lot of code on it's own without your knowledge.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Fully recommended to those who need to solve simple and fast situations of a web design project. will recommend to my friends and readers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it helps with resolving fast and easy web page design and forms handling.

Dreamweaver review by Maria  Z.
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"Professional web editor "

What do you like best?

Dreamweaver it's the classical program that the web developer use since more than teen years ago. I think that was the first that include the two sides view with instant convert from code to web.

In the last versions there are some upgrades, the WYSWYG and with the inclusion of the new web languages, like AJAX or nodeJS, in summary it's the best option to work in HTML websites.

What do you dislike?

In general nothing dislikes me, it's a functional program that do what I need.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Every web designer or programmer needs this application available to write code fast and safe.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly I develop parts of the websites in this software, or depending of the website I can develop the full website with Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver review by Karla N.
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"Making websites is super easy if you use Dreamweaver"

What do you like best?

I used to code websites the hard way (and they weren´t very good because I wasn´t an expert at coding), but this nightmare finished when I met and fell in love with Dreamweaver. It´s an absolute pleasure to use the "code templates" that are already built inside this software, because you can only click on the bottom panel, change the color and text for the site, and you have a new, cool website. Also, it´s super easy to add new images and some new templates by using the upper panel, where you can edit and re-arrange every aspect of your website. Dreamweaver is an amazing tool that helps you create websites easily.

What do you dislike?

It gets to be annoying that sometimes, when you start using Dreamweaver, there are a few "help" windows that appear so that they can show you how to adjust / edit some aspects of your website sheet. This can be annoying, but also it´s easy to turn off. Furthermore, it´s also annoying that the software is so "heavy" that sometimes it takes a really long time to load and open. But hey, no software is perfect!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dreamweaver is a fairly easy-to-use tool that can help you build a nice website within a few hours. Nevertheless, this isn´t WIX or Wordpress, so if you think to buyAdobe Dreamweaver because you think it will be a complete piece of cake to use, then I suggest that you don´t waste your time and money and get Wix or something similar instead.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I´m creating websites for my personalñ business. When your budget isn´t high, and your the only person working for yourself, you need to come up with a way to get a cheap but elegant and professional website, and this is the problem that Dreamweaver helps me get rid of. Dreamweaver also helps me create websites for my acquaintances and sell them at reasonable prices.

Dreamweaver review by Marrissa M.
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"Dreamweaver will always be relevant to web design"

What do you like best?

I love the functionality of the split screen - coding with the live preview. That way, I can see my coding changes in live time without refreshing a webpage.

What do you dislike?

The program can be a stiff. I wish Dreamweaver would take a page out of Muse's book and be slightly more user friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Learn coding before using this product, otherwise it may prove to be far less useful to you than it is to me.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've created e-blasts and small websites with Dreamweaver. I like that I own the code I work on whereas other programs may hide portions of your code. A program like Muse may be easier to use, but when you create a Muse website, you sacrifice knowing some of the most important parts of the coding. Dreamweaver never reveals that issue.