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Dreamweaver review by Ann S.
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"Adobe Dreamweaver review"

What do you like best?

I loved how the program gives options on reformatting and custom formatting.

What do you dislike?

Though I love all adobe products for my design; I find this the most modernized and difficult of their softwares.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Watch videos online for support in navigating the program, as well as taking time to learn the basics on your own time at home. Become familiar with any adobe programs for best use, including but not excluded to adobe photoshop, adobe indesign, adobe illustrator. Keeping your teammates and classmates in network about the general guidelines of any task using this product helps. It takes up a lot of battery and space on your computer, so I recommend really limiting the amount of other applications, internet windows, and other documents that you have open in your desktop or laptop computer. Under files, edit, type, illustrations- try to become familiar with the programs tools and how you can manipulate things within the program.

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

I didn't have any issues using this program for work. I've realized most designers use mostly adobe programs and keeping it within the family tends to be helpful.

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Dreamweaver review by PEDRO G.
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"Good web designer"

What do you like best?

good environment for the development and design of web pages. It allows visual design, code editing or both at the same time. Includes lot of pulgins and addons for code self-generation and debugging.

It also allows at any time to see the result in real time of the document that is being edited. The colors that it offers allow to distinguish perfectly the different types of codes like (HTML, Javascript, CSS ...).

What do you dislike?

The problem with this tool is that they are becoming outdated with respect to other free and open source solutions. There are many text editors for web development, and although Dreamweaver is very complete and powerful, it has some shortcomings that should be enhanced.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you work in development or web design, and you need some of the Adobe tools such as photoshop, Illutrator, Indesign ... The Adobe package includes Dreamweaver which is an excellent tool to develop and design web pages.

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

in our organization it is used as a complement to other editors for the development and design of simple web pages for clients. is part of the Adobe package and as we need Adobe Photoshop for the designers we take advantage of the rest of the package.

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Dreamweaver review by manuel C.
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"Dreamweaver el mejor software para diseñadores web."

What do you like best?

Bueno para manejar dreamweaver debes tener un conocimiento medio, mas sin embargo a incorporado plantillas para facilitar su uso así como también opciones que facilitan el trabajo para personas no tan avanzadas pero luego que ya le tomas el hilo posee todas las herramientas necesarias para diseñar cualquier pagina web profesional y con grandes detalles y modificaciones tanto en la interface como en el diseño de tu pagina o código que utilices. Una de las cosas que mas me gusta es su navegador en vivo puedes editar e ir viendo como va quedando tu trabajo, Si seleccionas un elemento Html te ubica el archivo css, acepta variables css y muchas otras configuraciones.

What do you dislike?

Bueno lo único que me disgusta es que cuando cambio el valor de la variable no se actualiza, no eh encontrado otra cosa que me disguste.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si buscas una herramienta para diseñar webs desde cero o continuar trabajos hacer paginas interactivas esta es la indicada.

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

Perfecto para desarrollar sitios web personales y para clientes, cargar documentos y terminarlos así como también iniciarlos desde cero.

Dreamweaver review by Alex C.
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"Dreamweaver by far the best html software I had ever used"

What do you like best?

Everything is an understatement, I had tried several software that I can edit HTML and CSS and javascript files which are the basic file I manage and it was very easy to learn and accomplish what I want to do, I use every day

What do you dislike?

Since is this software is possible to do very complex things I could be a bit intimidating at first, it has the option to choose a designer or programmer version however sometimes to make it trim down for very simple tools them you need to spend some time on configuration them after that things are simpler

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not hesitate this is the most complete software for web development as far as I know

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

We develop websites for us and clients and like to work with dreamweaver more tham any other software we had when connected to the server is very easy to update on the fly, it has all the tools we need to accomplish our job

Dreamweaver review by Kristy K.
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"Dreamweaver: Good for Many Types of Web Designers"

What do you like best?

Dreamweaver is an old classic and has been the standard for code-based web design for quite a while. They have created updates over the years that mirror the road that web design has taken. While it can be a very advanced tool for coding professionals, they have also integrated other web design options like Bootstrap. If you're not a pro, you can use their templates or take tutorials online.

What do you dislike?

If you are NOT a web designer, there will be a learning curve. I think that even if you do try to use Bootstrap, you will still need to know how to edit some code, use CSS, and be able to navigate around the software efficiently. The good thing is, Lynda.com has tutorials on anything you could want to do in Dreamweaver. I do think that as CMSs like WordPress continue to flourish, the amount of people using this software will decrease.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I found Dreamweaver's UI experience confusing at first (coming from graphic design programs), so I took some Lynda.com courses to become more familiar with the functions and tools in this software. I would recommend taking some tutorials at Lynda anytime you have a question about this product!

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

I still do some coding an use Dreamweaver for that purpose. It totally fulfills my need to edit, upload, and manage some webpages. However, it's likely that in the future, all of my needs will be fulfilled with an online CMS.

Dreamweaver review by Brian R.
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"It takes a more experienced person to dive in all the features, but does everything a web dev needs"

What do you like best?

Once you overcome the learning curve, Dreamweaver has every feature needed for designing, testing, and launching websites to their full potential. The limitation is only in the user's skillset and knowledge of HTML, CSS, javascript, and any code in general. The best feature is the cross platform testing, where you can preview the finished code in a polished format on small - to - large screens and multiple browsers to ensure cross-browser/platform compatibility. The second best feature is how it automatically parses and highlights code, allowing you to jump around from line to line, while visually seeing the colors change depending on the type of string. The CTRL+F (FIND) feature is powerful, as it allows you to search throughout a websites entire structure, an entire folder, or if you wanted to simply the document that is open. So you can search for a small code string in an entire websites files.

What do you dislike?

It does have a large learning curve, the UI, typical to all Adobe software in the suite, can be a bit intimidating at first, and may hide features unbeknownst to the user. Requiring the average user to forage into tutorials and online help forums or the Adobe help site to dive into some of the most beneficial features of the program, such as the "Put" and "Get" functions and the customization of server-to-local file synchronization.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to learn all the bells and whistles, and this program will become an anchor for life. Whenever and wherever, I'm always referring back to the program for even basic tasks to more complicated client-driven initiatives. Because it's technical yet also very simple - it can come in handy in a variety of scenarios. You can even LIVE PREVIEW websites as you're messing with the code.

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

Building websites for clients, from scratch using HTML, CSS, Javascript, and flash. I am able to design full interactive web pages using designs from Photoshop or Illustrator, and convert them into user-friendly, fully functioning websites.

Dreamweaver review by Hannah S.
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"Great for all levels of coding"

What do you like best?

I love how the software has auto fill options. It makes it great for beginners and experts who want to move through their code quickly.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the tabs and how it doesn't always make it clear what tab your are on and which ones are your CSS and which ones are your HTML.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend that you buy the Adobe suite because creating designs for your web page on Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Once the design is created and saved it is easy to add the jpeg of pdf to your code and have it appear on the site you are creating. Very expensive but worth it if you rely on it for your job or educational duties.

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

One great benefit is you can preview how your code works in an actual web browser before you save over previous work. It also finds errors in your code quickly so you aren't having to review every single character in the code to find your issue.

Dreamweaver review by Sheetal P.
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"Adobe Dreamweaver Review"

What do you like best?

There are many good features that come with Adobe Dreamweaver.

I like that I can easily connect through FTP or using other methods in order to remote websites and to keep everything in sync. Dreamweaver has a great set of features, but I prefer the real-time preview and code management features and cleanup. It allows me to customize the fonts and coloring for the script and it makes the code easy to view and work with. The menu for code editing and options is well-organized and you can easily find commands even though you are not familiar with the product well.

What do you dislike?

I found it hard to determine the layout without running the site, but I believe that this is not the limitation that comes from Dreamweaver. I don’t have any real dislikes about this product. However, it can be slow from time to time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely recommend Adobe Dreamweaver. It's one of the best software in the market for web designing. With its full raft of features an extensive selection of tools, Abode Dreamweaver CC is suitable for building complex and cutting-edge websites as well as simpler pages. On top of that, if you are a creative cloud use it offers a surfeit amount of templates to work with for web development, cloud storage, and many other features. In my opinion, it's really worth investing, for the features and support it provides.

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

As web-designer sometimes it can be hard to come up with my own templates. I work in a marketing department and often redesign and rebuild multiple websites, all of these websites are similar to each other but they all have unique features. This software helps me with great templates and CSS. With this tool, I can easily design and work on my projects. As a creative cloud user, it offers great updates and templates that are easy to use and attractive. I can easily navigate through the files. I can get my project set up quickly and effortlessly. Licensing cost are easy because it is a part of the creative cloud, it has great integrations with other Adobe products that makes the managing of web code easy. In nutshell, it offers a great and intuitive interface for writing codes.

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.

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.

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).

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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.

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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 Joel M.
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"Great Web Editor for Novices or Experienced Designers"

What do you like best?

It's easy to use, very intuitive in it's design, and features quite a few extra features that have come in quite handy.

What do you dislike?

It would be much more useful if it had a better error recognition feature. I've used editors that point out errors so you don't have to spend so much time looking through code to find the needle in the haystack, and Dreamweaver has less in that area.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You just need to give it a try, and if my experience is any indication, you will be hooked.

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

It halves the design time for the web development section of my business. I used it every day, and I even alter programs with it occasionally. As far as web editors go, it is the most rounded program I have found.

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.

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