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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: simplification and help for the new users.

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, November 27, 2015

First time users encountered an improved and simplified assistants, to save confusion. In addition, instructions on how to efficiently use the default layout of a web page for someone without experience have included a constant help. I also found something really useful is that we can navigate the HTML and PHP using the same links page, and can filter files by format to focus on the construction of PHP or CSS layout.

Something that greatly appreciate the DTP is the new mode called Inspect Mode, If we add the possibility of seeing how the HTML code automatically changes depending on the Javascript event we are running live in the rendered web page, Dreamweaver win many points comfort against its competitors. And for those who like to observe the code of other websites to learn (not to borrow code, hopefully), Dreamweaver is now able to surf the Internet and see live changes in the source code of any page. Dreamweaver CSS5 has full support for Subversion, which can seamlessly manage the development of our websites using the version control system SVN

Pros

  • The program starts quickly and has a light and fast performance
  • Improved and streamlined assistants to novice users

Cons

  • Not a single improvement over databases
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The best web development tool available Adobe Dreamweaver Review by James Meyette

By James Meyette

On Friday, August 1, 2014

Adobe Dreamweaver offers an intuitive “WYSIWYG” or “What you see is what you get” user development interface and a helpful code editor with features including code completeiong, code collapsing, and syntax highlighting(everything you would expect from any IDE) the WYSIWYG design view allows you to not touch a line of code if you so choose, but if you would like you can go in and set things up the way you want as long as you are comfortable using HTML, CSS and JS programming languages. Dreamweaver also has the functionality to use third party extensions so you are not limited to just using the basics and you can also extend it if you are familiar with programming in the language/s required to do so.

Dreamweaver 8 was the last version that was marketed by Macromedia (prior to Adobe Aquiring them). Currently Available on Windows and OS X operating systems it can be used by anyone for any needs associated with making and polishing your website.

Now with the Adobe Creative cloud you don't have to spend a small fortune up front in order to get access to it etiher you can ue Adobe's payment options to license the software and have use of it as long as your subscription is paid.

Pros

  • Quick and easy to make websites with minimal to no coding
  • Easy to use and intuitive user interface
  • Plenty of tutorials and documentation on its use

Cons

  • You have to either pay upfront for a legacy version or pay a monthly subscription fee
  • There could be some more features as some users have mentioned but there is nothing significant missing from it
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Faster Web Development Process Easily Achievable for Both Novices and Experts

By Maria Bernabe

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Most of the changes in the Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 won't be visible or even detectable by newbies. Now the question is, if I am a new user and would want to learn web development using a WYSIWYG editor, Dreamweaver CS5 in particular, would it really be helpful in my learning process? Let’s find out.

Yes, Adobe has iterated numerous times that the Dreamweaver CS5 provides faster web development. Many however, fail to notice how. First, resource management is better. Second, CSS properties can be enabled or disabled. Other functions such as Inspect Mode (together with Live View), enables users to make quick fixes; and BrowserLab Integration enables developers to quickly view their work on numerous web browsers.

These functions are only at the tip of the iceberg. Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 also provides expanded support for various content management systems, which are widely used today. Now the answer to the question is, yes Dreamweaver will be helpful in my web development learning process. However, separate standard and extended editions should be released for novices and experts respectively.

Pros

  • Provides cross-browser and multiple OS previews
  • Have useful tools for CSS properties

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  • Has limited support for beginners
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • I am student and i have been learning webpage design. i want to use this software to improve my coding and learn other ways of designs.thank you.

  • To develop web application .changing it's theme ,making form for different purpose .Editing various platform of a web page .Setup dimensions

  • Making web page layout converting it.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. into html5 with responsive using ccs3

  • I am a teacher who is going to be using dreamweaver to teach students. I'm looking for an older version that I can use at home to write HTML coding

  • my universty asked me to download it for studying the program in a specific course that teach us how to design an E portfolio for our majors

What similar programs have you used?
  • this is very powerful feature of the web site developement. we can see the code in design view and source veiw wich is helpful for the beginners

  • i have never used any similar program.i am new to this for im taking a web design course.i have use the kompozer and irfanview and also adobephotoshoy

  • i am not using any software like this.i listen about it.according to others it is the best software for creating a website or webpage thatss

  • adobe Dreamweaver cs 5 cs 5 ILVOEALLAH but allah love me more iloveallah1187 always working on the computer office 2010 is the best software

  • i did not use any similar program before.that is why i am trying to download this adobe dreamweaver cs3. it is very useful and i developed many pjct by using this.

What do you like most about this program?
  • simple and this help me so much to build some website whatever i want and looks good for begginer like me hope another people can download this

  • everything because we have a project that is 70% of our grade and it is a requirement to use dreamweaver so yeah i will download this 4 grades

  • this program is ver fast and easy to related with it and can bulid many websites in few time so i like it and help me to make site very nive

  • Very good. This helps from all the fuss that is left there on finding the complete software and running the trials. its the most authentic typ

  • friendly editor, colorful software, all files in one structure,free trail version, easy drag and drop images and all others.better to use always

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 is a web design tool that will make it so much easier for the creation of your own webpages, with a just a little bit of help. You can try the free version or get the full one, depending on your needs.

If you are fond of the Adobe software styl, you will find that, visually, this software is similar to its suite of applications. This is proof of Dreamweaver's philosophy -once you get to know and understand one program, you can easily get used to the rest of them because of the nature of its mechanics.

In this instance, Dreamweaver retains the same way of doing things. Even though you may know nothing about web design, any early difficulties encountered are soon overcome, so it may be difficult to master very quickly, but it is a worthy tool.

In this version, Adobe Dreamweaver allows you to compose your website

In the same way you create images on Adobe Photoshop you can create a webpage with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. Its different tools are very convenient and practical for the creation of a website.

The application comes with some tutorials for the novice user in case the process of website creation initially proves to be too difficult. New users or beginners on this subject may want to complete the guides in order to gain more knowledge about web design.

For those who are experienced enough on this issue, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 includes some interesting features, like BrowseLab, which will help you to see how your site will look like when it is finally uploaded to the Internet.

Full visual control

A great feature of this application is that the main purpose, website design, can be done visually without any prior knowledge of programming languages. Select a template, customize it with your own elements, and you will have created your own website. However, if you are fond of coding don’t worry, you can also develop your code with this editor too.

Since it is Adobe software, the inclusion of Flash components has been refined to work more easily with them. This way Dreamweaver becomes a pretty useful application since Flash elements are very often used to make websites visually more attractive.

Alternatives

There are some alternatives to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, like Web Creator 5 Professional, that offers a good range of tools and which produce quality results. There are others like KompoZer which are open source and are kept constantly up to date by its community.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Features

The unique features of this web design tool are the following:

  • PHP CMS (Content Management Systems) support
  • Live View Navigation to watch the design of your website. By enabling “Follow Links Continuously” you can easily move through the page
  • Dynamically Related Files option to update your pages and give easier access to files
  • Inspect Command tool that allows users to identify CSS
  • Enable and Disable CSS properties
  • Adobe Browser Lab integration for testing how your page looks like on different browsers and OS's
  • Improved Subversion support to locally edit your files with the Revert option which corrects them.
  • Repository View to hide files you don’t need to use
  • Improved PHP code hunting
  • Code Hints that suit your website’s structure
  • Updated CSS starter layouts
  • Site Definition box enhanced with more details to add
  • Adobe Business Catalyst extension

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Conclusion

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 offers all kinds of tools for the users who want to start creating webpages. It is valid for all kind of levels so do try it out because it will be ideal for you.

Pros
  • Compatible with CS5 Adobe apps
  • Great number of programming languages
  • BrowserLab to preview pages
Cons
  • Initial difficulty
  • License’s price