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Web Development Has Never Been So Easy, Fun and Enjoyable

By Christine Diaz

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Although facing discrimination from hardcore coders, developers continue to use WYSIWYG editors like the Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. Why? The answer is as simple as the software itself. I’m not an expert coder, but when I use Dreamweaver, I feel like I am one. So what make’s Dreamweaver appealing to developers? Let’s count the ways.

Dreamweaver has always been easy to use since it was first introduced by Macromedia almost two decades ago. Owned by Adobe today, its features have been further developed to make it the best web development tool available. Its Design View and Code Editor enables users to create websites without the effort of hardcoding. As designs are rapidly laid out on the Design View, the Code Editor generates syntax to fully create the layout of a website and its HTML elements.

Aside from HTML, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 today supports various technologies which dynamically adapt to current technological demands. These include ASP, Ajax, JavaScript, XHTML, CSS, PHP, and Adobe’s own ColdFusion software. These foremost web development technologies empower developers and designers to create industry standard websites that we enjoy.


  • Supports many web development technologies
  • Improves various content management systems


  • Building websites from scratch will be hard for developers who are used to WYSIWYG editors
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Handy Tool for Learning Web Development and its Various Web Technologies

By Reinalei Jamir

On Friday, May 9, 2014

I know how complex web development may sound. Believe me, it’s not. Well, with Adobe Dreamweaver at least. As a WYSIWYG editor, it is pretty easy to use. It a very useful tutorial tool for web developers wanna-be. Its main purpose is not to teach beginners, but its simplicity is a good stepping stone if you want to learn more about web authoring.

Dreamweaver’s most prominent feature is the Design View and the Code Editor. It is set on its window into two separate areas and each has its own specialization. The Design View is where a developer creates the layout of a web page. At the bottom is the Code Editor where the code of the web page is automatically generated. I know, it’s cool!

It’s a great learning tool because aside from learning HTML elements, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 also supports other web technologies such as JavaScript and CSS. It also supports other frameworks and scripting languages such PHP, Scrptlet, ColdFusion, ASP, ASP.NET C#, ASP JavaScript, ASP VBScript, and ASP.NET VB.


  • Supports majority of web technologies
  • Generates and highlights codes automatically


  • Requires specific settings to avoid hang-ups during document loading or opening
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One of the best and most powerful web development tools using WYSIWYG developmental approach

By Vincent Logan Varenberg

On Friday, November 28, 2014

I have personally been an avid fan and user of Dreamweaver even way back even before it was acquired by Adobe and it was known then as Macromedia Dreamweaver. I like Dreamweaver specifically because of its robustness and versatility. Now in its newest version, Dreamweaver CS5 is a far cry from its Macromedia days.

Dreamweaver CS5 is one of those web development software that lets developers see the way how their site page will look, as well as show the corresponding codes. Even though Dreamweaver is one of those top-level software that experts use, it also happens to be a great starter software for web developers who want to sharpen their web development skills. Users can select templates and customize it, add images and links and make the final touches. Really very easy to learn. More advanced users can also take advantage of Flash elements that can be added to their websites.

Overall, Dreanweaver CS5 is an excellent web development tool that all web developers at any level will truly find very useful.


  • Great WYSIWYG web development tool
  • Perfect for beginners while challenging at the same time for intermediate to expert developers


  • Some visual aspects need to be fine-tuned at the code side
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • i m student and trying to develop web site for my project.i heard about the Dreamweaver which help the student in developing a efficient website

  • for php programming and database connectivity using mysql we can embed html and this graphic editor is for various dynamic web page design and more

  • i would like to use it for self purpose.i am intrested to learn htm programing so i want to use adobe dream weaver.thank you very much fordo

  • i want to develop a website plus manage some websites for students in a small community colllege that is bieng run for charity organised by the church

  • am using it for web designing and also read some of the text program i use on my computer i think the dream weaver is the latest version now

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have never used any program like this or similar to this before.It is found very useful for students in school learning Technology subject.

  • adobe dreamweaver cs6 with split, source code and design feature. there are properties, preferences parts. It is very easy to use and familiar

  • photo shop .its is very help ful for me.its much faster than other programs.adobe dreamweaver very helpful for website degining.i really need it

  • program like php sql html embedded useing data base server like wamp most i am learning it all now i alse want to work in dreamweaver to increase my practice

  • i have already used microsoft web expressions. Im downloading this trial version for our project because im a college student and were currently st

What do you like most about this program?
  • easy to use, and is learnt ot edit html in this program. Really great and not too complicated. My professor in the University said that its the best to make simple websites

  • its very easy to use and also specify function name when we need saves our time also by closing the braces itself.coding become easier when we are using dreamweaver

  • can support php programming for developing website. Also it have quite distinguish function for web, picture manipulation as well as animate

  • It's new look its design graphical interface.Its coloring code for text like in PHP,HTML,Javascript and many more. its running capacity and other

  • This programe is very useful for web designing. Dony need know html, javascript, css, vbscripts. it makes easy to built a website. i just love

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.


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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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.

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