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A complex web design application tool that is suitable for novices

By Beatrice Tan

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014

There has been enormous web development application, and one of the most eminent nowadays is the Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 they simply does everything you need.

This web design program has two major features. First is the faster development which is not that user friendly to those who are just starting up. This feature is appropriate for those who have prior experience in using the web development app. I also tried the Live View feature that allows me to easily fix the layout and have a final look at my web page. Second is the Browser Lab Integration, which allows me to view my work in different operating systems and browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Also, it has enhance support for Subversion, integration and expanded support for Content Management Systems.

To sum it up, this web design program is highly recommended because of this high level tools for advanced users but more overwhelming for the novice ones.

Pros

  • It has a live view enhancements which has dynamic content
  • It has useful tools for interacting with CSS
  • It has a BrowserLab integration, for testing pages on operating systems and web browsers

Cons

  • It has minimal changes from CS4 release
  • It has sketchy features for newbies
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Weave whatever you dream without compromising its colors with Dreamweaver!

By Elizabeth Tweetee

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Adobe Dreamweaver is a professional’s choice in web developing and designing. It is one of the best web building platforms to build great web pages with less effort. The software comes with a technical user interface with tons of coding languages supported to let you weave whatever you dream.

Adobe Dreamweaver can handle most of leading languages like PHP, Flash, CSS3, JavaScript and HTML5. You can build even responsive web pages using its great tools. At any stage of developing, you can test run your site in various emulated platforms including mobile screens, to see how your site gets rendered in them. The software supports all kinds of CSS3 and JavaScript transitions, video embedding, plug-codes and everything you want to have in your page. Its well arranged workspace lets you grab anything without stretching arm.

Millions of web pages on internet were born from Adobe Dreamweaver. It is an incredible workspace for developing your own websites. This software is a fast, secure and efficient for any wok you do. If you are interested in leaving your own footprints online, you should definitely try Dreamweaver.

Pros

  • Supports almost all coding languages
  • Supports a number of CSS3 transitions
  • Very flexible, intuitive and convinient
  • Can produce responsive web pages

Cons

  • Most people cannot buy at such a huge price
  • Newbies cannot start working without enough training
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A complex web design application tool that is suitable for novices

By Isay Almenanza

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014

At first glance, this web design program is very technical and the novice users might think that it is only for web developers use. But as I go along experimenting, this very technical interface gave me a benefit on quick familiarity on the design portions of this application as a newbie user.

One great feature of this program is a new CSS tools. It includes simplified selectors and starter code for menus. This CSS helped me to create static web pages and dynamic websites.

Another cool feature this software app is the support for Worpress, Joomla and Drupal which are the well known open source content management systems.

Last improvement is the Live View Mode, which provides a preview of the site I rendered. This web design made my life easy by having Split View and Live Code to immediately inspect and debug the page.

In essence, this proprietary software tool will be maximized by Web Designers and Professional Web Developers and will surely give a good motivation for novice users.

Pros

  • It comes with a built-in CSS and Html editor
  • Site setup is very easy

Cons

  • No more accessibility validator and Photo gallery maker
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • for designing my own blog so it can look all fancy and beautiful, in order to begin my journey as a traveler blogger, a job i've been longing for

  • i am going to use adobe dreamweaver to study web design, using html, javascript, css and php as languages for the web pages. Also I want to learn a little bit about xml

  • learning web designing. i found out that it helps to build websites very easily and has a good designing platform.it not for any proffessional use

  • for practicing web developing. i am a student of Punjab University College of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, and i am enrolloed in BS CS course

  • for designing our web application for municipal so that it will be used for the welfare of our indian citizens to make their life eco-friendly

What similar programs have you used?
  • java sever page, windows apache my sql and php script, net bean are some oft h eprogram available. aprat from theis visual studio c Pus plus are also availbale fo rthe e

  • i haven't use any program like this as dreamweaver. i want to use this for making my website more attaractive.using CSS HTML and java script language.

  • i have used a lot of softwares but i think that dreamweaver is the best software with which we can edit and make our websites really easily and effectively

  • i have used notepad for many times. But I found dreamwear is a very good choice and want to use it fully downloaded version to create my project

  • intellij im using and also sublime text, notepad++,text pad similar simple softwares rather than advanced ones. i think dreamweaver is best to web desighn things.

What do you like most about this program?
  • That has an explanation for all the details and method of use to be easy and smooth and have well-developed program includes all Alasthaddathat

  • easy to use, ideal for novices, web designing made more simlper, setup of website made simple, enhancements in starter layout, inspect mode,

  • I like this program because it is very user friendly and allows us to do all kinds of things at our fingerprints withoiut having to spend a long time. It has nearly all the important functions at the main page corresponding to thr objct you are making.

  • awesome. because help. us with innovation. Just to say thanks you thinker to drawn this applkication, and i would like to request to be ease

  • The variety of options to do a web page because it's really important to know all the tecnology that rounds us nowadays on this year, on 2016

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