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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5



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.


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


  • Has limited support for beginners
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By Jackson Mbindyo

On Thursday, June 11, 2015

The modern change and advancement has enabled thing and business to be done more easily and efficiently. Lately websites have become major communication tool of almost all world businesses and organization. Likewise the need for every person or organization to have a website has increased immensely. Interestingly it’s now even easier for anyone who wants to create a personal or business website to create it using the Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.

The Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 is a web design tool that helps one to design a website with little assistance. This software is both available in the trials version and the full one. It has similar suite applications like the Adobe software style and if you have used the latter previously you will find it easier to use this software.

This application can be used by both beginners and professional web designers. For beginners it comes with tutorials to give them a hand and help them manouvre their way easily while designing their webs. For professional this application comes with advanced features which help to show how your work will look like on completion


  • • Available I both the trial and full version you can try it before acquiring the full version
  • • The tutorials are very useful especially for beginners
  • • Added features to help in designing


  • • The tutorial are limited to explanations
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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.


  • 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


  • It has minimal changes from CS4 release
  • It has sketchy features for newbies
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • for study purpose.I want to Learn Web development and as I informed it'd the best software to code in html because it has all th thin gs already desgin and it will be very benfical

  • learning the basics of adobe dream weaver cs5 program and make some sample projects using it and pactice as possible as i can thank you very

  • I will use it to create a website that will help me establish my idea in the business market, especially shopping malls and their discounts and offers

  • im going to create a website about our school for my project and my subject teacher wants us to use this application the adobe dreamweaver.

  • 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?
  • 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 been using adobe photoshop and abobe acrobat reader which are similar to adobe dream weaver.I have keen interest of working on this environment

  • i have not used any similar profram before but i have to download macromedia dreamweaver for school works and because i need to work in home

  • creating and developing website designing. improve knowledge about web development and scripting. thank you for this support download this dwcs5

  • i have used adobe photo shop cs5 in grafic designing it help me to improve my crative knowladge and i really love and adores the program thanks

What do you like most about this program?
  • user friendly, trouble free, even better if can use without paying for the application as this is mostly used by students like us whereas the other adobe products are used by firms and professional photographers, editors, etc to complete their multimedia productions.

  • the variety of code nad how easy it is to write it, also it has many particular and specific options that actually varey with the preference

  • learning coding creating websites the to develop my project using this softeware way to learn how to use php css codes for education purposes

  • Good news from friends i want to test thats why i downloading this programe. Adobe making good things all the time. Hope this is very usefull

  • 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

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

For further information about this tool, check the author .


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