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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

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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.


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


  • Has limited support for beginners
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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.


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


  • No more accessibility validator and Photo gallery maker
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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?
  • to practise web design on my system. please, i really need this stuff alot. i will be happy if i can get this adobe dreamweaver Cs5 dude thnks

  • for build my website n create new idea to improve my experience in design n web layout. Besides, i also interested to learn more knowledge in these site.

  • yes i m us this software for web fundamental and create one web site to our student of cse ece electronics information technology in delhi

  • personal stuff, i am a student wanting to create an online profile for myself to link to potential future employers, i find it obsurd that its not free

  • I want to learn to make a new web qw e rt qew rfw rwr rwr wrw rwe rwer wr wr gsg sg ett grg page with this program and also to teach others

What similar programs have you used?
  • i do not use any other programs i give first priority to this software for web development porous i want to take help of php language thats why i want download it

  • i have used notepad but it is not what i really needed and dreamweaver is more necessary for my needs in building programs in school performance rask

  • notedpad++ using recently but this is not so worthed i want intersted to download dreamweaver cs5 i hear that thi software good and more interesting

  • I have never used a program like this or similar to this before.It is found very useful for students in schools i learning Technology subject.

  • adobe photoshope,notepad++,bridge,vlc ,kmplayer,google chrome,mozilla firefox,adobe builder,webcam,remix os,opera mini browser,partition assistant

What do you like most about this program?
  • i like adobe dreamweaver because it is very easy to work, for design any acod. we have easily seen our template weave as live page, it is nice to used

  • everythings inside it i can make any poster with it, it has a really good feature and easily to understand, it helps me alot when i was in my senior high school back then


  • 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

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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