Popularity of Dreamweaver

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  1. petergerry

    petergerry New Member

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    A few items in the Document toolbar have been shuffled around, although all the familiar commands are still available.Since the changes to CS5 from CS4 are minimal, I can instead at least present a convincing case for why you should consider using it if you aren't already.
     
  2. computerGeek

    computerGeek Banned

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    Yep2, it is popular.. unless you like to do hard coding, most people who are developing websites are using Dreamweaver.. Maybe around 9 out of ten people.. ^_^
     
  3. johnmarsh12

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    It can also help you create rollover buttons and pop-up menus without any problem. Given the modern design styles that are demanded by most clients nowadays, these useful features that can be easily added with the help of Dreamweaver will indeed go a long way in web design. You can even preview your movies with FLV playback that you will be able to see in Live View.
     
  4. JackRT

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    This must be a popular subject. Original thread is from 2010...

    One more vote for Dreamweaver here... it's easy to use... plus, there is a ton of tutorials available in adobe.com
     
  5. Sogo7

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    Out of curiosity ...

    All those extoling the virtues of Dreamweaver, do you own a legal copy?
     
  6. anna

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    Uhhh yes... What do you think, all these people just went out and bought a black market copy just so they could boast about DW's features? Really?
     
  7. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

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    yeah methinks perhaps that Sogo7 hasn't parted with his 'hard-earned'
    as a professional, you simply cannot get away with having dodgy 'cracked' copies...

    Besides they are tax write-offs! well at least in Aus I can claim it.
     
  8. CaldwellYSR

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    I'm just curious, why would someone spend so much money on Dreamweaver when the only thing that sets it apart from great free alternatives is the WYSIWYG drag-n-drop method?
     
  9. Phreaddee

    Phreaddee Super Moderator Staff Member

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    2 words.
    creative suite.

    and you are sooo wrong if thats the only point of difference you can see.
     
  10. CaldwellYSR

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    Hahaha we're having the same conversation on different threads. But please tell me the other differences. That's why I asked lol I've used a Dreamweaver trial and to me it worked exactly like Aptana. I was not a big fan. Of course it is nice to have the whole suite, I can definitely see that.
     
  11. Phreaddee

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    :) indeed...well as mentioned on the "other" thread, I think that aptana is a pretty good option as well. it really comes down to personal preference as well. I've been using dreamweaver since well, forever it seems, and you get used to doing things a certain way.

    for me, I love the way I can layout over my 2 screens a really functional workspace. although I use an external ftp program, I have used DW for that in the past as well, which works good enough, for basic sites, but the filemanager, and asset manager is pretty handy. the snippets manager is also good, particularly when there is code chunks you use often, you can set it up so that it is easy to access, across all sites.

    design view sucks donkeys balls, but the live view is a good representation of the webpage. I can run browsershots right out of the box, and access the adobe exchange thingy through it. and as also mentioned one of my clients, whom I subcontract to has about 35 websites, all of which are through Business catalyst...I can totally bypass the CMS altogether with DW and edit live pages as I see fit. I can make changes in an editor which is not a crappy online wysiwyg editor (which BC is) and see the results instantly. no need for copy/paste/ftp/blah...

    but as I said, its all about preference, and for nearly 10 years this has been my editor of choice. I could go on about its features, but I'm certain that the same features are to be found in aptana, or similar, and you could probably write pages on why its better. but again that will come down to preferences. and for me, to get a licence through work for all of cs5 to use at home I couldnt pass it up....and we get upgrades for hell cheap (so that means that not only are we upgrading DW, but the rest of the package as well...which can only be a good thing.)
     
  12. CaldwellYSR

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    That right there would have me sold. I'm not getting DW because of how much money it costs. I'm against Adobe in principle because of their costs (I use photoshop but I got it free from a friend). That being said I wish there was a way to do this in Aptana. To my knowledge there isn't but hopefully in future updates it will get there. You're very right, it's all about preference and there are ways to do almost everything else you mentioned in Aptana so all it really boils down to is which one you like more. If I had the chance to have DW for dirt cheap or free like you do I think my opinion might be a bit different ;)
     
  13. Sogo7

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    I applaud your honesty and whilst professionals have no choice but to own legal copies of any software they use it never ceases to amaze me just how many amateurs have pirated versions.
     
  14. CaldwellYSR

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    Well with piracy being so easy and mostly unenforceable it doesn't really surprise me too much. I don't want a pirated version when I have something I'm comfortable with that works just as well. Although I will definitely being looking for some kind of aptana plugin that will let me edit websites I created like the DW thing.
     
  15. Kelly7Jones

    Kelly7Jones New Member

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    Anyone here know dreamweaver here?Getting some serious problems regarding it.
     
  16. petermark23

    petermark23 New Member

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    Manage many sites easily. Dreamweaver makes it as easy as possible to toggle between sites you are working on. If you build websites for a living, this ease of switching up projects is a definite must.There are so many great features in Dreamweaver that you would not get in ordinary html editors. If you aren't familiar yet with Adobe Dreamweaver, here are some reasons why this is one of the best website development programs available in the market.
     

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