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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

One of the best and most powerful web development tools using WYSIWYG developmental approach

By Vincent Logan Varenberg

On Friday, November 28, 2014

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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.

Pros

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

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  • Some visual aspects need to be fine-tuned at the code side
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Dynamic Solution to Designing, Developing, and Publishing Web Projects for All Screen Sizes

By Ivy Paloma

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014

#2

Adobe Dreamweaver is a WYSIWYG web editor. In a nutshell, it is a tool used by web developers for designing, developing and publishing websites. It may sound complicated, but in fact, it is very easy to use. Let me explain why.

To start, it is a WYSIWYG web editor, which means What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get. In editors like this one, all the elements of a webpage are displayed on the screen and you can just pick anything you like. It is like creating a blog, but more advanced. When you choose a certain type of element for your website and click it on the Dreamweaver interface, it will display that element as how you see it.

Dreamweaver CS5 is now more advanced because it includes web technologies such as PHP, CSS3, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, Flash, and HTML5. It can be used to design mobile versions of websites. The Fluid Grid Layout feature enables Dreamweaver to show designers how a webpage will behave on mobile devices.

A powerful application, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 is a suitable tool for developing web pages and mobile apps. You save time, while working more efficiently. What’s more, you can create many designs with the comprehensive set of tools you can get when you apply for a Creative Cloud (CC) membership.

Pros

  • Can develop mobile versions of websites
  • Suitable for beginners and experts alike

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  • Other tools are only available in CC
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

All what you need to create your own web page

By Adam Nikki

On Thursday, April 10, 2014

#3

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 is the perfect tools for those people who have their own business and want to design their own website. Of course, people who just want to have their own website, without having any kind of business can also enjoy this software, but it provides a professional look to your site and this is very useful to important companies and businesses. With this program, you can develop and design your web. Nevertheless, the software does not everything for you; you need previous knowledge about web design, especially in the CS5 version. Beginners will need a plenty of tutorials to be able to use Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, but people who have knowledge in this field will find the perfect support for their works.

Creating a website is complex, and this program helps you to do it faster and professionally, but you have to know how to do it. The interface is split into three main modes: Design, Codes and Split. This way, you will have all well organized. In conclusion, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 has not too many improvements compared to its predecessor, and it is not easy for beginners, but is the perfect choice for people that already know how to design a webpage.

Pros

  • Lots of tools to design your web
  • Easy access to many tutorials

Cons

  • It is only a trial version
  • The full version is too much expensive
  • It is not easy for beginners
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Weave whatever you dream without compromising its colors with Dreamweaver!

By Elizabeth Tweetee

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014

#4

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

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  • Most people cannot buy at such a huge price
  • Newbies cannot start working without enough training
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Create engaging sites including mobile content quickly with this impressive tool

By Rose Sincro

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014

#5

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 may sound technical and difficult. But if you are a website developer or designer, you will truly appreciate its various features. Whether you are using PHP, AJAX, Flash, HTML5, JavaScript, or CSS3, all of these are supported by Adobe Dreamweaver. If you want to know how the site will look on different mobile devices, you can use the fluid grid layouts. On the other hand, Live View is utilized if you want to check the page through WebKit. In case you want to apply box shadows or other properties in your design, it is possible through the program’s well organized workspace. You can quickly see the changes you've done. It is easier for both web developers and designers to create websites or mobile content using the program’s diverse features like Adobe PhoneGap, CSS3 transitions, Adobe Edge Web Fonts and many more. Several tools are provided to come up with creative and engaging content. Developing mobile content is now a breeze and can save you time and energy.

Pros

  • Allows faster creation of websites and mobile content
  • Works well with new web technologies

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  • Quite a challenge to learn for beginners
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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

#6

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.

Pros

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

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  • Has limited support for beginners
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

THIS IS THE PROGRAM THAT ENABLES THE USERS TO DESIGN THEIR WEBSITE IN ANY WAY THAT THEY WANTS TO.

By Rock Raymond

On Monday, April 6, 2015

#7

This is a tool which has come up with good new since with vary little help,you can be able to create your own webpages and to do this you only needs to get the free version or even you can get the full version.To some extents,this tool may seem difficult to do with but I can assure you that it is worthy tool and this is because all those problem encountered earlier are later solved and you resume you work with this tool since it retains the same way of doing its work.

There is some proof of the Dreamweavers philosophy as in when you are used to the Adobe software styl,to some extents you will find out that visually this software is so similar to its suite of application hence giving the users some clues of the philosophy of this tool.As I have said earlier,it may seem hard to users but when you gets to know one programe,the rest are so easy since they uses the same mechanism as the one you have just operated on.The same way you created the images on the photoshop,it the same way that you can create webpage in this software which is a very simple and easy job when you gets used to these softwares.All the works of creating websites is enabled by the different tools which it contains.

There are features like the Browselab which helps the experienced people in the tool to see how their site will look like when it is fully downloaded to the internet.All you have to do to download the site is to select a template,customize it with your own elements and that is all,you will have successfully created your own website.This software has also the flash components to make it more attractive to the users.

Pros

  • It has flash elements to make the website visually attractive.
  • One can develop his/her own codes with this editor.
  • It can enable or disable the CSS properties.

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  • It is initially difficult to use.
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

A complex web design application tool that is suitable for novices

By Beatrice Tan

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014

#8

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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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

THE ART OF WEB DESIGNING MADE MORE EASIER BY THE ADOBE BREAMWEAVER CS5

By Jackson Mbindyo

On Thursday, June 11, 2015

#9

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

Pros

  • • 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

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  • • The tutorial are limited to explanations
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

The best web development tool available Adobe Dreamweaver Review by James Meyette

By James Meyette

On Friday, August 1, 2014

#10

Adobe Dreamweaver offers an intuitive “WYSIWYG” or “What you see is what you get” user development interface and a helpful code editor with features including code completeiong, code collapsing, and syntax highlighting(everything you would expect from any IDE) the WYSIWYG design view allows you to not touch a line of code if you so choose, but if you would like you can go in and set things up the way you want as long as you are comfortable using HTML, CSS and JS programming languages. Dreamweaver also has the functionality to use third party extensions so you are not limited to just using the basics and you can also extend it if you are familiar with programming in the language/s required to do so.

Dreamweaver 8 was the last version that was marketed by Macromedia (prior to Adobe Aquiring them). Currently Available on Windows and OS X operating systems it can be used by anyone for any needs associated with making and polishing your website.

Now with the Adobe Creative cloud you don't have to spend a small fortune up front in order to get access to it etiher you can ue Adobe's payment options to license the software and have use of it as long as your subscription is paid.

Pros

  • Quick and easy to make websites with minimal to no coding
  • Easy to use and intuitive user interface
  • Plenty of tutorials and documentation on its use

Cons

  • You have to either pay upfront for a legacy version or pay a monthly subscription fee
  • There could be some more features as some users have mentioned but there is nothing significant missing from it
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Feel the freedom to create your webpage with complete and useful tools

By Chris Larrage

On Thursday, April 3, 2014

#11

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 includes some useful tools for creating any kind of website in a workflow very similar to what you can find in Photoshop or any Adobe software. I used this application for some basic projects I had in mind and if you have used some of Adobe programs before, you will find that Dreamweaver offers a similar working way and thanks to the templates it offers, it is much easier than just designing your website on your own.

The main aspect of this program is the tools and possibilities it grants. With so little knowledge before you start your project, and patience, you will be able to come with really great websites, maybe not as good as you will make learning advanced techniques, but they will be good enough.

I really recommend this application for those users that want to start learning how to create their own websites. It is good learning software for which you will be able to find any kind of help all over the Internet with tutorials and users’ guides. Give it a chance and learn along the time you will spend with it in case you want an application like this.

Pros

  • Very complete tools and functions
  • Use of templates for your personal projects
  • Compatible with WordPress and other web software

Cons

  • May be not so easy to use if you are not used to Adobe
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Create, design and manage your website with this amazing tool

By Eve Naliaka

On Monday, March 9, 2015

#12

.Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 is the most effective and useful tool when it comes to web designing or composing, it is a visual developed tool used by wed developers globally to create, publish and manage websites the way they want. It provides simple and easy way of creating your own webpage. It offers options to view your webpage how it will appear when it is uploaded on internet with the availability of Browse Lab.

If you have ever worked with any of adobe product you will not get it challenging to work with this program since it retains the same way of working style, especially if you have ever experienced or worked with Adobe Photoshop you will find designing exciting because the same way you create images it is the same way you will create webpage with Dreamweaver Cs5.You are able to create your own page without necessarily having prior knowledge of programming language. Dreamweaver CS5 advances the process of building Cs5 based standards –complaints sites with different new features that is; CS5 starter layouts, CS5 enable and disable and CS5 inspection.

The presence of flash components makes your designing very easy and visually attractive. The program supports technologies such as Java Script, PHP and XML. With this excellent tool you are allowed to hide files you do not need, options to update your pages and offers quick access to files.

Pros

  • Offers easy way of creating webpage
  • Supports different technologies such as XML

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  • Quite challenging to novice users
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Web Development Has Never Been So Easy, Fun and Enjoyable

By Christine Diaz

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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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.

Pros

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

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  • Building websites from scratch will be hard for developers who are used to WYSIWYG editors
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Handy Tool for Learning Web Development and its Various Web Technologies

By Reinalei Jamir

On Friday, May 9, 2014

#14

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.

Pros

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

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  • Requires specific settings to avoid hang-ups during document loading or opening
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

A complex web design application tool that is suitable for novices

By Isay Almenanza

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014

#15

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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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Ever Dreamt Of Having Your Own Website, Create One Now Easily With Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

By Reka Gimbi

On Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Adobe systems have developed many tools one of them being the adobe dream weaver. It is a web design that can help making many things in the web. Such things are design view, code editor where you can write codes while with design view you can create the layout of HTML elements.

Most of all adobe dream weaver helps you to create your own web page and as you very much know with a web page internet browsing becomes more easy and enjoyable since you have a page of your own to perform your online jobs. Adobe Dreamweaver is a very easy tool to use especially to those who have ever used the adobe products since they are all related and almost function the same. It is a bit complicated to beginners but once you master it there is no difficulty encountered again. All you need is to master it how it is used and then you are done. But even then, do not worry because it cares for all its customers and so it has some tutorials for beginners so as to complete the whole process and gain more knowledge in web design. For the more experienced designers, this tool has not left you out since it has advanced feature like the browse lab to help you see your final site as it will look in the internet.

Another of its features is the flash elements which help to make it look more attractive, code editor to write codes on your site. You can also hide the files you are not using at the moment using the repository view, and the definition box is equipped with more details to add.

Pros

  • Has the beginners and the experienced tools
  • Ability to create codes on your site
  • A browselab to see your final results on the net

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  • Need to purchase the full version
  • A bit difficult to beginners
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