Adobe Dreamweaver

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Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Icon.png
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Dreamweaver 8, the last version marketed by Macromedia
Original author(s) Macromedia
Developer(s) Adobe Systems
Stable release CC (2014) / June 18, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-06-18)
Development status Active
Operating system Windows
OS X
Type HTML editor, development tool
License Proprietary
Website www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver/

Adobe Dreamweaver is a proprietary web development tool developed by Adobe Systems. Dreamweaver was created by Macromedia in 1997,[1] and was maintained by them until Macromedia was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005.[2]

Adobe Dreamweaver is available for OS X and for Windows.

Following Adobe's acquisition of the Macromedia product suite, releases of Dreamweaver subsequent to version 8.0 have been more compliant with W3C standards. Recent versions have improved support for Web technologies such as CSS, JavaScript, and various server-side scripting languages and frameworks including ASP (ASP JavaScript, ASP VBScript, ASP.NET C#, ASP.NET VB), ColdFusion, Scriptlet, and PHP.[3]

Features[edit]

Adobe Dreamweaver is a web design and development application that provides a visual WYSIWYG editor (colloquially referred to as the Design view) and a code editor with standard features such as syntax highlighting, code completion, and code collapsing as well as more sophisticated features such as real-time syntax checking and code introspection for generating code hints to assist the user in writing code.[4] The Design view facilitates rapid layout design and code generation as it allows users to create and manipulate the layout of HTML elements. Dreamweaver features an integrated browser for previewing developed webpages in the program's own preview pane in addition to allowing content to be open in locally installed web browsers. It provides transfer and synchronization features, the ability to find and replace lines of text or code by search terms or regular expressions across the entire site, and a templating feature that allows single-source update of shared code and layout across entire sites without server-side includes or scripting. The behaviors panel also enables use of basic JavaScript without any coding knowledge, and integration with Adobe's Spry Ajax framework offers access to dynamically-generated content and interfaces.

Dreamweaver can use third-party "Extensions" to extend core functionality of the application, which web developers can write (largely in HTML and JavaScript). Dreamweaver is supported by extension developers who make commercial and free extensions available.

Dreamweaver, like other HTML editors, edits files locally then uploads them to the remote web server using FTP, SFTP, or WebDAV. Dreamweaver CS4 now supports the Subversion (SVN) version control system.

Syntax highlighting[edit]

As of version 5, Dreamweaver supports syntax highlighting for the following languages out of the box:

Support for ASP.NET and JavaServer Pages was dropped as of version CS5.[5]

users can add their own language syntax highlighting. In addition, code completion is available for many of these languages.

Internationalization and localization[edit]

Language availability[edit]

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 is available in the following languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean (Windows only), Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.[6]

Specific features for Arabic and Hebrew languages[edit]

The older Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 also features a Middle Eastern version that allows typing Arabic, Persian or Hebrew text (written from right to left) within the code view. Whether the text is fully Middle Eastern (written from right to left) or includes both English and Middle Eastern text (written left to right and right to left), it will be displayed properly.

Version history[edit]

Provider Major version Minor update/alternative name Release date Notes
Macromedia Old version, no longer supported: 1.0 1.0 December 1997 First version. Mac OS only.
1.2 March 1998 First Windows version
Old version, no longer supported: 2.0 2.0 December 1998
Old version, no longer supported: 3.0 3.0 December 1999
UltraDev 1.0 June 2000
Old version, no longer supported: 4.0 4.0 December 2000
UltraDev 4.0 December 2000
Old version, no longer supported: 6.0 MX 29 May 2002
Old version, no longer supported: 7.0 MX 2004 10 September 2003
Old version, no longer supported: 8.0 8.0 13 September 2005 Last Macromedia version. Included with Adobe CS2.3[7]
Adobe Systems Old version, no longer supported: 9.0 CS3 16 April 2007 Replaces Adobe GoLive in Adobe Creative Suite
Older version, yet still supported: 11.0 CS5 12 April 2010
Older version, yet still supported: 11.5 Current stable version: 14.0 CC 2014 18 June 2014
Legend: Old version Older version, still supported Current version Latest preview version Future release

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dreamweaver system requirements at the Wayback Machine (archived May 17, 2009). Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  2. ^ "Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia". Press Releases. Adobe, Inc. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Learn to build dynamic websites and web applications". Dreamweaver Developer Center. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  4. ^ David Powers (July 12, 2010). "Time to Learn PHP? Dreamweaver CS5 Is Here to Help You". Pearson Education, Adobe Press. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/402/kb402489.html
  6. ^ "Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: System Requirements and languages". Adobe Systems Incorporated. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  7. ^ "New Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional Enhances Adobe Creative Suite 2.3". Adobe Systems. 18 September 2006. Retrieved 10 January 2014. "Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium also bundles Dreamweaver® 8" 

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