Adobe Dreamweaver

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Adobe Dreamweaver
Developer(s)Adobe (2005–present)
Macromedia (before 2005)
Initial releaseDecember 1997; 26 years ago (1997-12)[1]
Stable release
21.3[2] Edit this on Wikidata / June 2022
Written inC++
Operating systemWindows 10 version 1703 and above, macOS 10.12 Sierra and above
TypeHTML editor, programming tool, integrated development environment (IDE)
LicenseTrialware software as a service

Adobe Dreamweaver is a proprietary web development tool from Adobe. It was created by Macromedia in 1997[1] and developed by them until Macromedia was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005.[3]

Adobe Dreamweaver is available for the macOS and Windows operating systems.

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.[4]


Adobe Dreamweaver CC is a web design Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that is used to develop and design websites. Dreamweaver includes a code editor that supports syntax highlighting, code completion, real-time syntax checking, and code introspection for generating code hints to assist the user in writing code.

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

Since version 5, Dreamweaver supports syntax highlighting for the following languages:

Support for Active Server Pages (ASP) and JavaServer Pages was dropped in version CS5.[5][6]

Users can add their language syntax highlighting. 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.[7]

Specific features for Arabic and Hebrew languages[edit]

The older Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 also features a Middle Eastern version that allows typing Arabic, Persian, Urdu, 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Dreamweaver system requirements".. Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
  2. ^ "Feature summary - Dreamweaver (June 2022 release)". June 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia" (PDF). Press Releases. Adobe, Inc. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Learn to build dynamic websites and web applications". Dreamweaver Developer Center. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Adobe Dreamweaver CS5-5.5 Troubleshooting" (PDF). 2015-11-05.
  6. ^ "What's new (CS5.5)". 2021-12-22. Retrieved 2022-09-13.
  7. ^ "Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: System Requirements and languages". Adobe Systems Incorporated. Retrieved 2011-01-29.

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