Adobe Dreamweaver

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Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Dreamweaver CC icon.svg
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2014.1 running on OS X Yosemite
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2014.1 running on OS X Yosemite
Original author(s) Macromedia
Developer(s) Adobe Systems
Initial release December 1997; 20 years ago (1997-12)[1]
Stable release
CC 2018 (18.0.0.10136) / October 19, 2017; 3 months ago (2017-10-19)
Written in C++
Operating system Windows, macOS
Type HTML editor, programming tool, integrated development environment (IDE)
License Trialware software as a service
Website adobe.com/products/dreamweaver

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

Adobe Dreamweaver is available for macOS 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 CC is a web design and development application that combines a visual design surface known as Live 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. Combined with an array of site management tools, Dreamweaver lets its users design, code and manage websites, as well as mobile content. Dreamweaver is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tool. You can live preview of changes for the frontend. Dreamweaver is positioned as a versatile web design and development tool that enables visualization of web content while coding.

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.

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

Support for ASP.NET and JavaServer Pages was dropped in version CS5.[4]

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.[5]

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.

Version history[edit]

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Developer Major version Minor update Release date Notes
Macromedia rowspan="2" Template:Version 1.0 December 1997 First version. Mac OS only.
1.2 March 1998 First Windows version
Template:Version 2.0 December 1998
rowspan="2" Template:Version 3.0 December 1999
UltraDev 1.0 June 2000
rowspan="2" Template:Version 4.0 December 2000
UltraDev 4.0 December 2000
Template:Version MX 29 May 2002
Template:Version MX 2004 10 September 2003
Template:Version 8.0 13 September 2005 Last Macromedia version. Included with Adobe CS2.3.[1]
Adobe Systems Template:Version CS3 16 April 2007 Replaces Adobe GoLive in Adobe Creative Suite
Template:Version CS4 23 September 2008
Template:Version CS5 12 April 2010
Template:Version CS5.5 12 April 2011 Supports HTML5.
Template:Version CS6 21 April 2012 A perpetual license (download without ongoing payments) version and a cloud (subscription) version exist with differing menu structure.
Template:Version Creative Cloud 17 June 2013 The perpetual license option is dropped in this version.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]
Template:Version CC 2014 18 June 2014 DOM visualization tool, Live View upgrades, CSS Designer upgrades.
Template:Version CC 2014.1 6 October 2014 Ability to view and extract design info and images from Photoshop documents (PSDs), new templates, Live View upgrades, and 64-bit architecture.
Template:Version CC 2015 16 June 2015 Responsive design capabilities with visual media query bars, direct integration with the Bootstrap framework, ability to preview and inspect content on mobile devices, and improvements to the code editor.
Template:Version CC 2017 2 Nov 2016 Adobe release notes - Redesigned code editor, CSS pre-processor support, real-time preview in browser, quick editing of related code files, changes to UI
Template:Version CC 2018 19 Oct 2017 Adobe release notes - URL Test Button, Save Credentials, Search Bar support, Conflict icon is now displayed

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