Dreamweaver 8, the last version marketed by Macromedia
|Stable release||CC (2014) / June 18, 2014|
|Type||HTML editor, development tool|
Adobe Dreamweaver is a proprietary web development tool developed by Adobe Systems. Dreamweaver was created by Macromedia in 1997, and was maintained by them until Macromedia was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005.
In October 1996, Macromedia decided to create a new web page editing tool. Kevin Lynch led the effort, spending several months assembling a small team and talking with web designers about the challenges they faced building web sites with the current set of tools. Based on this customer insight, Kevin wrote a document called the "19 Dreams," a collection of stories about what an ideal web editing tool would do. These dreams served as the vision for the tool, and the project was subsequently codenamed "Dreamweaver."
Just over a year later, in December 1997, Dreamweaver 1.0 was released.
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.
As of version 5, Dreamweaver supports syntax highlighting for the following languages out of the box:
- Active Server Pages (ASP).
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
- Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML)
- Extensible Markup Language (XML)
- Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT)
- HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
- PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)
- Visual Basic (VB)
- Visual Basic Script Edition (VBScript)
- Wireless Markup Language (WML)
It is also possible for users to add their own language syntax highlighting. In addition, code completion is available for many of these languages.
Internationalization and localization
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.
Specific features for Arabic and Hebrew languages
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.
|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|
|Adobe Systems||Old version, no longer supported: 9.0||CS3||16 April 2007||Replaces Adobe GoLive in Creative Suite.|
|Old version, no longer supported: 10.0||CS4||23 September 2008|
|Older version, yet still supported: 11.0||CS5||12 April 2010|
|Older version, yet still supported: 11.5||CS5.5||12 April 2011||Supports HTML5.|
|Older version, yet still supported: 12.0||CS5||21 April 2012||A perpetual license (disk version) and download only (Cloud version) exist with differing menu structure|
|Current stable version: 13.0||CS6||17 June 2013||The perpetual license option is dropped in this version..|
|style="background-color: #FDB3AB; " title="Old version, no longer supported" data-sort-value="14.0" | Old version, no longer supported: 14.0 | CC 2014 | 18 June 2014 |
|Legend:||Old version||Older version, still supported||Current version||Latest preview version||Future release|
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