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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. [1 ] [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
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 positioned as a versatile web design and development tool that enables visualization of web content while coding.
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:
ASP.NET and JavaServer Pages was dropped since 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.
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 ]
Minor update/alternative name
Old version, no longer supported: 1.0 1.0
First version. Mac OS only.
First Windows version
Old version, no longer supported: 2.0 2.0
Old version, no longer supported: 3.0 3.0
Old version, no longer supported: 4.0 4.0
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 [6 ]
Old version, no longer supported: 9.0
CS3 16 April 2007
Adobe GoLive in Adobe 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
Older version, yet still supported: 12.0
CS6 21 April 2012
A perpetual license (disk version) and download only (Cloud version) exist with differing menu structure
Older version, yet still supported: 13.0
Creative Cloud 17 June 2013
The perpetual license option is dropped in this version.
[7 ] [8 ] [9 ] [10 ] [11 ] [12 ] [13 ]
Older version, yet still supported: 14.0
CC 2014 18 June 2014
DOM visualization tool, Live View upgrades, CSS Designer upgrades.
Older version, yet still supported: 14.1 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.
Current stable version: 16.0
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.
Older version, still supported
Current version Latest preview version
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Dreamweaver system requirements at the Wayback Machine (archived May 17, 2009). Retrieved on 2013-07-21.
^ "Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia" (PDF). Press Releases. Adobe, Inc . Retrieved . 15 November 2011
^ "Learn to build dynamic websites and web applications". Dreamweaver Developer Center . Retrieved . 15 November 2011
^ "Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: System Requirements and languages". Adobe Systems Incorporated . Retrieved . 2011-01-29
^ "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
^ Adobe's Subscription-Only CC Release Carries Obvious Upside But Big Risk | Forbes
^ Adobe exec: Creative Cloud complainers will love us once they try us (interview), VentureBeat
^ Adobe's Move to the Cloud Incites Anger and Other Top Comments, Mashable
^ Adobe Creative Cloud: Reactions, responses and reassurance | Macworld UK
^ Neil Bennett (15 May 2013) Analysis: The real reason Adobe ditched Creative Suite for Creative Cloud, Retrieved on 2013-07-21, www.digitalartsonline.co.uk
^ Adobe’s Creative Cloud Sparks Thunderous Revolt, 25 May 2013, truth-out.org
^ Some Artists Give Adobe's Cloud Switch a Critical Review, Fox Business
External links [ edit ]