|Latest release||CC 2020 (20.1) / February 2020|
|OS||Windows 10 v.1703 or later |
macOS 10.12 Sierra or later
|Genre||Web development application|
|File format(s)||.asp, .cfm, .css, .htm, .html, .js, .xhtml, .xml, .xsl, .xslt|
Adobe Dreamweaver, formerly Macromedia Dreamweaver, is a web development application originally based on the codebase of Backstage, which was acquired by Macromedia in March 1996. Dreamweaver has been owned and marketed by Adobe since December 2005.
Features[edit | edit source]
As a WYSIWYG Presto-based editor, Dreamweaver can hide the HTML code details of pages from the user, making it possible for non-coders to create web pages and sites. One criticism of this approach is that it can produce HTML pages whose file size and amount of HTML code is larger than an optimally hand-coded page would be, which can cause web browsers to perform poorly. This can be particularly true because the application makes it very easy to create table-based layouts. In addition, some web site developers have criticised Dreamweaver in the past for producing code that often does not comply with W3C standards, though recent versions have been more compliant. Dreamweaver 8.0 performed poorly on the Acid2 Test, developed by the Web Standards Project. However, Adobe has increased the support for CSS and other ways to lay out a page without tables in later versions of the application, with the ability to convert tables to layers and vice versa.
Like other HTML editors, Dreamweaver edits files locally, then uploads all edited files to the remote web server using FTP, SFTP, or WebDAV. Dreamweaver CS4 now supports the Subversion (software) (SVN) version control system.
Syntax highlighting[edit | edit source]
As of version 6, 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)
- JavaServer Pages (JSP)
- PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)
- Visual Basic (VB)
- Visual Basic Script Edition (VBScript)
- Wireless Markup Language (WML)
It is also possible to add your own language syntax highlighting to its repertoire.
In addition, code completion is available for many of these languages.
Version history[edit | edit source]
|Provider||Major Version||Minor/Alternate Name||Release date||Notes|
|Macromedia||1.0||1.0||December 1997||Initial release, for Mac OS only.|
|1.2||March 1998||First version for Windows.|
|UltraDev 1.0||June 1999|
|UltraDev 4.0||December 2000|
|6.0||MX||May 29, 2002|
|7.0||MX 2004||September 10, 2003|
|8.0 ||8.0||September 13, 2005|
|Adobe||9.0||CS3||April 16, 2007||Replaced Adobe GoLive in the Creative Suite series|
|10.0||CS5||September 23, 2008||DOM visualization tool, Live View and CSS Designer upgrades|
|2014.1||CC 14||October 5, 2014||Creative Cloud|
|16.0||CC 15||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|
|Red||Release no longer supported|
|Orange||Release still supported but is an older version|
|Green||Release still supported|
References[edit | edit source]
- Why Adobe Doesn’t Understand Web Designers by Joshua Johnson, Design Shack. 2011-08-08.
- Macromedia in Deal To Acquire Iband by Reuters, The New York Times. 1996-03-15.
- Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe Systems. 2005-12-05. Archived 2005-12-07.
See also[edit | edit source]
[edit | edit source]
- Adobe Dreamweaver at Adobe
- Dreamweaver hosting support at Bluehost
- Adobe Dreamweaver at Wikiversity
- Adobe Dreamweaver at Wikipedia
|1 (1.2 · Attain) · 2 (Attain) · 3 (CourseBuilder · UltraDev 1) · 4 (UltraDev 4) · MX · MX 2004 · 8 | CS3 · CS4 · CS5 · CS6 · CC|
|Replaced Adobe GoLive in Creative Suite 3|
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