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Dreamweaver CS6 to create your personal and professional websites easily

By Jane Middleburg

On Monday, April 14, 2014

The ultimate version of Dreamweaver for editing your own website creations is finally here. Thanks to this software you can count with a great number of tools for creating from nothing your own webpage. If you have used this application in one of the previous editions, now Dreamweaver CS6 is more powerful, supporting different styles and formats. The tools for creating your website are more visual now with improved functionalities. The interface may be similar to other Adobe applications, which is good for those that are already used to this kind of programs.

I think that Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 is the most comfortable web designer that is on the market right now. The different possibilities that it offers such as creating HTML5, CSS and PHP code, make this application really varied. For starters, I think that this version is the best for learning how to create websites, since it includes different methods. You can place visually the elements you want like in a page layout, or instead that you can directly write the code. Creating webpages directly with this Dreamweaver version is truly easier than before, so give it a chance and discover why this is one of the most used tools for web designing.

Pros

  • Total support with different codes
  • Very intuitive interface and workflow

Cons

  • Other alternatives may be even more powerful
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Make the web more responsive new Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Suite 6!

By Sachin Titus

On Friday, June 6, 2014

Dreamweaver plays the lion’s share in coloring up the internet and without Dreamweaver, this network will be a boring world. Adobe packs each version of this revolutionary web developing tool with a hand full of new features. Now, let’s take a deeper look on the new Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, which is a professional’s pick for developing HTML5 apps and responsive websites today.

Adobe introduces “fluid grid layouts” in Dreamweaver CS6 which helps you preview how things will be arranged when the page is viewed from devices with different screen sizes. Of course this improvement can help you make pages more responsive which people love. Another good feature is the built-in Phone Gap tools, which help you, create simple web-based apps that work on different mobile platforms. CS6 has also improved CSS transitions and better Query mobile integration. You can also test your apps on emulators as we do for android development in eclipse.

Flash support is another attractive feature. Everyone knows that Dreamweaver can handle flash files and a description on it may not be necessary.

User Interface of the software is extremely perfect and you will fall in love with it if you are a pro. You can find everything from the single window. But, noobs may not be able to use it with ease and requires some practice.

Verdict:

Dreamweaver CS6 is the best platform available to create multi-platform web applications and web pages like a pro. If you are really good at developing web apps, Dreamweaver CS6 will be the best choice for you. Please don’t waste 400$ if you are a perfect noob. In my opinion, the software is affordable at 400

if you are a good developer.

Pros

  • Flash support is improved in CS6
  • Image aligning is not a nightmare with "fluid grid layouts"
  • Phone Gap support allows to create web based phone apps
  • Almost all web development functions available

Cons

  • Price is not reachable for commons
  • Requires expertise and noobs cannot handle it
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From Designing to Managing Your Websites and Mobile Apps, Dreamweaver CS6 is The Most Reliable One

By Ivy Paloma

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Creating mobile applications and web site management is what I have been doing for years. In this field I am in lined with, I am required to use the most reliable and powerful software available in the market and that is Dreamweaver CS6. The software can be expensive for those who do not want to lay extra cash can always opt to free software instead. To come up with a great mobile application or website it is a mixture of creative designing and hardcore programming skills. It is a bit complicated to start with but exerting effort to learn techniques will be worth it. One downside I encountered was the software can respond slower than expected. There is a live preview button which is helpful to see any changes you have made. The software has enhanced its transfer tool that helped to upload files in a short period. Please take my advice, spend some time to learn in order to maximize its use.

Pros

  • Full control over applications and websites
  • Newly enhanced transfer tool for fast file transfer

Cons

  • Runs slow for complicated coding and designs
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • I download this program for creating a school's computer subject homework and use this program in the class to make my own website.THank you

  • acomputer science project for school for building a website practice that is worth 15% of my mark and very important that i do well on this.

  • to learn siteweb creation and to evaluate your product because i start webdesign. i listen a lot of good things about this logitiel.really it s wonderfull

  • editing my existing website, and regular updates to it, also to create new websites for things i sell, what else do you want to know thanks.

  • learning how to code a small peice of HTML from w3schools.com, i learn how to do it at school and since then i hvae developed a love for coding.

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have used Photoshop CS6 thats very usefull and userfriendly. I request that to release New Ver. CS7. that would be better for Designer Field.

  • No other similar program other than previous version of dreamweaver is used and wordplay also notepad is used by us after that we have to check in browser

  • latest cs6 software is using nd trying to draw the images in ps6 for getting skills and also to learn dreame viewer latest version for learnin

  • html, java,javascript, and i will designing at the web pages then i am download trial version i improve my knowlage anf it will be more practices

  • like php and java and asp.net am used regulerd.that is am veru interesting programe.and we devoloep by own machine regularly.crete a some pro

What do you like most about this program?
  • I like that you can make a website, enabling me to create my own designs with the availability of a range of tools and functions in order for me to do this

  • i search to work in any prmogramming company and i love programming such as html,java,css,php and networking . iam studied communication engineering

  • very simple to use and easy. do do not need to understand html, css, javascript to get started with.Besides there are mouthful of documentation

  • utility to download documents and more rapidity nothing spyware and nothing virus disponibility always any moment we like all function of the programm

  • ONE OF THE STANDARD HTML EDITOR USED BY PROFESSIONALS ALL OVER THE WORLD. SINGLE MOST USEFUL TOOL TO DEVELOP WEBSITES FROM SCRATCH. IT PROVIDES CODED COMPLETION.

The new Adobe Dreamweaver is here now, and with it, a set of changes which will make Web creation easier and more intuitive. Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 is the new bet of Adobe for HTML edition for professional developers based on an easy-to-use philosophy. It is able to create dynamic pages in a simple and visual way, without writing a programming line.

With its Drag-and-drop system, it produces Webs and applications and observes how they work in different platforms and browsers in an almost immediate way. The new and advanced applications of Dreamweaver CS6 version make this program an essential tool for designers and thanks to its simple use, for any person who wants to initiate themselves in the Web developing. It is possibly the best visual Web editor for PC.

Dreamweaver CS6 Features

  • Focused on working with portable devices (tablets and smartphones)
  • Typography: at last we will be able to use the sources we prefer without the need to convert the text to .gif
  • Improvement in the compatibility with jquery and enhanced PhoneGap
  • Integration of Adobe Business Catalyst
  • Fluid Grid Layout: create compatible Web design with different platforms and browsers
  • Creative Cloud: programs renting in flat-rate format

Review

When Adobe bought Macromedia many developers, designers, ideas men and users in general (professional or not), were worried about it. What will happen now with those incredible Web creation, animation and design programs? We have discovered that Adobe’s plans were not to generate a huge Photoshop with thousands of tools, but to produce a group of programs linked among them and to complete the functionality of its best products: PDF and Flash.

The idea is to produce a wide and attractive range of content and applications that, basically, offer all the necessary tools to the design work and audiovisual production, with a huge interactivity between them, as well as a future work standard. After these explanations, in part given by Adobe General Manager and President, we find out Dreamweaver CS6, one of the best products of Macromedia, reinforced with the huge Californian Company.

In chronological order this application is the 12.0 version, but it has been renamed as sixth launch of the CS saga and ends up making Adobe GoLive editor disappear. Dreamweaver CS6 is presented with a lot of novelties compared to previous versions. Therefore, we can notice that there is a new perspective which is focused on portable devices and which makes a strong bet on HTML5.

The most significant improvements are listed below:

  • CSS3 Transitions: in Dreamweaver CS6 we will be able to animate the property changes easily and without the need to write one single line of the cumbersome code. With this novelty we will get to make effects that give a better aspect and higher life to the animation design.
  • Enhancement in Fluid Grid Layout: based on CSS3, it will allow us to create compatible Web design with any other platform and browser, which will enable to achieve multiple window sites.
  • Adobe Business Catalyst: Adobe’s unified lodging platform is totally integrated in Dreamweaver now. A Business Catalyst panel will connect the two programs in order to edit created websites and generate e-commerce sites.
  • Improved compatibility with jquery Mobile framework: now you can design native applications for Android and iPhone iOS portable platforms. Thanks to this compatibility, it is possible to create applications for mobile devices in an easy way and substantially reducing developer’s workflow.
  • Compatibility with updated PhonGap: we will simplify the creation and grouping of native applications for iOS and Android. By reorganizing HTML code, we will produce apps for mobile devices, and thanks to its emulators, we will check the designs easily.

But the main advantage offered by Dreamweaver CS6 is the perfect integration with the rest of programs of Adobe’s Suite, being really simple to work with Flash, Fireworks, etc. This interactivity will make easier the creation process and besides, it will save the tedious task of jumping from program to program or converting formats.

Another advance related to the compatibility deals with the different browsers which are currently in the market. Thanks to Dreamweaver’s Live View technology and with the help of Adobe BrowserLab, we can make advance preview of how our Web will work immediately and without the typical surprises after its publication. CS6 is totally prepared for the latest Web creation tendencies, so it has an incredible integration and support for content management system (CMS) such as Wordpress, Drupal or Joomla!

Regarding the interface, we will see that Dreamweaver CS6 has not changed a lot compared to the previous version CS5. It follows the same distribution as in previous editions, but the changes are inside. If you know other versions such as CS3 or previous, you will notice how the way of working has been improved and how easy is to create Websites now. It is not necessary to have information about FTP or URLs accounts to start working. In this sense, the templates of Dreamweaver CS6 have progressed and they are very useful in order to see what we need, as well as to discover how we will do it. This is a perfect example of the Adobe’s new easy-to-use philosophy.

Novelties and new tools aside, something which has surprised both critics and users is the step taken by Adobe toward something that, as we believe, they will try to impose to the following editions. Creative Cloud has come to stay and offers as many possibilities as limitations. For the first time, CS6 suite is provided by Adobe in a totally digital format and with the option to monthly renting.

This means that for only 50 dollars per month, we will be able to use all the programs of the suite without any restriction. At first, it seems a really considerable saving since Dreamweaver CS6’s Master Collection version has a price of 2,600 dollars. Comparing it, we will depreciate it in just four years approximately. However, taking into account that Adobe is offering a new suite every year, it will not be profitable.

Cloud’s advantages do not only concentrate on monetary issues, all the programs will constantly be connected to Adobe’s servers, so, in case you have any problem, it would be solved instantly thanks to the online support. The updates would act in the same way; we have to remind that we are hiring a service, not a specific program.

It is also true that Adobe ensures faithful professional users, who pay every month and save in the production and transportation of the physical format. As we have Dreamweaver CS6 to our disposal and without any restriction, the options are unlimited. From the programs compatibility and interactivity, following by the savings of working time, to the possible joining together of several applications in order to create one more powerful and with better resources.

It is clear that Adobe has known how to form a great package of programs in Dreamweaver CS6 and that this will produce big Webs, animations and audiovisual creations. Dreamweaver has progressed if we compare it with previous versions and, although it has complicate some parts of its way of working in order to give support to the new kind of products of the market, it is still as friendly with the user as before, and it has known how to keep this intuitive way of working acquired from the missing Macromedia. Dreamweaver CS6 is the best program of the market related to Web creation, and the most used among professionals all over the world.

PHP Nuke's opinion

The first thing we notice during Dreamweaver CS6 download and installation is the considerable weight increase which the program has suffered since the purchase of Macromedia by Adobe. From the 100 mega that version 8 occupied, to one Giga of space that it occupies now. This has produced a huge reduction in relation to the program lightness and power. Searching about this fact, we can see how gutting the task installer we find several programs referred and focused on Creative Cloud, whether we use them or not.

Once we have enter to the program desktop, we will notice that Dreamweaver CS6 offers the same features as the previous versions, and that to a large extend, it takes the same shape and distributions as most of Adobe programs. It is clear that the idea is to convert CS suite in a creation standard and the path is marked.

After the fusion of the Adobe programs with ones of Macromedia, the only thing to do is to join them in a way that they could end up working as one, and that is the idea that they are trying to get with Creative Cloud. If we are professional, the idea is quite good, but when we only use these programs for our amateur works, it is so difficult to keep a 50 dollar fee per month for a number of programs that we will not use. Most of critics to this way of renting programs come from this fact.

However, if we are professionals, we will be glad with absolutely everything that Dreamweaver CS6 has prepared for us. The joining together and the interactivity between programs are perfect and it will save more than one extra step at the moment of making our work. When it comes to the program, Dreamweaver CS6 offers us a big amount of tools in this sense. From previews of our Webs, to ways of working focused on new languages (HTML5) and new formats such as mobile phone and tablets, they offer new possibilities for the new tendencies of business.

In this aspect is where we have found the application that has impressed us the most. Thanks to Phonegap Build, Dreamweaver will manage our applications and it will return them compiled for all mobile operating systems. In order to try them, a simple code QR will be displayed in the screen and with any reader of our Smartphone, it will be ready for you to download and install it.

So we are dealing with the more complete Web creation program of the market. Very few times we could join “professional” with “simple” in a sentence, but the work of Adobe has been really good. It is not perfect, a little slow and with high weight, but we understand that all that is because of the good connectivity and interaction among programs. For all those who want to work in Web design, Dreamweaver CS6 is totally indispensable. For more information about this program, after its download, you can visit the distributor Website .

System requirements

For a good download and installation of Dreamweaver CS6, you will need these technical specifications:

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon of 64 bits or higher
  • OS: Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed (although Service Pack 3i is recommendable)
  • Memory: 512MB at least
  • At least 1GB of available space in the hard disk for the installation; some extra available space is required during the installation (it can be installed in removable storage devices)
  • Screen resolution: 1580x800 with a video card of at least 16 bits
  • Java Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
  • Software QuickTime 7.6.6 is required for HTML5 multimedia content reproduction
  • This software will not work if it is not activated. Connection to broadband Internet is required as well as being registered in order to activate the software, validate subscriptions and gain access to online services. Activation by telephone is not available.

Conclusion

Dreamweaver CS6 is a perfect tool for Web pages creation. It is focused on Web work and design in mobile devices (tablets and smartphones). It offers formatting compatibility with other programs of the suite, which makes it easier at the moment of doing our work and allows us to save time.

This is the ideal program for those professionals who want to take to the limit their web pages. For those beginners who want to start with web and app design, Dreamweaver CS6 offers a really easy-to-use experience with many tutorials and templates to work with. Thanks to the new digital distribution offered by Adobe, with Creative Clouds we will be able to enjoy the whole package CS6 with a very interesting price and we will have an online technique support available.

Pros
  • Perfect integration with the rest of programs of Dreamweaver CS6 suite.
  • It has been thought for designs in mobiles and tablets with high operating system compatibility.
  • New toolbars for creation and edition of transitions with CSS3.
  • Web sources. Totally compatible with HTML5 property “Font face”.
  • Improvements in the Web previewing in multiscreens.
  • Creative Cloud integrated.
  • Easy-to-use
Cons
  • High price.
  • It occupies a lot of space, both the installer and the final program.