Design, develop, and maintain standards-based Web sites and applications.
Best for coding and design pros, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 is perhaps the sharpest, swiftest tool for developing and editing dynamic Web sites.
Dreamweaver CS3's universal binary alone could make the upgrade worthwhile for some users, and improved CSS plus new Spry features will be welcome to pros, but that's not a lot of advances for the steep price.
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Adobe today released an update to Dreamweaver CS5, bringing the latest version to 11.0.2. The update addresses small issues with the program since its initial release, and also includes previous updates for Adobe's Browser Lab.
Faster, easier to use, and more powerful than the previous version, Dreamweaver 8 is a worthy upgrade for professionals, but amateurs should stick with a less complicated app, such as HomeSite.
Dreamweaver cooperates better with other members of the Creative Suite 4, while offering more shortcuts to dynamic code underlying your designs.
If you need the latest and greatest in Web site development, Dreamweaver is the best investment; but it's overkill for casual users.
Dreamweaver MX isn't for rank newbies or dedicated hobbyists. Consider it if you're a code-savvy developer looking to hook in your Web site to server-side databases. Adobe enthusiasts, go with GoLive.
Adobe's Spry Framework offers help with designing dynamic Web pages.
Dreamweaver continues to be one of the best Web editors on the market. If you have avoided it because it is a visual editor, it is now time to buy.
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