As always, Dreamweaver lets you view page layout and underlying code at the same time, while letting you hide or display the various panels of tools. The interface of this former Macromedia property looks a tad different as it adopts the Adobe CS3 style.
We experienced delays running Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Firefox, Microsoft Word 2003 and Windows Media Player (to play a CS3 tutorial video) at the same time on a 300GHz, Windows XP SP2 computer with 1GB of RAM. At one point, we waited more than 30 seconds to open Fireworks while the other applications were already running. If you plan to multitask with Adobe Creative Suite 3, make sure you have a beefy system first.
We tried to copy and paste layers from a Fireworks PNG file, but found out quickly that we were going about it the wrong away. While Adobe has added integration throughout its Creative Suite 3, not everything is an easy, drag-and-drop function. Again, do your research before diving in.
When we tried to copy layers of a PSD image from Fireworks and paste them into Dreamweaver, there was no option for accepting and rejecting layers, which you can do when moving a PSD directly from Photoshop. Creative Suite 3 improvements may feel intuitive for those who are already familiar with the applications. However, overall, we wish that the suite were more intuitive for those new to it.