Adobe Dreamweaver Web Development

     I started using Adobe Dreamweaver when its 2nd version came out in 1998. I was intrigued by the websites I saw on my dial-up internet and wanted to learn how to build them. It was by trial and error since no one was teaching it in my area. I did find some groups and other users that helped me get started. After a while, I had my first website and was so proud of that frame looking, button navigation, pixelated images, and a cool blue background with white lettering website. I can honestly say it was no award winner. I kept going through the decades using Dreamweaver and now use the newest version with ease.

     Adobe Dreamweaver CC is a web design and development application that uses both a visual design surface known as Live View and a code editor with standard features such as syntax highlightingcode completion, and code collapsing as well as more advanced 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 allows for its users to design, code and manage websites, as well as mobile content. Dreamweaver is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tool. You can live preview of changes for the frontend. Dreamweaver is positioned as a versatile web design and development tool that enables visualization of web content while coding.

Mesa Corporation Greer

Local Greer Corporation website built using Dreamweaver CC.

Adobe Dreamweaver

What makes Dreamweaver different from other web tools?

     Dreamweaver is a unique web development tool that lets you visualize your site in real-time as you are coding.

  • Code faster and with greater flexibility with Dreamweaver’s new coding engine. Code hints help new users learn HTML, CSS, and other web standards, and visual aids like auto-indentation, code coloring, and resizable fonts help reduce errors and make your code easier to read.
  • Dreamweaver supports common CSS pre-processors like SASS, Less, and SCSS, with full code coloring, and compilation, so you can save time and produce cleaner code.
  • Write more than one line of code at a time to quickly do things like create a bulleted list, update a series of strings, and make multiple edits simultaneously.
  • Quick Edit offers an inline editor for the relevant CSS within an HTML file, so you can make changes fast.
  • Quick Docs saves you time by displaying relevant Web Platform Docs reference information for CSS properties directly within Code View.
  • Load and open files quickly and get through projects faster with a new performance-boosted and clutter-free workspace designed for developers.
  • Preview your page edits in real time as you code without having to manually refresh your browser.
  • Use Dreamweaver’s FTP features to push your files on to a web server.

Reference: Adobe Dreamweaver FAQ’s website.

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