Dreamweaver CS6 is a powerful Web builder with great code-editing, CSS, and site management capabilities. It introduces significant additions for CSS3 properties and building mobile-friendly websites, but is slipping behind in certain core technologies Web designers depend on.
The Dreamweaver CS4 beta released by Adobe this week offers a complete overhaul of the user interface while adding many new features aimed at people who make their living as Web developers. David Sawyer McFarland takes a closer look at the changes.
With its combination of accurate visual design, excellent CSS tools, and strong site-management features, Dreamweaver continues to be the premier Web-design program. If you’re using an Intel Mac, Dreamweaver CS3 is quite a worthy upgrade.
Whether you’re an expert on Pez dispensers or a budding entrepreneur, programs make it easy to create Web sites that communicate your passion. Of course, getting those Web sites noticed is another matter entirely. Luckily, there are a few free and easy ways to lead the masses to your front door.
Designing Web sites that look good in every browser can be heartbreaking work. Your carefully crafted site may look great in Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari, and then become a jumbled mess in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. But how do you test pages in a browser that doesn’t run in OS X?
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) give Web developers precise control over a page’s typography and layout. One secret weapon of CSS-based designs is the background property, which adds images and color to the background of any element on a Web page.
The open-source revolution has produced plenty of powerful programs for the Mac. The Web is bursting with Mac resources that can help anyone who runs a Web site. Here are a few of the best.
For several years, since the launch of its MX suite, Macromedia has tried to make its Web creation toolsâ€”Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, and Contributeâ€”more interoperable and suite-like, and the result is now tighter integration between the programs in Studio 8 than ever before.
If Adobe’s purchase of Macromedia proceeds as planned, Dreamweaver 8 is the last version of the program to be produced under the Macromedia banner. It is also the best version to date.
In the pages that follow are tips for using the latest versions of Safari and Firefox, advice on picking the Mac-compatible blogging tool that’s right for you, and a guide to the best low-cost and free Web-building tools out there. Add all that to this issue’s review of the latest browsers, and it’s everything you need to know about the Web today.
While it’s nice to see a dedicated PHP editor for the Mac, PHP Studio feels rough around the edges, lacks useful text-editing features, and is marred by bugs and performance problems when working with large and complex PHP files.
The latest version of Macromedia's visual Web-page authoring program continues to push the envelope of Web development. In this first look at the update included in Macromedia Studio 8, David Sawyer McFarland examines the new features in Dreamweaver 8, including workflow improvements, expanded CSS support, and snappier file transfers.
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