Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Portable (Latest)
is a web originally created by Macromedia and now owned
by , which acquired Macromedia in 2005.
Dreamweaver is available for both Mac and . Recent versions have
and frameworks including ASP.NET, ColdFusion, JavaServer Pages, and PHP.
As a WYSIWYG Presto-based editor, Dreamweaver can hide the details of pages' HTML code from the
user, making it possible for non-coders to create web pages and sites. criticism of
this approach is that it produces HTML pages whose file size and amount of HTML code is much larger
than they should be, which can cause web browsers to perform poorly. This can be particularly true
because the application makes it very easy to create table-based layouts. In addition, some web
site developers have criticized Dreamweaver in the past for producing code that often does not
comply with W3C standards, though this has improved considerably in recent versions. Dreamweaver
8.0 (the version prior to the recently released 9.0 within CS3) performed poorly on the Acid2 Test,
developed by the Web Standards Project. However, Macromedia has increased the support for CSS and
other ways to lay out a page without tables in later versions of the application, with the ability
to convert tables to layers and vice versa. Dreamweaver allows users to preview websites in many
browsers, provided that they are installed on their computer. It also has some site management
tools, such as the ability to find and replace lines of text or code by whatever parameters
specified across the entire site, and a templatization feature for creating multiple pages with
Dreamweaver can use "Extensions" - small programs, which any web developer can write (usually in
download and install them. Dreamweaver is supported by a large community of extension developers
who make extensions available (both commercial and free) for most web development tasks from simple
rollover effects to full-featured shopping carts.
Like other HTML editors, Dreamweaver edits files locally, then uploads all edited files to the
remote web server using FTP, SFTP, or WebDAV.