Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Company Adobe
  • Version 2020
  • Platforms
  • License Commercial
  • Category Internet
2.5 / 5 (172 votes)

1. Main Features

  • Standards-based, visual (WYSIWYG) web development
  • Perspective-based workspace environment with customizable toolbars
  • Syntax highlighting, code coloring, and other advanced coding features for multiple languages
  • Site management and FTP/SFTP publishing
  • Live view pre-publishing perspective
  • Version control system integration
  • Code hinting improvements for PHP and JavaScript
  • Support for EcmaScript 6 and the latest version of Chromium Embedded Framework

2. Software Overview

Adobe Dreamweaver is a professional web development application used for designing and maintaining websites. It provides an integrated development environment (IDE) for creating standards-based webpages and web applications.

The Dreamweaver workspace consists of a visual "WYSIWYG" editing interface that automatically generates HTML but also allows users to manually write HTML code. The application enables users to switch between editing perspectives when designing webpages, with each perspective consisting of a customized layout of toolbars, windows, and panels. While a coder’s perspective might include a text editor with syntax highlighting, a designer’s perspective may display the visual HTML editor. Some of the languages supported by Dreamweaver include HTML, PHP, ASP, XML, CSS, ActionScript, and JavaScript.

Dreamweaver comes with many features that help web developers save time. The application provides customizable starter templates for building webpages, HTML emails, eCommerce pages, and more. Code generation and code compliance features ensure that websites display the same across different web browsers without having to manipulate code directly. Syntax highlighting, code coloring, and visual hints help developers write, read, and update code faster and catch bugs before publishing the pages. Also, users can preview and edit their content in real-time in Dreamweaver before they publish, without having to view the pages in a web browser. This is especially helpful for building responsive websites for multiple browser window sizes and device screen sizes.

Adobe Dreamweaver is an impressive web development application that is utilized by both amateur and professional web developers. The program comes with many features that make web development more convenient and powerful. Dreamweaver is worth at least a try for web developers especially if they are already an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.DWT - Dreamweaver Webpage Template
Other file extensions used by Adobe Dreamweaver:
# File Extension Name
1 .AS ActionScript File
2 .ASCX ASP.NET User Control File
3 .ASP Active Server Page
4 .ASPX Active Server Page Extended File
5 .ASR ActionScript Remote Document
6 .CFC ColdFusion Component File
7 .CFM ColdFusion Markup File
8 .CFML ColdFusion Markup Language File
9 .CJS CommonJS Code File
10 .COMPRESSED WordCompress Compacted Webpage
11 .COMPRESSED WordCompress Compacted Web File
12 .CONFIG Configuration File
13 .CS C# Source Code File
14 .CSN Adobe Code Snippet Document
15 .CSS Cascading Style Sheet
16 .CTP CakePHP Template
17 .DWS Adobe Dreamweaver Site Cache File
18 .DWT Dreamweaver Webpage Template
19 .EDM Adobe Extension Data Markup Language File
20 .EDML Adobe Extension Data Markup Language Document
21 .HTML Hypertext Markup Language File
22 .INC Include File
23 .JS JavaScript File
24 .JSP Java Server Page
25 .JSPF Java Server Page Fragment
26 .JST JavaServer Page Document
27 .LBI Dreamweaver Library Item
28 .LESS LESS Style Sheet
29 .MJS Node.js ES Module File
30 .MNO Macromedia Design Note
31 .OAM Adobe Edge Animate Widget File
32 .PHP PHP Source Code File
33 .PHP2 PHP 2 Web Page
34 .PHP3 PHP 3 Web Page
35 .PHP4 PHP 4 Web Page
36 .PHP5 PHP 5 Web Page
37 .PRO Adobe Proto Design File
38 .SASS Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets File
39 .SCSS Sass Cascading Style Sheet
40 .SHTM HTML Server Side Include File
41 .SHTML Server Side Include HTML File
42 .SSI Adobe Dreamweaver Server Side Include File
43 .STE Dreamweaver Site Settings File
44 .SWF Shockwave Flash Movie
45 .VB Visual Basic Project Item File
46 .VBS VBScript File
47 .VTM Visual Tool Markup Language Document
48 .VTML Visual Tool Markup Language File
49 .VTV Adobe Dreamweaver Validator Configuration File
50 .WML Wireless Markup Language File
51 .XHTM Extensible Hypertext Markup Language Document
52 .XHTML Extensible Hypertext Markup Language File
53 .XML XML File
54 .ZDCT Adobe Language File

Updated: January 18, 2020

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