Adobe Dreamweaver is the software package of choice for thousands of web builders and designers across the globe. Perhaps aimed at a more skilled customer than XsitePro, Dreamweaver does require the user to have an understanding of coding, so is perhaps not ideal for those new to website construction.
The newest version of Adobe Dreamweaver is CS5 Web Premium, and it is available to purchase at a price of around £1512.25. If you are upgrading from an earlier Adobe package you may qualify for a discount, making the purchase price £523.25
Who uses Adobe Dreamweaver CS5?
Dreamweaver CS5 is a popular choice for professional web designers. It is also a well-loved piece of software for those who are fans of other Adobe packages, such as Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator. Dreamweaver CS5 makes the preparation of editing graphics for your website a simple and streamlined process.
Can beginners use Dreamweaver CS5?
There is a built in “Property Inspector”, which makes it hard to create incorrect CSS. Pop up help windows are also available offering tips and assistance and fully interactive web pages can be created using a basic HTML table.
As more businesses are opting to sell or advertise on the web, web designers are increasingly burdened with requests for small changes to be made. Adobe have recognised this and have created InContext Editing, which allows the client to access their website on line and make simple changes to copy or images. This frees up the time of the designer and the client can make the changes as required as soon as they are needed.
System Requirements for Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
Operating System Required:
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later
Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP1
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise SP1
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Min Processor Type:
Min Processor Type 1 GHz or faster (Windows)
Intel Multicore – 1 GHz
PowerPC G5 (Mac)
Peripheral / Interface Devices Required:
1280 x 800 monitor resolution
System Requirements Details:
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP – RAM 512 MB – HD 1 GB
***** Dreamweaver CS5 integrates beautifully with other Adobe applications allowing for quick and easy design and editing
**** The new, customisable workspace can be tailored to suit the individual, is a massive improvement on the previous version
** The price – The price of this software is unappealing to many, but in particular those who are new to web designing.
** The coding – still complex and although easily understood by the experts, new comers to the world of web design may flounder, despite the built in CSS/HTML tools and help sections.