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Anyone uses it? people say it's good.
i love it. some people don't. have tried their suggestions (Espress, Coda, TextMate etc.) and still went back to DW every time
This be troll thread?
I use the 'Beaver. What do you want to know?
Get Aptana. It's free and it's awesome.
I prefer Adobe Potatoshop myself.
it's a complete joke. Especially if you bought it
I use SublimeText2. Love it.
I use it in split! I type the code.
As a straight code editor is it fairly decent. The people hating on it are assuming it's the same drag and drop wysiwyg editor from back in the FrontPage days. I used it for probably 4 years as my primary code editor and switched to sublime text 2 last year as it had a few more features that I needed.
...no one uses bbedit?
On Mac RubyMine is my choice, even if I am working on non-rails project - kicks Coda2 to the kerb. On Win, I prefer VS2012 Express for Web.
Sublime2 is also pretty good.
still use beaver
I used DW for a long time. Learned on it. I think the workflow takes a lot of time and I don't like the interface at all. When I was a beginner it made more sense but as I got better I wanted something simpler. I really love Espresso because of the live preview when editing CSS. No more clicking refresh over and over and over.
"As a straight code editor is it fairly decent. The people hating on it are assuming it's the same drag and drop wysiwyg editor from back in the FrontPage days"
No we're not... we're really not.
Dreamweaver is shitty and RIDICULOUSLY OVERPRICED as a code editor.
The less said about its other features the better.
- Yes, you are.aaux
- And has anyone bought dreamweaver on it's own? If you bought any CS web suite it's included.aaux
- how can I be aaux when I haven't used the WYSIWYG pane since 3.0/4.0animatedgif
- I've been unfortunate to have to use the code view lately and it's still garbage next to a real text editoranimatedgif
As others said there are arguably better alternatives for significantly less money.
But I've been working with DW for about 12 years now and my intimate knowledge of its workflow has made it my code editor of choice.
Recently I tried several other apps as alternatives, but none of them had the same code-hinting / auto-completion that DW did and as a result my workflow slowed down.
I agree that it's a lot more robust than it probably needs to be, but on a decent machine it runs just fine.
I like DW. Code view/hinting/auto-complete makes things fast, sometimes wysiwyg is nice for switching up content in an exisiting page, and if you're managing a site the templating tools work pretty darn well as an alternative to a DB-based website.
I wouldn't buy it on it's own, but I'll use it if it's around.
at some shops there has always been a near religious hatred of DW, but the last few times I used it, I was surprised how much better it was, and how fast I was able to crank out a comp for a client presention....
monNom.... I wouldn't spend $$ on it either, but I'd not refuse to use it... it's one more tool in the toolbox if it's on a computer at some gig....
Dreamweaver is the best HTML/PHP/JS/Mobile IDE to date. There is absolutely nothing that beats it.. CS6 is just amazing.
Is it heavy? Yeah sure.. but what you get is such productivity boost it's not comparable to anything else. And I have Coda, Sublime Text 2 in addition to it.
I use these other editors only for quick edits on html files but for the whole project Dreamweaver is magic.
Even the code editor support all modern things, auto-completion for Jquery, HTML, CSS, JS and so on.