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Adobe Dreamweaver is a software tool for front-end developers and web designers. It blends a robust design surface and code editor that helps easily code, design, and manage sites. The user interface (UI) has been designed keeping usability in mind, with selectable light and dark themes, and modern web workflow support. Bootstrap integration permits users create responsive websites that scale and adapt to multiple browsers.
On Windows PC, Dreamweaver needs a 2GHz or faster AMD Athlon 64 or Intel Core 2 processor, with at least 2GB RAM (4GB ideal) and 4GB of free hard disk space. The display should be 1280 x 1024 at least, with a 16-bit video card. Macs should have macOS 10 on-board, with other system requirements remaining the same.
Adobe Dreamweaver offers a 7-day trial to users having a Creative Cloud (CC) membership, as Dreamweaver is a part of the CC suite. The trial version is limited and not full-fledged, but it should be good enough to get to know the tool. Once the plan has been upgraded to All Apps, the full version becomes accessible.
All Dreamweaver features help churn HTML5 code so that it could align with the latest web development standards. Using the code editor, a user can write and alter code to suit his/her developmental requirements. Besides text-editing capabilities, the tool offers different features – for instance, code hints that helps code in HTML, CSS, PHP, etc.
Prior versions of the software can be used, provided the earlier version is already installed. In case the earlier version is not available locally, the CC membership can be used for downloading the earlier versions any time. Moreover, the older versions can be used in tandem with the current installation.
Dreamweaver can be used in conjunction with other CC tools such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Animate, etc. These tools, in fact, make building beautiful, modern websites easier and seamless. Also, assets can be shared and a user may collaborate with others leveraging the CC Libraries integration.
Dreamweaver works with Bootstrap framework, thereby helping create responsive, mobile-first websites. The tool, in fact, also comes with responsive elements such as Fluid Grid Layouts and Visual Media Queries. An existing, non-responsive site can also be made responsive using Dreamweaver but that may entail a bit more work.
Switching to a premium membership from a trial version is quite straightforward. The user must purchase Dreamweaver on the official Creative Cloud website. Once the membership is purchased, the trial product would be licensed automatically upon relaunch.
Dreamweaver has dedicated support services and it’s also available on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Users can use these platforms to post queries and doubts and also send in suggestions. There are also Dreamweaver forums that solicit user feedback and take support questions.