About Adobe Dreamweaver

Category: Web Design Software
Adobe Dreamweaver is a powerful and professional web development tool that enables users to design, develop, and publish dynamic and responsive websites. Users can easily create and customize web page templates, insert and format text, images, and other media, and preview their work in a variety of web browsers. The software also includes built-in support for integrating with popular content management systems like WordPress, making it easy to manage and update website content.

Company: Adobe

Adobe is the world's leading digital media and marketing company. Bringing digital creations to life and delivering immersive, compelling experiences to the right person at the right time is one of our core strengths - from emerging artists to global brands. Essentially, Adobe is everywhere, changing the world through digital experiences.

In-Depth Analysis

0 Overall
Price 3.5
Performance 4.0
Ease Of Use 4.5
Features 5.0
Support 5.0

Pros

  • Integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Extensive documentation and support
  • Comprehensive code editor with code highlighting, debugging, and more
  • Mobile support for responsive websites

Cons

  • Cost
  • Limited 3rd party integrations
  • Limited support for newer web technologies

Adobe Dreamweaver Comparisons

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Plans & Pricing

Adobe Dreamweaver is available through a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. This subscription gives you access to all of Adobe’s creative software, including Dreamweaver, as well as cloud storage and other services.

There are several pricing options for Creative Cloud subscriptions:

Adobe Dreamweaver Single App is available for $20.99/mo. For access to all of Adobe’s creative software, as well as 100GB of cloud storage, the cost is $54.99 per month.

Student and teacher plan: This plan is designed for students and teachers who want to use Adobe’s creative software for educational purposes. It includes the same features as the individual plan, but at a discounted price of $19.99 per month.

Business plan: This plan is suitable for businesses that want to provide Adobe’s creative software to their employees. It includes access to all of Adobe’s creative software, as well as 1TB of cloud storage per user. The cost of this plan varies based on the number of users and the length of the subscription term.

Enterprise plan: This plan is designed for large organizations that want to license Adobe’s creative software for use across the entire organization. It includes the same features as the business plan, as well as additional features and services. The cost of this plan is customized based on the specific needs of the organization.

Single App
$20.99
/mo
7-Day Free Trial
  • Dreamweaver as part of a creative cloud
Creative Cloud All Apps
$54.99
/mo
7-Day Free Trial
  • Everything in the Single App plan
  • 20+ Creative Cloud apps, including Dreamweaver
Students & Teachers
$19.99
/mo
7-Day Free Trial
  • Savings of over 60% on 20+ Creative Cloud apps
Business
$35.99
/mo
7-Day Free Trial
Per License
  • 20+ Creative Cloud apps
  • Business Integrations
  • Licensing & Billing

 

Performance

Performance

Overall performance was excellent, and I did not experience any issues within the Editor or when switching between app functions. Their coding and design interface was responsive within the editor and the content library was quick to access. There was zero lag during any of Dreamweaver’s functions. For a live demo, check out the Coding & Templates videos below.

Collaboration

Dreamweaver does not allow for real-time collaboration within a project. In order to accomplish this, it uses 3rd party integrations such as Github to assist developers and designers edit projects together.

Uniqueness

Dreamweaver provides users with an intuitive visual interface for creating websites, while also allowing them to code HTML and CSS manually. Dreamweaver also allows users to preview their work in multiple browsers and devices and includes an array of debugging and optimization tools. Additionally, Dreamweaver integrates seamlessly with other Adobe Creative Cloud applications, allowing users to quickly and easily create and edit webpages.

Ease of Use

Initial Sign-Up

Initial sign-up was simple and required the creation of an Adobe Creative Cloud account and then downloading the Dreamweaver app to my Mac. The entire process took just a couple of minutes. Click the video to see the entire sign-up process:

Templates & Themes

The Dreamweaver Library includes a range of templates and coding start points to help with your new design. In this video, we take a quick tour of its pre-built designs:

Visual Editor

This feature is available in the visual editor, which is called the “Design” view in Dreamweaver. For a demonstration, click the Coding video below.

Code Editing

For users who are familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, Dreamweaver also includes a code editor that allows users to edit the underlying code for their web designs with a live preview window above. Check out this video for a demo:

Customer Support

Customer support for Dreamweaver is provided through a variety of channels, including online resources such as documentation, tutorials, and forums, as well as through Adobe Virtual Assistant chatbot and email support. Creative Cloud also has a dedicated YouTube channel with easy-to-search tutorials.

For a quick rundown of Dreamweaver’s learning resources, check out this video:

Chat Support

Dreamweaver has helpful chatbot support through Adobe. The Adobe Virtual Assistant is available throughout the platform for easy access.

Email Support

Dreamweaver has a proactive approach to email support and has reached out directly to me twice since opening my Creative Cloud account. The account manager assigned to me was quick to respond and knowledgeable.

Phone Support

Adobe has a phone 24/7 phone support on weekdays and limited weekend hours. After a short hold time of 4 minutes, I was able to speak to a knowledgeable agent who was able to assist me with all Creative Cloud products.

Community

There are several online forums and communities where Dreamweaver users can ask questions, share their work, and collaborate with others. These include the Adobe Creative Cloud Community, the Adobe User-to-User forums, and other online communities focused on web design and development.

24/7 Help & Support
24/7 Help & Support
Adobe Virtual Assistant online chat
Phone Support
Phone Support
Mon - Fri, 24 hours a day | Sun 6pm - Fri 7pm PT.
Email
Email
Via Online Contact Form & Account Manager Outreach
Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials
Separated into “Beginner” & “Experienced” categories
FAQ
FAQ
Updated regularly in the Help Section
Blog
Blog
Includes product updates, design tips, case studies and more.
Features & Functionality
Design Features

WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)

Dreamweaver’s visual editor that allows you to design and layout your web pages as they will appear in a web browser. This makes it easy to see how your pages will look inside a browser. In addition to the visual editor, Dreamweaver also includes a powerful code editor that allows you to directly edit the HTML, CSS, and other code that makes up your web pages.

As part of Adobe Creative Cloud, Dreamweaver is packed with features and tools.

Features
  • Pre-Built Templates
  • Mockup Templates
  • Customization Ability
  • Customized Branding
  • Drag and Drop Editor
  • Collaborative Editing
Content Features
Features
  • Media Management
  • Content/Media Library
  • Content Management System
  • Scheduling Tool
  • User Management
  • Rich Text Editor
Marketing Features
Features
  • E-Commerce
  • Hosting
  • Domain Name
  • Marketing Tools
  • SEO Tools
  • Site Analytics
Integrations & Addons
Features
  • Plug-ins/Widgets
  • Email Integration
  • WordPress Integration
  • Marketing Integration
  • Social Media Integration
Coding Features
Features
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Syntax Highlighting
Verdict

Adobe Dreamweaver is a robust web development tool that is well-suited for designing and building professional-quality websites. It can handle a wide range of web development tasks and offers a range of features and resources to help you create high-quality websites. It does, however, require some initial getting used to. I found having access to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite a huge advantage for all things design and creativity.

Lee Payton
Author: Lee Payton
Lee Payton is a Marine Corps veteran, private investigator, 501(c)(3) vice president, marketing director, and entrepreneur. During his government years, he worked at the White House, deployed following the 9/11 terror attacks, and rose through the ranks to several managerial positions. He founded four successful businesses in the private sector, including a private investigative agency, a non-profit organization to conduct human trafficking rescues, a medical concierge service, and a digital marketing agency. He specializes in the formation, marketing, and growth of new businesses.
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