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    Upgrading from Dreamweaver 2004

    Hi Everyone

    I'm wanting to update my webdesign tool, currently using Dreamweaver Mx2004..... was wondering what product people would recommend.

    I have a couple small sites that I like to keep up to date, and I also manage a couple of small project sites for friends. I programme in XHTML & CSS - but would like to get into PHP.

    Guess you could call me an intermediate.

    So, in your opinion, what's "The holy grail" of web authoring? Please provide a link if possible.

    Thanks for your time & interest
    Sol

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    I recently upgraded to Dreamweaver 8 and really saw almost no difference. I do not think upgrading to Dreamweaver 8 is worth it at all. The only feature I really wanted to see was improved FTP handling. The "improvement" is that you can continue to edit files while Dreamweaver is ftping. The problem is that I still have problems with Dreamweaver "hanging" while for some reason it can't ftp so the feature is useless to me.

    If you find a better development environment than Dreamweaver let me know. I still like it for developing apps and coding php (just not worth the upgrade).
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    Dreamweaver CS3 is AWESOME. I suggest you download the trial, you'll probably be impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by croatiankid View Post
    Dreamweaver CS3 is AWESOME. I suggest you download the trial, you'll probably be impressed.
    Can you be more specific? What's so good about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sol07 View Post
    Can you be more specific? What's so good about it?
    http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver/ - read all about it.

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    I just upgraded from DWMX 2004 to CS3.

    My sole reason for upgrading is that CS3 renders CSS designs more accurately. Also, it is convenient to be able to move CSS rules out from the HEAD of an HTML document to a seperate stylesheet or vice versa.

    So if CSS is a large part of what you do - and it should be - that is reason enough to upgrade. Just don't expect any major bells and whistles in the form of interface enhancements or anything. It still looks pretty much the same.

    Oh, and there are the Ajax goodies, if you're into that...

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    I recently upgraded from Dreamweaver CS2 to Dreamweaver CS3, and I'm loving it. If you thought Dreamweaver was good before its much better now that Adobe owns Macromedia. Finally there is some integration between Dreamweaver and Photoshop, let alone all the new DW features. Cheers.
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