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What is Dreamweaver?

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Dreamweaver is website creation software by Adobe Systems that's used to create websites with HTML, CSS and other Web programming languages. Dreamweaver also offers pre-made elements that can be dragged and dropped to assemble a fully functional website using a what-you-see-is-what-you-get interface.

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Dreamweaver is integrated with other Adobe Creation Suite software including Photoshop and Illustrator; it supports a number of common and third party file extensions as well. Dreamweaver displays website projects in a live preview window where users see real-time changes take effect while editing HTML and CSS code. Dreamweaver's live preview window also allows users to place text, images, videos and script widgets into the website without writing a line of code.

Dreamweaver includes features that make creating mobile compatible websites faster, such as a fluid grid, Web fonts support and CSS3 transition support. The included templates serve as starting points for novice users who can plug in their own content and publish a website easily. They can also serve as objects of reference for more advanced users who wish to expand upon a design or learn new code elements.

Dreamweaver is available as a standalone Creative Cloud product or as part of the Creative Cloud Complete subscription as of May 2015. Adobe offers training courses and tutorials for all its software on its website.

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