What Are Some Features of Adobe Dreamweaver?


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Adobe Dreamweaver is a web development tool that combines an interactive website view, called Live View, with a high-feature code editor. Dreamweaver's Live View shows a site in real-time, allowing for interactive edits and troubleshooting. Dreamweaver supports design of websites as well as mobile content. Dreamweaver's Live View makes coding a website interactive because it constantly updates with code changes. Because of Live View, Dreamweaver is suitable for coders as well as those with limited or no coding experience.

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Adobe Dreamweaver was created and maintained by Macromedia from 1997 until 2005, when Adobe acquired Macromedia. As of 2015, Adobe Dreamweaver is a part of Adobe's Creative Cloud and is sold as an ongoing monthly service rather than a one-time product. Dreamweaver is available for Windows and Mac OS X.

Adobe Dreamweaver features both a Live View and a code editor, making it a suitable web and mobile design application for both coders and designers. Dreamweaver's code editor offers numerous versatile features, including syntax highlighting, code completion, real-time syntax checking and code introspection. Live View allows users to view real-time updates to code changes as well as visually perform changes directly on the page. Dreamweaver also includes features to upload a site's code to a web server over FTP, SFTP or WebDav.

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