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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 [Mac][OLD VERSION]

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Product Features

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 software empowers designers and developers to build standards-based websites with confidence.
  • Build dynamic standards-based websites and applications quickly and easily. Leverage powerful content management systems with integrated authoring and testing support for your existing frameworks like WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal.
  • Inspect, track, and preview web designs with powerful CSS diagnostics and functions. Improve your layouts and designs, and reduce the need for manual tweaking in the CSS code.
  • Some of the new CS Live online services integrate with Dreamweaver, such as fast and accurate browser-compatibility testing with Adobe BrowserLab. CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time.
  • Design and develop in an environment that supports most leading web development technologies, including HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, Ajax, PHP, Adobe ColdFusion software, and ASP.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003B32A88
  • Item model number: 65059546
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 12, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,610 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Adobe Systems Dreamweaver CS5 MacAdobe Dreamweaver CS5 Mac .CS5 boxed products do NOT include full printed user guides. These Doc Sets are orderable thru the License Desk or thru adobe.com.


Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 software empowers designers and developers to build standards-based websites with confidence. Work visually or directly in code, develop with your existing content management system like WordPress, Joomla!, or Drupal, and design productively with CSS inspection tools. Simplify advanced website development with integrated support for Subversion software and custom PHP code hinting. Get fast and accurate browser-compatibility testing and test dynamic content thanks to integration with Adobe BrowserLab, a new Adobe CS Live online service.

View, access, and edit any file related to your PHP-based site or content management system with Dreamweaver CS5. Click to enlarge.

Top reasons to buy Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Industry-leading web development environment
Build standards-based websites with the industry-leading web authoring tool. Work visually or directly in code, design productively with CSS inspection tools, and develop with your existing content management system.

Integrated content management system support
Enjoy authoring and testing support for your existing content management system frameworks like WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal. Dynamically Related Files provides direct access to a page's related files, even for dynamic pages, and Live View Navigation offers accurate previews of dynamic applications.

Comprehensive CSS support
Design and develop websites with powerful CSS tools. Visually display the CSS box model without requiring separate utilities, and reduce the need to manually edit CSS code, even in external style sheets.

Intelligent coding assistance
Discover features designed to help you write clean code faster than ever. Take advantage of code hinting with HTML, JavaScript, and Ajax frameworks such as Spry, jQuery, and Prototype. Get direct insight into core PHP functions, methods, and objects with dynamic PHP code hinting.

Support for leading technologies
Design and develop in an environment that supports most leading web development technologies, including HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, Ajax, PHP, Adobe ColdFusion software, and ASP.

FLV video content integration
Add FLV files to your web pages with point-and-click ease and standards-compliant coding. Preview your movies with FLV playback capabilities in Live View.

Dreamweaver CS5 highlights box model properties with colors so you can visually inspect individual page elements.

Adobe BrowserLab allows you to compare your web pages and applications in multiple browsers without having the specific operating system or browser installed on your local computer. Click to enlarge.

Dreamweaver CS5 enhances support for Subversion, the open-source version-control system, with new commands that can give you increased control and confidence. Click to enlarge.

Integration with Adobe BrowserLab
Preview dynamic web pages and local content with multiple viewing, diagnostic, and comparison tools through integration with Adobe Browserlab, a new Adobe CS Live online service* that quickly and accurately tests web content across web browsers and operating systems. CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time--visit www.adobe.com/go/cslive for details.

Site-specific code hinting
Benefit from code hinting on nonstandard files and directories in Dreamweaver CS5, enabling enhanced hinting support for your existing third-party PHP libraries and content management system frameworks such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla!.

Extended Dreamweaver community
Learn and share with an extensive Dreamweaver community. Benefit from the online Adobe Design Center and Adobe Developer Connection, training and seminars, developer certification programs, and user forums.

Top new features of Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Support for PHP-based content management systems
With authoring and testing support for third-party PHP-based content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal, Dreamweaver CS5 delivers a professional development environment for creating robust websites. Dynamically Related Files provides direct access to the assets necessary for these complex systems, including dynamically generated pages and content. New Live View Navigation allows you to explore the various states of your dynamic applications and pages--even those already deployed on a live server.

Dynamically Related Files
One of the biggest challenges in developing sites with a web-based content management system such as Wordpress, Joomla!, or Drupal is understanding how a page will look when finally assembled. This is primarily because a page itself is generated dynamically by the CMS from any number of individual pieces, known as includes, and is dependent on server-side logic to be viewed in a browser. The Dynamically Related Files feature in Dreamweaver CS5 helps you access files and update pages faster, as well as simplify management tasks for complex sites. With a single click, you can direct Dreamweaver to discover all of the external files and scripts necessary to assemble the page and display their filenames in the Related Files toolbar. With Live View enabled, Dreamweaver renders the page as it will appear in standards-compliant browsers, complete with dynamic, database-driven content and server- and client-side logic. Even the simplest pages in many of the popular CMS frameworks and themes have numerous dynamically related files, making it difficult to find the particular related files you need. With the ability to filter file types or use a wildcard expression, Dreamweaver lets you focus specifically on the files that you want to edit. If a related file doesn't exist locally, Dreamweaver CS5 shows a prompt, and allows you retrieve the file from the server with a single click.

Live View navigation
Live View navigation expands upon the Live View feature introduced in Dreamweaver CS4 and allows you to quickly and accurately check your code and your CMS design themes. With Live View navigation enabled, not only can you view a page as it is rendered in standards-compliant browsers, but links are active, allowing you to interact with server-side applications and dynamic data. In addition to the rendered Live View of the page, Live Code highlights changes as they happen, allowing you to quickly locate the dynamically loaded data or code changes triggered by JavaScript. At any stage of development, Live View navigation also allows you to enter a URL to inspect pages served from a live web server and easily edit pages you have browsed to if they exist in one of your locally defined sites.

Enhanced CSS inspection tools
By separating page markup (HTML) from the actual presentation of the content (CSS), web designs have become much more flexible and adaptable. However, for seasoned professionals and novices alike, there is a need to understand how page elements relate to one another, as well as to have the freedom to iterate and experiment with their page designs in real time. With enhanced CSS tools and Live View, Dreamweaver CS5 gives you more control without having to leave your editing environment, even giving you the ability to view any link state and change text size--tasks that previously required a browser.

CSS starter layouts are now color-coded--liquid layouts are in shades of blue, and fixed layouts are in earth tones.

To start a new website, you can give Dreamweaver as little information as a site name and where your local files are stored, or all the details about your site's servers. If Dreamweaver needs more information to carry out a task, it will prompt you. Click to enlarge.

Smooth integration between Adobe Business Catalyst and Dreamweaver CS5 makes it simple to maintain your online businesses without leaving the familiar Dreamweaver environment. Click to enlarge.

The Inspect command
Develop CSS-based designs more efficiently and accurately by visually displaying the CSS box model properties--including padding, border, and margin--in detail, without reading code or requiring a separate third-party utility such as Firebug. For designers who are new to web design or looking to expand their understanding of CSS, Dreamweaver CS5 makes it much easier to learn about the properties of an HTML element. In the past, external browser-based tools were required to visually identify page elements and their related CSS styles. This tedious process involved previewing the page in a browser, enabling the tool or plug-in, and then exploring the document to find the properties you wanted to change. Because this activity occurred in a browser, you had to keep track of all the changes made, and then copy and paste them into your web documents in Dreamweaver. In Dreamweaver CS5, you can use the Inspect command in tandem with Live View to quickly identify HTML elements and their associated CSS styles, giving you immediate feedback.

When an element is highlighted in Live View, its corresponding CSS rules and cascade are exposed in the CSS Styles panel where they can be edited in real time, removing the need to copy from an external tool and paste the results into Dreamweaver. When inspecting in Split view, the corresponding HTML code--including the tag--is immediately selected.

CSS enable/disable
Quickly and easily disable and re-enable CSS properties directly from the CSS Styles panel in Dreamweaver CS5. Disabling a CSS property simply comments out the specified property without actually deleting it, and the affected property is no longer rendered. This convenient option for toggling CSS properties on and off, coupled with the ability to inspect CSS, allows you to remain in your editing environment throughout the development process, eliminating the time-consuming process of previewing in the browser and troubleshooting with browser-based tools.

Integration with Adobe BrowserLab
Dreamweaver CS5 integrates with Adobe BrowserLab, one of the new CS Live online services, which provides a fast and accurate solution for cross-browser compatibility testing. Whether you are new to web design or a seasoned professional, you can use BrowserLab to preview web pages and local content with multiple viewing and comparison tools, customizing sets of browsers to meet your project's requirements. While working within Dreamweaver CS5, you can interact with your page in Live View, including the ability to freeze JavaScript-triggered interactions, and then send this “snapshot” of the page directly to BrowserLab for an accurate preview in the specific browsers and operating systems you've chosen. For traditional designers who want to understand how the various browsers and browser versions render their content, Onionskin view in BrowserLab allows you to overlay the same page in two different browsers or browser versions to easily spot differences.

Enhanced support for Subversion
With Dreamweaver CS5, you can manage files more effectively in collaborative, version-controlled environments with enhanced support for Subversion, an open-source version-control system. In Dreamweaver CS4, Subversion support was limited to the most basic functions of locking and unlocking files and generating status updates. Dreamweaver CS5 expands support for Subversion, allowing you to move, copy, and delete files locally, and then synchronize changes with your remote SVN repository. The new Revert command allows you to quickly correct tree conflicts or roll back to a previous version of a file. From the Repository View of the Files panel in Dreamweaver CS5, you can reduce clutter by directly performing svn:ignore commands to hide files you don't need to access. To ensure future compatibility, the built-in Subversion libraries in Dreamweaver CS5 are designed to be updated by the Adobe Extension Manager. As newer versions of the Subversion libraries become available, they will be made available to the public as free extensions at Adobe Exchange at www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange.

PHP custom class code hinting
Display proper syntax for PHP functions, objects, and constants to help you write code more accurately. Dreamweaver CS5 provides enhanced PHP code hinting on the fly by dynamically parsing PHP code and updating it as you type--even with code that hasn't yet been saved to disk. The code hints for PHP core functions and objects include the function signature, the module that defines the function, a description tooltip that mentions the PHP versions in which it is available, the method and parameter descriptions, and a link to the PHP.net manual page. Code hinting also works with your own custom functions and classes, as well as with third-party frameworks such as the Zend Framework. Dreamweaver CS5 dynamically highlights errors and provides alerts in the Information bar to help you more efficiently find and fix errors in your PHP code.

Site-specific code hints
As sites become more and more customized, especially those built using content management systems and/or custom plug-ins, the need to edit customized code efficiently becomes more important than ever. Site-specific code hints within Dreamweaver help you to more efficiently handle PHP coding tasks on a site-by-site basis. Theme files for blogs and other custom PHP files and directories can be included (or excluded) to customize the coding environment of Dreamweaver CS5 when working with third-party PHP libraries and CMS frameworks such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla! and others. For robust code hinting, you can also specify files and even folders located outside of the defined site root.

Enhanced CSS starter layouts
Jump-start your standards-based website design with updated and simplified CSS starter layouts. Based on user feedback and constantly evolving CSS best practices, the CSS starter layouts have been completely rewritten. For example, complex descendent selectors have been removed in favor of simplified, easy-to-understand classes, and the overall structure of the documents has been revamped. To help ensure success with the new layouts, instructions and comments are included both in the CSS code and the text of the document. Regardless of your experience, CSS starter layouts speed your development time by providing a variety of solid structures upon which to build your designs. For print designers and others just making the move to web design, CSS starter layouts can dramatically speed up the learning process.

Simple site setup
To help make setup faster and easier, the Site Definition dialog box has been extensively redesigned, implementing many improvements suggested by web designers and developers who use Dreamweaver on a regular basis. You can start with as much or as little detail as you like-- even with just a site name and local site folder--and Dreamweaver will prompt you for the remaining details as they're needed as you build your site. For more advanced projects, you can specify multiple servers with custom names to utilize staged, networked, or other server types.

Integration with Adobe Business Catalyst
In today's competitive environment, your clients demand more from their websites--they want true business results. With the Adobe Business Catalyst extension for Dreamweaver (available separately and in English only) and the Business Catalyst online service (available separately) you can deliver powerful online businesses without programming and at a fraction of the time and cost--all from within your familiar Dreamweaver workspace. Business Catalyst is an online service that can replace as many as five or more applications and tools with a single central platform for web designers that works hand in hand with Dreamweaver through the Business Catalyst extension for Dreamweaver. Using the unified platform and without back-end coding, you can build everything from amazing websites to powerful online stores, and from beautiful brochure-ware sites to lead generating mini-sites.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Upgrade from PageMill 3.0 August 7, 2010
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Working in PageMill 3.0 for the last 11 years, I figured it was time to upgrade. I had to work in Mac OS 9.2.2, Classic, on my old eMac to be able to maintain my website. I wished to get all on my latest Mac, so I had to find out if I could use Dreamweaver CS5 to read and edit my PageMill files. Good for me, Adobe offered a free demo, which I finally downloaded. Hurray, it read my pages, and then I could edit them and create new pages to be inserted into my website folder. Beautifully, I can run my website just as I did in PageMill, all on my Intel Mac.

Dreamweaver is a excellent WYSIWYG program, fine for me. I looked at BBEdit and that didn't work for me, also a demo. It is a huge investment for me, as PageMill came free with my iMac, back in 1999, and provided a good start to my webmastering. It served me well for all that time, but now I am updated with CS5, and while I can still run my website from my old computer using PageMill, that serves as a back-up if somehow my main Mac gets disabled somehow.

I had to get a manual, so easily and fast, thanks to Amazon, to learn how to use Dreamweaver, as I could not do some simple things as is obvious with my old software. The scrolling is a bit jerky, and it seems even a bit slow doing routine things. However now, I can make changes to a page and upload hardly with one click. The time saved will justify the high purchase price, and I am really now into .html. I can do movies, animation graphics, and other cool things to do, it looks like great fun for the next several years as I play with my website, and by what is the potential for this software. You can also tweak a photo and upload it immediately, instead of what I had to do in the past. From minutes to seconds! No expensive photo editing software required for simple stuff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Anybody can use this program, I prove that! May 4, 2011
By ndftc
Platform for Display:Mac Disc|Verified Purchase
I inherited an existing website and had to learn from scratch and this program let me edit, upload and update the site. I know nothing about website editing or creation but with this product I honestly believe if I had to I could create a site from the beginning. Adobe online videos are fantastic and easy to learn from. Are there easier products, most likely yes but this one will blow them away. I would highly recommend Dreamweaver to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamweaver CS5 March 13, 2011
Platform for Display:Mac Disc|Verified Purchase
After realizing that the (up-sell for $199) upgrade from Go-live to Dreaweaver CS5 wouldn't work for my version of CS2, I returned it and splurged on the stand alone Dreamweaver CS5. Make sure you check with the Abobe website before wasting your time.

For over ten years I have used Golive to create and manage my website and I have to say that the transition has been pretty smooth. Adobe offers a month of free tutorials on lynda.com which covers most of the software from beginner to more advanced techniques. Not having used Dreamweaver before I found it a much better software than golive, setting up of pages and pictures is simplified. One just needs to get used to it. You might try a free month trial to get a head start and see if it works for you. I am revamping my whole site which has over 80 pages. Since I was changing the names of the pages and pictures I didn't opt to import the complete site, however that is one of the options and Dreamweaver recognizes all the Golive pages.

All in all the software is easy to use.. CSS may take some effort and time to understand but it isn't necessary to know it and the video tutorials walk you through it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Make sure you install the updates on Snow Leopard March 6, 2011
Platform for Display:Mac Disc
Adobe CS5 Dreamweaver on Mac gave us trouble on Macos 10.6.x Snow Leopard. All the other CS5 suite applications like Photoshop etc installed fine and could be started via normal app icon click, however DW CS5 would not launch. We created plug-in panels for DW CS5 at our company, Evolphin [...] and it became a major nightmare to not be able to startup and test our panels from within DW CS5. After a lot of digging around we came across [...]. Seemed like in October of last year Adobe finally released a patch to fix the DW CS5 startup issue on Mac. Given Mac is a major platform for Adobe, it was a bit odd that Dreamweaver CS5 had such a fundamental issue. Other than that CS5 DW does a fine job. Even amateur webmaster will find it intuitive enough. Templating features are very nice.
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