Adobe Dreamweaver

Version2021(as of 8/18/2021)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Rating:2.7  |  161 Votes

Main Features

  • Standards-based, visual (WYSIWYG) web development
  • Perspective-based workspace environment with customizable toolbars
  • Syntax highlighting, code coloring, and other advanced coding features for multiple languages
  • Site management and FTP/SFTP publishing
  • Live view pre-publishing perspective
  • Version control system integration
  • Code hinting improvements for PHP and JavaScript
  • Support for EcmaScript 6 and the latest version of Chromium Embedded Framework

Software Overview

Screenshot of Adobe Dreamweaver 2021
Screenshot of Adobe Dreamweaver 2021

Adobe Dreamweaver is a professional web development application used for designing and maintaining websites. It provides an integrated development environment (IDE) with tools for fast and accurate coding, webpage and HTML email templates, and the ability to preview responsive sites on various screen sizes.

The Dreamweaver IDE workspace consists of a visual "WYSIWYG" editing interface that automatically generates HTML but also allows users to write HTML code manually. The application enables you to switch between editing perspectives when designing webpages, with each perspective consisting of a customized layout of toolbars, windows, and panels. While a coder’s perspective might include a text editor with syntax highlighting, a designer’s perspective may display the visual HTML editor. Some of the languages supported by Dreamweaver include .HTML, .PHP, .ASP, .XML, .CSS, and .JS (JavaScript).

Dreamweaver comes with many features that help web developers save time. The application provides customizable starter templates for building webpages, HTML emails, eCommerce pages, and more. Code generation and compliance features ensure that websites display the same across different web browsers without directly manipulating code. Syntax highlighting, code coloring, and visual hints help developers write, read, and update code faster and catch bugs before publishing the pages. Also, users can preview and edit their content in real-time in Dreamweaver before they publish, without having to view the pages in a web browser. This is especially helpful for building responsive websites for multiple browser window sizes and device screen sizes.


Adobe Dreamweaver is an impressive web development application utilized by both amateur and professional web developers. The program comes with many features that make web development more convenient and powerful. Dreamweaver is worth at least a try for web developers, especially if you are already an Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber.

Primary File Type

dwt icon.DWTDreamweaver Webpage Template

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.DWTDreamweaver Webpage Template
.ASActionScript File
.ASPActive Server Page
.ASPXActive Server Page Extended Webpage
.ASRActionScript Remote Document
.CFCColdFusion Component File
.CFMColdFusion Markup File
.CSC# Source Code File
.CSNAdobe Code Snippet Document
.CSSCascading Style Sheet
.DWSAdobe Dreamweaver Site Cache File
.EDMAdobe Extension Data Markup Language File
.EDMLAdobe Extension Data Markup Language Document
.FLVFlash Video
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.INCInclude File
.JAVAJava Source Code File
.JSJavaScript File
.JSPJakarta Server Page
.JSTJavaServer Page Document
.LBIDreamweaver Library Item
.MNOMacromedia Design Note
.PHPPHP Source Code File
.PHP3PHP 3 Web Page
.PHP4PHP 4 Web Page
.PHP5PHP 5 Web Page
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.SSIAdobe Dreamweaver Server Side Include File
.STEDreamweaver Site Settings File
.STMSSI Web Page
.SWFShockwave Flash Movie
.VTMVisual Tool Markup Language Document
.VTVAdobe Dreamweaver Validator Configuration File
.WMLWireless Markup Language File
.XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.CONFIGConfiguration File
.CTPCakePHP Template
.FLAAnimate Animation
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.MIDIMIDI Music Data
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.QTApple QuickTime Movie
.QTMApple QuickTime Movie
.RARealAudio File
.RAMReal Audio Metadata File
.RPMRealPlayer Plug-in
.SHTMHTML Server Side Include File
.SHTMLServer Side Include HTML File
.SWCFlex Components Archive
.SWTFlash Generator Template
.VTMLVisual Tool Markup Language File
.XHTMExtensible Hypertext Markup Language Document
.XSLXML Stylesheet
.XSLTExtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations File
Updated 8/18/2021