Software : Adobe : Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver

(as of 7/10/2018)
CC 2018

Software Overview

Screenshot of Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017

Screenshot of Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017

Main Features

  • Standards-based, visual (WYSIWYG) Web development
  • Perspective-based workspace environment
  • Syntax highlighting and advanced coding features for multiple languages
  • Site management and FTP/SFTP publishing
  • Live View pre-publishing perspective
  • Version control system integration
  • Integration with other Adobe software

Adobe Dreamweaver is a professional web development application used for designing and maintaining websites. It provides an integrated development environment (IDE) for creating standards-based web pages and web applications.

The Dreamweaver workspace consists of a visual "WYSIWYG" editing interface that automatically generates HTML, but also allows users to manually write HTML code. The application allows users to switch between editing perspectives when designing Web pages. Each perspective is made up 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. Also, the Live View interface gives developers a quick website preview without having to view the pages in a Web browser.

Website developers can save time when developing Web pages. Code generation and code compliance features ensure that websites display the same across different Web browsers without having to manipulate code directly. Syntax highlighting and code hinting help developers write code faster and catch bugs before publishing the pages. The program supports advanced coding features and syntax highlighting for several languages, including HTML, PHP, ASP, XML, CSS, ActionScript, and JavaScript. Also, the Live View interface gives developers a quick website preview without having to view the pages in a Web browser. And as a part of the Creative Cloud, Dreamweaver enables you to share work directly from the application and stay up-to-date with web standards.

Adobe Dreamweaver is a useful application if you are a website professional or just a personal user. The program allows you to create websites without worrying about coding standards or language syntax. Dreamweaver is worth at least a try for any Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber.

Primary file extension

.DWT – Dreamweaver Web Page Template

Other file extensions used by Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2018

Supported File Types
.ASActionScript File
.ASPActive Server Page
.ASPXActive Server Page Extended File
.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
.DWTDreamweaver Web Page Template
.EDMAdobe Extension Data Markup Language File
.EDMLAdobe Extension Data Markup Language Document
.FLVAnimate Video File
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.INCInclude File
.JAVAJava Source Code File
.JSJavaScript File
.JSPJava 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 Formats
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.CONFIGConfiguration File
.CTPCakePHP Template
.FLAAdobe Animate Animation
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.QTApple QuickTime Movie
.QTMApple QuickTime Movie File
.RAReal Audio 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
.WAVWAVE Audio File
.XHTMExtensible Hypertext Markup Language Document
.XSLXML Style Sheet
.XSLTXSL Transformation File

Updated: July 10, 2018