Dreamweaver is one of the applications offered by the legendary Adobe Company on their “creative cloud” service. In today’s day and age, a website is one of those things which is really necessary. Being in the information age, this should come as a surprise to nobody. Essentially at this point, having or not having a website is a litmus test for legitimacy. When we first discover something new, we check to see it’s online presence before determining it’s credibility, which is a good thing or a bad thing.
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One pure positive it is, is that it has created the field of web design. Now, tens of thousands of individuals worldwide are into the field of web design, and constantly have new projects, clients, and brands to work on thanks to the global scenario described above. Adobe is a company which is always with the times, and Dreamweaver perfectly reflects this sentiment. It is a software so clearly for the 21st century, that honestly, it is a huge surprise that only a handful of people know what it is, let alone that it exists.
What is Adobe Dreamweaver?
Adobe Dreamweaver, in a word, is a web designing software, but in a very loose sense. When people think of “web design”, they are usually thinking of code, coding, HTML, or something else of that sort. However, Dreamweaver takes a much more simplistic, yet clever approach to designing a website.
Adobe understands that not everybody is a technical genius, yet, everybody pretty much needs a website, and as a result of this, Dreamweaver’s interface is extremely simple, and allows you to manipulate code, but doesn’t mandate that you be a technical wizard in order to fully exploit the functionality of the program. The idea is, anyone can pick up Dreamweaver and create their own website from scratch.
How does Dreamweaver Work?
In essence, when you boot up Dreamweaver, you are greeted by a dual-screen setup. One side of this constantly shows you a live preview of your website, and the other side, shows a live update of the code. The great thing about it is, that when you change one side, the other automatically reflects the changes, so you needn’t bounce back and forth between windows, or even applications, in order to check it out. For example, if you code in a button using HTML, it will automatically appear in preview form on the live demo. Conversely, if you add an image using the simple toolbar, the code will automatically re-adjust and write itself to reflect the change.
Dreamweaver is truly intuitive and has made the need to have a website a far less taxing and difficult thing, so now, nobody has an excuse not to have a website, since it has been made so easily. I’d highly recommend that anyone and everyone try out Dreamweaver, and attempt the basics, as it will give you a more holistic understanding of what websites are, and how they function, as well as how they differ from one another.