Web development

Adobe Dreamweaver CC – October 2017 release

First of all, I must confess, I am a big fan of Adobe Creative Cloud!

Aside from the frequently used applications like Photoshop, Illustrator or the new Adobe XD (Experience Design) I went on and installed all the apps.

Yes, ALL of them 🙂

What, there is a new Lightroom CC app, BAM installed it!
Audition CC for music editing, I might need it, BAM installed it!
After Effects CC, but of course, BAM installed it!

Had second thoughts before clicking on Install next to the Adobe Dreamweaver CC because I never liked and used the product. Back in 2003-2004 when I spent my time mostly in Macromedia (Adobe) Flash I installed Macromedia Dreamweaver. Can’t remember exactly (maybe because I found it bloated) but abandoned it and switched to another IDE. Instead and I went on and used PHPDesigner (yes, you can laugh), NetBeans and Eclipse.

From then I always took a poor view of Dreamweaver and avoided it.

Until today when I opened the application and what strucked me was Visual Studio Code alike style and simplicity. Then I found out about some wonderful new features like the Quick Edit which saves time by editing inline code from a css linked file for example.

Using Emmet shortcuts or updating multiple lines of code all at once are also some awesome features. Plus Dreamweaver compiles and generates the files if you want to use CSS preprocessors like LESS or Sass.

Morevor, Git integration and pushing automatically the files to a FTP server.

This being said, I will try to use Dreamweaver as my main IDE in the following weeks to come.