Adobe Creative Suite (CS) (originally a product of Macromedia) is a collection of web development applications for graphic design and video editing. The latest version, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 (CS5.5), was launched on April 12, 2011.
Many web designers and developers prefer Adobe Dreamweaver. What helps it hold a major share in the web development application segment?
As for Adobe Dreamweaver CS 5.5, its creators added new features to this web development application making it an extremely flexible development tool. Now it opens web pages and websites created in different programs without modifying the code. Isn’t it great to work in Code or Design view and to have a split screen where you can do both? Thanks to its Live View Rendering you will be able to preview the designed website before publishing it. Multi-screen Preview Panel enables you to see how a designed website will look on different platforms like mobiles, tablets and personal computers.
Now Dreamweaver supports JQuery which increases the interactivity of web pages and is indispensable when designing your websites for smartphones and Tablet PCs. Adobe Dreamweaver CS 5.5 also provides the integration of PhoneGap to build native applications for Android or iOS (the operating system used in the iPhone, iPad, and iPod).
The latest version of Dreamweaver makes it easier for web developers to work with HTML5 too. It also incorporates many of the CSS3 properties supported by the latest browsers and supports all CSS selectors, so now it is easier to create rounded corners and drop shadows without images.
Its interface is intuitive and easy to use, resembling the interface of other Adobe web design products. It is also possible to customize the user interface according to your preferences. Dreamweaver CS5.5 fully integrates with other Adobe applications (Photoshop, Flash) making it handy even for veteran web developers.