Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope
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Adobe Dreamweaver is a program for designing web pages, essentially a more fully featured HTML web and programming editor. The program provides a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) interface to create and edit web pages. Dreamweaver supports many markup languages, including HTML (hypertext markup language), XML (extensible markup language), CSS (cascading style sheets), and JavaScript. As for human languages, it supports English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese (both simplified and traditional), Italian, Russian, and many more.

Dreamweaver was created and published by Macromedia in 1997. Adobe purchased Macromedia (which included the rights to Dreamweaver) in 2005 and continued developing the program today. The many features of Dreamweaver make it a versatile web editing tool, whether for creating complex or simple sites.

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Dreamweaver is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications. Licensed use of Dreamweaver requires a subscription from Adobe. Users can get a Dreamweaver-only subscription for $20.99 per month or a Creative Cloud subscription for $52.99 per month, which includes all Adobe applications in the Creative Cloud suite.


If subscription fees are too much for you, consider an alternative HTML editor.

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