[FX.php List] [OFF] DreamWeaver - was FMS server leaky on OS X...?

Bob Patin bob at patin.com
Mon Nov 17 08:42:50 MST 2008

Well, I like it, but then I've been a DW fan for a long time. I've  
tried several times to switch to TextMate and CSSEdit, but I just  
prefer Dreamweaver.

So far as the interface goes, there's not a lot that I've changed  
since going to the update. The properties window, which seems always  
to be in the wrong place no matter where you put it, can now be set as  
a button, so that it shrinks to a postage-stamp sized button on your  
screen; then when you need it, you click it and it expands. I like  
that a lot...

DW forces you to write everything from a CSS perspective, which is  
what I *should* be doing anyway, but old habits die hard.

Spry is built-in, so if you're a fan, you can add Spry widgets from  
the app a little easier than prev. version.

Is it speedier? I'm on a quad-core 2.8 MacPro, and I can't tell any  
difference, but speed hasn't been an issue for me.

I use Fireworks too which I like and use all the time, mixed w/  
Graphic Converter. It's pretty easy to add pulldowns using FW and DW,  
which is handy sometimes.

  That's all I can think of at the moment, although I'm sure I'll  
think of some more things...


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On Nov 17, 2008, at 9:37 AM, Roger Moffat wrote:

> Can I ask, off list if it's not appropriate here, for your thoughts  
> on DreamWeaver CS4 v's DreamWeaver 8 if you can make that comparison
> I currently have DreamWeaver 8, but am considering an upgrade to CS4  
> if it will give me mainly a much speedier performance compared to DW  
> 8, which on my MacPro 8 core 2.8 GHz is disappointing to say the  
> least - I can easily type faster than DW8 will put it on the screen,  
> even on what I'd imagine are simple pages.
> Since I don't have the full Adobe Suite, integration with the other  
> apps isn't such a draw for me, but having it handle newer standards  
> and methods would be a plus I guess.

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