Adobe Muse CS6 Creative Cloud subscription software enables designers to create websites without writing code.Click on the links below to listen to our informative two-part interview with the Muse Product Manager, Dani Beaumont. If you are taken to another page with each audio link, click on them in there, please. Thanks.

Interview Part 1
Interview Part 2

Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual

On October 12, 2011, in Book Review, by Neale Monks

Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual
Author: David Sawyer McFarland
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Format: 1216 pp, paperback
ISBN: 978-1-4493-9797-5
Price: Paperback $49.99; e-book (various formats) $39.99

Dreamweaver (reviewed elsewhere on is probably the most respected web design program on both the Mac and Windows platforms. It’s an application that’s respected for its versatility and fluid interaction with web technologies such as Flash, but at the same time it’s more than a bit feared because of its complexity and the steep learning curve necessary to make the application pay for itself. But once you understand the application and come to terms with its idiosyncrasies, Dreamweaver CS 5.5 is the sort of application that revolutionises the way you get work done. The split screen interface for example let’s you edit code on one side of the screen while also reviewing or modifying the finished web page on the other.

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Dreamweaver CS5.5Review

On June 6, 2011, in Macintosh, Review, by Neale Monks

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5
Price: $399 (upgrade $119)

Dreamweaver is arguably the standard against which all WYSIWYG web design applications are compared against. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best application out there for this sort of thing, but Dreamweaver does offer all the essential features together with a reasonably intuitive interface and lots of sophisticated extras. So while some serious web designers do prefer to hand-craft their HTML from scratch, it’s probably fair to say those most commercial web sites will have been produced, at least in part, with some version of Dreamweaver.

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CS5: Dreamweaver – What’s New?

On July 12, 2010, in Macintosh, Review, by Owen Rubin

CS5: Dreamweaver
Company: Adobe

  • Dreamweaver CS5:  Upgrade: $199, New: $399
  • CS5 Web Premium (which includes Dreamweaver): Upgrade: $599, New: $1799
  • CS5 Master Collection  (which includes Dreamweaver) : Upgrade: from $899, New: $2599

Adobe continues to improve its entire CS suite of products with CS5, and I had the chance to have a quick first look of Dreamweaver CS5’s  new features. This is not a simple product, and it was already packed with features. And now there is even more, with a few older features tossed out if they were replaced with even better ones. I will give a brief overview and comments on the new features here.

Upon launching, I have to say, the user interface has not changed drastically from my previous version,

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Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection – First Look

On December 1, 2008, in Features, by John Hamilton Farr

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection
Company: Adobe Systems, Inc.

Price: $2,499

This is a “first look” review for a general audience — design shops and creative professionals already know what they want and how to get it. You won’t see any in-depth evaluations of individual programs here (those will come later), but I will hit the high points and let you know what’s new. I’ll also discuss ordering and pricing options, tell you about special deals, and share my thoughts on how mere mortals can afford this software suite. Finally, I’ll talk about the installation and how that went. I learned a few things about the new Photoshop and Dreamweaver, too, so let’s have a look.

Reviewing the CS4 Master Collection in toto is like describing America after a single transcontinental flight, so please bear with me. To demonstrate what I mean, when I first opened the box, this is what I found (for more information on the individual apps, browse the main Adobe Products page)

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Using Adobe CS 3

On September 20, 2007, in Review, by Abraham Amchin

I’ve read reviews about Dreamweaver, comparisons between it and GoLive, and even comparisons between different versions of Dreamweaver. What I haven’t read is how people use the program. So rather than write another review about its’ features I decided I would write about how I use Dreamweaver (DW) CS 3, version 9.

First a little background
I began using DW back at version 3 when Macromedia owned the program. I was new at web programming, taking some classes to create some web pages for a company I was employed at. The first class I took started me programming directly in HTML. Yes, writing code in this fashion was a good experience, but slow for me since I wasn’t doing it all the time. The next class introduced something to me called “Dreamweaver.” I remember how excited I was to not have to write code for a rollover. All I had to do was use drop down menus and tell the program what pictures I wanted to use, and where, and there it was on the page. Most of the time it worked as advertised. So I decided to use this newfound skill to share one of my hobbies, weather watching. My site can be viewed here.
This URL is primarily what I use DW for. I do a little freelance web programming, but the vast majority of the time I spend using DW is for my own site.

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The Software of the MyMac Writers

On July 26, 2006, in Opinion, by John Martellaro

Tim Robertson and I thought it would be fun and maybe even a little informative to build a table of the favorite software each MyMac writer uses. I sent out a query, and the tables below show the results for the authors who were available to respond.

My inspiration was the recent Podcast with Guy Kawasaki. It made me think of those tables you see in the Friday paper where each sports writer makes his/her pick of the Sunday NFL games. In general, there is consensus in most areas, but it’s the outliers that are often interesting to see.

And it has happened here. The Browser selections are a no brainer while the e-mail software diversity is interesting. For example, I’m a Eudora beta tester, so I’m off in left field. I’m guessing each author has a story to tell about their e-mail choice.

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