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TylerQuinn says

I know a lot of people seem to rag on Dreamweaver, personally I won’t use anything else (too used to it I guess) but I came across this today:

http://thenextweb.com/dd/2012/04/04/dreamweaver-cs6-sneak-peek-shows-new-tools-for-responsive-web-design/

Not sure how it will help WordPress Theme devs but either way CS6 should be packed with all kinds of yummy stuff.

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iamthwee says

Possibly it will come with extra bloat so I’m not sure how useful it will be to WP devs.

That being said, drag and drop dev would speed up the process, but most responsive frameworks come with a very flexible grid system anyway… so layout development might not show significant differences.

When I’m not on my linux(using aptana studio preferred bluefish editor because it is more lightweight) I still use frontpage 2000 for web development on winXP so don’t feel embarassed about using dreamweaver ;)

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PixelBin says

Personally, I’m not sure why people find Dreamweaver attractive with all of its unnecessary bloat (geared towards rookies) but that’s pretty neat if they’re able to pull the new tools off successfully. I still think hand coding in just a simple, eye-pleasing, syntax-highlighted code editor is all you need. To each his own, I suppose. :)

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iamthwee says

I just realized bluefish ships for windows, how did I not notice this before! Damn I have a new light-weight IDE and it support WP auto-completion and it’s only 4.0MB!!!

http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html
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TylerQuinn says

Personally, I’m not sure why people find Dreamweaver attractive with all of its unnecessary bloat (geared towards rookies) but that’s pretty neat if they’re able to pull the new tools off successfully. I still think hand coding in just a simple, eye-pleasing, syntax-highlighted code editor is all you need. To each his own, I suppose. :)

I agree there is a ton of bloat and that they should focus more on experienced users but thats just not their target user.

I still think dreamweaver has some of the best code hinting and finishing out there, and in CS5 they added the WordPress support to these areas making plugin and theme writing much quicker. I have seen some cool editors for Mac but I just cant tear myself away from Win7 64bit :D

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contempoinc says

All bad, nothing can substitute for hand coding.

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SyamilMJ says

I just hope editors like espresso won’t follow suit to add this kind of ‘feature’. A good editor just needs a bunch of tools with focus on speed.

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Landonw says

I just hope editors like espresso won’t follow suit to add this kind of ‘feature’. A good editor just needs a bunch of tools with focus on speed.

Couldn’t agree more – I STRONGLY dislike Dreamweaver and Photoshop’s attempts at making websites easier – it makes it much harder.

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digitalimpact says

^ totally agree with both posters before me.

That being said, I do like Dreamweaver when it comes to creating newsletters (in split view). That’s the only thing I open it for.

As an IDE it’s too bloated indeed and Adobe adding responsive tools would only add to that; anyone that knows how to code a responsive site will surely not need any visual help.

TNW said it well: “This application in particular is great for newcomers to Web design, since it is a cross between a WYSIWYG editor and a full-fledged IDE .

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xdkd says

Shouldn’t “newcomers” learn proper tools from the start? What’s the market for DW? If it’s amateurs, then what’s the market for their creations?

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