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Next Generation of Dreamweaver

Today at MAX, we are excited to announce that a new, modern code editor will be added to Dreamweaver CC in 2016. This is the start of a significant modernization effort for Dreamweaver where we will add a modern, dark UI along with the modern code editor that we will be rolling out over the course of next year. It is going to be an incredibly exciting year for Dreamweaver and improving the code editor is the first step.

A few years ago, Adobe kicked off the open source Brackets project, a code editor specifically for the web that was actually built upon HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Since then, we’ve seen tremendous momentum and growth with over 350,000 users a month. A vibrant community of committers to the core project has emerged, and hundreds of extensions created by third-parties are now available.

As our team discussed possibilities to improve Dreamweaver’s code editor, we kept coming back to a number of ideas that were successful in Brackets, such as Live Preview and the inline editors. We quickly realized that it made perfect sense to use Brackets as the base for an improved code editing experience, rather than trying to replicate its features in Dreamweaver.

So what does this mean? Over the next few months, we will be hard at work integrating Brackets into Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver users will get all of Brackets’ benefits along with advanced capabilities you might be familiar with already, like preprocessor support, inline editors, and code hinting for multiple languages. The Brackets open source project itself will remain independent.

We’ll be sharing a lot more about the modernization effort over the coming months. We also plan to do an open beta so we can get this version of Dreamweaver in your hands and gather feedback. Stay tuned to the Dreamweaver blog and follow us on Twitter for more news.

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  • By Steven Aerts - 12:30 PM on October 6, 2015  

    It’s about time more effort is put in coding instead of ‘visual designing’, you lost me a couple of versions ago!

    • By Isabel Smith - 3:20 PM on June 10, 2016  

      I agree Steven Aerts… Adobe lost me on the cloud, and yesterday I signed up for the photoshop cloud… it took 15 minutes to update, and i have a fast computer. Now a friend tells me dreamweaver cc2015.1 will convert to responsive bootstrap web design… i just don’t trust Adobe anymore since they have triple dollar signs in both eyes.

  • By Breklin - 4:45 PM on October 6, 2015  

    When is Dreamweaver going to implement native GIT features and connectivity? Right now, we have a 3rd party extension, “GITWeaver”, which works wonderfully but it’s just that, an extension. It would be great if Adobe would listen to Designers and Developers and incorporate native GIT integration like Visual Studio does. I work solely in Dreamweaver for all of my front-end work, using the code editor as my main screen within the app. I rely heavily on the File Manager to upload and sync files but we also have incorporated GIT into our multi-developer infrastructure. SVN is old news. It’s time for Dreamweaver to get this modern integration!

    • By Ryan Stewart - 5:32 PM on October 9, 2015  

      Hey Breklin, would love to chat about what you’d want to see in terms of git support for Dreamweaver. It’s something the team has talked a lot about and we’d definitely like to get a better feel for how important it is and what your core requirements are.


      • By Jake - 7:24 PM on October 12, 2015  

        .git is core to any development workflow these days. It would be nice extend post processing as well.

      • By Breklin - 5:43 PM on November 17, 2015  

        Hi Ryan,

        Similarly to the way that you incorporate versioning now in DW CC with SVN. Just add the option to use Git, configurable with GitHub and BitBucket, at the very least. I primarily work on a team with about 5-10 developers over in India and we use GitHub mercilessly to maintain versions of our code. As Jake stated, Git is at the core of nearly all development these days. It’s much better than SVN and, honestly, the fact that it’s not incorporated already, makes DW CC feel a little behind.

      • By Daniel - 11:26 PM on July 9, 2016  

        Have a look at Atlassian SourceTree. Would be great if Dreamweaver had a feature like visual version management.

    • By Matt Bell - 1:06 AM on January 25, 2016  

      With the integration of Brackets you should theoretically be able to use it’s Extensions as well. Brackets GIT is well polished GIT extension for Brackets that I also contribute to and I’d love to see it in Dreamweaver!

    • By Willam Monahan - 8:36 AM on February 5, 2016  

      My name is William. I am interested in learning web design. I have studied A dreamweaver book previously. Although have never used the program on a computer. I would love to! I am wondering if the current program has these improvements and if I buy the dream weaver program now will I get the new updates? And for how long? Is there a tutorial that comes with the program or one you might suggest? I was also wondering if there is a keyboarding tutorial you recommend. I have an Apple Mac book pro. Yes I’m a little behind but am motivated. Tyou.

      • By Lindsay Munro - 7:22 PM on February 10, 2016  

        Hey William! You can download a trial of the latest version of Dreamweaver, as well as find a whole lot of free tutorials here:

        Once you have sign up for any Creative Cloud app, you will always have the latest version, as long as your plan is up to date. More information on that here:

        Happy coding!

  • By Edward M - 5:21 PM on October 6, 2015  

    This is great news. I love dreamweaver simply because of it’s templating feature. But, I will admit, other open-source editors are feeling faster and lightweight. So for me, if your team can bring those two elements together, I would continue using it!

    • By Ryan Stewart - 5:33 PM on October 9, 2015  

      We’ve definitely got some ideas around bringing those elements together. Definitely keep an eye here so we can get your feedback.


  • By Nana P. - 5:44 PM on October 6, 2015  

    Excited that Dreamweaver is being kept up to day. **KUDOS Adobe**

    • By Nana P. - 5:45 PM on October 6, 2015  

      to date*

  • By Michael - 6:00 PM on October 6, 2015  

    Sounds promising, but it is bit like leasing a car with amazing features only to find that after a few years just when you are relying on those feature you come along and take some of them away (like you did with the database features) leaving us to source the features from elsewhere and install them ourselves. Then worse still if we decide to stop leasing there is no option to buy the car out right as it is only the option to have it towed away and to be left looking for another solution.

    I have been a lifelong Adobe User going back to Aldus Pagemaker (for the new generation, the forerunner to InDesign before Adobe owned it) and when Photoshop didn’t have a version number. I have subscribed to the Adobe CC, but I am concerned about using the programs. If I cancel or cease to subscribe then even though I have the files I can no longer open, edit or save them. So I may own them, but without the ability to edit them then they are useless. I will therefore be forced into continuing to subscribe irrespective of how much I use or don’t use Adobe programs. If I stay with Adobe CS6 I can always edit and change the files without long term financial commitment and as long as the System software allows it, but even there I at least have a choice to not upgrade if I wanted to.

    There may be times when, as a small business owner (the bulk of Adobe clients over the last 20 years), I have to make tough choices and reduce financial commitments usually only temporarily, but still need to operate at the current level to build the business back up.

    Why are Adobe not considering a ‘leasing option’ similar to cars where a user can lease the car and after a period of time has the option to either hand the car back or buy the car outright and keep it. Where the buy outright price is based on the time leased, lease remaining and remaining value?

    Therefore if the programs I have used are valued at £1,000 and I have subscribed for 2 years and paid £840 then it would cost me £160 to freeze my subscription and keep the current versions of software loaded on my computer.

    It seems fair to me to be paying for the use of the software, but not when the only option is to keep paying or close down.

    Faced with this prospect I have a subscription, but with one eye closely watching your competition who are getting closer to a life beyond Adobe.

    Come on Adobe it makes sense and will reassure the doubters that you do value your past, present and future customers by allowing them to run their businesses at their pace and not be dragged along by corporate greed.

    • By Alan Gustin - 5:00 AM on October 30, 2015  

      When my CS6 will no longer run or is no longer practical, I am done with Adobe. Sad to say that, because I have always used Adobe DreamWeaver but I just won’t pay for subscription software, I want to own it even if I have to pay for upgrades if I want them.

    • By Oğuz Çelikdemir - 3:12 PM on December 1, 2015  

      JetBrains switched to this plan. If you subscribe a tool you can use old version after subscription expired.

    • By John S - 3:52 PM on March 4, 2016  

      I know this is old but someone sent a link. I have the same thing in mind. Always looking for the alternative and figuring out an open source way or maybe a few bought programs and use dropbox.

  • By Jared Winton - 9:26 PM on October 6, 2015  

    Sounds awesome – any support for ruby/rails?

    • By Ryan Stewart - 5:33 PM on October 9, 2015  

      What kind of support are you looking for? With the Brackets integration we’ll most likely have some basic code hinting.


  • By Murray Chapman - 11:02 PM on October 6, 2015  

    I used to be a Dreamweaver user until version 3 (or 4). I started using Allaire Homesite, Blumentals Rapid PHP (awesome still to this day but sadly only on windows, Notepad++) as I got sick of Dreamweaver screwing my code up. I kept trying each new version and it was horrible. Brackets is nice and apart from a few small glitches or short comings such as not being able to select text and drag it to a new location, it is an awesome editor. Minimal, extendable, clean, maintained and quick. It will be interesting to see how Adobe integrates it. Hopefully they will not bog it down with so many features that it will just end up driving users away. I also hope that they start generating standards compliant templates where a user is not locked to only using Dreamweaver to continue work on a project.

    • By Ryan Stewart - 5:34 PM on October 9, 2015  

      This actually won’t impact Brackets at all, it will still be the lean, small code editor as always. All we’re doing is bringing Brackets into Dreamweaver as the code editor, but don’t have any plans to change Brackets itself other than basic core editor enhancements.


  • By david vesty - 9:38 AM on October 7, 2015  

    This reads like we are going to make Dreamweaver even more bloated than it already is. For many developers dreamweaver is no longer a tool of choice simply because it houses so many features most will never use, eg: WYSIWYG functions aimed at beginners and casual users. Dreamweaver (for some time now) seems to have an identity crises, it doesn’t know who it is aimed at so figures it should just throw everything in to cater for … well everyone. This makes for a incoherent tool and slow software. And after reading this things are probably not getting better. I myself can’t see any reason to go back to Dreamweaver after using brackets. Many of the features that the community has added to Brackets are ones that users have been screaming for Dreamweaver to add but as usual we have have been ignored by Adobe; simple things such as proper indented softwrapped lines for neater code.
    I like myself can’t see myself ever going back to Dreamweaver with Brackets and countless other excellent (faster and cheaper) code editors out there.

    • By Ryan Stewart - 5:36 PM on October 9, 2015  

      That’s the exact opposite of what we want to do. We want to streamline Dreamweaver, make it feel modern, fast, and elegant while also improving the core features. Code editing is one of those core features, and by integrating Brackets, we feel like we can provide significant functionality over the current code editor.


  • By anon - 1:06 PM on October 7, 2015  

    Fingers crossed! It’s been clear that the Dreamweaver codebase has been eroding over time, ever since DW4. Ever aspect of the software needs to be overhauled and rewritten, from the flaky FTP behavior, to the pseudo-intellisense / code formatting, to the rendering engine which crashes frequently. At this point, Dreamweaver is in a “can’t get any worse” state, so I’ll lobby my company to get on the public beta. Looking forward to this long-overdue update!

  • By Paolo - 1:49 PM on October 7, 2015  

    Will it support extensions?

    • By Ryan Stewart - 5:37 PM on October 9, 2015  

      We’re still working out the specifics, but the goal is to have some support for Brackets extensions in Dreamweaver.


      • By Yeswanth - 9:00 AM on October 12, 2015  

        It will be very much easier, if the extensions supporting are supporting designers well. I think WYSIWYG can be removed & GIT should be integrated…

  • By Giovanni - 1:55 PM on October 7, 2015  

    This is the best news I’ve heard all day. I use both DW and brackets at the same time for specific tasks that I prefer to do in each (brackets mainly for coding). Integrating them into one…now your thinking! #nerdlife

    • By Ryan Stewart - 6:48 PM on October 19, 2015  

      Great! And if you’ve got random thoughts about what you’d want to see or specific ways you hope this will help, we’re all ears!


  • By Sherry Bradford - 3:09 PM on October 7, 2015  

    I’ve been using Dreamweaver since it first unveiled and use it daily in creating and maintaining web sites. This is truly exciting news and I can’t wait to see what you all put forward!

    • By Ryan Stewart - 6:47 PM on October 19, 2015  

      Awesome! We can’t wait for you to try it.


  • By Shawn Hellwege - 4:09 PM on October 7, 2015  

    Honestly if you can just add correct color theme for SASS and LESS it would be a huge jump. I dislike using Dreamweaver for PHP/HTML/FTP and brackets for my SASS.
    Also have the design tools work with SASS too, right now I make changes in the designer they go into my CSS and I need to copy them out of there and put it in my SASS… so it defeats the purpose of using sass. I should be able to put the changes into a sass file of my choosing and then I can keep it there or move it as needed. /rant

    • By Ryan Stewart - 6:47 PM on October 19, 2015  

      I hear you. And we could do basic color highlighting, but we also want to provide more support for Sass and Brackets gives us a way to do that. It would be great to hear more about your Sass workflow and how would want to do it in Dreamweaver. Feel free to drop me an email.


  • By Hector - 3:10 PM on October 14, 2015  

    I’ve been using Dreamweaver for the past 10 years. I love using it, but lately I’ve been using Sublime Text and I love the way you can add peoples snippets and code hints. There are many JS Libs that i cant add to dreamweaver code hinting lib, for example React.js. i would love to add any JS, CSS Code hinting to DW.

    • By Ryan Stewart - 6:45 PM on October 19, 2015  

      Hey Hector,

      This is exactly the thing we want to enable with the modern code editor in Dreamweaver. If you have more specific feedback, definitely let me know because we’re hoping that bringing Brackets into Dreamweaver gives a bunch of features like this.


  • By Jon - 12:00 AM on October 17, 2015  

    Also take a look at Atom. It has some nice plug-ins and such that would also be nice in Brackets. Even UI enhancements like file type icons.

  • By Hewal Salman - 6:27 PM on October 17, 2015  

    Dreamweaver should support php mysqli with Pdo. I Love dreamweaver if dreamweaver support and care developers. Is there will be such a greatnews.

  • By Jay - 4:14 PM on October 20, 2015  

    “we will add a modern, dark UI”

    Could we not get that earlier via update, for the CC 2015 version?
    It can’t be that hard to implement… and every other Adobe app has that!

    • By Ryan Stewart - 7:57 AM on October 27, 2015  

      It’s definitely not a small update that could be applied retroactively, but it will be very easy to update to the dark UI version when it ships!


  • By yarek - 1:13 PM on October 21, 2015  

    Would be great to have a quick way to find php/JS functions like CTRL+R in sublime.

    And the BIGGEST feature (the simplest one to implement) would be to have a different shortkey to search in webpage and search in whole website. We are losing a lot of time because these 2 features are avaible on 1 shortcut and you have to use the select input to choose one.

    • By Ryan Stewart - 7:58 AM on October 27, 2015  

      Hi yarek,

      Have you checked out how it’s done in Brackets? Does that implementation work for your needs?


  • By Yucel - 5:42 PM on October 21, 2015  

    Also, Bootstrap has been getting a lot of love from the community but there is an equally awesome if not better CSS framework called foundation. They are about to release the next version within a month and it will be awesome. They also have another amazing product called Foundation for apps (framework for Angular apps) it would be really awesome to see some code hinting and and other integration features for these two frameworks as well…

    • By Ryan Stewart - 7:59 AM on October 27, 2015  

      Is code hinting the thing that would make the most difference for you when you’re using Foundation? Are there other critical things in your mind?


      • By Yucel - 10:45 AM on November 15, 2015  

        Yes code hinting perhaps is the number one feature I would love to have. Also, Foundation6 is about to be released and it will be the most efficient and feature-rich front-end framework available. I think ZURB definitely deserves some love from Adobe.

        P.S Their other framework is just as impressive (Foundation for Apps)

  • By Simon - 10:56 AM on October 23, 2015  

    Wish it was possible to import/create color scheme on Dreamweaver. Sort of type of the color guide tool in illustrator.

  • By Aaron Neff - 8:52 AM on October 25, 2015  

    Hi Ryan,

    This update sounds significant. If Dreamweaver ever restores Adobe ColdFusion integration, I’d love to beta test it if given the option (I’m a CF and CFB beta tester and CF CAB member).


  • By Joe Mesot - 4:27 AM on October 29, 2015  

    I used to use DW way back when it was GoLive. But in the recent updates I have found that it is lacking serious server side support and the focus has shifted to “designers” who want to “develop” without being developers.

    I think that has always been a fundamental issue with DW, trying to cater to two different types of workflows, and in the process they achieved neither.

    I have been using ST2 recently. Tried Reflow and Edge Code, then Brackets. I liked the idea, but the performance and lack of real features needed for serious development kept me from really latching on to it, plus with it being in the early stages it did not appeal to me so much.

    I work in a CF shop, but I am the Senior Front End Developer. So I CSS all the things, and an efficient CSS workflow is a must for me, along with adequate JS support and plenty of good code hinting and code completion. While I liked the idea of live preview, it does not work on a remote server, and the FTP options on brackets are less than desirable for me. I use ST2 and the LiveStyle plugin, which only works on a remote server, which for me is perfect as our development server is remote. The integration of editing in Chrome dev tools and having that edit update in my local CSS file is unparalleled in anything I have seen out there. If Adobe can take DW and Brackets and make that happen, then I might consider switching back to DW. Add into that proper CF Script support (as we work heavily in FW/1, and I simply just cannot stand CF Builder as it is built on Eclipse and costs WAY TO MUCH for what it does, or rather fails to do), and the old Database Panels with the server side integration, and I would switch back for sure.

    Very interested in seeing how this works out, and in the beta testing as well.

  • By Jeff - 1:17 PM on October 29, 2015  

    Awesome! I love using Brackets anyway. It’s nice to see that Adobe actually listens to the development community feedback (too bad Microsoft doesn’t…**cough, Outlook**.

    I’m really excited to have the editing power of Brackets (hopefully all my extensions will be compatible too) with the design view and FTP power of Dreamweaver. Brackets always lacked a decent FTP which forced me to use Filezilla. It’ll be great to be using one program again instead of 3.

    Thanks and look forward to seeing what else is in store!

  • By Alexandre Potvin Latreille - 7:06 PM on November 17, 2015  

    That’s great news! Any idea when the integration will be completed?

    One of the greatest advantage of Brackets and other similar IDEs is their ability to be extended using modern web technologies. That’s one of the key aspects which will help in keeping these competitive over the years IMO.

    I really hope that DW CC will be as extensible as Brackets is…

  • By Roy Reveltas - 8:03 AM on December 14, 2015  

    I’m using Dw for email newsletter creation. There are 4 main reasons why I don’t use Sublime Text or Atom for Email development: 1) Design View to navigate the code; 2) Collapse Full Tag; 3) Expanded Tables Mode; 4) Table Widths in Design View.

    I’m upset that Collapse Full Tag was removed from Dreamweaver 2015. I think it is a superior way to collapse code because you can map it to keyboard key (in my case F9), and it can be activated from the closing tag too. As far as I’m aware Brackets don’t have Collapse Full Tag function and that’s a pity. The agencies I work with all have been using Dw 2014 or older releases because of Collapse Full Tag.

    Adobe, please don’t cripple DW further – just keep all the old features but maybe switch them off by default in Preferences.

    • By Ryan Stewart - 12:12 AM on December 19, 2015  

      Hey Roy,

      Have you checked out the most recent Dreamweaver release? We brought back some of the code collapse features that had been removed, and I think what you want is back in now. But please feel free to drop me an email if that’s not the case!


  • By ColdfusionRocks - 9:33 PM on January 11, 2016  

    This is exciting if Adobe brings back in Coldfusion support to Dreamweaver. All of our developers are on Adobe Creative Cloud, however, we do not use Dreamweaver CC 2015. All of our developers are staying with Dreamweaver CS6.
    We have been a DW shop for over a decade. We are not interested in CF Builder.

  • By Basil Gass - 8:40 AM on February 1, 2016  

    This is a very good news! I’m using both Dreamweaver (mainly for the templates) and brackets (for the codes), but keep coming back to work only in Dreamweaver – it avoid making mistakes in ‘un-editable’ parts.

    Another thing I would like to see coming back (already available with ‘extensions’, I know this) and with greater supports: php/mysql support and code hinting. I’m working a lot with php/mysql and would really find useful to have ‘auto-completation’ while writing queries (table names, column names, …).

    Waiting for the beta of Dreamweaver… hope it will be very soon!

  • By Dilly - 1:59 AM on February 2, 2016  

    I love ADOBE BRACKETS I am sure I won’t switch to DW though. I just love the simplicity of AB. But I hope you guys take this time to improve AB too. I think it needs some Sass stuff built in more without Ext. It needs Sass error logs like details that some other compilers have. and more Sass preferences other than editing a json file. to just get my file paths right. But I am so in love with AB.

  • By dhunter - 10:08 PM on February 2, 2016  

    The most useful tool for many developers is integrating the designs around database supplied content and functions.

    The reason I left DW for a couple of years was because it was mysteriously stripped of live data and the ability to create php/mysql coded projects.

    App building requires data streams and CRUD, WordPress, Joomla, every CMS requires data connections or it is a dead chunk of code.

    I now use Dreamweaver with some 3rd party plugins to enable data grids, and searches, etc But these plugins suffer from true integration shortcomings.

    Everything I need to do with PHP/MySQL or some other database schema should already be integrated into Dreamweaver and never removed.

  • By Iain - 9:59 PM on February 4, 2016  

    I don’t suppose it will happen now, but would love to see the database stuff back in DW without the friction of installing the old deprecated stuff.
    And also as someone else said some support for Zurb Foundation would b great.

  • By anon - 10:04 PM on February 11, 2016  

    It’s been almost six months, and the DW blog doesn’t seem to have any major announcements. What’s the status?

  • By Terry - 5:55 PM on February 14, 2016  

    Make it so Dreamweaver is quick to load, right now it takes forever to come up. I have a desktop computer with Windows 7 Pro, Windows 10 Pro and a laptop with Windows 10 and it takes equally long to load on all three systems. Brackets is quicker loading by far than Dreamweaver, I don’t want to have to wait from time I click the icon to being able to work. Notepad++ is instant loading, brackets is slower but not by too much and DW takes minutes but so does photoshop and many of the other CC apps. No it is not my computer because I have same exact issue on all three systems and yes I reinstalled the apps several times but same slow loading.

    Also when in dreamweaver it is slow to respond compared to notepad++, sublime text, brackets,, phpStorm etc… It is so frustrating to work in I don’t whenever possible.

    Also I agree with the database integration there should be more support for connecting to local testing environments. MySQL and PDO not just MySQLI for PHP. PHP Class and Object support with easy debugging similar to what phpStorm has with quick variable tracking so you can watch the variables and objects being populated and with what being able to see where the data was initiated and watching it’s path down through the application… very nice feature that.

    I do like the edge reflow visual css integration that happened with dreamweaver and also muse. If that could be added back into brackets that would be more than useful too.

    The problem I see with Brackets integration is that it seems not all features will be included so it will be a cut down version which makes me wonder if having two brackets editors available on my systems would be worth it. Would dreamweaver interfere with my full brackets installation? Will it be as customizable and extensible as the full version of brackets? I don’t see myself converting back to dreamweaver for a lesser version of essentially Brackets with all the visual dreamweaver stuff added to bloat it up.

    My thoughts.

  • By John S - 4:03 PM on March 4, 2016  

    I think preprocessor and Sass integration is a must. As a 2016 editor how you cannot have something like Yeti by Foundation is beyond me. You just turn it on and it works. You don’t have to use terminal or anything. I wish that DW would do that it would be my Choice then. They can do that and still be an intermediate program but a better one with potential. One of the biggest reasons I keep my account is the integration that Adobe has with the mobile apps and all but that is getting less and less appealing with the ease of use of Dropbox and the fact that it is free. I could buy Sketch use Foundation and Yeti and link it all to Drop Box. Now what does Adobe have that is so much better. Libraries? Believe me I don’t want to do that but if the programs are not up to date and are still glitchy it’s not worth it is it?

  • By Dallmann - 9:13 PM on March 7, 2016  

    I miss two very important things,

    1) highlight brackets, like Eclipse
    2) format code php, javascript, and other common codes of modern web development

  • By webbwebb - 4:12 PM on March 30, 2016  

    Or maybe take the other way:
    DW had its time. Brackets is growing.
    So why not offer the best available extensions for Brackets?

    One future for Dreamweaver I can see is what the guys from MACAW called a Live-Design-Environment – in order to visually build and design prototypes. (instead of using Photoshop or something similar)
    Cleaning the code and other refinement comes after that.

  • By Keith - 3:51 AM on May 13, 2016  

    Well I have been having a problem with Dreamweaver “Becoming Non Responsive” since CS6, I am now using CC2015, and it is still a problem. All other programs on CC seem to be ok I have waited for 6 years to get the problem fixed I keep getting told that a senior tech team member will get back to me but they haven’t, I have had to be the one to get back to them… I am wondering if this problem will be resolved on 2016. And from what i see in other blogs I am not the only one to have the problem. What I am saying is, is that Adobe needs to make the program stable before it adds any more features.

  • By Peter Hebert - 6:35 PM on May 21, 2016  

    The only thing I use Dreamweaver for any more is Paste from Word. It is really good for that, especially choosing the different levels of what formatting you want. It was always horrible at code generation, cms frameworks, db integration, not to mention generating dozens of instances of AC_RunActiveContent.js and flash video skins. If somehow the Paste from Word can be implemented as a Brackets extension, then you could scrap Dreamweaver completely, IMO. I also concur that adding true git integration is essential – look at GitKraken for inspiration. Adding other VCS systems (mercurial, bazaar) would also be nice. SASS and LESS preprocessing, npm integration, Composer, ruby would also be essential. Forget trying to integrate every framework out there, you’ve never been good at that. Just support the underlying infrastructure technologies, in an extensible way.