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June 21, 2016 /UX/UI Design /

See How Dreamweaver is Transforming for the Future

For 19 years, Dreamweaver has been the solution for creating millions of websites of all types and sizes. The amazing journey began in the early days of the web, and continues to flourish today with customers all over the world. To extend this journey deeper into the future, Dreamweaver is undergoing its biggest transformation ever to become faster, leaner and completely modernized for anyone who works with code.

Today, we’re excited to offer our first look at the future of Dreamweaver, available now as a beta for experienced users.

Here’s what you can expect so far:

  • Modernized user interface: The entire interface is being transformed to be more intuitive and easier on the eyes. Selectable contrast long-awaited dark theme is here, with a streamlined interface that’s more intuitive and easy on the eyes. You can also choose a lighter theme if you prefer.
  • All-new code editor: Our code engine now emphasizes speed and flexibility, with trick shortcuts that make coding second nature.
  • CSS Pre-processors: Support for LESS or Sass files makes writing CSS painless and less repetitive, while resulting in cleaner code.
  • Versatility: Work with over 50 file types, making it easy to start off with your existing files or projects. If English isn’t your first choice, the beta is available in 18 other languages.
  • Regular updates: New features and capabilities, increasing levels of polish, and integration with other technology and services will be added to the beta as soon as they’re ready.

Your voice will help us make Dreamweaver the world’s best web development tool. Please join the beta to share your impressions, wish lists, and anything else (including bugs!). Our team eagerly awaits to engage with you.

Let’s build the future of Dreamweaver together!

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  • By David Powers - 7:38 AM on June 21, 2016  

    I’ve been exploring the new beta, and have written a detailed review of it on my website at http://foundationphp.com/blog/2016/06/21/dreamweaver-public-beta/.

  • By Brett - 9:41 AM on June 21, 2016  

    Will the NEW Dreamweaver finally incorporate Git connections for versioning????

    • By Raghavan - 9:09 AM on June 22, 2016  

      Yes, Brett. We are working on Git support in Dreamweaver. Please do join the public beta program to see where we are now and give us feedback on them.

  • By Rodrigo Portillo Oliveira - 10:06 AM on June 21, 2016  

    I really need to participate of this beta program. What can I do?

    • By Yalpi Shiva Prasad - 12:14 AM on June 22, 2016  

      Hello Rodrigo,

      Thank you for showing the interest in Dreamweaver Beta program.
      You can join the program from here: http://adobe.ly/dw_beta.

      Regards

  • By Jen - 12:57 PM on June 21, 2016  

    I hope that the new version will bring back the support for databases when working with the new PHP 7 and MySqi Connections.
    Also integration with Media Encoder for Video Ogg and Webm conversion and EPUBS.

    • By B.L - 7:36 PM on June 22, 2016  

      I second that motion!

      That the new version will bring back the support for databases (server behaviors and data bindings) that Dreamweaver in the CS6 version had before it got erased in the CC versions. Or at least make it easy to integrate something that does – Especially support for the new PHP 7 and MySqli Connections. Securely.

      This is kind of – old and crusty now – Download and install Deprecated Panel Support ?????
      http://www.dmxzone.com/go/21842/enable-server-behaviors-and-data-bindings-panel-support-for-dreamweaver-cc

      • By B.L - 8:24 PM on June 22, 2016  

        Correction – what I mean is the functionality that (server behaviors and data bindings) that Dreamweaver in the CS6 version had but for todays world. Especially support for the new PHP 7 and MySqli Connections. Securely. Without SQl injection or XSS scripting vulns.

  • By Giordano - 2:43 PM on June 21, 2016  

    Outstanding is the evolution that Dreamweaver is following, I’m really curious to see how far it can get!

  • By Dan - 8:16 PM on June 21, 2016  

    Thank you for this effort.
    I hope it will be possible to use all the various Emmet commands, not only the expand abbreviation.
    And I would like also a better editor window management like the Brackets one (split view) or NetBeans one.
    It would be fantastic also to be able to install Brackets extensions like outline one.
    Please improve also javascript editor functions.

    • By Raghavan - 9:11 AM on June 22, 2016  

      You can certainly use all of Emmet commands now in Dreamweaver. Please do join the public beta to experience the new features and give us more feedback. I am sure you will enjoy the improvements to JS code hints too!

  • By B. Moore - 10:10 PM on June 21, 2016  

    Did you bring back horizontal scrolling with keyboard shortcut when in code view??

    Even mice with multi-directional scroll wheel can’t scroll horizontally in code view.

  • By craig - 2:12 AM on June 22, 2016  

    how about Stylus for preprocessing a lot of people using it now and it looks like you dont support it, it is a great preprocessor and has some great benefits over the others, and is much quicker to write also.

    • By Raghavan - 9:14 AM on June 22, 2016  

      We are right now supporting LESS, SASS and Scss. We can look at Stylus and PostCSS too based on more feedback we get during the beta program.

      • By craig - 6:26 PM on June 22, 2016  

        ok that would be good because we have 100% moved to Stylus at work and has cut our dev times down by over 1/4 of the time it takes using any other preprocessor.

  • By Jim - 4:00 AM on June 22, 2016  

    Is there any way to upload your css file when compiling the scss file? At the moment I have to save both.

  • By Jim Simpson - 8:35 AM on June 22, 2016  

    Will there be support for TypeScript? That’s a must-have IMO.

    • By Raghavan - 9:16 AM on June 22, 2016  

      There is some amount of support for TypeScript. Please do participate in the beta and give us inputs on what specific improvements you would like to see in this regard.

  • By Satch Reed - 8:56 AM on June 22, 2016  

    I guess they’ve still left out any support for their own product, ColdFusion…

  • By S - 9:23 AM on June 22, 2016  

    Nice! i’m waiting for this update 😉 Cheers!

  • By Jamie Collingwood - 10:26 AM on June 22, 2016  

    Does quick edit work if you are using LESS?

  • By jessie osorio - 12:51 PM on June 22, 2016  

    Great work finally is going towards the direction I wanted, all the small details I thought necessary are now included, emmet multicursor, dark interface, thanks I am really excited

  • By Daniel Gormley - 6:03 PM on June 22, 2016  

    I am looking forward to trying this beta of Dreamweaver and assisting through feedback.

  • By Dawesi - 8:40 PM on June 22, 2016  

    ColdFusion (that product selling 2000 licences a quarter)… support?

    Supports over 45 languages, except the one you own. #dickheads

  • By Giancarlo - 4:35 AM on June 23, 2016  

    When the new version of Dreamweaver will include the full dmxzone subscription full then Dreamweavers will be the right tool .. for now is just an handicapped software that do not have any advantage for PHP and DB or similar needs.
    Sorry guys.

  • By Emin - 7:57 AM on June 23, 2016  

    The new version should be mobile-first web builder. Thats where the tech moves now. Mobile is very importat and DW should have better options for responsive design. Bootstrap integration is not enough. It should have its own dedicated soulutions for responsive design.

    • By John French - 6:04 AM on June 24, 2016  

      Totally agree about having a quick and easy way to natively build responsive websites. I built my first responsive web site using the framework that DW invented, which I thought was promising, if a little unfinished, and then they stopped supporting it! A lot of my time invested in learning that process wasted.

      I would also like to echo what is said elsewhere, native support for MySql/PHP behaviours as in the past.

      As has also been said elsewhere, I too am underwhelmed by this beta. Little has changed, although support for LESS I am finding useful.

  • By Stelios - 5:27 PM on June 23, 2016  

    I don’t see many new features. Only integration of Brackets, preprocessors and dark interface. Dreamweaver lacks also an integration of Adobe Reflow. There is a strong need for a visual tool to produce quickly and visualy, websites with automated clear code like Macaw, Pinegrow or Webflow. Muse is mostly for prototyping or for people who don’t know how to code. Brackets and preprocessors are mostly welcome. There is also a strong need for better integration and visual representation for WordPress, Foundation css framework and Bootstrap (support is currently in an initial stage).

  • By R. McCullough - 1:21 PM on June 26, 2016  

    Will this new version stop hanging/crashing on save of a simple HTML file? I get this constantly and I’m unable to work around it with any of the tips on the internet about throwing preferences or site caches away. I’m always re-starting CC 2015 which makes me less likely to save frequently, which means I could lose more data, etc. Looking forward to trying the new beta out!

    • By R. McCullough - 1:44 PM on June 26, 2016  

      Yes – my page designated home page for my site seems to hang the beta when I try to open it and it displays the content in Live mode. I’m unable to do anything with the file. Let me know if I can send you a copy or you can extract it from my website.

  • By Michal - 4:22 AM on June 27, 2016  

    Does anybody have any problems with compiling the files? I have to betas installed on two different computers. One is compiling the files the other one does not. Any ideas? Do i need install anything else?

  • By Richard B - 8:48 PM on July 2, 2016  

    If i perform 10 consecutive undos, DW CC 2017 crashes every time.

  • By James - 2:21 AM on July 8, 2016  

    Looks ok, though just looks like a lot of fancy gimmicks rolled into one program. Also, still no love for Linux? WINE just doesn’t work, and VM’s are resource heavy. Sticking with my ol’ combo of Sublime Text, Netbeans and GIMP for now.

  • By Dawesi - 4:42 AM on July 16, 2016  

    Some of us UX designers use ColdFusion for prototyping (and production) as it is super quick and the best way to build backend in seconds for our UI.

    It’s just dumb CF support is ‘crippled’ still… it’s there, it’s just been purposefully screwed with not to work properly (political decision).

    Grow up Adobe, re implement.

  • By Dawesi - 4:42 AM on July 16, 2016  

    Some of us UX designers use ColdFusion for prototyping (and production) as it is super quick and the best way to build backend in seconds for our UI.

    It’s just dumb CF support is ‘crippled’ still… it’s there, it’s just been purposefully screwed with not to work properly (political decision).

    Grow up Adobe, re implement.