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Dreamweaver 2022 version

New Here ,
May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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I cannot find Drteamweaver 2022 in Creative Cloud. I only have 2021 (21.2) and yet my 2022 Classroom In A Book referes to a 2022 version?

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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You will have to ask the authors about that one.  There is no 2022 version released to the public.

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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There is no 2022 version yet. I'm not sure there will ever be one, Adobe is no longer actively developing DW, it's now in a minimum maintenance mode with only OS and security updates in the foreseeable future. The most recent version is DW CC 21.2 and was released in October 2021. 

My guess is the writer of the book may have gotten confused by Adobe's constant naming convention changes over the years.

Have you seen any differences in the menus or workflow yet?

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May 05, 2022 May 05, 2022

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Dreamweaver is no longer being developed.  It's only minimally maintained now to support older users.

But you can still use DW version 21 alone or side-by-side with other coding tools.

 

CODE EDITORS:
-- Atom (free) - https://atom.io/
-- Codespaces (free, browser-based) - https://github.com/features/codespaces
-- Nova (Mac only, formerly called Coda) - https://nova.app/
-- Pinegrow - https://pinegrow.com/
-- Sublime Text - http://www.sublimetext.com/
-- Visual Studio Code (free) - https://code.visualstudio.com/
-- Wappler ~ Visual Web App Builder - https://wappler.io/

I highly recommend learning to work with code view.  Code view is simpler to work with and faster than clumsy panels.


Read chapters, do code exercises, take quizzes at the end.
- https://www.w3schools.com/html/
- https://www.w3schools.com/css/
- https://www.w3schools.com/js/
- https://www.w3schools.com/bootstrap/


Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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The book is the 2022 version of the book - not the software. That is how the CIBs work. They release a new book every year and the idea is that Adobe is updating the Creative Cloud apps every year to 2022, BUT the actual software versions don't always match up.

Melissa Piccone | Adobe Trainer | Online Courses Author | Fine Artist

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Aug 12, 2023 Aug 12, 2023

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I've seen a lot of places criticising Dreamweaver as "no longer relevant" or "just a complicated drag-n-drop" program or "an outdated WYSIWYG" and most are wrong! If you aren't familiar with Dreamweaver, it may not be an application you can just stumble in to, but as someone who has used it off-and-on since Macromedia released the first version, I can attest to how capable it is.

There was an update to Dreamweaver in June of 2022 (https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/using/whats-new/2022-1.html), even after most of the comments above and people in other places said it was no longer being updated. The update did not change the main version number from 21 to 22, but it did change to 21.3 and had a sound list of new features and enhancements. So, it was still actively being developed at least until June of 2022.

While nothing major has happened in the world of Dreamweaver updates, in the last 14 months, there could easily be something in the works. 

If you are still considering Dreamweaver or other options, I'd recommend not falling in love with anything until you can adaquately diffrentiate between code/text editors and IDEs. Some applications may blure the lines between the differences, but you need to know what you want.

Additionally, too many titles are no longer being developed, are being sunset completely, are being absorbed into other utilities or are simple being forgotten.

Atom.io has been sunset (https://github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsetting-atom/) and much of its code-set absorbed into VisualStudio Code (https://code.visualstudio.com/) and Github Codespaces (https://github.com/features/codespaces); both of which are owned by Microsoft. Rather than turn Atom over to the community, Microsoft is simply killing it off. I think you could safely call VisualStudio Code an IDE.

 

Aptana was a decent web IDE (https://github.com/aptana/studio3) but is no longer being developed and hasn't had a major update in years. I'm not sure of the affiliation with Axway (https://www.axway.com/en/aptana) but they clearly have no intent to further development.

 

Dreamweaver (https://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html) is a capable web IDE and, in my opinion has done a better job than most.

 

The Eclipse Foundation makes a very capable IDE (https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/). In fact, Aptana used to have an integration with the Eclipse IDE. Eclipse IDE(s) are actively developed, though I'm not sure I'd call them "up to date" as they still look like something you'd use in the late '90s and early 2000s. I'm also not a fan of their dependece on Java, but they work well.

 

JetBrains (https://www.jetbrains.com/) makes a series of impressive IDEs. Like Dreamweaver, they are not free, but well worth the money.

 

Bluefish (https://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html) was a decent editor and I have dabbled with it in the past, but hasn't been updated in a while.

 

Brackets (https://brackets.io/) is an excelent editor and one I personally use. 


Text Wrangler was another editor I've tried, but it became part of BBEdit. BBEdit (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bbedit/id404009241?mt=12) is regularly updated and available through the Apple App Store. It is perfectly capable, but I find it to be quite blah for a code editor.

 

Codye (also on teh Apple App Store at: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/codye/id1516894961) can make code pretty for display. It isn't intented to be an editor, but it can be. It hasn't been updated in over a year, but is good for making code look good for publishing on a blog or in a document.

 

Panic's Nova looks decent (https://nova.app/) and is certainly one of those apps where the classification of "editor" or "IDE" is blurry. Sublime (http://www.sublimetext.com/) is another such app.

 

SnippetsLab (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/snippetslab/id1006087419?mt=12) is a place to store and organize code snippets for future use. However it works well as a simple code editor as well.

 

Tumult (maker of Hype: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hype-4/id1460330618?mt=12) has created Whisk (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/whisk/id1502044457?mt=12), which is a decent editor with built-in preview.

To finish up, Macromedia may not be the current maintainer, but Dreamweaver has survived since 1997. Adobe is certainly capable of keeping it around even longer. Time will tell, I guess.

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Aug 12, 2023 Aug 12, 2023

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There was an update to Dreamweaver in June of 2022...
...there could easily be something in the works. 

Dreamweaver is a capable web IDE and, in my opinion has done a better job than most.

By @WebDevRobert

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The incremental update (21.3) to which you alluded were minimal 3rd party security & library updates.  Nothing new was added. See screenshot.

 

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Dreamweaver has enjoyed no NEW developments since the round table discussion at the Fall 2020 MAX Conference.  At that time, the Adobe Dreamweaver Team announced NO NEW FEATURES were being planned for Dreamweaver apart from "compatibility & security updates."  The Team concluded by saying they "planned to minimally maintain Dreamweaver for the benefit of older product users."

 

 

Dreamweaver is not an IDE.  Never has been, never will be.  It's a code editor and site management tool. 

 

In the interest of full transparency, it's important for users to understand DW code editing deficiencies.

  • BOOTSTRAP:  Dreamweaver is stuck on version 4 which Bootstrap itself stopped supporting 7 months ago. Users who need the latest stable release of Bootstrap 5 or higher must source it from other sites and code with it manually.  The legacy Bootstrap code that DW inserts is NOT compatible with version 5.
  • PHP:  The current PHP release version is 8.2.  Yet Dreamweaver only offers support up to versions 5 or 7.  For modern servers running PHP 8 or higher, this falls short of necessity.  Full stop, use another tool like Microsoft's Visual Studio Code or JetBrains' PHPStorm. 
  • jQuery Core & jQuery UI:  Not that I use much jQuery anymore.  But the jQ libraries in Dreamweaver haven't been updated in a dog's age.  You'll need to code manually and source the latest scripts (currently version 3.7) directly from jQuery's CDN.

 

 

Don't get me wrong.  I'm in no way bashing Dreamweaver, just being realistic.  Adobe abandoned Brackets, the code engine that DW CC is based on.  And while DW is still a capable editor for manual coders, it might not be appropriate for use in all situations.  Use it with eyes wide open and alongside other coding tools that are in ACTIVE development.

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Aug 12, 2023 Aug 12, 2023

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In the interest of full transparency, it's important for users to understand DW code editing deficiencies.

  • BOOTSTRAP:  Dreamweaver is stuck on version 4 which Bootstrap itself stopped supporting 7 months ago. Users who need the latest stable release of Bootstrap 5 or higher must source it from other sites and code with it manually.  The legacy Bootstrap code that DW inserts is NOT compatible with version 5.
  • PHP:  The current PHP release version is 8.2.  Yet Dreamweaver only offers support up to versions 5 or 7.  For modern servers running PHP 8 or higher, this falls short of necessity.  Full stop, use another tool like Microsoft's Visual Studio Code or JetBrains' PHPStorm. 
  • jQuery Core & jQuery UI:  Not that I use much jQuery anymore.  But the jQ libraries in Dreamweaver haven't been updated in a dog's age.  You'll need to code manually and source the latest scripts (currently version 3.7) directly from jQuery's CDN.

 

Don't get me wrong.  I'm in no way bashing Dreamweaver, just being realistic.  Adobe abandoned Brackets, the code engine that DW CC is based on.  And while DW is still a capable editor for manual coders, it might not be appropriate for use in all situations.  Use it with eyes wide open and alongside other coding tools that are in ACTIVE development.

 

By @Nancy OShea

 

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Wappler, the only real Dreamweaver alternative.

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Aug 14, 2023 Aug 14, 2023

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My struggle is with the training companies I teach for. I am the Dreamweaver / HTML / CSS person and they keep selling Dreamweaver classes. Ironically the classes picked up in 2022 and the beginning of 2023. I have emphasized, pleaded and requested that they remove them but the say as long as they keep selling... It's frustrating, I am no longer a web designer and my skills are as old and decrpid as Dreamweaver. I don't want to teach it anymore and I don't want to update my own skills. 

 

Melissa Piccone | Adobe Trainer | Online Courses Author | Fine Artist

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Aug 14, 2023 Aug 14, 2023

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Non-coders and inexperienced amateurs can get a site up & running in about an hour with any of the online site building services  -- Etsy, Shopify, Squarespace, Webflow, Wix, WordPress.com, etc...

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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I don't want to teach it anymore and I don't want to update my own skills. 

By @melissapiccone

 

you hold the answer in your hands...

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