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Dreamweaver 8 WOW!

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by Henny, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. YianG

    YianG Peon

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    #41
    Wow, Dreamweaver 8 sounds beautiful! I'm definitely getting it :) !
    SEMrush
     
    YianG, Feb 4, 2006 IP
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  2. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #42
    Is anyone having issues w/ DW8?

    I think I'm going to have to go back to MX.

    This version is just too buggy and annoying to work with.
     
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  3. Dio

    Dio Well-Known Member

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    #43
    I've not spotted anything - although now you've mentioned it, my servers are suddenly full of _notes folders - I always disable notes in the site manager so I'm at a loss as to where they've come from.

    What sort of bugs have you found? I actually find 8 more stable than MX - and the CSS editing is a lot better imo.
     
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    SiteExpress Well-Known Member

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    #44
    DW8 has been flawless for me. It does place the note folders, but no big deal IMO.
     
    SiteExpress, May 3, 2006 IP
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    #45
    I'm also very happy with it. It seems to be much more stable than MX.

    I was putting together a site the other day from a template (.dwt) and had 30 different pages open at once--MX would've crashed on me at about 10-15.
     
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    #46
    Although DW8 has a lot cool features and is quite stable... it is quite buggy!

    For instance:
    1. When you are in the design view and you swtich to the code view after selecting an element on the page the focus does not shift to the selected item nor does it highlight the code.

    2. Sometimes when you at the end of a sentence and you press the Home key nothing happens the cursor does not goes to the start of the sentence. You have press the left arrow key and then the home key to move to the start.

    3. The screen flickers a lot when moving mouse over elements in the design view.

    Although these are mnor faults, they become quite bugging when you are working on it for long hours like me.
     
    vlead, May 3, 2006 IP
  7. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #47
    I've found the biggest problem with DW is no matter how fast the machine (and I just go a new mini with the duo core, it is SLOW AS HELL!!!

    Other issues include the usual inability to understand simple HTML. The WYSIWYG art of it lacks in many places.

    Still it is about the best thing out there, so I will suffer like the rest.
     
    Mia, May 3, 2006 IP
  8. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #48

    That's really my main problem with it. Especially if I have PS open.

    I guess all Adobe products are that way. ;)
     
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    SiteExpress Well-Known Member

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    #49
    It does seem to be a little sluggish. I don't ever see any screen flickering, butopening and closing, connectivity, and a couple of other things are a bit slow. I never use the WYSIWYG of DW, so I can't really attest to how it handles code.
     
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    #50
    I have to say it seems faster to me than MX - however, on my crummy laptop it's all sluggish... :( I don't think I'd go back to MX to be honest, despite the _notes folders.
     
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  11. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #51
    Same here... PS and DW together (which is a must) can be hell at times. BTW, do you happen to remember where you can set "command H" as the HIDE function in PS on a Mac? For some reason one of my machines decided to stop doing this, and I cannot remember where I set it.

    I have to at least give Adobe credit for actually updating programs. Quark still looks like it should be running on a Colour Classic, and is WAY overpriced!
     
    Mia, May 3, 2006 IP
  12. MattUK

    MattUK Notable Member

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    #52
    Another tip, check out Ebay for second hand copies of DW, it'll make you a good saving. Avoid the pirated copies though, it's somthing that helps to have all the docs with.
     
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    #53
    I love DW8...I upload my files manually, I just use it to edit
     
    Dekker, May 3, 2006 IP
  14. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #54
    Yeah, never use the built in FTP. I've not seen one web page editing program that every worked properly when it came to file transfer.

    I do all my editing and php in bbedit, and use dw to see the end result or mess with something in GUI land if I have a hard time getting things to work.
     
    Mia, May 3, 2006 IP
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    itsall3 Active Member

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    #55

    You know -- that is the FIRST thing i thought when someone told me that Adobe had purchased macromedia. "Are they going to ruin flash?"

    I hate acrobat -- i cannot use it online without it crashing my browser window. I have to download them, and then still... arrrr!!! a word doc would have opened 10x in that time.

    Latest Premiere -- they have complicated things soooo much. Stuff that used to be "pritty" easy, like chromakey, is now one of the most tedious tasks you can do on a pc!

    I didnt like it when flash mx moved the "create motion tween" under "insert > timeline" (WHY? - it was soo better where it was before!)

    So is this Dreamweaver 8 the first adobe created "macromedia" product? when can we expect a new flash version?

    Cheers.
     
    itsall3, May 3, 2006 IP
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    #56
    I have DW7, but hardly use it, I've always found it easier to just code all of the page in a basic html editor provided by my webhosting service. Maybe I'm just wierd.
     
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    #57
    Just one note with Dreamweaver 8, I had some problems with MX template files. The relative URL links did not import properly. Those having the same problem...installing 8.0.1 patch corrects this problem. It's great otherwise.
     
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    #58
    Any chance that you could PM me the link where u downloaded that software :D
     
    ishtar, May 11, 2006 IP
  19. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #60
    I'll try it for sure!... :)
     
    Respiro, May 18, 2006 IP