Basics

What is Dreamweaver CC and who is it for?

Adobe Dreamweaver CC is the world’s most complete tool for web designers and front-end developers. It combines a powerful design surface and best-in-class code editor with robust site management tools, for you to easily design, code, and manage websites and mobile content.

First-class integration with Bootstrap lets you build responsive websites that adapt and scale to any browser, regardless of the size, screen resolution, or orientation. Deep integration with Adobe CreativeSync makes it easy to work with design assets from tools like Photoshop and Illustrator, along with the ability to browse and access stock photos from Adobe Stock.

As Dreamweaver is a part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, you get access to all the latest updates as soon as they’re available. Learn more about Creative Cloud.

What is the Dreamweaver Beta?

The Dreamweaver Beta is an early look at future developments for Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver is undergoing significant transformations to be faster, leaner, and completely modernized. The Beta is
available for experienced Dreamweaver users to give us feedback, in an effort to help us make it better. Learn more about it here.

What makes Dreamweaver CC different from other web tools?

Dreamweaver CC is a unique web development tool that lets you visualize your site in real-time as you are coding.

  • Build mobile-first responsive websites, with an innovative design surface combined with first-class integration of Bootstrap, the world’s leading responsive design framework.
  • Harness the power of HTML, CSS and JavaScript with Dreamweaver’s modern code editor, which helps you code faster with shortcuts like Emmet support, linting, and other aids.
  • Create, edit and rearrange content on a browser-based surface with Live View, for accuracy and fidelity.
  • Work with Photoshop documents directly in Dreamweaver to simplify the design comp to code process. This is done by extracting the design information and image assets for your projects.
  • Preview or inspect your projects on actual mobile devices without any complicated setup procedures by using the Device Preview feature.
  • Dreamweaver CC also provides a CSS editor to visually inspect and modify CSS, FTP support, an expansive library of extensions, and many more features to help you build the best sites for any browser or device.

Where can I learn more about new features?

See the What’s New page for details.

How does Dreamweaver CC compare with earlier versions?

Check out the Dreamweaver version comparison.

How does Dreamweaver CC integrate with other Adobe creative applications?

Dreamweaver CC can be used with other Creative Cloud tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate CC, and more to build beautiful, modern websites. You can also share assets and collaborate with others with the Creative Cloud Libraries integration.

Technical questions

What are the minimum system requirements to run Dreamweaver CC?

See the systems requirements for information.

Is Dreamweaver CC compatible with Windows 8.1?

Is Dreamweaver CC compatible with Mac OS X Mavericks (v10.9)?

What types of documents can I open with Dreamweaver CC?

Dreamweaver CC can open and edit the following document types:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • LESS
  • SASS
  • PHP
  • XML
  • ColdFusion
  • SQL
  • ASP
  • VTML
  • Text files

Dreamweaver CC also supports opening of configuration files, templates, and library files for Dreamweaver projects.

What type of code does Dreamweaver CC produce?

All the features in Dreamweaver CC produce HTML5 code to align with the latest standards in web development. With use of the code editor, you have the ability to write and edit code to suit your own development needs.

Can I create responsive web and mobile content in Dreamweaver CC?

Yes. Dreamweaver CC supports Bootstrap framework for mobile-first, responsive websites. Dreamweaver CC also includes responsive features such as Visual Media Queries and Fluid Grid Layouts.

Can I continue to use earlier versions of Dreamweaver?

Yes. If you already have a prior installation of Dreamweaver CS6, you can continue to use it as is. With a Creative Cloud membership, you can download previous versions of Dreamweaver at any time to use alongside your current Dreamweaver CC installation.

Free trials

Where can I get a trial version of Dreamweaver CC?

With a free Creative Cloud membership, you can download a 7-day trial version of Dreamweaver CC — and other applications in Creative Cloud. When you upgrade to an All Apps plan, you’ll be able to download the full version of every Creative Cloud application.

Can I convert my trial version to a paid membership?

Yes. You can convert your trial to a Creative Cloud All Apps or Single App membership by purchasing on the Creative Cloud website. After you purchase your membership, your desktop product trial will automatically be licensed upon relaunch.

Purchasing options

How can I purchase Dreamweaver CC?

Learn more about purchasing options on the Creative Cloud plans page.

Using Dreamweaver

How can I get started with Dreamweaver CC?

Check out Dreamweaver CC Learn & Support for all you need to get started, with video and step-by-step-tutorials as well as comprehensive product support from Adobe and our knowledgeable community.

Where can I find the manual?

You can find web and PDF versions of the Dreamweaver CC manual on the Dreamweaver Help page.

How can I give comments or leave feedback on Dreamweaver CC?

Visit the Dreamweaver CC forums to provide feedback or have your support questions answered.

Where can I report a bug or submit a feature request?

You can use this form to request new features or suggest changes to existing features. You can also get to this link from the Help menu in Dreamweaver CC (Help > Submit Bug/Feature Request).