With Dreamweaver CC, Adobe focuses on modern web technologies such as HTML5 and jQuery, and has revamped the user interface to remove features that support web technologies that are no longer relevant for most Dreamweaver users.

This article lists the features removed in Dreamweaver CC.

Application bar changes

The following icons/options are removed:

  • Site Management
  • Layout
  • Extend Dreamweaver
Application bar - prior to Dreamweaver CC
Application bar - prior to Dreamweaver CC

Application bar - in Dreamweaver CC
Application bar - in Dreamweaver CC

AP-elements panel

AP-elements feature and all related user interface elements are removed.

Insert > Layout > Absolute Position Div (also in the Insert panel) 

Insert > Layout options - prior to Dreamweaver CC
Insert > Layout options - prior to Dreamweaver CC

Insert > Layout options - in Dreamweaver CC
Insert > Layout options - in Dreamweaver CC

View > Visual Aids > AP Elements Outlines 

View > Visual Aids options - prior to Dreamweaver CC
View > Visual Aids options - prior to Dreamweaver CC

View > Visual Aids options - in Dreamweaver CC
View > Visual Aids options - in Dreamweaver CC

Edit > Preferences > AP Elements 

Preferences - prior to Dreamweaver CC
Preferences - prior to Dreamweaver CC

Preferences in Dreamweaver CC
Preferences in Dreamweaver CC


Modify > Arrange > Prevent Absolute Position Element Overlaps 

Modify > Arrange options - prior to Dreamweaver CC
Modify > Arrange options - prior to Dreamweaver CC

Modify > Arrange options - in Dreamweaver CC
Modify > Arrange options - in Dreamweaver CC

Modify > Convert > Absolute Position Divs To Table and Tables to Absolute Position Divs

Modify > Convert options - prior to Dreamweaver CC
Modify > Convert options - prior to Dreamweaver CC

Modify menu options in Dreamweaver CC
Modify menu options in Dreamweaver CC


Color-icon option

Color icon option is removed from the View menu and the right context menu.

Data Source option

Data Source option in the Select <File, Image, Edge Assets,Video, Audio> dialog box is removed.

Select dialog box - prior to Dreamweaver CC
Select dialog box - prior to Dreamweaver CC

Select dialog box in Dreamweaver CC
Select dialog box in Dreamweaver CC

Document toolbar changes

The following options are removed from the Document toolbar:

  • Multiscreen preview button
  • File Get/Put menu button
  • W3C validator button
  • Visual Aids button (Menu Visual Aids is retained. Except for Hide All option under the menu)
  • Refresh button in Design view
  • Home button in Live view
  • CSS button

Note: For Fluid Grid layout documents, the document toolbar includes a new button to enable/disable fluid grid guides.

Document toolbar - prior to Dreamweaver CC
Document toolbar - prior to Dreamweaver CC

Document toolbar in Dreamweaver CC
Document toolbar in Dreamweaver CC

Document toolbar for pages based on Fluid Grid Layouts (Dreamweaver CC)
Document toolbar for pages based on Fluid Grid Layouts (Dreamweaver CC)

Dynamic content panels

Bindings panel

Bindings feature and all related user interface elements are removed.

Bindings option - prior to Dreamweaver CC
Bindings option - prior to Dreamweaver CC

Window menu options in Dreamweaver CC
Window menu options in Dreamweaver CC


Components panel

Components panel and the associated features are removed.

Window > Components option - prior to Dreamweaver CC
Window > Components option - prior to Dreamweaver CC

Databases panel

The Database panel and the associated features are removed.

Window > Databases option - prior to Dreamweaver CC
Window > Databases option - prior to Dreamweaver CC

Server Behaviors panel

Server behavior panel and associated features are removed.

Window > Server Behavior - prior to Dreamweaver CC
Window > Server Behavior - prior to Dreamweaver CC

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