Introduction

Eight years ago when I used Dreamweaver 1.0 for the first time, I was amazed at how far ahead of its time it was. The ability to create JavaScript Behaviors, layers/DIVs, styles, and pin-point accurate designs truly amazed me. I was a skeptic when it came to WYSIWYG editors and preferred Notepad whenever possible. Dreamweaver changed that in me, and made me look at web development in a whole new light.

Dreamweaver has become the industry's leading web development environment, far surpassing any other. Still, many consider Dreamweaver a simple visual editor that accomplishes little but aide in the development of static web pages. The mindset is that visual editors lack the true complexity that it takes to create rich and powerful ...

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