Finicky Dreamweaver

March 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm 3 comments

My experience with Dreamweaver this semester has been, to say the least, frustrating

It completely boggles my mind that I can have my page looking absolutely perfect and when I press F12 everything falls apart.  Even more frustrating, when I look at my page in Explorer (and F12), everything is perfect. In Firefox, it simply doesn’t work.  Last week, I was so excited to come home and show my family my creative text.  I had spent hours working on it.  I mean this literally, hours.  When I left campus, everything looked perfect.  I got out my laptop, pulled up my page and opened Firefox.  I got to my third page and the link simply didn’t work.  I was unable to view the majority of my page.  I spend all night fretting over why I was having these issues.  Apparently, I am not alone.

Emily also had a similar issue.  Unlike my problem, however, her webpage didn’t look right in any of the new browsers but when she looked at it in an older browser, it looked exactly as she wanted it.  This got me thinking…

I Google searched Dreamweaver, Firefox compatibility I came up with 3,460,000 results.  Yes, I realize that this number is a little exaggerated because not all of my results pertained exactly to my problem, but still what is up with this?

After reading dozens of online forums, I discovered that the issue may lie in the fact that we are using an older version of Dreamweaver.  The newer version of Dreamweaver, Dreamweaver CS5, is more compatible with newer browsers.

So in conclusion,I know it is a small fortune, but I hope Penn State updates to CS5 soon!


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. UseLessInk1234  |  March 31, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    We have CS5 on all of the Macs on campus–the are in the basement or in the library. The Macs are updated every time a new version of Adobe comes out.

  • 2. mqm5176  |  April 2, 2011 at 5:00 am

    This is among the reasons that, despite being fairly well-versed with it, I hate technology. Just when you think you’ve figured it out, along comes a new update and with it goes everything you thought knew or had done correctly. It’s part of the reason I prefer writing the HTML coding for a site by hand rather than relying on doing it through DreamWeaver whenever possible.

  • 3. emiller27  |  April 2, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    As you know, I feel your frustration!! I don’t understand why we don’t have CS5 on all the computers on campus. We could have saved a ton of time if they did!


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