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Dreamweaver MX 2004 Page 3

By Elizabeth Naramore
on August 24, 2003

Dreamweaver MX 2004

In this update of Dreamweaver, I would have liked to have seen more of a focus on PHP and including some
features you might find in an editor such as PHPEdit, but of course I’m a bit biased on the subject and
I do realize Macromedia’s obligation to keeping things as compatible as possible with all developers. As well,
there are a few areas that may be difficult for the newbie to conquer, but thankfully there are
fabulous “help” forums out there such as the Dreamweaver forum at PHPBuilder:
There are numerous other updates to the software that I haven’t addressed above; things like adding secure
FTP capabilities, improved ColdFusion support, and increased integration with fellow Macromedia software family members.
All in all, your decision to purchase the upgrade will depend solely on your particular use of Dreamweaver and
whether or not the above improvements will make your life easier. At $199 for the upgrade, I think I could make
the case in favor of this purchase to my superiors, and definitely after buying them a few drinks at the local bar.