Dreamweaver, which was originally developed by Macromedia (who were taken over and merged into Adobe Systems Incorporated in December 2005), is available for both Apple Macintosh computers and PCs using the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Although the program should arguably be a key part of every professional web designer’s toolkit, is probably fair to say that Dreamweaver interoperates especially well with other Adobe (and former Macromedia) tools such as Adobe Fireworks. It should also be noted that templates created in Dreamweaver can also be used with Adobe Contribute, which is a multi-user application that allows several people to work on editing a web site, all at the same time.
Although Dreamweaver does have a very clean and well thought-out user interface, simply because it incorporates some many capabilities, it can be quite to daunting to learn how to use, especially for users who lack extensive previous experience in web technologies. However, there are many excellent web sites, software tutorials, and, of course books, that can help new users to master the program. With the help of these types of resources, you might be surprised how easy it is to learn Dreamweaver.