Website Development Tool: Macromedia Dreamweaver MX

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX took the prize as the Best Web Site Development Tool. The company's Macromedia Studio MX and ColdFusion products were first and second runner-ups, respectively, in this category.

Dreamweaver MX lets designers and developers work in an integrated environment to design, build, and manage Web site and Internet applications. Dreamweaver MX provides visual layout tools, code-editing support, and rapid application development (RAD) tools. The product supports a wide range of Web technologies and tools, including ASP.NET and XML. Many readers cited Dreamweaver MX's ease of use and functionality. Reader John Gaver said, "Dream-weaver is elegant and integrates well with Flash, Fireworks, ColdFusion, JavaScript, and other development tools and languages. It's highly customizable and it works equally well on PCs or Macs. The only thing that it doesn't have is a DWIM (Do What I Meant) button." Reader Bill Evanikoff said, "It works great for me, and I love it. It does a great job with templates, the WYSIWYG view is excellent, and it manages the site very well."

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