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Is it me or is Dreamweaver CS 6 crap?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by xtopzi, May 25, 2013.

  1. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    I use Dreamweaver, mostly to edit HTML files. The problem is that it crashes all the friggin time. Basically, it freezes and I have to wait 5 to 60 seconds before I can use it again. I usually just do some other stuff / browse while its frozen but it is quite annoying.

    Is it my version or is this issue quite common? Don't have a licenced version. ]
    Running Windows 7 64bit with a decent graphics card (Photoshop NEVER crashes).

    Are there any good alternatives? I like how it has a "live" and "design" function and definitely want to keep that. Would prefer a lightweight freeware alternative.
     
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    CS6 is crap in general

    went back to CS5 from the start
     
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  3. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    Yeah might as well just go down a version and see how it goes.

    Suggestions for alternative software still welcome.
     
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    Newelly Regular Member

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    You can easily edit the .html files with notepad, i suggest you to download: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v6.3.3.html for editing .html files and all other file types. You can then just find your .html in your documents and double click it to view the changes.

    As a Mac user I use: Text Wrangler and Coda 2.

    Text Wrangler alternative = Notepad++ (linked above)
    Coda 2 alternative = http://www.sublimetext.com/

    -Newelly
     
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    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    CS5 crashes too. CS4 never did for me.

    Also, every Flash version after 9 has been a nightmare.
     
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    lskt2012 Newbie

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    I run dwcs6 in osx and have had 0 crashes. In the past i've always experienced issues running adobe products in windows. Some free alternatives are Blue Griffon, Amaya, & Kompozer.
     
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    WayneInc Senior Member

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    CS6 need much more Ram , CPU that's the reason it crashes all the time.. according to lots of ppl CS4 is the still best one..
     
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    Gogol Elite Member

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    Start using netbeans and forget all the hassles....
     
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    You may want to try the jet brains web IDE or PHPStorm. They both have great integration for web design and its better than DW in my opinion.
     
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    Videodrome Newbie

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    100% true. CS6 is a massively overblown turd of a package. InDesign is horrible, but thankfully I don't do a lot of print these days.
     
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    I have CS6 and I don't have much of a problem with it...
     
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    vladv Junior Member

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    What are your PC specs,Fenchel?
     
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    OP: is this only happening when opening large files with a lot of javascript?
    Try disabling Code Hinting
    Edit > Preferences > Code Hinting
     
  14. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    No, it happens with every file I open, every line I click etc. really annoying.

    Downloaded CS5 yesterday and it runs very smoothly. I can search and replace in 20+ documents at a time within a second and haven't had it crash so far.
    I will look into some of those alternatives you guys suggested, as I expect to do lots more code editing in the future. Thanks.
     
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    rotwic Registered Member

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    Dreamweaver sucks to use as a text editor. Its too heavy. Sublime Text is the way to go.
     
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    The same happened to me.
    Guess we're looking at a pattern here, CS4 never crashed, CS5 crashed sometimes, CS6 is always crashing, I just can't wait to see CS7! :D
     
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    SublimeText all the way.
     
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    I know I upgraded a few months back, and I have a really fast computer i7 processor, with 32GB of ram and the program still froze up. But it only happened to me once. But never with cs5
     
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    Dreamweaver sucks, it really does. I use sublime text edit 2. This is amazing for HTML and Css and it shows me directly live preview on Google Chrome.

    One reason I hate Dreaweaver is because it adds its own code sometimes, even when I don't want to.
     
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    DW6 is a memory hog...

    I second Sublime Text if you're happy without a visual designer....but have a look at pairing it up with Live Reload (beta on windows now) on a dual monitor. Its the centre of my workflow when I knock up web concepts.