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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    Dreamweaver MX vs. 8 -- what's the difference?
    I have Dreamweaver MX.

    Is there a big difference between Dreamweaver MX and Dreamweaver 8 that would justify shelling out the $$ for the newer program or Does Dreamweaver 8 mainly just cover CSS more thoroughly than MX?

    If it's a matter of CSS, I can do that independently of Dreamweaver.

    Any opinions? Any rave reviews of Dreamweaver 8?
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    I can't answer that, but my question is then what is the difference between those two and CS3 (aka version 9.x) of Dreamweaver as well? Why not upgrade to version 9?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakedgamer
    Why not upgrade to version 9?
    Care to discuss the benefits of 9?
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    Well, Spry for ajax is now integrated into DW. Though not as many changes to DW as there was with the rest of the package (such as Illustrator). Plus the new CSS stuff is pretty cool.

    My thinking is just to keep updated otherwise you might be paying a full price eventually.

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    The big deal for me and CS3 was that it runs at native speed on my Mac. Otherwise, Spry is nice and there are some CSS enhancements, but it hasn't changed my workflow a great deal.
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    I think the biggest difference that I noticed between MX and DW8, unless I somehow missed the option in MX, is that DW8 uploads in the background so you can keep working. With MX, if I had a lot of files to upload, worked stopped til it was done.
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    The latest DW version, CS3, does a better job of embedding Flash files in case you use any Flash. It automatically adds an AC_RunActiveContent.js javascript file that you can upload to your server.

    Here's a link to an explanation of what's new in DW CS3 -
    http://www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamwea...eamweaver_cs3/

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