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Old 11-14-2005, 06:55 AM   #1
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Is it worth it to upgrade to Dreamweaver 8 from MX 2004? ($199 on the DW Site)
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David, I don't think it is worth upgrading from MX2004, but it certainly is from MX or earlier. MX2004 introduced the enhanced CSS editing capability which is further improved in DW8. The code editor is slightly better and makes it easier to place closing tags on new block elements, and there is more emphasis on creating accessible code.

I have MX2004 and have run a 30 day trial on DW8. The trial ended about a week ago and already I find I miss the enhanced CSS editor! I'll have to check the bank balance, but I think I'd rather have some extra parts for my Land Rover......

   
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Kelvyn,

We have MX8 on order at work... is the WYSIWYG any better for CSS layout? I have MX version 6 (2002?) and the WYSIWYG is terrible.

   
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Dennis, the browse view is certainly better. There is also the ability to show block items in different colours, very handy when plating with margins & padding.

   
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Dennis, the browse view is certainly better. There is also the ability to show block items in different colours, very handy when plating with margins & padding.
Kelvyn, thanks for the info. I'm looking forward to getting my upgrade.

   
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