The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this
web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency,
e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees…
CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser
and Java version 1.7 or later, preferably 1.8.0_05.
If you can’t see the prices in your local currency,
Troubleshoot. Use Chrome for best results.
DreamWeaver CS 5.6 is
Adobe’s (neé Macromedia’s)
Last revised/verified: 2012-04-22
Inspector) and the rendered HTML side by side. You can edit either one, and see the changes reflected in
the other view.
The rendering is crude, nothing like a real browser. Applets and frames just show as blank windows, but images
show as the actual image. It does not understand styles on <Ali. Bullet icons do not show up at all. It shows
underlined links, but you can’t click them. It inserts white space that will not appear in a browser
rendering. Surely somebody can find a way to write a browser plug-in that lets you click on a spot in the
rendering and it moves the cursor into the right place in a text editor. That would give you 90% of the value of Dreamweaver without the expense.
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)
You can for example apply a class to a span of text by highlighting it and right clicking and selecting from on of the predefined styles. The style names show
up in the fonts and colours they will render as making selection much more accurate. You can buy it direct from
the manufacturer for
. Adobe offers a 30 day free trial to check out if it is suitable for you.
It has a combination of features that make it suitable for both technical and artistic people. You need both
to design a good website. There are many features for embedding Ajax, JSP and other programatic tags. I
don’t know what might be done to make it support html
static macros. It has buttons for composing forms. A large percentage of the support is for Spry,
Adobe’s Ajax package.
The most important feaure is the way you can click on an element in the design view, and then click on the
code window and it takes you directly to the corresponding code. This is extremely useful in long, complex or
You can highlight a column in a table and apply a style to every element. Given that W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) specifies that
colgroup must idiotically refuse to apply styles to elements in a column, this
feature is extremely useful.
It can convent documents between various DOCTYPES.
It has a very picky syntax validator.
It can clean up Word 2000+ junk HTML.
Spell-checking shows you the word in context with entities rendered. It is so much easier that spell
checking the code. Unfortunately the spell check has no undo. Once you add a word to the dictionary, it is in
there. The spell check usually shows you the questionable word in context, a useful feature, but 10% of the time it is scrolled off screen.
It can updates links when you move files.
Applying styles is a joke. You have to select from the huge list of possible styles
scrolling one style at a time till you get to the one you want. It is much faster to just type them out in
full. Even in DOS (Disk Operating System) days there were keystroke and mouse techniques to accelerate such selections. Dreamweaver
does not even put the most recently used styles at the top. At least up and down arrow work. Applying styles is
the bread and butter of an HTML editor. I give Dreamweaver an F- for this pathetic excuse for a user interface.
I find it hard to believe a company like Adobe would have something so Mickey Mouse at the heart of such a
It is ponderous to start up. You pretty well have to leave it running all the time.
The rendering is quite crude compared with what a browser does. You can always preview in a real browser by
hitting the F12 key or hitting Alt-F11 for live view, but then you can’t use that view to navigate to a spot in the code view.
As you type it constantly makes suggestions about what it thinks you will type next. It lets you select
from possibilities. These don’t slow you down when you don’t use them, and save keystrokes when you
You can view the document four different ways, code, editable, live, and design. You can split the screen
to see two views at once. The editable rendering is very approximate, but the live view is just like a real
Help is slow, required Internet-access and is all but useless. It might as well just be a Google in a
It does not keep tags in lower case, even when I configure it to.
The commands ⇒ apply source formatting indents. It will also reflow if you
configure wrap on. It does not insert-remove blank like like MicroEdge Visual Slick edit beautify. It does not remove nugatory space. It does not tidy the case of tags. And to top it
off, it loses your place when you reformat. My Compactor program
removes excess blanks, and fixes the case of tags, so those DreamWeaver failings are not as important to
It does not highlight entities to let you know they are well-formed.
It has extremely primitive and clumsy support for entities. It tends to use hex rather than named entities,
and it supports only a handful. Further, it meddles with existing documents converting named entities to
You have almost no ability to figure the formatting or the degree of pickiness of the syntax
It has so many advanced features that will just get in the way for most users. It should come configured
for beginner, intermediate or advanced, and let you tune from there to hide the features you don’t
You need to be able to add your own macros with icons for them to handle common tasks, like MicroEdge
Even when you tell it to use lower case tags, it keeps generating them with random case. You have to
manually find and correct them.
You can’t click links to view other documents, even in the live view.
It is very slow dealing with large documents, particulary running the source code tidy.
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