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Can anyone suggest a good alternative to DW? I get so frustrated using this POS program. Does anyone one experience these bugs with DWMX 6.1?

1) It's unstable as hell. In both OS9/OSX the only app that would crash on me is DW.
2) Switching between apps doesn't bring up all the windows. For example if I am working in Photoshop and I click back to DW the PS window still stays in front. All the menus switch to DW but the main file does not. I have to either click back or click on the DW icon in the dock.
3) When I minimize a DW document into the dock while working on another document. If I close the second document the one that I minimized comes flying out of the dock. F*CK I HATE THAT! I minimized it for a reason, I don't want to work on it right now.
4) Window resizing memory. For some reason DW suddenly decides that all my new documents should open in a small 400x400 window. No matter what I do it always opens in this small window.

Anyone have thoughts on GoLive?
 

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you can get page spinner for free and it is X native
The only problem I have with dream weaver is connecting to some sites, but the app has not crashed on me yet.
 

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There is also Adobe's GoLive. It's pretty good.
 

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I don't think switching apps is the answer to your issues. Can you locate and trash DW prefs? How about re-installing it?

I've been using GoLive for a few years and am very pleased.
 

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GoLive works great for me, but I've never heard anything bad about DreamWeaver. Maybe it's time for a nuke & pave, including re-installing the OS and all apps.

Cheers :-> Bill
 

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Yeah my whole system has been having problems lately, especially after 10.2.8. I'm waiting for Panther to do a clean swipe of both drives. Come on Panther! 11 more days!
 

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I use Dream Weaver MX 2004 (version 7) never crashes for me, maybe you just need to update. GoLive is ok but I find Dreamweaver doesn't mess with PHP and ASP code, whereasGoLive does.
 

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hey,... so GoLive is nice?? I've had it on my shelf for some months now, and I have not installed it yet... will do very soon though...

could I have some of the success stories for GL??

H!
 
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