Friday, January 20, 2006

Just when I was about to give up all hope...

You know, as a web developer I can do almost all of my work in Dreamweaver. I like to hand-code as much as the next guy and I do scorn fancy GUIs in my everyday tools, but Dreamweaver just works so well as an integrated FTP (well, actually SFTP) manager and code editor that I'd almost entirely given up on other tools.

Until I upgraded my Mac to Tiger. Suddenly, I was having trouble just getting Dreamweaver to run for more than ten minutes without crash-exiting whenever I tried to upload more than a few files at once. Add this to my list of other complaints (lack of support for French characters copied and pasted from Microsoft programs, FTP threads that should have run in the background taking full foreground focus, lack of tabbed windows for multiple open documents, no XHTML tag balancing) and I was doing most of my work in BBEdit and UltraEdit with Transmit and SmartFTP.

Then what do they do? They go and release Studio 8, which includes a version of Dreamweaver that not only fixes the crash bug and improves the snappiness of the GUI, but also FIXES EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE ABOVE PROBLEMS! This never happens! I don't know if this is a side-effect of being bought out by Adobe, but whatever the hell the reason, I love you all.

Thank you.


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