ADOBE DREAMWEAVER CS6 | 286.95 MB
Adobe Dreamweaver ($399.99; upgrade $199.00, direct) has dominated the Web-editing field for longer than most people can remember, but in the past few years it has seemed willing to coast on its reputation, offering worthy but uncompelling upgrades with each recent version. Dreamweaver CS6 version is different. It’s an essential upgrade for anyone who wants to build Web pages or apps that automatically adapt when viewed in a Web browser on a phone or tablet or a browser on a laptop or desktop. For the past few years, I’ve been doing most of my Web design in Microsoft’s clean, efficient, and underpublicized Expression Web, but Dreamweaver CS6 is the first Web editor built for the multiplatform era, with full support for HTML5 and CSS3. Like the rest of the CS6 suite, Dreamweaver is targeted to professionals who are willing to climb its steep learning curve, but even occasional coders can use it to build impressive-looking sites.