Dreamweaver alternatives

My copy of Dreamweaver stopped working after I upgraded to Catalina. Catalina requires 64bit applications. I don’t want to pay a subscription for Adobe CC. What options do I have fore the Mac that are close in quality and features? Or should I be looking at something CM hosted online?

Depends what you’re doing with it. Coda is often suggested as an alternative if you’re using it as an integrated development/preview/file sync tool. Figma and Sketch are two good tools for generating code snippets from visual design tools.

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One option would be to run an older version of Mac OS in a virtual machine. I run High Sierra in VMware Fusion so that I can use Illustrator CS5 and Acrobat 9.

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What about a WYSIWYG editor?

Really I don’t want to go down this path for one app. Thanks for the suggestion though.

I’ve use Espresso https://www.espressoapp.com/ but it’s not Wysiwyg

Take a look at Rapidweaver. It is also included with a Setapp subscription. https://www.realmacsoftware.com/rapidweaver/

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Thanks guys! Will look at both Espresso and Rapidweaver.

I do all my web development in WebStorm. If you work in education it’s free or there are lots of other discounts in other circumstances.

See https://www.jetbrains.com/webstorm/buy/#discounts

However, it’s more focussed on JavaScript and isn’t WYSIWYG. It has extremely intelligent code completion and great debugging, it’s especially suited if you want to learn JS as well as HTML/CSS.


RapidWeaver is excellent. I’m no web developer, but I was able to build and deploy my personal site with it.


For a similar need I have had Sparkle (https://sparkleapp.com) recommended to me by someone I trust. Have not gotten around to trying it yet.

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I like what you did with your site. That’s very impressive for a “no code” site generator.

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