Dreamweaver Or WordPress

I got a question from one of my YouTube subscribers the other day. If I had to choose one, which web development platform do I prefer, Dreamweaver or WordPress? So let’s talk about it.

Dreamweaver Or WordPress


In 1997, Macromedia came out with Dreamweaver MX, it was later acquired by Adobe in 2005. Dreamweaver is where I spent 10 years of my time. In the 90s, the idea of being able to create content that others could view globally was amazing. Realizing how powerful Dreamweaver was, I knew I needed to learn as much as I could about it.

Until 2003, when WordPress came out, I was a diehard Dreamweaver fan boy. In 2017, WordPress, has changed the way we build websites. When WordPress was released, just like Dreamweaver, I knew I had to learn as much as I could as fast as I could. In the early 2000s, WordPress really wasn’t much of a website builder, it was largely considered a Blogging platform. Many Dreamweaver developers did not take WordPress serious as a “website” building platform. It wasn’t until 2010, I felt WordPress really began to take shape as a “website” builder, and not just a Blogging platform. Today in 2017, WordPress has grown into a very popular website builder among professionals.

To this day (4/2/2017), I continue to use Dreamweaver, but sparingly. I find myself using WordPress for the majority of my projects. Don’t get me wrong, for the right website project, Dreamweaver is still great. But when it comes to building websites fast, WordPress is my go to platform.

With there being so many tools available to build websites in 2017, I say start out on the easiest platform, WordPress. As of 2017, it’s your best bet and will get even better.

Note: It doesn’t matter which tools you use for your next website project, just as long as you know how to be creative with those tools and you can get it done on time.

Leave a Comment