Dreamweaver 8 Reviewed – Install
I decided to see what would happen if I installed Studio 8 over Studio MX 2004. I wasn’t sure if this new version would install over, or alongside the old, though I suspected it would install alongside its predecessors, and I was right. Dreamweaver MX 2004 opened right up, no problems. So, just in case you wanted to keep both versions (I can’t think of a reason for such a need, myself), you can do so without conflict. That question answered, I promptly uninstalled Studio MX 2004. See you later, old friend.
The user experience of Dreamweaver 8 is basically the same as its predecessor. Users of the previous version of Dreamweaver will have no trouble jumping right in to version 8. The panels are all about the same, located in the same place, and the toolbars and tabs are the same. Just looking at the app, version 8 is very much like MX 2004, but that’s where the similarities end. Under the hood, Dreamweaver 8 is a whole new beast.