I also searched the internet for similar software (free or commercial) but it seems that no other software is as good as Dreamweaver.
I also visited the Adobe website for buying the latest version of Dreamweaver but I don't like their new way of selling their products (paying for the right to use their software on a monthly or yearly basis). I develop websites on a regular basis so it is quite urgent that I find a solution for this problem. I'm not sure about Dreamweaver 8, but some software has copy protection that can disable it if it thinks it has been installed in more than 1 machine.
( will need to change view to show hidden files ) Goto C:\Users\(username)\App Data\Roaming\Macromedia\ Rename Macromedia to Macromedia_old Install Dreamweaver 8 Copy files from C:\Users\(username)\App Data\Roaming\Macromedia_old to C:\Users\(username)\App Data\Roaming\Macromedia\ Delete Macromedia_old Don't know whats clashing but hope this works for you too.
- and Fit All, Fit Width and Fit Selection commands.
The importance of this is seriously overplayed as web design is always viewed at 100%, but it should help users working on high resolution screens and possibly when aligning objects.
This is great when working with older web site designs for brining them up to date with modern standards.
It can also validate markup and show you if there is anything in the document, or the entire site, that does not conform to the standards.
In contrast, Creative Cloud software is subscription only, but it receives regular updates & upgrades. How to Run an App in Compatibility Mode Now it that does not work, There is Virtual machine ware that can be used with older OSs.
You install the software on your hard drive exactly the same as before.
Ore more precisely, it works for a minute or so when I run the program in Windows 7-modus. CS6 is the last version Adobe made available for outright purchase. It's not receiving any further updates and it lacks the modern bells & whistles that are in Creative Cloud products. IMO, you would be paying a lot of cash for something that is already yesterday's news.
And there is no telling how much longer CS6 will be able to run on modern operating systems (back to your original problem).
You can install the Dreamweaver on a Windows computer or on a Mac, but not on both.
If a previous version is still installed, the Dreamweaver automatically locates it on first start and migrates the sites (at least when upgrading from MX this works very well), otherwise you need to enter the serial number of the Dreamweaver you are upgrading from.
Much more practically useful for accurately positioning layouts is the new support for rulers and draggable guides complete with tooltips for providing feedback on position and distances between.