I'm on a high end Mac Pro early 2008 full of RAM under Mac OS X 10.8.5. Don't know why Dreamweaver CC is so slow to open a file. Anytime get the multicolor circle and need 10 to 20 seconds to open any file. Dreamweaver is useless in my case and nothing fix this problem. Delete cache, restart, re-configuration of everything. Install updates. Nothing works. Dreamweaver CC is tortoise. Any idea?
Is this happening with all sites & all files or just a few?
Is this happening with a new, blank document?
Thank you for your kindly reply.
I found the problem with your help but don't know how to resolve.
Dreamweaver CC slows because have trouble to load css conected files with decent speed.
This is the test:
1) After deleting this tag <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/style.css" media="all"> then the webpage loads as expect and Dreamweaver CC recover the speed (no problem with js files).
2) When check style.css the code that have problems are this:
@import url('./scaffolding.css'); /* Import Bootstrap (Responsive Grid System) Stylesheet */
@import url('./base.css'); /* Import Basic Styles, Typography, Forms etc stylesheet */
@import url('./blox.css'); /* Imports blox Stylesheet */
@import url('./flexslider.css'); /* Imports flexslider Stylesheet */
@import url('./prettyPhoto.css'); /* Imports prettyphoto Stylesheet */
@import url('./slide1.css'); /* Import LayerSlider Stylesheet */
@import url('./icomoon.css'); /* Imports icomoon Stylesheet */
@import url('./main-menu.css'); /* Import Menu Stylesheet */
@import url('./elements.css'); /* Import Elements stylesheet */
@import url('./pages.css'); /* Import Pages stylesheet */
@import url('./icon-box.css'); /* Import Icon Boxes stylesheet */
@import url('./shop.css'); /* Import Shop stylesheet */
@import url('./blog.css'); /* Import Blog stylesheet */
@import url('./portfolio.css'); /* Import Portfolio Stylesheet */
@import url('../layerslider/css/layerslider.css'); /* Import LayerSlider Stylesheet */
If I delete all @import url then works properly and the issue is gone, but need @import don't want to delete it.
Keep in mind that I'm using Bootstrap 3 and there's a lot of @import url but seems to be Dreamweaver can't manage this with the correct performance or need to be reconfigure.
Creating a new file also works properly.
Check this article "@import has a negative impact on web page performance": http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/2009/04/09/dont-use-import/
But is not a reason for Dreamweaver to have a slow performance If someone want to use it.
If I do this: View > Style Rendering > untick Display Styles. Don't correct the problem.
I apply the updates and all the process shows was applied successfully but if I check with the get info some application still on xx.00 instead of xx.02 or current updates. For example, Illustrator is v.17.02 on About Illustrator but checking get info on Finder is 17.0.0. I think all updates are applied correctly but see this differences when check it. Adobe Application Manager said: "Updates: Your applications are all up-to-date as checked: less than a minute ago. This differences was the same on CS6 when updates offline the applications on Mac OS X.
@TOM Adobe -
Thank you for your help.
I updated successfully all CC soft and fix update process.
Yes I have now v.220.127.116.1166 on Dreamweaver CC.
But the performance is tortoise's speed. Takes a lot to open files.
And scrolling is slow too... It's takes 5 to 10 seconds to switch from one open file to another open file. Selecting text in code view takes near 5 seconds for take effect. Very annoying.
With this slow performance Dreamweaver CC is useless.
Download the test file from here:
As a temporary work around, disable CSS to see if this improves performance.
View > Style Rendering > Disable Styles. This will allow you to work with un-styled pages in Design View. But it won't effect either Live View or Preview in Browsers.
In code view take A LOT of time to change anything.
Seems to be Dreamweaver CC is for little sites only. Check the site I upload and you wiil see the paralytic freeze procedure each time you want to edit or load something.
When you load a big site lost performance and can't manage with decent speed. Adobe adds features and reduce performance.
For what it's worth Tom, I work with big sites, too. But I rarely use @import CSS. I have yet to see any real benefit to them. I much prefer direct links to external styles and have no performance problems with this workflow.
But that means the user must customize any site for working on Dreamweaver to get a decent speed. Need to change all @import CSS to direct links and waste time on this procedure to avoid slow performance.
I'll wait it is a solution for this.
Don't accept a poor performance of speed that must wait and wait to make any changes.
Thanks for your help.
Check this. After changing all @import to <link href= on each pages the slow performance continue.
If you press refresh button need to wait near ONE MINUTE to get control again of Dreamweaver. All is freeze.
Clicking from files panel to code view have a large delay too. Scrooling have delay.
Any click of mouse have large delay to take effect on code view. If you drag and drop an image from files panel to code view take near 30 seconds to place it.
One of my colleagues have the same speed problem of slow performance an want to downgrade to Dreamweaver CS6. He was very upset and said, must use BBEDIT to walkarround this problem as Application's sustitution of Dreamweaver CC. He said code editing is useless on Dreamweaver CC because this "paralysis"'s of performance. I said to my friend to wait Adobe Team to fix this bug, but still waiting. Don't see any update yet.
Depends of the site you load on Dreamweaver CC for Mac OS X can have more or less speed for editing.
The real point is... always got the multicolor wheel cursor that means "you must wait" and 30 to 40 seconds of delay or more to wait Dreamweaver to return control to the user.
Try to use the refresh button and will see near 40 seconds if you have a big site. Freeze all the the Mac.
This important and unpredictable bug converts Dreamweaver on NightmareWeaver.
Another problem is Dreamweaver CC don't "forget" the linked CSS files. For example, after linking a CSS file and delete it then it's shows on Dreamweaver and can't find a way to delete the relationship. Clear preferences, re-enter all the configuration from scratch, nothing works. I`m sure the file was deleted, but Dreamweaver don't get "notice" of that.