You can certainly use Dreamweaver to create such a website. However, Dreamweaver will not generate the code to connect to the database, perform user authentication, and update records. For many years, Dreamweaver had server behaviors that created the code for you, but they were removed from Dreamweaver CC a couple of years ago because they use outdated code that no longer works on the latest version of PHP.
You can buy third-party extensions for Dreamweaver to generate the necessary code using up-to-date methods, but the cost will be in addition to the cost of Dreamweaver.
If anyone tells you that you can get the free server behaviors as a Dreamweaver add-on, ignore them. The code won't work on PHP 7.
David Thanks for the feedback. Can you recommend a third party extensions to do the database and user authentication code? Thanks.
I do all the PHP coding by hand, so I don't have direct experience of the third-party extensions, but there are two companies that provide them: WebAssist and DMXZone. Both companies have been established for a long time and have a good reputation among Dreamweaver users.
I've met several of the DMXZone developers at the Adobe MAX conference, and they've demonstrated their extensions to me. They look very well made. Their website also has video tutorials. It might be a good idea to take a look at some of the videos to see whether you like the way they work. WebAssist also has a YouTube channel.
Thank you for the suggestions. My website is going to be a 'workflow'
where people update records in databases and then forward the data onto the
next step. I can envision the best solution as one that can generate an
excellent user interface showing the records and data, has an 'edit' and
'insert' feature, and notifies the next person there is work to do. I
appreciate the pointers.
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