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Thread began 2/06/2014 12:11 pm by Nathon Jones Web Design | Last modified 2/07/2014 12:06 pm by Nathon Jones Web Design | 858 views | 8 replies |

Nathon Jones Web Design

CSSMenuWriter and Dreamweaver CC

Hi. Just upgraded to Dreamwaver CC after having used DW8.02 for almost 10 years! Jeezo, there's progress for you! :)

Can I simply install the extensions I've bought previously or will I have to download the latest versions?
Will I get the latest versions for free or will I have to upgrade?
Will older Classic ASP websites suffer, for example with CSSMenuWriter's installed on Classic ASP websites?

Appreciate the advice, thank you (Jason!).
NJ

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The older extensions will not work in DW CC.

You will need to upgrade to Design Extender, Data Bridge and eCart 6

If you previously purchased Super Suite, the upgrade pricing will be:

eCart 6 - $99.99
Design Extender - $99.99
Data Bridge - $149.99

you will not be able to edit ASP sites using the newer versions.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

:(

I didn't purchase Super Suite, previously, I simply purchased the individual extensions as and when I needed them. Will that affect the upgrade pricing?

Thing is though, I'm facing the realisation that all of the sites that I've developed with WebAssist extensions won't be editable in Dreamweaver CC, even if I upgrade those extensions. That's quite a blow to be honest. Lots of my sites use CSSMenuWriter, for example.

NJ

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

contact sales, they will be able to give you an upgrade price.


to maintain your older ASP sites, you will need to keep the older version of Dreamweaver installed.


we've been trying to get people off of ASP for about 4 years now. Most commercial web sites will go through a redevelopment process every 2 years or so.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

sales@webassist.com?

Keeping the older version of Dreamweaver is kind of the opposite of what we were trying to achieve by upgrading our IT. It also means that we can't develop those websites, as they stand. We'd have to completely redesign them from the ground up.

Unfortunately our clients simply wouldn't accept having to pay for redevelopment "every 2 years or so". That's the reality of it on the ground here I'm afraid.

Still, I am determined to move with the times because I'm hoping that it will give our company an edge. I'm hoping sales can come to an agreement on upgrade pricing considering that you've, somewhat, forced our hand on converting to PHP (ie. our previously purchased extensions simply won't work in DW CC).

Thanks Jason
NJ

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Yes, sales@webassist.com.


the reality is this:
to maintain older technology, you need to use older technology.

the older versions simply wont work in DW cc.

If you need to be able to use them, then you need to keep DW 8 along side DW CC.

nobody is forcing your hand here, you are making the decision to move to DW CC. all decisions have consequences. the consequence in this case is that the older versions wont work with the newer DW Version.

you can still use your previous DW version work with the older extensions. If you make the decision not to maintain the the older version of Dreamweaver, that is your decision, not one we forced on you.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

Don't get me wrong Jason, I completely understand why you develop for the latest technologies, we are just disappointed that we can't use DWCC to add/edit our existing WebAssist extensions.

Yes, ultimately, we made the decision to move to DWCC but we have done so, in no small part, so that we can continue to use your products. eCart, for example, has been a real help to our business and, whilst we could continue to use DW8.0.2 and the older versions of eCart, we want to enjoy the feature enhancements of the latest versions of eCart. There's only one way we can do that - to upgrade both Dreamwaver AND our WebAssist extensions. ;)

Appreciate the help, as ever.
NJ

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

our policy is and always has been to support the current version of Dreamweaver and 3 version previous. right now, with DW CS 5 and CS 5.5 we have to make that the current version and 4 previous.


If we where to update the older extensions to support DW CC, we would need to also update them to include all the version between 8 and up, there is simply no way that we can do that much QA testing. it is not possible for us to offer a product that will work over that wide a platform.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

I completely understand Jason. It's not like I'm not used to this (Windows 8.1, IE11 yadda, yadda)! :)
NJ

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