Five Tips for Dreamweaver CS5
Here are five quick tips that may or may not know about Dreamweaver CS5.
Adobe, for some time now, has offered a helpful, and free, service called Browserlab. For those unfamiliar, Browserlab is a Live service that allows you to view snapshots of your website in a variety of browsers, not too dissimilar from Browsershots.org. Luckily, with CS5, this service is fully integrated into Dreamweaver, even allowing us the ability to stack multiple snapshots of our designs, from various browsers, on top of one another. This is especially helpful for those of us with pedantic attentions to detail.
Perhaps the most welcomed and exciting new addition to Dreamweaver, there is now a “live view” option, when working on, for instance, templates for a variety of CMSs, including WordPress. This means that you can browse pages, populated with postings from your database, directly within Dreamweaver. How cool is that?
Site-Specific Code Implementation:
WIth this latest release, we now can utilize intellisense on site specific coding. For example, imagine being able to access the various WordPress functions directly from the intellisense pop-up? Pretty cool!
Adobe Business Catalyst Integration:
This new feature is being promoted heavily, and, while it might definitely prove to be appealing to some designers and non-programmers, I doubt our particular community will utilize this new addition. Essentially, it allows you to design and build websites with minimal coding experience.
Improved CSS Examination:
The Dreamweaver team has added a new feature which allows us to, after clicking the “Inspect” button, click on various elements on our page, and immediately view the applicable styling associated with that particular element. If you’re familiar with the Web Developer Toolbar, and Firebug, you’ll be quite familiar with this. Nonetheless, it’s a nice addition to have available from directly within the IDE.
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