Adobe Unveils Contribute 6.5 with HTML5 Support
Support for HTML5 content, JQuery support and many other enhancements
Announcing the immediate availability of Adobe Contribute 6.5.
Adobe® Contribute® 6.5 is a powerful web publishing and website management tool that integrates authoring, reviewing, and publishing in an easy-to-use WYSIWYG HTML editor. Adobe Contribute helps to increase web publishing productivity while simplifying oversight and approval tasks.
What’s New in Adobe Contribute 6.5
Easily converts your website to HTML5 Doctype compatible. Also, provides the ability to insert HTML5 audio and videos to your web page to make them compatible with broad set of devices.
It is always a good idea to use the Check Spelling command to check the spelling in your draft after you add or edit text. Contribute checks for the spelling and corrects any error if the auto spell check is on. This minimizes spelling errors when typing using the inline spell checker in Contribute. Any spelling errors are flagged with a red squiggle below the incorrect word when you are in the Edit mode. Right-click the flagged word to display options suggested by the dictionary. After you choose the correct option, the flagged word is replaced with the selected word. When you change the dictionary, the background spell checker scans the entire document using the selected dictionary. Any errors flagged with the previous dictionary are removed.
Contribute CS5 and CS5.1 browser plug-ins are compatible with Firefox(FF) Version 3. Due change in FF plug-in architecture, Contribute CS5 and CS5.1 plug-ins do not work in FF 4 and 5. So we have created a FF 4 and 5 compatible Contribute plug-in for CS5 and CS5.1. We have posted a Knowledge Base(KB) article about these new plug-in. The KB article provides details about the steps to install the patch.
The patch size on Windows is 230KB and 237KB on Mac. The build can be directly downloaded from here as well.
With this version of plug-in installed on FF4 and 5, you can continue to use following features of Contribute :
On Mac ensue that Firefox is opened in 32-bit mode to use Contribute’s plug-in.
To do so, right click on Firefox app and select “Get Info”.
Select the option ” Open in 32-bit mode” .
Lately, Contribute CS5 users have reported that, Contribute hangs or crashes on launch. This is after a recent Adobe Update. An update has been posted to fix this problem, and a KB article is published.
Contribute can be installed silently using the AAMEE tool.
It is split up into 2 steps.
- Package the Contribute msi in un-serialized mode and install. Command to install the msi is – msiexec.exe /i Contribute.msi /qn
- From the provision tool serialize the package. Command to serialize is adobe_prtk.exe –tool=ReplaceSN –serialize=Contribute-CS5-Win-GM –serial=
Adobe Systems would like to invite web community to get together and share their wisdom. Also learn something about Dreamweaver and other web technology enabling tool set.
Please refer to the above graphic for details about the event and how to register for it.
Don’t forget to RSVP (email id in graphic above) and tell us more about your self. Come, let us all have fun!
It is almost six month now since we released Contribute CS5. We thought it would be good time to hear from you guys. So how is it going so far with Contribute CS5? Is there any particular nagging issue that you would want us to focus on future release? We would love to hear from first hand Contribute users. We are looking at suggestion on bugs to be fixed, workflow enhancements, feature request, integration, new protocol addition etc. It would be great if you could prioritize your requests into top five must haves in future release from your perspective. Your inputs will help us prioritize things for Contribute Next.
Adobe Contribute, Contribute Publishing Server
This has always been an issue for the users. Because, when they try to connect to their website, or publish unpublished drafts, they get an error message indicating the FTP user name or password is incorrect. Please check your connection information. And, Contribute shows Connect button.
Easily Edit Included File without navigating
An SSI (Server Side Include) file contains common information that is shared across web pages. You use an include tag in web pages to reference content from an SSI file. Any change that you make to the content in the SSI file is reflected across all web pages. For more information on SSI files please refer to http://blogs.adobe.com/contribute/2009/02/server_side_includes_1.html .
Adobe Contribute CS5 lets you to edit the SSI content in a web page easily without navigating to the file. When you edit the SSI content and publish the web page, the changes are reflected across web pages that contain a reference to the SSI file.
You can insert Google Analytics code to your page easily using Adobe Contribute. Here comes the first question, how to get the Google Analytics Tracking Code? Register yourself in http://www.google.com/analytics/ .
Please follow the instructions mentioned below to add the tracking code to your page.