Archive for August, 2007

New demo on how to use the Adobe AIR extension for Dreamweaver CS3

In this Adobe Captivate demo, Technical Product Manager for Dreamweaver, Scott Fegette, shows you how to setup and configure Dreamweaver CS3 to build, deploy, and preview Adobe AIR applications. Adobe AIR is a cross-operating system runtime that allows developers to use their existing web development skills to build and deploy rich Internet applications to the desktop. Check out just how easy it is to turn your Dreamweaver web sites into desktop applications.
You can find the new demo here.
George Fox
Adobe Developer Center

Source Control: Do You Use It?

Hi gang! I’m kicking off a new blog category with this post. It’s called Real World Use, after the category we have in the Dreamweaver bugbase for issues that are found during normal use of the product (as opposed to those found during feature development or specific testing). This category will be a place for us to ask questions and get feedback about how you’re using Dreamweaver in the real world, and perhaps even a place to share some inside info about how we thought you’d use the features we developed.

Let’s get things started by talking about source/version control. Version control systems are absolutely vital to software development, and I think one could argue that they’re just as important to managing large websites. My question is: Do you use a version control system such as CVS, Subversion, SourceSafe, or Perforce with your site? If so, is your system integrated with Dreamweaver, or do you deal with the repository separately? Are all your web files under source control, or only some of them? What are your main reasons for using source control?

If you’re not using a source/version control system, why not? (I don’t use one on my personal site, for example, because I’m the only one working on the site, and the overhead of setting up a system outweighs any benefit I’d gain from it.) Is putting your site under source control on your to-do list, and you just haven’t gotten to it yet, or is it not even on your radar?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

Talk about Dreamweaver in front of thousands of people

We’re looking for true Adobe enthusiasts, especially Dreamweaver users, to be interviewed on-camera for the production of a video to be shown at the annual Adobe Users Conference in Chicago – Adobe MAX.
We’re looking for all types of people: average users, enthusiastic people, quirky people, people with accents, people that speak different languages, hearing impaired, physically impaired, twins, funky folks. you name it. We want a vast array of people to represent the Adobe user community.
The video is tentatively scheduled to be shot August 24th, 27th and 28th in San Francisco. We would need you for just one of those days. The shoot will be short, 1 to 2 hours maximum.
To submit yourself for consideration to be in this production please email stating:
-Your occupation
-What Adobe products you use
-A recent photo or two of yourself
-Contact information
We hope to see lots of Dreamweaver users on the big screen at MAX!

New case study: Spry-based periodic table of elements application

Donald Booth of Dreamweaver and Spry QA fame has a new article on the Dreamweaver Developer Center this week. In the article, Donweaver breaks down how he built the periodic table of elements using the Spry framework for Ajax. If you’ve been using Spry and want to take your Spry kung fu to the next level, you’ll want to check out some of the intermediate/advanced techniques Donweaver uses.
You can find the article here: Don’t miss the cool accompanying demo of the working application.
George Fox
Adobe Developer Center