Why did Adobe re-organize the Insert panel?
In broad terms, Insert options have been added, deprecated, or re-organized to streamline workflows, reduce clutter, and ensure compliance with the latest and most popular trends in web design. To help you focus on the page and avoid distraction from colorful elements in the user interface, color options for Insert icons have been deprecated.
While you may need to re-familiarize yourself with the user interface changes in the short term, we are confident that you will recognize their value as you get up to speed with the new workflows.
The reasons for re-organizing the Insert panel in this update are listed below.
- Sync the ordering of options in the Insert panel with the Insert menu to improve speed of their discoverability.
- Deprecate Insert options that required multiple-clicks. These options can be quickly and easily configured using the Property Inspector or the Code view.
- As part of enhanced HTML5 support in Dreamweaver, new HTML5 elements introduced in the Insert options. Options that have ceased to be important or are no longer part of best web practices have been deprecated.
For example, the table options under Layout category have been moved to Common because tables are no longer used for layout.
- Similar options available under multiple categories have been moved to a single category that best relates to the options.
For example, some of the Spry options were previously available under the Data category as well. Such Spry options have been removed from the Data category.
- Options that were rarely used have been deprecated.
For example, the placeholder option for Insert option has been deprecated because of its limited usage.
- Streamline workflow for Insert options such that the experience is the same irrespective of the mode in which you insert the option.
For example, in Dreamweaver CS6, different dialog boxes were displayed when you insert Text Area based on whether the focus was on the design or code view.
For comprehensive information on changes to Insert options in Dreamweaver 12.1, see Changes to Insert options | Creative Cloud
Is Adobe biased towards subscription users?
From the page Adobe Creative Cloud / FAQ
Is Creative Cloud a replacement for Adobe’s traditional creative products and suite editions?
Adobe believes that Creative Cloud is a better way to get your desktop tools because you get access to the latest updates and features as soon as they’re available, plus services that tie the new publishing workflows together. Adobe will continue to develop and sell individual CS products, and customers can purchase them through the Adobe online stores and select retail and online stores.
Are there any differences between the Creative Suite software included in my Creative Cloud membership and the software I buy in the box?
Yes, the software included in Creative Cloud membership is different from the software you buy in the box. It gives you everything in the traditional licensed version plus exclusive access to new features. This means that as soon as our engineering teams can finalize new features — such as the features we recently released for Illustrator, and many other new features to come — we will release them through special software editions available only to paying Creative Cloud members. So no more waiting between major releases to get new features.
Why don’t I see my previously installed Extensions?
See the blog post Dreamweaver extensions don’t appear after updating Dreamweaver to 12.1
Missing custom keyboard shortcuts and Favorite icons
Your custom keyboard shortcuts and Favorites in the Insert icon panel are lost after an update. For icons, you will have to note down your Favorites before you update, and add them again after you complete installing the update.
For keyboard shortcuts, ensure that you export them before you install the update.
- Select Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts
- Click “Export set as HTML” button.
After you upgrade, refer to the exported file to set the shortcuts again.
HTML keywords not localized in Property Inspector
- HTML keywords are no longer localized in the Property Inspector. They appear in English only.