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Dreamweaver In Action – Be Part of The Story!

We’re thrilled to announce the #DreamweaverInAction series. Many of our customers have shared their great work and stories, so we decided to pass it along to the community.

The primary aim of this series is to show off our customers’ exciting work, inspire further creativity by sharing ideas and cultivate a discussion about the modern Dreamweaver. It will also help our featured customers get exposure through Adobe’s social channels and website.

We kicked off the series by showing off the creative work of AltaSartoria web design agency. Claudio Caciagli, lead designer and developer, has just launched this stunning responsive website http://altasartoria.com

AltaSartoria web design agency

AltaSartoria web design agency

 

We followed that up with an inspiring example by designer Jordan Flower, who used Dreamweaver and WordPress to create a business at Keys Apparel that supports victims of human trafficking.

Keys Apparel

Dreamweaver & WordPress site.

 

Do you have a great story to tell? Tell it to millions of Adobe customers. Send us your website or work you’ve created with Dreamweaver CC and be part of the story. You can share your story by sending us a message on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AdobeDreamweaver) or tweet it with the (#DreamweaverInAction) hash tag.

 

A Look at the Modernized Dreamweaver CC

When the first version of Dreamweaver launched, the web had only begun to emerge as a viable platform, and its capabilities were a fraction of what they are today. Since then, the web platform has changed dramatically, and continues to evolve at a rapid pace.

Designing for an evolving platform means that the tools one uses must also evolve. To best serve our customers, we are modernizing Dreamweaver to provide an all-in-one visual tooling environment for creating websites and mobile content. To do so we are streamlining the user interface, introducing new ways to tackle key areas of the web design process, and removing support for technologies that are not widely used by our customers.

Our first task has been to streamline the User Interface, which we have begun by consolidating several workflows (such as font management) and simplifying parts of the application (such as the Document Tool Bar and the Insert Panel). In addition, we have begun to identify and remove parts of the application that are redundant. We have already removed 10 panels, 14 dialog boxes, and 62 menu items. A simpler UI means fewer steps to accomplish your tasks, and fewer interruptions to your workflow.

The modernization efforts also include the introduction of the new CSS Designer panel in Dreamweaver CC. In future updates to Dreamweaver we intend to improve the HTML & CSS preview/inspect/edit workflow, streamline file and site management, enhance our support for responsive web design, as well as continue to focus on improving performance and responding to customer feedback. Dreamweaver will also continue to receive regular updates that expose the evolving capabilities of the web and further integrate tools and services that improve productivity.

As we remove older features from Dreamweaver, we recognize that some customers may still depend on existing workflows/technologies. Therefore, in addition to making Dreamweaver CS6 available through Creative Cloud, we are also providing some alternatives. The table below covers some of the features we have removed, and the list of the extensions or workarounds that will enable affected customers to continue using Dreamweaver CC as part of their existing workflows.

Removed feature / functionality

Extension/Workaround

Additional information

Server Behavior, Bindings and Components Panels and Database feature There is a single extension to restore these features. To install, please follow these steps: 1. Launch Dreamweaver CC
2. Update both Dreamweaver CC and Extension Manager (if the update is available) to the latest versions
3. Go to Windows > Extensions > Adobe Exchange
4. Search for Server Behavior extension
5. Install by clicking Free button
6. Follow the onscreen instruction

 

ASP, ASPNET, JSP Support There is a single extension to restore these features. Extension is available at:* Vista/Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CC\Configuration\DisabledFeatures* Mac OS X: /Applications/Adobe Dreamweaver CC/Configuration/DisabledFeatures These extensions are in MXP format. To convert them to the correct format, please follow the instructions in this video: http://youtu.be/8bzlrjHGsQcTo install, follow instructions in the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB2vmNfcq7A

 

 

Spry There is an extension to replace Spry datasets with jQuery datasets. It is available for free on Adobe Exchange. More info here:HTML5 Data BindingsBootstrap Extension  Replacement provided via deep integration with JQuery UI & JQuery effects. You can still download Spry from Adobe GitHub.
ColdFusion Support ColdFusion has a dedicated IDE (ColdFusion Builder) that serves the development needs of the ColdFusion developers & community. Download ColdFusion Builder 2. Note: You can also open ColdFusion documents from within the files panel in Dreamweaver. Please click here for step-by-step instructions.

 

While Adobe has tested the extensions listed above with Dreamweaver CC, we do not provide support for functionality provided through extensions.

In addition to the extensions we’ve provided, we are particularly excited about two new extensions for Dreamweaver developed by DMXzone. They provide modernized replacements for two Spry workflows featured in previous versions of Dreamweaver. More information is available at:

HTML5 Data Bindings
Bootstrap Extension

We have just begun the modernization process and invite you to voice your opinion. We are committed to taking action on customer feedback and remaining as transparent as possible about our future plans.

Best Regards,

Tareq Aljaber

Product Marketing Manager

5 Myths about Adobe Creative Cloud

Because of the recent changes to the Creative Cloud policy, I am redirecting this page to the official Adobe post

http://terrywhite.com/5-myths-about-adobe-creative-cloud/

This will help keep the post current and in sync with the latest announcements at Adobe. If you have visited this post in the week later to March 06, please read the updated blog post from Terry White. Apologize for any confusion.

Dreamweaver Creative Cloud update Feb 2013

Adobe’s Web Platform team is excited to announce the availability of the second Creative Cloud update for Dreamweaver.

Improvements to Fluid Grids: Dreamweaver’s Fluid Grid Layouts tool has undergone major improvements. Create responsive websites more efficiently using simplified workflows with support for both classes and IDs and support for additional HTML5 elements.

Bring print-quality typography to the web with Edge Web Fonts: Integration of Edge Web Fonts with Dreamweaver gives you access to a vast web font library made possible by contributions from Adobe, Google, and foundries around the world. Dreamweaver’s re-designed Font Manager dramatically improves font management in Dreamweaver.

Custom settings retained after upgrade: Custom settings such as Favorites, Extensions enable/disable state, custom menu items are retained after you upgrade to this release.

Expanded table view is back! We heard your requests for getting back Expanded Table View, and on popular demand, the feature has been reinstated in this release.

HTML5 support:

  • With increased HTML5 adoption by browsers, the default Doc Type is changed to HTML5.
  • Addition of new form elements and form attributes
  • H1, H2 … H6 and P tags under Structure category in Insert Menu

Critical bug fixes

  • Multiple critical bug fixes and improved error messages when working rebuilding application workflows using PhoneGap.
  • You can now import Edge Animate files with double byte characters in the filename into Dreamweaver. In addition, there are improvements to the Properties Inspector.
  • Resolved issues related to the Files panel.

For more details on this release, please read the Release Notes and What’s New document.

We want to thank all our customers – in particular those who reported issues/crashes and helped us resolve them.

Resolution for 12.0.3 users running into BrowserLab and Business Catalyst Issues

The Adobe Dreamweaver team made a patch available with version number 12.0.3 for Perpetual customers on 12/12/2012.

The patch had a side effect where Business Catalyst and BrowserLab panel will stop functioning for some users. If you are a 12.0.2 user, you will not run into such an issue. You can resolve this issue by downloading the zip from here and following the steps below:

Steps to be followed:

  1. Download and unzip the attached folder onto your system.
  2. Open the extracted folder.
  3. Right click on “BLBC_Extension_Update.bat” file that is present, to get context menu.
    1. If you are on Win Vista, Win7 or Win8 platform, choose “Run as administrator” option in the context menu. (**this step is very important as not running the batch script as an administrator, will not allow the script to copy files into system\program files\ folder)
    2. If you are on Win XP, just double click on the batch file to run.
    3. Follow the instructions shown in console and once copy of files is complete, launch Dreamweaver CS6 to check if BrowserLab extension is working or not.

The zip file contains required BL & BC files along with a batch script, that will copy files into corresponding extensions folder on the system. The zip file contains HTML, CSS & JS files and no executables.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 updates for Perpetual and CCM users

The latest update for Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 includes bug fixes in Live View, Code View and FTP file transfer. This update to Adobe Dreamweaver also ensures continued compatibility with the Adobe PhoneGap Build service and improves user experience. Below are some of the highlights of this bug fix update.

Specific updates to version 12.0.3 (Creative Suite version)

  • Permission Issues encountered by multiple users during FTP transfer of files has been fixed.
  • The keyboard shortcut of Cmd+H on Mac has been fixed.
  • The CPU utilization shot to 100% for some cases when typing code in Code View
  • Typing in the “Find and Replace” dialog was not possible when invoked via shortcuts
  • After the search was completed via “Find and Replace” dialog, instant typing was not working in the code view.
  • Live View performance issues have been fixed.
  • Switching to Live View was crashing the application
  • Optimizations for HiDPI display

Updates to both version 12.1.1 (Creative Cloud version) and version 12.0.3 (Creative Suite version)

  • Continued compatibility with the Adobe PhoneGap Build service and improved user experience.
  • Note: Upgrading to 12.1.1 will eliminate your stored customizations, keyboard shortcuts, etc. so please only upgrade if you require PhoneGap Build functionality.

Finally, we would like to acknowledge the help extended by Adobe Dreamweaver users in submitting “Crash Reports”. We have fixed some of the most common cases that were leading to crashes in this update also.

Note: The bug fixes mentioned above for 12.0.3 are already available to Creative Cloud members via 12.1 update.

Update: You can check if the update was successfully applied by checking the versions as mentioned below:

  • For 12.0.3 it should be 12.0.3.5861
  • For 12.1.1 it should be 12.1.1.5966

Update on Adobe Spry framework availability

When Adobe first introduced Spry, our goal was to bring Ajax capabilities to the web design community, allowing designers to create web pages that provided a richer experience for the end user. As we know, however, the web evolves at a blistering pace. Over the last couple of years, frameworks such as JQuery have evolved to encompass many of the capabilities originally envisaged for Spry, making Spry as a standalone offering less relevant.

As we can continue to focus our efforts in furthering the web, we have decided to no longer invest in the development of Spry. We do however recognize that for some designers it continues to provide value. As such, we are making the Spry framework, along with supporting documentation and example code, available on GitHub under an MIT license so that designers will continue to have access to the framework and can customize/extend it as required.

Going forward, Adobe will continue to make contributions to JQuery UI, JQuery Mobile and other frameworks so as to help web designers create rich web and mobile experiences.

Download Spry from Adobe GitHub account

Dreamweaver CS6 update 12.0.1

Just two months after the release of Dreamweaver CS6, we’re excited to announce the immediate availability of an update to Dreamweaver that provides both product enhancements and fixes to known issues. Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 customers will receive a notification about the update in the Adobe Application Manager. Please read below for further information about changes and enhancements included in this update.

Enhanced workflow with Adobe Proto Adobe Proto lets you create interactive wireframes and prototypes of websites and mobile apps on your tablet. Now, with the update to Dreamweaver CS6, you can open your Adobe Proto projects directly within Dreamweaver, enabling you to continue working on the project, so as to move your prototype into production. You can read more about Adobe Proto here.  

Fixes to issues identified by customers After the release of Dreamweaver CS6, we listened carefully to feedback from customers, so as to identify any high priority issues/bugs. One area where we received feedback was related to FTP connection/file transfer related issues. Dreamweaver CS6 made significant changes to the FTP functionality, with improved performance and workflow enhancements making the user experience better for the majority of customers. We did however work privately with a few customers who reported some problems and we have successfully resolved all known issues. Thank you all for helping us identify the issues in various real world scenarios with different configurations.

We have also made some workflow changes/bug fixes in the Find and Replace functionality.

  • On Mac, the tabbing order for different fields like Find and Replace were not in a logical order. We have streamlined the user experience so that the tabbing behaves as expected.
  • When a Replace All operation was executed for a search term, only the first instance was getting replaced. This was non-functional in Dreamweaver CS6 and we have fixed it in this update.

Finally, we have improved the experience of working with Business Catalyst sites. File transfer operations have been made asynchronous, allowing you to continue using Dreamweaver for other file editing while changes are being made to the Business Catalyst servers. There were also some instances when the “Manage Sites” dialog remained visible, which locked the application until the File transfer operation was completed – this has now been rectified.

The updates can be manually downloaded from here.

NOTE: This update is available to all Dreamweaver CS6 customers without any restriction to Creative Cloud subscribers only.

Dreamweaver CS5.5 11.5.3 update (Mac only)

Following the release of the 11.5.2 update for Dreamweaver CS5.5 (posted on 12 June 2012) we discovered an issue that, in certain circumstances, would lead to Dreamweaver crashing on Mac (note: Windows was not affected). As soon as we became aware of the problem we withdrew the 11.5.2 update for Mac and started working on a revised version of the updater.

We are pleased to announce that we have resolved the issue and have now made this available for download for Mac users – note that the new version number is 11.5.3.

Please accept our apologies for the delayed release of the update for Mac and for any inconvenience caused to customers who were impacted by this issue. We are confident that the 11.5.3 update is ready for use – you can install the update automatically using the Adobe Application Manager or you can download it directly from the Dreamweaver support page.

Dreamweaver 11.5.2 Updater released

An update for Dreamweaver CS 5.5 was rolled out on 12 June, 2012 . This update primarily fixes/updates the Phonegap build feature. The key points for this particular update are:

  • Fix Android Easy Install feature . Now users will be able to download and install the latest android SDK ( android-sdk-r18 ) for mac and windows by using the Easy install feature. They can download various platform related files for different API levels using the Android SDK Manager which is launched while creating the AVD in the Application settings dialog. This would also enable the users to build/emulate on different android versions.
  • Updated the phonegap version to phonegap-1.7. Now users would be able to make use of the latest phonegap APIs for iOS4 , iOS5 and Android platform ( Please note that phonegap-1.7 update would expect the users to be on Mac OSX 10.7 and xcode 4.2.1 )

Users can download this update from here

UPDATE:

The team strongly recommends to NOT download this patch for Mac for now. There are no issues with Windows version of this same patch