Posts in Category "Real World Use"

Edge Web Fonts integration with Adobe Dreamweaver

With Adobe Dreamweaver 12.2 CCM release, the choice of fonts has become wider and better! 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, for free.  What’s more? Designer or the end user need not necessarily have these fonts installed on their systems — the web browsers render the text with the fonts at run-time.

Here are the quick steps to use Edge Web Fonts: Continue reading…

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.

Restore custom shortcuts in 12.1 CCM update

With Dreamweaver 12.1 CCM release, there were issues reported related to custom user configuration getting lost. One of the item identified was “Custom keyboard shortcuts” being lost on applying the update. The real reason of this issue is quite simple in nature which can be resolved in quick 4 steps. Please follow the below steps and you should have your customized shortcuts set working in no time.

  1. Open Keyboard shortcuts dialog (from Edit in Win and Dreamweaver in Mac menu)
  2. In “Current Set” drop down, simply select one other set
  3. Select your custom shortcuts set again
  4. Click on OK button in Keyboard shortcuts dialog

 

Keyboard shortcut set selection

Keyboard shortcut set selection

The reality is that Dreamweaver was not able to load the customized shortcut set after applying the update. Default set was being loaded leading to the illusion of lost shortcut set.

Note: We realize how big impact items like customization can have on your productivity. For the next subscription update of Adobe Dreamweaver, we will ensure customized configurations are preserved.

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.

Dw CS6: Attributes deprecated from “img” tag

Dreamweaver CS6 made a change in code generation of attributes for tags in favor of using CSS. Once such example is the “img” tag from which the following attributes were removed.

  • border
  • vspace
  • hspace
  • align

The below screenshot will give you an idea of the changes made from Dreamweaver CS5.5 to CS6.0

Img tag attributes deprecated

Img tag attributes deprecated

These attributes have been deprecated in HTML 4.0 as mentioned  by W3C here and have been marked as  Obsolete here 

A quick look at the img tag at W3Schools will give an idea of the deprecated attributes for img tag.

“CSXS Infrastructure CS6″ update for Dreamweaver CS6

If you have not already checked up your Adobe Updater blinking in System Tray(Win) or Dock (Mac) for any Dreamweaver updates, do so right away. If you work with Business Catalyst sites, do it instantly!

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 installed on your machine will receive this new update and address the performance issues reported by users of BC. When you click on the “Get Started” button in Business Catalyst panel within Dreamweaver, you might be seeing a progress bar for a very long time.

While the progress bar shows up, it may not let you work with the complete application. This has been fixed with the progress bar going away much much faster than earlier.

Files Panel and icons

There were few customer reports (http://forums.adobe.com/message/4392653) of icons going missing in files panel after the release of OSX Lion version 10.7.3. It was something which we investigated and worked with Apple to identify the issue and resolve it.

The update of 10.7.4 went live a few weeks ago and it was expected to fix the issue. The engineers have verified it internally and confirmed the fix. In the community also, there are no longer reports of the issue being raised anymore.

It is a good indication that Mac platform users, update to the latest available from Apple. So if you are running into such an issue, you should go ahead and launch Software Update installing the latest ones available in the list.

Adobe announces CS6/Creative Cloud

Today Adobe announced one of its most ambitious releases yet—Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 and the Adobe Creative Cloud™. For Dreamweaver users, this means yet another powerful version of Dreamweaver that will be available as a standalone product, as part of the familiar Web Creative Suite, or as part of the new Adobe subscription service offered by the Creative Cloud.

Adobe Dreamweaver® CS6 addresses the challenge of responsive Web designs with the ability to build fluid grid layouts replacing the tedious manual process of creating and configuring separate CSS-based interfaces for phone, tablet and desktop.

Through direct integration with Adobe’s recently announced PhoneGap Build service, Dreamweaver CS6 also helps round out Web professionals’ skill sets and enables them to produce native mobile applications for multiple platforms.

For a full list of new features in Dreamweaver CS6, along with links to instructional content and videos, see What’s New in Dreamweaver CS6.

PhoneGap Build extension for Dreamweaver CS5.5

Adobe regrets to inform the Dreamweaver Community that the PhoneGap Build extension for Dreamweaver CS5.5 (released last week) is no longer available for download. For a number of reasons, we have had to pull the extension from public availability.

The functionality of the extension, which integrates PhoneGap Build with Dreamweaver, will be available in the upcoming version of Dreamweaver CS6.

Adobe would like to extend apologies for any inconvenience this might have caused.

Backing up and restoring Dreamweaver site definitions

We often hear from people: “I’m on a new computer. How do I get all of my Dreamweaver sites over to the new computer as well?”

Variations on this theme include: “My computer got wiped out; how can I get my sites back?” as well as “I had to reinstall Dreamweaver and lost all of my sites. How can a restore them?”

The answer to all of these questions is that you must import Dreamweaver site definitions (information that is kept in an .ste file) in order to restore a previous site. As Adobe Community Expert David Powers says, “Losing your site definitions in Dreamweaver can be a disaster, but it does happen sometimes. The best way to prepare for such an eventuality is to back up your site definitions on a regular basis.”

Create backups of your site definitions

You can back up all of your site definitions in a single operation:

  1. In Dreamweaver, choose Site > Manage Sites.
  2. In the Manage Sites dialog box, Shift-click to select all site names.
  3. Click Export.
  4. Dreamweaver asks if you want to include passwords and login details (this is the default option). Whichever option you choose will be applied to all sites, so if you want to export passwords/login details for some sites and not others, click Cancel and then export your sites in two sets by using Ctrl/Cmd-click to select them.
  5. Click OK.
    Dreamweaver asks where you’d like to save the exported site definitions. Navigate to a suitable location, leave the File name field unchanged, and click Save. Although only one site name is listed in the File name field, Dreamweaver exports all of the site definitions as .ste files in a single operation.

NOTE: This process backs up only the details of your sites, such as the location of the root folder, FTP details, and so on. It does not back up the actual files in your site, such as .html (or .php, .asp, .cfm) files, images, and style sheets. It’s a good idea to use your normal file backup routine on your actual files from time to time, as well as exporting the site definitions.

Restore site definitions

In the event of losing your site definitions in Dreamweaver or moving to a new computer, open the Manage Sites dialog box (Sites > Manage Sites), and use the Import button to navigate to your backup .ste files.

For more detailed step-by-step instructions you can consult the Import site settings documentation in Dreamweaver Help.

Thanks to David Powers, who posted the original version of this topic on the Adobe Dreamweaver forum.