This posting is a few weeks overdue, but we thought we should inform blog readers directly about the Dreamweaver 11.5.1 updater, released on June 9th. The updater fixes a number of bugs in Dreamweaver CS5.5, including:
- Android SDK EZ installation failure
- Various Macintosh crashes
- Nested CSS files failing to be read by Live View
- Windows version of the Native Application Settings dialog box missing Startup Screen option
- Custom JS function code hinting not working
Please be sure to download the Dreamweaver 11.5.1 updater so that you don’t experience any of these problems. To get the updater, open Dreamweaver and choose Help > Updates.
Yesterday, Adobe released the Dreamweaver CS5 11.0.2 Updater. The updater fixes a few critical bugs that were discovered after the shipping of CS5, including application launch failure on some Macintosh machines, and crashing when choosing to undo operations with Live View turned on. In addition, the updater includes the Browser Lab/Dreamweaver integration work for CMS support that went into 11.0.1.
Some Macintosh users have reported site definition usernames and passwords disappearing after updating. You can resolve this issue by restarting your computer.
Other users have reported losing their site definitions after installing the update, so be sure to export your site definitions before running the updater. (Site > Manage Sites > select a site/sites, click Export, and save the definitions to a location on your hard drive.)
A number of problems have come up for pre-release users trying to access the new Community Help Client.
If you get an installation error when you first launch the Adobe Help application in CS5 and elect to install the CHC update, see the following tech note:
If you have any other problems with the help client after ship, do a clean install of the Adobe Help application as described in the tech note above. Old pre-release versions of Adobe Help may have left files behind that could cause problems for the latest version of the app.
Today a small but very helpful feature was added to Adobe BrowserLab, the Adobe web hosted service that helps you check for cross-browser compatibility. You can now save screenshots that BrowserLab generates, for easy reference or to send around to others.
BrowserLab is currently available as a limited free preview.
Not only is the title of this blog posting a topic of interest for many, many Dreamweaver users, it is also the title of a brand new book by Dreamweaver Community Expert and moderator, David Powers. We’re very excited about this book because it promises to teach the very best CSS methods and techniques, from one of the best educators out there.
Between now and February 26th, 2010, APRESS is actually offering readers of this blog a 50% discount on the ebook version of Getting Started with CSS. Visit www.apress.com, search for the book by title, click the BUY AS EBOOK button, and enter the promotional code: DWBLOGMR.
Mr. Powers (the name is apt) is one of the most active members on the Adobe Dreamweaver forums, so if you have questions or comments about his book, you can always find him there.
There have been many, many posts on the Dreamweaver forums about problems with displaying FLV files. We’ve just updated the CS4 documentation to include a new troubleshooting section that might help a lot of you who are having problems. As this is a much-talked-about issue, please publicize this troubleshooting information as much as possible on other blogs and forums if you’re able to do that.
Special thanks to David Powers who originally alerted us to the need for such a doc.
The doc does not and cannot cover all issues. There are still many users for whom this doc won’t provide a solution. But hopefully, the information provided will be able to help a good majority of people having trouble with FLV.
I wanted to alert everyone to another great new Community article published by Adobe Community Expert David Powers. The article details how to attach CSS style sheets automatically when you create new documents.
Here’s the article:
This handy option is easy to miss, especially if you don’t use the New Document Dialog box to create documents, so big thanks to David for highlighting this.
Furthermore, the appearance of such an article is a great example of how Community content can interact and live symbiotically with Adobe Help. We’ve linked directly to David’s piece from our documentation, and this is indeed a great thing because David is able to go into much more detail about the process of automatically attaching style sheets than we are able to do in Help:
Create a blank page
Create a page with a CSS layout
If you’re interested in publishing Community articles of your own, download the Community Publishing AIR application.
I wanted to alert everyone to a great new Community article published by Adobe Community Expert David Powers. The article details the various best practices and methods for changing the colors of Accordion, Tabbed Panels, and Collapsible Panel widgets, including tab backgrounds, borders, and so on.
Here’s the article:
Customization questions are pretty frequent in both the Spry and Dreamweaver forums. This new styling guide is sure to answer lots of peoples’ questions.
Furthermore, the appearance of such an article is a great example of how Community content can interact and live symbiotically with Adobe Help. We’ve linked directly to David’s piece from our own customization pages for the Spry Accordion, Tabbed Panels, and Collapsible Panels widgets:
Customize the Accordion widget
Customize the Tabbed Panels widget
Customize the Collapsible Panels widget
Thanks a lot to David for hammering out this article.
If you’re interested in publishing Community articles of your own, you can download the Community Publishing AIR application and get right to work!
We’ve added a Tutorials page to the Dreamweaver CS4 help files, since many of you have often asked for the availability of those kinds of resources directly from Help.
The page links out to other resources, including the Check Magazine first website series on the Adobe Developer Center, and all of the Lynda.com video tutorials that were created for CS4.
For those of you who are CSS newbies, be sure not to miss David Powers’s new piece, Using Page Properties to create a basic CSS style sheet. This is a great how-to that shows you how easy it is to get started with CSS. David’s piece was also amongst the first to be published using Adobe’s new Community Publishing System.
If you know of other Dreamweaver tutorials — either by you or someone else — that would make a good addition to the new Tutorials page, please leave links in the Comments section (of the Tutorial page, not this thread) so that we can learn about as many resources as possible.