Seventeen years of working on the web brings a level of experience some of Silicon Valley’s top tech entrepreneurs can’t match.
Many web development tools have come and gone in the last couple of decades, but Dreamweaver has continued to evolve and remain the choice tool of millions of web developers and designers around the world who are crafting the modern web.
In celebration of Dreamweaver’s 17th year on the market, we thought we’d take a look at the web and how we access it, now and then.
Our team continues to streamline and improve Dreamweaver. It has a modern UI, edit capabilities in Live View, CSS Designer and a 64-bit architecture. That’s not all though, it gets even better. It also has a complete integration of Extract which empowers users to easily go from PSD comp to code.
Extract enables web designers and developers to build web and mobile content from a Photoshop comp directly in Dreamweaver, bridging the gap between Photoshop and Dreamweaver, and reducing the need to go back and forth between the two.
NOTE: This post was updated on February 12, 2015 to included the latest Code View color theme additions.
One of the features in Dreamweaver CC is Code View color themes. As one who enjoys playing with code, I was pleased to see some attention given to the view sometimes used as a last resort. Just as there are those who would only look under the hood of their car in the direst of circumstances, some Web designers only go to Code view when they can’t make their design edits work correctly in Design or Live View. This is especially true for new Dreamweaver users who have a limited coding background and are uncomfortable editing code. Going to Code View helps me understand what Dreamweaver is “thinking.”
Pages of code are very tedious to read. Changing a simple preference in the Edit menu to increase the font size for code is very helpful, especially when you are using Code View as an instructor in a lab with a projected screen. This is not a new feature, but sometimes overlooked by users.
The latest release of Dreamweaver CC has not only introduced new features, but also has major improvements to existing ones such as the CSS Designer and the Element Quick View. We’ve created a couple of videos to provide an overview of these features and the enhancements we’ve made in Dreamweaver CC.
This video provides an overview of the CSS Designer panel and highlights the improvements to it. In this video you’ll learn how to:
Start a page design with the CSS Designer.
Work with the CSS Designer visual controls.
Use the panel’s workflow enhancements.
You’ll also take a look at how Live View integrates with the CSS Designer feature, making web design easier than ever.
Over the last year, we’ve made a lot of improvements to Dreamweaver to make it easier for you to see edits in real-time without going to your browser, produce standards compliant code, and complete tasks more quickly in the streamlined user interface. We’ve also made substantial improvements to the underlying architecture of Dreamweaver to help you work more efficiently.
Get to know the new features in Dreamweaver CC 2014 with the help of a whole bunch of recently published tutorials. From managing your websites to ensuring HTML5-compliancy, we’ve got a round-up of the latest learning materials available below.
Learn how to…
Use Live Highlight, modernized Live View and CSS Designer
We’re working hard to get the word out about the stories behind the great work our users are doing with Dreamweaver CC and we’re hoping you can help.
If you’ve recently created a website or app with Dreamweaver CC that you think is worth recognition, let us know. We’d like to help share with the world the great work you’ve done to inspire others to do the same.
So, how can I get involved?
It’s quite simple. All you need to do is complete a form. If we select your story, we’ll be in touch to bring it to life.
Today we’re excited to announce the 2014 release of Dreamweaver CC! This latest version will improve your productivity and streamline your web design process, making it quicker for you to build and edit your web and mobile projects.
Can’t wait to get your hands on it? Download Dreamweaver CC now.
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