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

Closing the Dreamweaver PreRelease survey!

Hello all –

So great to hear from everyone. We received dozens of responses. Some of you will be receiving emails in the next couple days inviting you to join the Pre Release. If you don’t hear from us, or you were late to the party, and you still want to join the Pre Release team, send an email to dw.prerelease2012@adobe.com and tell us why you want to be there! It’s a lively group – we’re looking for folks who are ok with speaking up when they see problems with the things we do!

Thanks again to all who participated. Looking forward to a better, badder Dreamweaver in 2013!

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 Creative Cloud update (12.1) – FAQs

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.

  1. Select Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. 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.

Dreamweaver extensions don’t appear after updating Dreamweaver to 12.1

The menu items in Dreamweaver are listed in the menus.xml file. When you add an extension, an entry for the extension is made in the menus.xml file.

Menu organization is changing in this release because a new menus.xml file will overwrite the previous menus.xml file. Because the previous menus.xml file – which contained Dreamweaver extensions – will be overwritten, menu entries corresponding to these extensions will no longer be displayed after the update.

To display previously installed extensions, do the following:

1. Click Help > Manage Extensions.
2. In the Adobe Extension Manager, use Ctrl-click or Shift-click to select extensions that you want to enable.
3. Right-click and select Disable.
4. Right-click again, and select Enable.

Dreamweaver update for Creative Cloud Members

At Adobe, we are committed to making continuous improvements to our products to enable users to remain at the cutting edge of today’s technology. Adobe Creative Cloud has given us the opportunity to provide our customers with enhancements in the quickest way possible, allowing web producers to stay current. With today’s Dreamweaver update, exclusively for Creative Cloud members and Dreamweaver subscription customers, our goal is to empower users to create beautiful and interactive HTML-based websites and content more seamlessly.

We are excited to share some of the most exciting features available in the latest version of Dreamweaver, which include enhanced HTML5 support for Forms and Semantic tags, integration with Edge Animate, and the ability to easily insert HTML audio and video into projects. More details on each of these improvements is included below.

This Dreamweaver update offers expanded support for HTML5 with improved Forms, additional Semantic element support and new HTML5 Audio/Video controls in the Insert Panel. In addition, an overhauled Insert Panel provides a more meaningful and organized workflow, with some dialogs such as Tag Editor and TagChooser having been removed – without taking away the functionality.

We also invested heavily in developing a streamlined workflow with Edge Animate. Designers will now be able to import their HTML5-based compositions directly from Edge Animate into Dreamweaver, thereby creating a clear path between the two applications.

Finally,  enhancements to the Properties Inspector make adding HTML5 video and audio easier than ever. A more streamlined User Interface, containing fewer dialogs for new workflows and functionality, offers non-intrusive editing experiences.

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

Note: Before upgrading, please follow some guidance in the release notes for backing up existing customizations and re-applying them

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

Adobe Contribute 6.5 released

Adobe announces the release of Adobe Contribute 6.5. Some of the features which are available in this release are:

  • HTML5 Support
  • jQuery Mobile Support
  • Add the Title / Border Color / Pattern attributes while editing image properties
  • Add the Title attribute while adding a link
  • Sort and search site connection
  • Manage locked files
  • Create Secure FTP connection
  • Create anchors
  • Add Favicon
  • Edit Spry data set
  • Add widgets from Adobe Widget Browser
  • Search text on Mac machines in the Browse mode

Read more details about features and workflows mentioned above at Contribute team blog.

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.