Tag Archive: customizing

Dropcaps: Easily Create Drop Caps in Dreamweaver CC

Using CSS to create drop caps in your design can be cumbersome. If you’ve used dropcap.js, you know it’s a much easier way to realize your design. The good news? We’ve made it even easier for Dreamweaver CC users with a native dropcap.js extension called Dropcaps.

Now you can enlarge the first letter of a paragraph or section of text to catch readers’ attention and jazz up your design.

 

Dropcap first character

Dropcap first character

Customizing Spry widgets

It’s easy enough to insert Spry widgets in Dreamweaver, but customizing them is another matter. Surprisingly, there are not a great number of resources out there that show folks how to customize Spry widgets. Below are some of the more popular and useful ones that might help you get to where you want to go.
Spry widget samples (ADOBE)
Code and styling samples of all of the Adobe Spry widgets, directly from the Adobe Spry team.
Customizing Spry Menu Bars in Dreamweaver (JUST DREAMWEAVER)
Resource page offering various Spry Menu Bar information available out on the Web.
Creating Custom Spry Widgets: Dreamweaver CS3 (LYNDA.COM)
Video series showing how to insert and modify a Sliding Panels widget.
Tabbed Panels and Menu Bar widgets: Dreamweaver CS3 (PEACHPIT PRESS)
Basic tutorial on inserting and styling Tabbed Panels and Menu Bar widgets.
Spry Validation widgets (LAYERS MAGAZINE)
Video tutorial on inserting and styling Spry form validation widgets.
Building Spry pages visually (ADOBE)
The Dreamweaver Help system. Each widget contains a customization section, which links out to the larger Spry Developer’s Guide.