Dreamweaver-ers! Earlier this year we launched a webinar series to provide an overview of the core Dreamweaver CC features, as well as featuring key extensions and our ongoing modernization efforts.
We have found these webinars to be a good communication channel between the team and the community to communicate feature enhancements, issues, future plans, etc. Please review the table below and check out anything that strikes your interest!
We hope you enjoy these sessions and find them useful. Sign up for a Creative Cloud membership and gain access to rich learning content and tutorials for all Adobe products – including Dreamweaver CC.
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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:
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.
The Dreamweaver team is happy to announce the release of 3 extensions this week!
We got feedback on a number of issues that we could solve via extensions, so we packaged them up.
First is the HTML5 pack for Dreamweaver CS3 and CS4. We released a version for CS5 only and we heard from users that they wanted it too. This extension contains the code hinting for:
- New HTML5 tags
- New attributes and values for existing tags.
- Many CSS3 features.
- Some -moz and -webkit CSS properties.
Multi-screen Preview, Media Queries and Starter Layouts were not included since they were not fully backwards compatible.
So hopefully this will help DW users get into all the new HTML5 goodies.
Second, some CS5 users were sad to see the Validator feature go away. We got a lot of requests for this feature, so we packaged up the files to reinstate it.
After installing, you will get the old File > Validate > Markup back in the menu and the Results panel.
Fair warning: We removed it because it wasn’t totally accurate, so check with the W3C before you go live. People like this feature to find bugs in product, before they get to W3C.
And lastly, DW CS4 users that are trying out the Widget Browser, and specifically the new Spry UI widgets are getting a warning about missing widget code. DW CS4 isn’t recognizing these new widgets as Spry widgets. So we made an extension with a new translator that recognizes the new widgets and suppresses the warning.
So we hope that these new extensions will solve some issues for users. Let us know if you have other things you would like to see. We read every e-mail that comes through the wish list and it is how we saw these issues come up, so let us know!
Dreamweaver Quality Engineering
Adobe and Dreamweaver Community Expert David Powers takes us through some of the great new PHP code-hinting features in Dreamweaver CS5. When it comes to Dreamweaver and PHP, there is no better person to consult!
You can watch the video here.
Here’s cool trick that should help save you some time in Dreamweaver:
- In the Files Panel, use: right-click > New File to create a new document
- By default, you’ll get an HTML file named something like "untitled.html", and you’ll automatically be in Rename file mode.
- Change the file extension so it’s "untitled.css", and hit Enter to accept the new file name.
- Open the file and you’ll see that DW changed the contents so it’s the default CSS (not HTML) file!
So there’s no need to use the New Document dialog when you want to create a new document other than the default.
Note that this only works from the initial Rename mode. Also, this is not new for CS5, but I just re-remembered it today, so I thought I’d share.