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Dreamweaver CC: PSD to HTML and CSS

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.

Extract Panel

The Extract panel is where all the magic happens. You can easily extract CSS, images, fonts, colors, gradients, measurement and more to help build sites faster. If the panel is not opened by default, you can launch it as follows:

Figure 1

Figure 1: Launch the Extract panel in Dreamweaver

 

Extract Tutorial (onboarding experience)

We’ve added an onboarding experience to show how easily users can Extract info from a PSD. Click on any layer, text, or image to see how to easily extract info. To get going, click on the “Get Started” (see Figure 2) button on the top left corner.

Figure 2

Figure 2: To get going, click on the “Get Started” button.

 

View Photoshop documents in Dreamweaver

Once you click the “Get Started” button, the Extract panel will automatically sync to your Creative Cloud folders (see Figure 3). You have the following options to upload and view your PSD in Dreamweaver:

  • The “Upload PSD” button, which will upload your PSD to your Creative Cloud account directly from within Dreamweaver. (Figure 3).
Extract_Panel

Figure 3: View Photoshop documents in Dreamweaver

  • Browse your Creative Cloud account folders and select any PSD to get started.

Now that you have successfully uploaded and can view a PSD in the Extract panel, here are the things you can do with it:

Extract CSS

When a PSD is opened in the Extract panel, you can fully inspect the CSS that is pulled from Photoshop layers. When you select a layer, you’ll see all the CSS associated with that selection. Let’s see how that works:

  1. In the Extract panel, select any text or image layer in your PSD. You will get prompted with the resulting dialog (see Figure 4).
  2. Click on “Copy CSS”  to copy the CSS associated with that specific element.
  3. You can now paste it into your CSS document to edit or tweak your design.
Figure 4

Figure 4: Extract CSS code from PSD layers

 

Extract an image (PNG, PNG 8 Alpha, JPG)

Web designers and developers are now able to extract web-optimized images into their designs – all without leaving Dreamweaver.

  1. In the Extract panel (see Figure 5), select an image.
  2. Figure 5: Extract web-optimized images from a PSD.

  3. In the resulting dialog (see Figure 6), click on arrow  which will prompt you with another dialog where you can:
  • Set the folder location
  • Image format.
  • Image name.
Extract web-optimized Images

Figure 6

Layer tab

The Layer tab (see Figure 7) is a convenient way for web designers and developers to view the PSD structure and layers in one place. This tab enables them to:

  • View the PSD layers and structure in one place.
  • Toggle the eye icon next to the layers to show or hide that layer.
  • Click on arrow to download one or more layers.

Figure 7: The Layer tab is a convenient way to view the PSD structure and layers in one place.

 

Styles tab

No more guessing font names, sizes or styles. The styles tab (see Figure 8) enables you to inspect, copy and easily extract font styles, colors, and gradients as follows:

  • Click on Styles tab in the Extract panel.
  • Select any font to get font style, size, and colors.

Figure 8: The styles tab enables you to inspect, copy and easily extract font styles, colors, and gradients.

Where to go from here

Download Dreamweaver CC and explore the new Extract feature videos and tutorials to see how the new capabilities speed up your development process.

More on this topic:

Extract a Photoshop design into code in Dreamweaver

Extract Assets in a browser

In future blog posts, we will cover the new contextual code hinting, extract measurement, and the new drag and drop functionalities in the Extract panel. As always, we encourage you to provide your input and feedback on the latest release of Dreamweaver CC.

Best,

The Dreamweaver Team

 

Adobe Dreamweaver Survey 2013

The Dreamweaver team is conducting a customer feedback survey. The objective of this survey is to connect with you, our users, and figure out from as many of you as possible what’s working in Dreamweaver and what isn’t. 

Your feedback is important to us. Participation in this survey is voluntary and your responses are completely anonymous. 

Visualize Relationships Between HTML Elements in Live View & Applied CSS Selectors

A few months ago, we announced a new Dreamweaver CC update with several exciting new features.

One of these, the Live Highlight feature, lets you visualize the relationships between HTML elements in Live View and applied CSS selectors.

Let’s review how Live Highlight works. In the screenshot below, a user intends to make changes to the ‘Cart’ navigation link. To make changes to HTML elements, the user usually starts by selecting the CSS selector “.SiteNavLink a” and editing the associated properties. These changes could however inadvertently change other HTML elements that the user might have no intention of changing at all.

 

Live Highlight in Dreamweaver

Live Highlight in Dreamweaver

 

Using Live Highlight, users can now simply click the CSS selector in the CSS Designer panel to see the affected page elements. These elements are highlighted in blue in Live View mode. Users decide if they want to create a separate Selector that applies to ‘Cart‘ alone, thus leaving the styles for other links undisturbed.

Enjoy the video below that shows how to use the new Live Highlight feature. Also, check out this article for more info http://ref.sx/LiveHighlightDreamweaver

 

Download and get your hands on the modernized Dreamweaver CC with exciting features that make mobile and web content creation a more streamlined and productive experience.

Dreamweaver CC: Your all-in-one tool for creating, publishing, and managing websites and mobile content

We are pleased to announce the release of a modernized and streamlined Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver CC is the all-in-one visual tool to efficiently and intuitively create, publish and manage websites and mobile content.

New in Dreamweaver CC:
Create immersive web experiences with the new CSS Designer and visually apply CSS properties such as gradients, box shadows, and more. Dreamweaver CC is committed to producing clean, web-standards code, enabling you to design without the need to hand-code.

Dreamweaver CC also includes enhancements to its responsive design framework, Fluid Grid Layouts. We’ve addressed key usability issues to improve the design workflow, and to help you visually construct and build responsive websites that render properly on multiple screen sizes and devices.

Responsive Design in Dreamweaver CC

Responsive Design in Dreamweaver CC

By removing under-utilized features in Dreamweaver, we are clearing the way to provide optimized workflows for the latest and most relevant front-end web technologies and standards. Over time we plan to evolve the Dreamweaver feature set to include relevant middle-layer and server side technologies as well. Our aim is to provide the ultimate user experience – a collection of productive and modern visual development features in a single tooling environment.

We have just begun the modernization process and invite you to voice your opinion. We are committed to taking action on customer feedback and remaining as transparent as possible about our future plans. More details will follow on what the modernization effort entails in Dreamweaver CC, and we eagerly await your feedback.

Over the past 12 months, we have been expanded Dreamweaver’s integration with many Creative Cloud services and tools. One of the many benefits to being part of the Creative Cloud is that you can access the vast and ever-growing Adobe Edge Web Fonts library. Also, with web technologies evolving rapidly, Dreamweaver CC helps you keep up by implementing features and addressing issues quickly. Creative Cloud members will receive regular updates to Dreamweaver.

Adobe Edge Web Fonts

Adobe Edge Web Fonts

Another benefit of integration with Creative Cloud is Sync: Dreamweaver CC lets you sync both site settings and preferences, streamlining your creation workflow. Sync in seconds and start creating without the need to recreate or manually copy and paste files. With Dreamweaver CC & Creative Cloud, the creative world is at your fingertips.

This Week in Dreamweaver Extensibility

Hi,
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!
Thanks,
Donald Booth
Dreamweaver Quality Engineering