Spry and DW CS4

Hi All,
Well, we have come up for air after the big Dreamweaver effort (The Spry team is a subset of the DW team…) and are surveying the landscape.
I wanted to first update you on what we have been doing.
As I alluded to above, we have been heads down on DW for the last few months. It’s a strong release with many great new features.
DW CS4 will now also support HTML Datasets, with a great interface for selecting data and the ability to easily build some starting Spry markup. It’s a substantial piece of work. We also rounded out the form validation widgets.
You can read more about them here:

Tooltip widget:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Dreamweaver/10.0_Using/WSF77F4640-5703-4055-B177-133B8091FF1D.html

Radio Group widget:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Dreamweaver/10.0_Using/WS16732C4E-51DA-45e0-91BA-D54631B49A99.html

Password widget:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Dreamweaver/10.0_Using/WSFFA8775B-ED2B-47c8-96A6-C8337D98C036.html

Confirm widget:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Dreamweaver/10.0_Using/WS60F93476-CDC9-421c-A0C8-02B35DE1145A.html

Additionally, we’ve posted help that shows you how to create XML and HTML data sets using the new data set builder:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Dreamweaver/10.0_Using/WSA671B0BD-047C-4752-BFAC-B6C0601F9791.html

And as always, you can check out all of the new features in Dreamweaver CS4 on the What’s New page in help:
http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Dreamweaver/10.0_Using/WS2C41F19D-502B-4fb5-8A54-4442E2127C84a.html

On the Spry side, we are looking into a new approach to widgets, with more flexible markup and a clean way to easily make custom widgets. Lots of research happening right now. Hopefully now that DW is done, we can get to releasing something in the near future.

Thanks,
Don

One Response to Spry and DW CS4

  1. V1 says:

    With the new DW, will it be easier to integrate new Spry features in to DW?(which was an issue in the previous version, I still remember tons of posts saying they can’t find the new widgets the Spry panel).U forgot to mention the great Externalize JavaScript function, which is defenitly worth mentioning as it will allow users to make Spry unobstructive.Anyways can’t wait for what 1.7 will bring 😉