Adobe® has added new features to the venerable Dreamweaver®, features that make it easier to set up, to test and to troubleshoot websites. You no longer have to answer a bunch of questions about the site. You only have to give it a name and designate the folders in which the files should be located. After that, Dreamweaver® allows you to start.
What’s more impressive, however, are the new CSS inspection tools. These allow you to focus on portions of a web page that need to be adjusted. After you select the new Inspect control button found in the document toolbar, then put your cursor over the boxes on the document, your dye overlays quickly specify the aspects of each selection area that are content (has a marine highlight), padding (has a violet highlight) as well as the margins and structural limitations.
It is also advisable to utilize the panel for CSS Styles when modifying the elements of your page such as padding, and other properties of the selection box. By temporary disabling the properties you can preview the effects that you created.
Another great feature is the Live View option, where you can inspect links while working on your project, a feature so useful you can view live links on the web. You can also perform the same actions with the Follow Links Continuously option but with a single click. When you select an external web page, it is now easier to check out the source code programming within the Dreamweaver® control panel. Dreamweaver® also introduces a new feature, the Dynamically Related Files option. With it PHP-based content developers and managers have more options to utilize in the Dreamweaver® environment.
Adobe® has an additional feature that they introduced with this release, the BrowserLab, a unique online database that provides you a preview option for different browser layout impacts on the page setup of your project. It provides you with emulation from popular browsers that lets you view how your project will scale upon actual viewing. There are extensions that will utilize BrowserLab in the Dreamweaver® environment, found in the panel option. By selecting the BrowserLab option you can have CS5 automatically upload your project and open a browser to review the content real time.
Another pivotal acquisition that Adobe® has included in their matrix is the addition of Business Catalyst, an online tool that contains catalogs, carts and customer management listing that can be integrated into the Dreamweaver® development module.
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