Chapter 1. Getting Familiar with New Features in Dreamweaver

In This Chapter

  • Previewing pages in BrowserLab

  • Looking at the improved related documents feature

  • Fine-tuning styles in real-time with the improved CSS Styles panel

  • Working with InContext Editing

Dreamweaver CS5 lets you create and manage single pages, such as e-mail newsletters, or groups of pages that are linked to each other, referred to as a site. Users can create basic Web sites with simple links from one page to another or advanced Web sites that include custom coding and interaction with people viewing the pages.

As part of the Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver CS5 works seamlessly with several other Adobe applications, such as Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, Bridge, and Device Central. Even if you've never used Dreamweaver, you'll be impressed by its many tools, panels, and powerful features that make building Web pages easy and intuitive.

If you've used other Web-page editing applications such as GoLive or Microsoft Expression Web, moving to Dreamweaver is a smooth transition. Dreamweaver CS5 is an industry standard Web site creation and management tool, with the tools needed to do advanced coding or create data-driven Web sites.

Exploring the Improved CS5 Interface

Dreamweaver CS5 includes a number of subtle but useful enhancements to its workspace, improving on the overhaul in version CS4. The document toolbar has been rethought, including quick access to page-specific options. The workspace also includes some handy new ...

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