Live Code works in conjunction with the Live View option discussed in depth on Live View. (The short version: Live View lets you see what an in-progress web page actually looks like in a browser…right within Dreamweaver.)
The Live Code button (see Figure 11-16) makes Dreamweaver jump to Split view, with the page’s Design view in one half of the window, and the underlying HTML in the other half. When in Live Code view, the HTML appears with a yellow background, and, as with Live View in general, you can’t edit any of the HTML of the page. So what is Live Code for? Or, more accurately, who is it for?