Chapter 2

Touring Dreamweaver

In This Chapter

  • Choosing a workspace layout
  • Comparing workspace layouts
  • Working in the Document window
  • Accessing common commands on the toolbars
  • Inserting elements with the Insert panel
  • Modifying tag properties with the Property inspector
  • Working with dockable panels
  • Stepping through the menus
  • Accessing online services

Dreamweaver’s user interface is efficient, powerful, and flexible. By offering a wide variety of customizable tools and controls, Dreamweaver helps you tailor its workspace to your specific preferences and needs so that you can focus on the task of creating your website. This chapter provides a detailed overview of the Dreamweaver workspace so you know where all the tools are when you need to use them.

Choosing a Workspace Layout

One of Dreamweaver’s greatest strengths is its flexibility. The makers of Dreamweaver realize that not everyone works in the same way, and they have created a product that you can customize to maximize your efficiency. By default, Dreamweaver provides a range of different workspace layouts and even allows you to customize your own.

You can access these options by choosing Window Workspace Layout or by choosing the Workspace switcher in the Applications bar and selecting one of the available choices.

The default layout option is referred to as the Designer workspace. Here, the most design-oriented of Dreamweaver’s many panels are organized into groups and docked on the right side of the window, with the ...

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