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In addition to the major updates that tend to get everyone's attention, there are usually smaller or less noticeable changes to the program that are still very important to Dreamweaver's overall performance. In this movie, I want to take a moment and talk about some of the improvements that have been made that you might otherwise miss. First, CSS rendering has been improved in the CS5.5 release. Structural pseudo selectors, attribute selectors, and RGBA values are all now rendered within Design view. Although RGBA values are supported, the rendering of opacity is not, so you'll see the color involved, just not the specified transparency--and keep in mind that's Design view, not Live view.
Now, speaking of Live view, Dreamweaver's WebKit integration has been upgraded as well and is now the equivalent of Safari version 403. That means that Live view will now render @font-face correctly and handle CSS3 syntax, including things like transitions. Also, the rendering of the Box Shadow property is now correct based on the W3C specification. Dreamweaver has also added support for FTPS. FTPS is an extension of the FTP protocol that allows you to transfer files using a secure SSL or TLS protocol.
You'll find the FTPS as an option under the Site Setup dialog box when setting up servers for your site. Using this option, you can specify either implicit or explicit connections and set options for authenticating servers. Well, those are a few of the changes to Dreamweaver that might not grab headlines, but still help to improve the overall Dreamweaver experience.
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