Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video New site setup, part of Dreamweaver CS5 New Features.
In previous versions of Dreamweaver, Site Setup has been split into two options: Advanced or Basic.…The Basic setup allowed you to step through a wizard, designed to help new users…set up sites, while the Advanced setup allowed you to access a list of categories,…each one offering a series of dialogs that you could use to set up your site.…Now this was, to put it mildly, needlessly complex.…Now for CS5, the Site Setup dialog has been greatly simplified.…Let's take a closer look at the new dialog, by setting up a new Dreamweaver site.…The easiest way to do that probably is to go right to the Welcome screen and…click on the Dreamweaver site icon here.…
So, I am just going to go ahead and click on that.…And right away, you'll notice that the Site Definition dialog box has…been greatly simplified.…There are no advanced buttons, or basic tabs, or anything like that.…We just have a series of categories on the left-hand side, in a very small…listing of categories.…And in the main pane, we just have the two basic things that Dreamweaver needs…
- Comparing Dreamweaver CS4 and CS5
- Setting up a new web site using the enhanced Site Setup dialog
- Browser Lab integration
- Working with CMS frameworks
- Using the Adobe Widget Browser
- PHP and site-specific code hinting
- Navigating in Live View
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Does Dreamweaver CS5 allow users to choose HTML5 for the doctype?
If a user currently creates pages in Dreamweaver CS4 or earlier, but plans on upgrading to Dreamweaver CS5 and working in HTML5, what should the doctype be in the meantime?
A: Dreamweaver CS5 does allow users to choose HTML5 as the doctype. However, this can also be done quite easily in Dreamweaver CS3. HTML5 does not require a doctype. So the HTML5 "doctype" if used at all, is very simple:
That can be saved as a snippet and put it in whatever document the user wishes.