Join David Powers for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Dreamweaver CC New Features.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the exercise files for this course, download them from the website and unzip them to a convenient location on your computer. I've got them here on my desktop, it's this folder here called Exercise Files. Once you've unzipped that folder, go to Dreamweaver and define a new site based on the Exercise Files folder as the local site folder. The files are organized by chapter so there are folders for chapters one, two, and three. But to save unnecessary duplication, the style sheet and images and some other files are in common folders.
The folders for each chapter contain separate folders for each video that uses Exercise Files. Where just a single file is used if the code is changed, the file showing the state of the end of the video has underscore and appended to the file name. If multiple files are used, the states at the beginning the end of the video are in separate folders named Begin and End. Chapter two deals with PHP.
So, to use these files you'll need a PHP testing server and you'll need to copy the files from chapter two to the server root. I've assumed that if you're interested in the PHP features in Dreamweaver CC 2017.1 that you already know how to setup a testing server in Dreamweaver. If you don't, the first video in chapter two gives brief details of how to get started. If you don't have access to the exercise files, you should still be able to follow this course without difficulty.
Just use files of your own or sit back, watch, learn, and enjoy.
David Powers begins with find and replace, showing how to work with the streamlined Find and Replace bar, which now works only within the current document and is designed for quick find and replace operations. He also shows how to use find and replace in multiple documents, including advanced operations on a specific tag, as well as finding and selecting multiple elements in Code view. Next, he covers PHP support, explaining that Dreamweaver now supports PHP 7.1, and showing how to set the default version of PHP in Preferences, as well as how to set the version of PHP for an individual site. He wraps up by discussing a few smaller enhancements.
- Restricting the scope of a quick search
- Finding and replacing more selectively
- Advanced find and replace in a specific tag
- Setting the default version of PHP in Preferences
- Applying a link to selected text in Live View
- Changing information displayed in the Files panel