Join David Powers for an in-depth discussion in this video What you need to know, part of Dreamweaver: Working with Git Version Control.
- [Instructor] Let's begin by looking at what you need to be able to follow this course. Git Version Control was first integrated in Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2017.5. So you need to be using 2017.5, or later. Of course, there's nothing stopping you from using Git with older versions of Dreamweaver. But this course focuses on how Git is being integrated into the Dreamweaver user interface. You also need a local installation of Git. Chapter one explains how to obtain Git and install it on both Windows and Mac OS.
It's free and open source. Downloading an installation is very simple and typically takes less than five minutes. You don't need prior knowledge of using Git Version Control. I explain the basic information you need to know. This isn't an in depth course on using Git. But it will probably be sufficient for most people. And I'll point you to where you can find out more information at the end of this course. It goes without saying that I expect you to know how to use Dreamweaver. The focus of this course is on using Git to track changes in a website.
The example files I'll be using are deliberately simple. So don't expect the sophisticated design or content. If you need to learn how to build and start websites with Dreamweaver check out my Dreamweaver CC Essential Training. Finally, you'll need access to a remote Git repository to follow chapter three. I'll be using GitHub but Dreamweaver can interact with any Git repository. Both GitHub and Bitbucket are for free accounts.
You can sign up for GitHub at GitHub.com/join. And Bitbucket is available at Bitbucket.org/product. Then just click this button Get started for free.
- Why use Git in Dreamweaver CC?
- Installing Git on Windows and macOS
- Setting Git preferences
- Working with a local repository
- Staging and committing files
- Modifying files
- Creating a branch
- Rolling back
- Working with remote repositories