Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video What's new "under the hood"?, part of Dreamweaver CS5 New Features.
Many times, new features of an application will go unnoticed, simply because…they aren't a feature you specifically use.…They are just improvements that have been made to the software.…In this movie, I want to take a moment to point out some of the things that…Adobe has done to make Dreamweaver run faster and work more efficiently.…First, Dreamweaver users should notice a dramatic improvement in the speed with…which changes to their CSS are displayed in Design View.…In the past, you may have noticed that making a small change to your CSS often…resulted in a delay as the entire page was refreshed.…
Well, for CS5, Adobe has added what they call Incremental Pagination.…What Incremental Pagination does is to split the visualization process into two…distinct categories: Pagination and Rendering.…Pagination, which is the layout of the page elements, usually takes longer to…process than Rendering, which you could think of as displaying the visual…formatting of the elements.…As such, when you make a change in your CSS now, Dreamweaver will not repaginate…
- 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.