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Dreamweaver Killer Tips

Here we go everyone!  The following is a list of Dreamweaver Killer Tips.  I will be adding in screenshots were available.  Also in the future I plan to give a presentation on these items.  If you have any question;comments please post in the forums under Dreamweaver Killer Tips.

1.  ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM... Three Reasons You  Should

  • Tired eyes like bigger text
  • polygon image maps
  • check for pixel perfect alignment

2. Saved Workspace Layouts

  • Save a variety of workspace layouts
  • select the saved workspace layout that fits the tasks at hand
  • note: workspace layouts only manage panels and the Document window, not tool bars

3.  Open Multiple Files (in the Order You Want*)

  •  Ctrl+click (Cmd+click) individual noncontiguousfiles
  • Shift+click once and then a second time to selectall files between and including the ones youselected using Shift+click
  •  Windows only – The order you select the files in isthe “backwards order” that they will be opened. Toget your desired order, select the files in reverseorder of their final opened order.
  • Mac OS X:– Ctrl+click the file name shown on the title bar to reveal the folder path tothe file.– Choosing one of the menu entries will take you to it in Finder, whether itis a folder or a file.

4.  Using Files in the Programs Configuration

  •  Modifying files in the Program’s Configuration isstrongly discouraged. Use the User’sConfiguration for modifying files.
  •  If you can’t find a file in your User’s Configuration,make a copy of the file in the Program’sConfiguration and paste it in the same location inyour User’s Configuration.

5.  How to Find Your Users Configuration

  •  Find your User’s Configuration– Windows:• C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\ApplicationData\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\ConfigurationNote: If you can’t find the Configuration, be sure your folders are set to show hidden files.– Mac OS X:• Users : [username] : Library : Application Support :Macromedia : Dreamweaver 8 : Configuration

6.  Setting Toolbar Visibility

  •  initially Visible is an attribute of the <toolbar> tag
  •  Valid values are either true or false
  •  If the initiallyVisible attribute is missing, true isassumed
  •  Change the value of this attribute to show/hide atoolbar whenever Dreamweaver automaticallyresets its toolbars

Using Workspace Layouts

These are great tips. I wasn't familiar with the saved Workspace Layouts feature. I usually work in coder view and expand or contract panels as needed. I set up a couple of Workspace Layouts, one for file work and another for css. With one click I can view a new workspace layout without having to adjust several different panels.


I am really happy that these tips are helping you out!  Watch for updates b/c I have a good bit more that I am positng today 


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