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Top 10 Reasions to Upgrade to Adobe Dreamweaver 5.5

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5

1. Enhanced Multiscreen Preview panel – With Dreamweaver CS5.5 enhancements to the Multiscreen Preview panel, you can view three different screen sizes and run your code in real time. This new functionality allows you to quickly and easily preview your designs for smartphones, tablets, and PC screens. You can also preview custom screen sizes and custom styles for each device. The Multiscreen Preview panel helps you create CSS media queries and display separate style sheets for each device. Design view has been updated to read your media queries. As you change the size of Design view, the corresponding media query is applied, which allows you to switch between styles in real time. Simply resize Design view to another size and design for that device.

2. New Media Queries dialog box – provides a robust method for generating and applying multiple media queries to your page or a site-wide media query file. With Dreamweaver CS5.5, you now have the tools to rapidly adapt existing websites and applications for multiple devices on the same code base.

3. Enhanced CSS3 and HTML5 support

  • Enhancements to Dreamweaver CS5.5 coding tools and workflow provide a new level of support for CSS3 and HTML5. Updates to the CSS panel, user interface, Live View, and advanced media queries help you be more productive as you design and develop for the web and mobile devices.
  • Updated Live View
  • CSS3 code hinting

4. Enhanced CSS panel —The CSS panel is the go-to place for quickly parsing and editing complex sets of styles.
More integrated support for HTML5—Dreamweaver CS5.5 helps you quickly and seamlessly apply your web skills to mobile design. WebKit support for     mobile starter layouts, improved code hinting, and integrated management makes it easier than ever to harness the power of HTML5 innovations.

5. Robust new jQuery integration – Coding just became more powerful, with integrated jQuery code hinting and starter layouts for many different types of mobile devices in Dreamweaver CS5.5. jQuery is the industry-leading JavaScript framework, so integrating it with Dreamweaver CS5.5 for extended jQuery code hinting makes it easier than ever to build robust user interfaces for mobile projects. If you are a web designer, you will appreciate how quickly you can add interactivity to web pages. If you are a developer, you will appreciate how the jQuery framework helps speed up the coding.

6. PhoneGap integration to build native Android and iOS apps – As web browsing becomes available on an ever-growing number of smartphones and tablets, you need solid support for the “write once–publish anywhere” development model. To streamline your projects, the PhoneGap framework is now integrated as an extension in Dreamweaver CS5.5. Using PhoneGap, you can build native Android and iOS apps directly from Dreamweaver CS5.5 projects. This also allows you to use your existing web development skills, assets, and resources—with no need to learn a new development model. With PhoneGap, you can write a mobile app using standards-based technologies (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). You can add device-specific functionality, such as multi-touch, geolocation, and accelerometer features. To finish up, Dreamweaver assists you in compiling and packaging the app for direct delivery to the device or to vendor-specific online app stores.

7. Live View enhancements for more accurate rendering – With Dreamweaver CS5.5 enhancements to Live View, you can now preview and manage your web, mobile, and multiscreen projects with greater accuracy and all at the same time.

8. W3C validation for improved accuracy Dreamweaver CS5.5 uses the live W3C validation service for increased accuracy and high-quality code results for multiple versions of XHTML and HTML.

9. Support for Subversion 1.7 VCSDreamweaver CS5.5 offers enhanced support and updated libraries for the Subversion® version control system (VCS). Version control and file management are vital elements of a web project’s success, no matter how large or small your design and development team.

10. New FTPS and FTPeS support for more secure transfers Dreamweaver CS5.5 supports FTPS (FTP over SSL) and FTPeS (FTP over explicit TLS/SSL) as native transfer protocols. These two FTP variants are growing in popularity because they enable more secure, encrypted transfer of your files

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Dreamweaver CS5.5 New Features – JQuery and Phone Gap Support

This Dreamweaver Tutorial will show you how to get started with Dreamweaver mobile application development. You can now leverage HTML, CSS and Javascript to build native applications for the iOS and Android platforms with the addition of support for the jQuery mobile and Phonegap frameworks.

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