When Adobe (opens in new tab) announced in May that all new versions of its CS software would now be launched exclusively through the Creative Cloud (opens in new tab) subscription services, it promised that this would mean designers getting new features all year round - rather than having to wait a whole 12 months for a new boxed version. So users of Dreamweaver CC (opens in new tab), Adobe's best known tool for creating, publishing, and managing websites, have been eagerly awaiting the first big update. And now it's here, with the company announcing a number of new features and improvements. They include:
This enables designers to visualize the relationships between the HTML elements in Live View and applied CSS selectors. Developers can now inspect and highlight elements in real time.
Modernized Live View
This new feature integrates a rendering engine side-by-side with the work area, displaying web content with the same HTML5 technology support available in Chrome.
This handy feature, already available for Photoshop CC (opens in new tab) and Illustrator CC (opens in new tab), and most recently added to InDesign (opens in new tab), has finally arrived for Dreamweaver CC. It enables designers to sync workspaces, keyboard shortcuts and more between multiple computers via the Cloud.
- Code View has been given line number highlighting and highlighting of matching tags, as well as CSS selector code hints including Preferences support for colour customization.
- There's also now support for PHP 5.4 and the jQuery Mobile library has been updated to version 1.8.3.
- There's a new colour picker, which promises to speed up visual CSS editing workflows.
You can see the new feature in action in the video posted here (opens in new tab).
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