What's new in Dreamweaver
2 Dreamweaver 2 offers several new features that improve your productivity during
web site development. Dynamic content publishing Makes getting your content on
the web faster and easier. Use templates to separate content from design, enabling
faster turnaround to the web. See Templates overview. View server-side includes
directly in the Document window. See Using server-side includes. Sitewide editing
Helps you manage large sites. Create a visual, hierarchical site map; useful for
presenting your vision to clients as well as managing the site structure. See
Creating site maps. Drag and drop files, or simply point to files, to create links.
See Creating links. Use link management tools to keep links up to date as you
move, rename, and delete files. See Managing links. Use sitewide, multifile search
and replace to make global changes to your site. Take advantage of HTML-aware
search and replace to search for HTML tags and attributes. You can also use regular
expressions to make your searches even more powerful. See Searching and replacing.
Tools for graphic artists Let you bring your designers into the development process.
Use layers to design complex, pixel-precise page designs, then convert layers
to tables to create pages that work in all browsers. See Using layers to design
tables. Pick up a color from anywhere on the desktop and snap it to the nearest
web-safe color with the web-safe eyedropper. See Choosing colors. Use a tracing
image to quickly build pages from a designer's mock-up. See Using a tracing image.
Improved table editing Makes it easy to create great-looking tables in HTML. Easily
cut, copy, and paste multiple cells, rows, and columns. See Copying and pasting
cells. Easily select multiple table cells and modify their properties. See Selecting
table elements. Split any table cell into multiple cells. See Splitting and merging
cells. Quickly format tables with preset designs. See Formatting a table with
a preset design. Sort tables numerically and alphabetically by row or column.
See Sorting tables. Improved productivity features Make it easy for you to work
smarter and faster. Customize your workspace by combining palettes and inspectors
into a single tabbed palette. See Dockable floating palettes. Instantly resize
the Document window to preset or custom dimensions. See Resizing the Document
window. Use shortcut menus to quickly access the commands you use most often.
See Shortcut menus. View and manipulate HEAD content in the Document window. See
Viewing and editing HEAD content. Play plugins right in the Dreamweaver Document
window. See Playing plugins in the Document window. An extensible environment
Gives you the power to customize and extend Dreamweaver to fit the way you work.
See Extending Dreamweaver overview. Use commands to perform edits to the current
document, such as sorting a table or cleaning up your HTML source code. Write
your own commands, just as you would objects or behavior actions. Give custom
tags a visual representation in the Document window, and create Property inspectors
for them so you can easily set their properties. Write your own data translators
to view the results of server processing in the Document window.