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What's New In Dreamweaver CS5.5 - Feature Highlights
You can find feature highlights in the Adobe article What's new in Dreamweaver CS5.5. From the intro:
Some product releases are revolutionary, and some are evolutionary. It's a bit more rare that they can be both. Whereas the Dreamweaver CS5.5 release may seem simply evolutionary given the "point-five" version number, the features contained within are highly focused to help you spark your own project-based multiscreen revolution, while only requiring a minor evolutionary shift in the Dreamweaver workflows and your own, finely-honed skills as a web pro. With HTML5 and CSS3 driving a new level of cross-device consistency—as well as adding significant new media and design capabilities independently — Dreamweaver CS5.5 support for both will help you take your projects to a new level, regardless of whether you're starting with an existing project that needs to become mobile application aware, or diving in on a mobile-specific site or application from scratch.
Rendering and preview
Although it won't be apparent from reading the back of the box, Dreamweaver CS5.5 Live View and Design View have both been updated to take advantage of the most current builds of Webkit, the rendering engine powering both the Safari and Chrome desktop browsers, as well as the lion's share of mobile browsers to boot. This ensures that you get the most representative preview of your projects across desktop and mobile devices—and be able to visually author richer HTML5- and CSS3-based experiences with more confidence than ever before. But enough about the pretty pictures, let's look at some of the features that will help you exercise Dreamweaver's visual previews to their fullest extent.
CSS3 and HTML5 authoring
Although most mobile devices claim to give the power of the web in the palm of one's hand, in reality the differences in form factor between tablets, phones, desktop browsers, and even high-definition set-top boxes can present a myriad of challenges in designing and implementing a single interface that works equally well on each. But with CSS3 media queries, you don't need to "lowest-common-denominator" your designs and layouts anymore—and Dreamweaver CS5.5 uses media queries to let any HTML-based content quickly and easily specify a particular CSS file for display, based on the form factor of the device that's browsing it.
If you're starting with an existing site, application, or client project, you can simply start by clicking the big Multiscreen button at the top of your Dreamweaver CS5.5 document window, and you'll be presented with the Multiscreen Preview panel (which made its debut in the Dreamweaver HTML5 pack/11.0.3 updater last year, but has been greatly updated and polished in the time since; see Figure 1). The three panes of the Multiscreen Preview panel represent the three most common form factors in question—Desktop, Phone, and Tablet—and although initially they all show the same design, you can then use the Media Queries button to precisely target a specific new or existing CSS file to fine-tune—or completely rethink—the interface for any browser with a window size falling within your specified range.
If you're just diving in, you can use our suggested preset resolutions, and if you're an old hand at media queries you can add and customize the resolutions and their associated CSS files as you see fit. In a few small steps you can build highly focused, targeted interfaces that serve the specific form factors of the devices they support while still using the same HTML source file. This is critical in helping you make efficient work of mobile projects, and separating your design from the content it displays effectively.
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