Author Archives: David Powers

Chance to beta test Dreamweaver

If you’re frustrated with the way Dreamweaver works, have ideas about how to improve it, or simply want to help test future versions, now’s your chance. Alejandro Gutierrez, who took over as Dreamweaver product manager a couple of months ago, … Continue reading

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Fireworks CSS Properties panel gets gradient wrong

Adobe Fireworks CS6 has a very useful CSS Properties panel that automatically generates the CSS from a selected object. It even lets you choose which browsers you want to target with CSS3 properties that might still need browser-specific prefixes. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Source code for Beginning CSS3

Many apologies to anyone who’s been looking in vain for the source code for Beginning CSS3. The files were supplied to Apress several weeks before the book was published, but apparently there was some internal problem that prevented them being … Continue reading

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Dreamweaver Update: HTML5 Goodness, but Forms Suffer

Adobe has fulfilled its promise to Creative Cloud subscribers by releasing an exclusive update to Dreamweaver CS6. If you have a subscription to the Creative Cloud and haven’t yet installed the update, you can get it by going to the … Continue reading

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Source files for PHP Solutions

Several people have written asking what has happened to the friends of ED website because they can’t find the source files for PHP Solutions, 2nd Edition. The site was merged with that of its parent company, Apress, a long time … Continue reading

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My verdict on Dreamweaver CS6

Adobe has officially announced details of Creative Suite 6 (CS6) and the Creative Cloud. What’s particularly significant about this release is that it represents the last chance to skip one or two versions and still benefit from reduced upgrade pricing. … Continue reading

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Updater for Dreamweaver CS5.5

Adobe has released an updater for Dreamweaver CS5.5 that updates the version of jQuery Mobile to the stable 1.0 version. It also updates the jQuery Mobile starter pages. You can download it from the Dreamweaver updater page, and install it … Continue reading

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PhoneGap update for Dreamweaver CS5.5

Adobe has just released an extension for Dreamweaver CS5.5 that radically changes the way you create native apps using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript with the PhoneGap framework. Instead of using a local emulator for Android and iOS, it uploads your … Continue reading

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Learn PHP basics by video

My new video course, Introducing PHP, is now available from video2brain. It’s aimed at complete beginners, and assumes no prior knowledge of PHP or any other programming language. However, the course should also be useful as a refresher for anyone … Continue reading

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Why I’m no longer a member of the London Dreamweaver Meetup

In November last year, I wrote about my hopes for the relaunch of the London Dreamweaver Meetup Group. I originally agreed to give a talk on 26 January about creating a simple jQuery Mobile site in Dreamweaver. The plan was … Continue reading

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