Category Archives: AJAX/JavaScript

Adding an Adobe Bridge web gallery to a site

For the past two versions, Dreamweaver has come bundled with Adobe Bridge, a program that’s designed to make it easy to sort through visual assets, such as photographs, PDFs, and Flash movies. The idea behind Bridge is that it gives … Continue reading

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Customizing a Spry Menu Bar

About a year ago, Adobe asked me if I would become a moderator for Dreamweaver Community Help. The idea was to encourage people to use the Dreamweaver online Help files more frequently on the assumption that people would be more … Continue reading

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Grab an eBook for $10

My publisher, friends of ED, is feeling in a generous mood. Each Thursday until further notice, it’s offering a selected friends of ED eBook for just $10. The catch? You have to snag it within 24 hours. This week’s $10 … Continue reading

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Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS4—Coming soon

Adobe has officially announced the forthcoming release of Creative Suite 4, including Dreamweaver CS4, which I consider to be the most significant upgrade to Dreamweaver since 2002. Over the past few months, I have been beavering away rewriting The Essential … Continue reading

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Linking to Spry panels—updated tutorial

I’ve had a lot of positive reaction to my tutorial about linking to specific panels of Spry tabbed panels and accordions, but several people have found it difficult to adapt the code to work with a collapsible panel. In response … Continue reading

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Essential Guide goes to fifth printing

For the past couple of weeks, online stores in the United States have been out of stock of The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS, Ajax, and PHP. I’ve been in touch with my publisher to find out what … Continue reading

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Stunning new Dreamweaver in public beta

Many people were underwhelmed—wrongly in my opinion—by the last two releases of Dreamweaver. Well, Adobe has been working for the past year on the next version (Dreamweaver CS4), and it’s taken the bold decision to release it as a public … Continue reading

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Join me in an online seminar

All this week, Adobe is running Adobe Developer Week, a series of seminars on web development. On Friday 28 March, it’s my turn to give a talk called “The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS, Ajax, and PHP”. If … Continue reading

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Spry tutorial: linking to a non-default panel

Several readers have asked me to explain how to create a link to a specific panel in a Spry tabbed panels widget or accordion. The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3 shows how to do this from the same page, but … Continue reading

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Spry 1.6 breaks examples in Essential Guide to DW CS3

A question in the friends of ED forum from a reader of The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS3 with CSS, Ajax, and PHP has alerted me to a change in the way Spry 1.6 handles HTML tags in CDATA sections … Continue reading

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