[ATHDrupal] Dreamweaver CS5

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Lokey

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Apr 26, 2010, 2:08:11 PM4/26/10
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I assume most people in this group don't use DW, however, I think
Adobe might have actually done something right. I am very excited
about the upcoming release of CS5. If the new version actually works
as claimed I think it will be such a useful tool for themeing.

http://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver/whatsnew/?promoid=FDTED


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Rhett Crowe

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Apr 26, 2010, 2:20:20 PM4/26/10
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I don't use Dreamweaver but I have found that theming Drupal wasn't as
difficult as I was led to believe. I used the Zen theme as a starting
point, and combined with the Firebug for Drupal module, was able to
theme it pretty easily in a couple of days. But, my theme is pretty
generic too.
Rhett

robin aka georgiawebgurl

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Apr 26, 2010, 2:25:06 PM4/26/10
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that's interesting and thanks for sharing. Always looking for Drupal news.
I'm not sure I would use Dreamweaver for that -- really, it's not that hard to build a design in CSS for Drupal (and I kind of lost my love for Dreamweaver some time ago) , but I could see where some people would find that useful and comfortable. I think one thing I hear over and over again, is how complicated Drupal is, so anything which eliminates that perception is great.

Geez, it even comes with a self installer and if you don't install every module without testing, it's really fairly straight forward.  Once you understand the basic terminology, it is very logical..and yeah, I have broken it -- more than once by not following my own rules. LOL
;-)
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robin aka georgiawebgurl

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Apr 26, 2010, 2:31:31 PM4/26/10
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Exactly. Start with Zen, or find a theme you like and build off of it. I'm working on a magazine using the e-journal module now, and I was able to build off of an existing theme easily. I've used the Zen (CSS Zen Garden is the inspiration) before, too.

I will say this: Drupal didn't USED to be easy. It was all command line install and configuration, hacking the core (what core? it was just a big mash mash of files), NO CSS and very little documentation -- but that was a long time ago.

Btw, acquia is even more out of the box ready (think Drupal w/ modules already). Software is free, but support and extended features are not
http://acquia.com/

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Lokey

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Apr 26, 2010, 2:42:02 PM4/26/10
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I agree with yall's comments, and yes Drupal is pretty straight
forward. I use DW more as a code editor, and haven't used design view
in years. The new CS5 generates code hints based upon the PHP
variables within the code of modules/core. One of the new features
also compiles all associated files, so you can see all the files
controlling your display without the use of a browser or Devel
module. It also has an internal webkit browser, with an inspect
feature similar to Firebug. Don't get me wrong I love Firebug, and it
is great for CSS editing, and will continue to use it no matter how
cool DW CS5 is. The fact that you can actually change your CSS code
on the fly with the new ispector without toggling between browser and
editor would be a big time saver.

From what I understand about CS5, you can actually go to your Admin
pages from within DW, which would be nice.

I will be giving it a test drive when it is released, I will post my
thoughts on it after I play with it.

On Apr 26, 2:25 pm, robin aka georgiawebgurl
<georgiawebg...@gmail.com> wrote:
> that's interesting and thanks for sharing. Always looking for Drupal news.
> I'm not sure I would use Dreamweaver for that -- really, it's not that hard
> to build a design in CSS for Drupal (and I kind of lost my love for
> Dreamweaver some time ago) , but I could see where some people would find
> that useful and comfortable. I think one thing I hear over and over again,
> is how complicated Drupal is, so anything which eliminates that perception
> is great.
>
> Geez, it even comes with a self installer and if you don't install every
> module without testing, it's really fairly straight forward.  Once you
> understand the basic terminology, it is very logical..and yeah, I have
> broken it -- more than once by not following my own rules. LOL
> ;-)
> robin
>

robin aka georgiawebgurl

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Apr 26, 2010, 2:53:03 PM4/26/10
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Please do share your thoughts re: CS5 and Drupal
Being able to go directly into Admin pages would indeed, be cool. ;-)
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