Finding the list of files Dreamweaver will reopen on startup

  • August 19, 2009
  • James Skemp
As sometimes happens, a network share ended up going down while I was using Dreamweaver. Unfortunately, this can cause fairly major issues with Dreamweaver, if you have files still open, or if you have Dreamweaver closed, but need to open it up. Since I typically have more than one file open in Dreamweaver, and have set my preferences to remember what I've got open, I wanted to know where Dreamweaver stored the files that it was going to re-open.

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Keyboard shortcuts for Visual Studio that mimic Dreamweaver

  • May 14, 2008
  • James Skemp
I like Dreamweaver. After Notepad, and various other apps like it, I used FrontPage, was scarred, and was saved by Dreamweaver. However, Dreamweaver can't handle .NET files very well. So when I moved to Windows and started using BlogEngine.NET I naturally started looking at how I could edit the source files. Visual Web Developer 2005 had been released, so ... Skipping forward, I'm starting to work with Visual Studio more and more.

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My Dreamweaver 8 Preferences

  • April 19, 2008
  • James Skemp
This is almost purely for my own benefit ... Edit > Preferences Code Format Indent with 1 Tab Code Hints Close tags: Never Invisible Elements Scripts Comments  Line breaks CSS dipslay: none All other settings are defaults.

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My first video to Google Video?

  • September 25, 2006
  • James Skemp
It's not yet available via Google Video, but once I found out how it is available, I'll post the link/video here. If you have any comments or recommendations about what video tutorials I should create, let me know. EDIT: Wow. That was quick. After supplying title information, it's already Live. Note that the title and date will update at some point, since I just supplied the necessary information.

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Installing Subversion and TortoiseSVN to a Windows XP, Home Edition, SP2, local machine with Dreamweaver 8

  • September 16, 2006
  • James Skemp
The Subversion aspect has been updated for Windows Vista. So too has the TortoiseSVN installation. The Dreamweaver aspect has not been touched. I also have an article about using Subversion.  When projects become large, or you have the need to keep information on what files you’ve modified, for any coding project, you may look for some kind of version control system. There’s software like Microsoft’s SourceSafe, but that can be costly, and according to some, it’s a clunky solution.

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Dreamweaver 8 as a MXML IDE?

  • September 7, 2006
  • James Skemp
I've spent the last couple of hours trying to get Dreamweaver 8 to begin to function as a MXML IDE. Unfortunately, while I can get every <mx: tag added to the code hints, I'm having a heck of a time getting the actual code hints to function. The small tutorial that Macromedia (and truly it was Macromedia at the time) provided isn't very helpful at all. CodeSnipers.com (link below) has some information on using Dreamweaver 8 a Ruby IDE, but since Ruby appears to be so function based .

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Compiling Flex applications with Dreamweaver

  • September 6, 2006
  • James Skemp
Edit and Compile Flex Apps in Dreamweaver details how to not only install Flex, but also how to easily, with the press of a button, compile Flex files using Dreamweaver and a couple of files. Very cool stuff. Since I'm having a heck of a time getting Flex 1.5 so I can setup Eclipse to create/edit Flex, I'm glad I found this post. If only Adobe would link to this post as well.

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Setting up Dreamweaver and Nvu to recognize your server

  • February 19, 2006
  • James Skemp
Dreamweaver setup For those of you using Dreamweaver as your editor, I'll be outlining how to set it up to recognize your new sites. While I'll specifically be dealing with Dreamweaver 8, the basics should be enough for other versions, as well as for other programs. Open Dreamweaver and go to Site > New Site... First, we'll setup our site at C:\home\website\public_html\. Give the site a name in the Site name field – in this case, let's use “website”.

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Free file comparision in Dreamweaver

  • October 31, 2005
  • James Skemp
Update, April 21, 2006: A number of versions later, and I'm still using this great little program. Not only does it rock with Dreamweaver, it's a great stand-alone program. However, comparing local versus remote files is still what makes this program king.

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