We are now up to version 5.5 of Dreamweaver and there are no preinstalled choices for color themes as other text editors have. Why can't Adobe add this feature? I've found it very hard to find any decent ones to download as well.
Are you talking about CodeView or Kuler?
Either way suggest a feature: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform
SnakEyez was discussing color changes for code view. Frankly, there are ways to change the color schema for code in Preferences under Highlighting and Code Coloring.
I think what you may have been asking for is available in File>New>Page from Sample>CSS Style Sheet -- that would be for color themes. For page themes, one can use File>New>Blank Page>HTML and look through the layouts that come with Dreamweaver.
But one of the enjoyable things about making websites is that I get to do a fair amount of art direction. A great place to start is this discussion about contrast. Additionally, I do find that the "webpages that suck" website has great horrid examples of bad design that is fun to laugh at—and not emulate.
Lastly, there are professional designers out there who are selling complete soup-to-nuts fully-designed websites, so if you are in a hurry, you can always purchase their work.
I'm talking about Code Coloring/Code View and yes I know you can go in and maunally do it youreself. I can't understand why there are not preinstalled themes though as in Notepad ++ and others. I can't handle the white background default setting.
I apologize for being obtuse but, for me, when it comes to code, I don't need anything fancy. I just want to concentrate on the code and the default colors seem pretty logical to me.
It's just a simple basic feature that I've noticed others have. I went ahead and commented in the suggestions. It's not about being fancy it's about what is easier on the eye for some.
If SnakEyez or anyone knows a site where I can find choices of dark themes to download for DW it would be great!
I only know of sites where individuals have created their own dark code color themes and offer them to anyone who wants them