Here's why I ask. We're in CS6 now, which is what, the 12th version of dreamweaver? I keep thinking, maybe there's going to be bridge integration someday. Mini-bridge would be awesome. But it's like the dreamweaver team has never seen another Adobe product. Yes, there's a place in dreamweaver as a bridge option (if the image is already resized, and you want it stored in your root directory), but from Dreamweaver there's no preview in bridge (we can explore with Windows file explorer, that's an option, but no mention of bridge). I keep hoping I can draw an image placeholder in golive, select a file in bridge, and the option 'Place an optimized file created in these dimensions in your current directories files' will appear, but that option isn't there. Contribute had that back in CS1, but Dreamweaver makes me work for it. It gives me the ability to draw a placeholder to dimensions, but then I have to open photoshop, resize it, save it, and find it.
And finding images is hard, because there's no mini-bridge! Want to view all the images you have in a directory so you can select the right thumbnail to place on your page? Better use another program. Sure, there's the asset view, where you can wait while dreamweaver creates microscopic thumnails of every image in every directory, but something as simple as view files as thumbnails - not this time. Maybe CS7?
And as long as I'm griping about features that every other program in the world seems to have mastered, would it be so hard to have real-time spell check? I don't think I own another program (or device) that let's me mis-type as happily as dreamweaver. Yes, if I remember I can run a command to spell check, but why make me remember? Why not incorporate the same (dare I say technology?) that Microsoft has used for all of this century and much of the last, and just put a squiggly line under my screw-ups?
Please, Adobe, spend a little more time thinking about the people that use your products (I know I'm not the only person who puts images on web pages!), and less time coming up with new programs like Muse so we don't have to use the programs we already love.
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Speaking for myself, Bridge is not a replacement for Photoshop & never has been. Bridge is an image viewer. Photoshop or Fireworks is used to optimize images for the web before inserting them into your HTML pages. There's nothing stopping you from viewing your optimized web images in Bridge if you wish.
Hi Nancy. What I want is the automization to have photoshop resize according to the paramters dreamweaver has selected, without my having to know them. Contribute used to do that. Yes, you can open bridge seperately to view images - but in most other adobe products, bridge is integrated. InDesign and Photoshop both have a mini-bridge that just hovers outside your document, within the program, to let you select images quickly.
pziecina - you can do ask dreamweaver to do image optimizations? this is something I didn't know if that's what you meant by cs6. Yes, I know the assets tab, but it's not very useful on a site with a thousand images. Mini bridge would rule. Thanks for the reply.
All I can say is my workflow is radically different from yours. I never use DW to determine image sizes for me. I work out the math ahead of time based on my design comp and the CSS Layout I'm working with.
Although I know it's never been considered DW is always looking for ways to expand. I can hear where you are coming from, however, from a priorities perspective from other posts I've seen, removing the old functionality and trying to bring in the standards of HTML5 and CSS3 is more important, because as Nancy and PZ eluded to, people have been doing it this way for years and competitors are coming out with better ways to handle the new technologies and DW needs to be on the cutting edge there. Based on the web fonts that was introduced in CS6, I would like to see integration with Font Management tools. With InDesign and Photoshop you don't know how often I rely on those external (non-Adobe) tools to tell me what fonts are in use and to be able to select any font on my system to use on the webpage (given that you have the rights to the font of course).
I will say this about your last paragraph. I did recently upgrade to the CS6 suite, but your comment there is one of the reasons I have not gone into the Cloud. I feel like my money would be supporting that product when I don't need/want to use it.
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