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    Dreamweaver CS5 wish list

    jon@cmiwebstudio Level 3

      What types of things would you like to see in Dreamweaver CS5?

        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
          Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I'll stick with the obvious.

           

          • Stable in whichever OS it's installed on. 
          • Rendering and code support for optional CSS3 and HTML 5.0. I say optional because some people won't use these right away. 
          • As fast or faster than DW8.

           

           

           

           

          Nancy O.
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          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
            Carlos japes

            Ruby on rails support would be a dream come true.

            • 3. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
              Ben M Adobe Community Professional

              I would like to see a major update to Spry that has been put off for far too long (not so much the menus, but rather the data and interactive stuff).

              • 4. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                jon@cmiwebstudio Level 3

                Update PHP used

                Start utilizing OOP

                Support more database connections with PHP - SQL Server, Oracle

                Integrate JQuery library

                Provide optional MVC development structure

                Optional integration of popular frameworks

                Integrate cross browser check similar to browserlab

                CSS3 yes

                html 5 (maybe cs6)

                86 CF and spend that time and money reintegrating the .NET framework and server behaviors  I mean, VS/VWD/EW aside, dreamweaver is still a much better front end design tool, and easy to use back end development tool than any of those.  Come on... bring it back!

                • 5. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                  M.R.Biesheuvel Level 3

                  Bring back .NET support, improved Javascript support. Integrate Jquery / Spry with intellicense and reference.

                   

                  Maybe integrate an affordable site search engine

                   

                   

                  Integrate extension development, when I use Visual Studio to write server control it's quite easy to write, why not in DW. It can save a lot of time and maybe opens up a whole new community.

                  • 6. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                    John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    If you want .NET support you'll have to use Microsoft Expression Web. Adobe is not going to waste resources trying to keep up with a competitors web technology when Expression Web will always be one step ahead.

                    • 7. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                      jon@cmiwebstudio Level 3

                      There's no competition between expression web, visual studio, and dreamweaver... dreamweaver is much better

                       

                      .NET isn't a competitor web technology, it's open and free for all to use, even without an IDE.  Adobe dropped it because they were afraid they wouldn't have the latest framework releases in the app, and pro .NET (and php for that matter) developers prefer to separate the front end from the back end, and dreamweaver wasn't built for that approach.  Back when they made this decision, .NET framework was changing very quickly, which really isn't the case these days.  It's discouraging that they made a decision based on "keeping up", because it doesn't give php developers much hope for framework support.  Dreamweaver back end development has been watered to old php code and rogue cf developers.  they need to step it up.

                      • 8. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                        John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                        However you define it, I'm not holding my breath for DW to support .Net again any time soon. I think they made a sound business decision to drop it.

                        • 9. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                          jon@cmiwebstudio Level 3

                          yeah, why support 35% of the developer community when you could just not update php and keep reselling it.  good business plan.

                          • 10. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                            John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                            If you'd like to take it further, feel free to post your suggestion to Adobe via the official channel:

                            https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

                             

                            CSS3: yes

                            Integrate jQuery library: yes

                             

                            I'm also not a fan of the HTML/CSS toggle in the PI. I'd like to see this re-designed. There's plenty of room on my monitors for both to be visible at the same time.

                            • 11. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                              jon@cmiwebstudio Level 3

                              you're right, it's just a guess since there's really no way of knowing for sure how many there are... I'm probably being conservative saying 35% of developers are specialized in asp.net.  Either way, it's a large chuck of people alienated from Dreamweaver.  The visual web developer express software is fairly good... but it's no dreamweaver.  The paid versions aren't any better for front end development in my opinion.  I know it won't happen, but this is a wish list... and I wish I could develop for all platforms in one app... which would make dreamweaver users very well paid and adobe development software a must have. 

                              • 12. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                M.R.Biesheuvel Level 3

                                John Waller wrote:

                                 

                                If you want .NET support you'll have to use Microsoft Expression Web. Adobe is not going to waste resources trying to keep up with a competitors web technology when Expression Web will always be one step ahead.

                                Well I have expression Web 3 but I don't see it as a something that's one step ahead. Expression Web 3 is terrible compared to DreamWeaver CS4. Second, for server side programming I use Visual Studio Pro. I see Dreamweaver mainly as a tool for front end design. However it would be nice if Dreamweaver has more capabilities to front end design (client side if you wish) for ASP.NET then it has today.

                                 

                                Second I also want to make a remark about the usage of ASP.NET technology agaist for instance PHP, we cannot focus only on the % that a technology is used but as developers we must also focus in which technology will be invested most. With other words, what's a technolgy's market space in dollars or euros. I think ASP.NET takes a big place from that point of view, but I don't have numbers now.

                                 

                                I'm not an ASP.NET evangelist and I also dislike discussions about which technology is best, PHP and ASP.NET both got there good parts and bad parts. I merely try to say that dropping ASP.NET is a serious mistake in my point of view.

                                • 13. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                  bkaufman55

                                  Please add File Map View back to DW CS5. I am forced to use MS Expression Web for this critical functionality. I really don't understand why it was removed from CS4.

                                  • 14. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                    adobe4gordon

                                    I'd like to see Frames and Templates work again like they did when Macromedia made it.  I'd also like to see WYSIWYG again in tables.

                                    • 15. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                      John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                      I'd like to see Frames and Templates work again like they did when Macromedia made it.

                                       

                                      What has changed since Adobe acquired Macromedia?

                                       

                                      I'd also like to see WYSIWYG again in tables.

                                       

                                      If you mean Layout Mode then I don't think that's likely.

                                      • 16. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                        MurraySummers Level 8

                                        John Waller wrote:

                                         

                                        I'd like to see Frames and Templates work again like they did when Macromedia made it.

                                         

                                        What has changed since Adobe acquired Macromedia?

                                         

                                        I'd also like to see WYSIWYG again in tables.

                                         

                                        If you mean Layout Mode then I don't think that's likely.

                                         

                                        Frames are broken.  Good riddance.  But I'm not sure that this break came after DW8.  Templates haven't changed since DMX (DW6).

                                         

                                        Layout Mode will never return.

                                        • 17. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                          Bopjo Level 1

                                          1) I would like them to dump Spry and go with jQuery instead. Why hype this proprietary scripting language when the standard is jQuery?

                                           

                                          2) More and better PHP/MySQL Server Behaviors than merely those intended for "rapid prototyping." C'mon! They're nice and all, but this is supposed to be THE Application for building professional Web sites, not just a "prototyping" tool!

                                          • 18. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                            adobe4gordon Level 1

                                            In response to your email:

                                            1. I'd like tables to display correctly.  I have tables in sites I've built that one image is off to the left, one to the right and the call is for center which works when the page is published.  So, it should work when I am working on it.

                                             

                                            2. Frames are useless.  Flash does not communicate anymore and Fireworks is garbage now because Dreamweaver doesn't create the proper tags to support it.  I have an email from Adobe technical support to prove it, here it is:

                                            Hello Gordon,

                                             

                                             

                                             

                                            the name tag is something you  have to add to make sure that the page calls up on the other half of the  frameset. And apparently it is a limitation of Dreamweaver to not create that  name tag so you have to manually edit the code. Lastly, the answer lies on  both removing the underscore and adding the name tag.

                                             

                                            I didn't used to have to do that~ Macromedia got it right.

                                            3. The FTP client in Dreamweaver is so slow and pathetic.  It now, (EVERY TIME) tells me Dreamweaver is currently interacting with the server every time I click something in the files window, after I've uploaded something.  It uploads files so slow.  It's amazing to me that Transmit and Fetch can do such a better job.  Maybe you guys should hire those guys?

                                             

                                            4. Crashes all the time (same with Flash).  Dreamweaver just crashed so many times, I decided to come to the forum to write a letter because I needed a break from the crashing.

                                             

                                            I had a feeling that Dreamweaver and Flash would go down hill after the takeover of Macromedia.  While Adobe has added some amazing features, the basics have seemed to fall through the cracks.  I think it's great that I can change a picture's size in Dreamweaver now, I just wished some of the other things I mentioned here worked.

                                            Sincerely,

                                            Gordon.

                                            • 20. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                              jon@cmiwebstudio Level 3

                                              demanding adobe to focus on outdated coding practices like using tables and frames for layouts is a large part of the reason it's so far behind for developers.  CS4 pushed ahead intentionally forcing those types of users to get with the times.  These are NOT items they need to address or fix. if people want to use outdated coding practices, they should consider frontpage or something similar.  those of us that are web developers, want the meat and potatoes of what makes a productive back end development environment.

                                              • 21. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                adobe4gordon Level 1

                                                Adobe shouldn't have had to address or fix any of that.  It once worked.

                                                 

                                                Calling me antiquated does not help with the code on the hundred of sites I built with Dreamweaver over the past years when Macromedia built the program.  Should I go back and remake all the sites I did because Adobe can't write a program that covers past versions?

                                                 

                                                Or should I not help clients who have web sites I built previously because I am not hip enough to be a developer?

                                                 

                                                It does not mean I don't develop with out those features now, but I once did.  Dreamweaver was made to save us from writing code.  If you were a real developer, perhaps you would code by hand.

                                                 

                                                I am not asking Adobe to focus on anything.  It worked, now it doesn't.  Adobe didn't start this program at version 10.  It came out as version 1.

                                                 

                                                They didn't remove frames and tables from the application, they just ruined it.  Apple removed the floppy from the iMac and forced us to use CDs.

                                                 

                                                They didn't leave the floppy disk drive in there broken.

                                                 

                                                Nice, use Front Page or something similar. It's that kind of arrogance that makes what worked half-assed and pathetic.

                                                • 22. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                  M.R.Biesheuvel Level 3

                                                  Every now and then technologies are dropped. You cannot expect that Adobe keeps supporting outdated technologies forever. If you design or develop sites you also have to keep up with these technologies. That's the least thing you can do for (potenential) customers. CSS layouts are not exactly the most newest of all technologies. So if you are stucked with a lot of sites you have build with old technologies you can't blame Adobe for that.

                                                  • 23. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                    gordon4cs5

                                                    Thank you, I appreciated that much more.  I don't want to seem as if I am blaming Adobe. I am just not happy that these things don't work.

                                                     

                                                    I always considered Dreamweaver a program to cover the basis of a web designer, no matter their skill level and no matter their goal.

                                                    I may have been mistaken.

                                                     

                                                    I haven't even used a frame set in a long time, possibly more than two years but I do feel that Flash, Fireworks and Dreamweaver should communicate with the technologies they possess.  They don't.

                                                     

                                                    Though not commented on since my original email, Dreamweaver's FTP client is possibly the worst.  I actually used Front Page (in 2003) and even then, it FTP'd better than Dreamweaver does today.  Fetch and Transmit are far superior.

                                                     

                                                    The programs are a bit buggy and Flash and Dreamweaver certainly have their share of crashes.

                                                    Adobe would probably blame Apple and Apple would probably blame Adobe.  Not worth mentioning.

                                                     

                                                    Thanks for your feedback.  Have a nice weekend.

                                                    • 24. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                      M.R.Biesheuvel Level 3

                                                      gordon4cs5 wrote:

                                                      I always considered Dreamweaver a program to cover the basis of a web designer, no matter their skill level and no matter their goal.

                                                      I may have been mistaken.


                                                      I think there is a gradually shift in internet design. Designs are becoming much more complex and in the upcoming of RIA people will need to have some basic but still advanced skills to create commercial websites. Dreamweaver more or less targets at the group of people who have these skills. Maybe it wise for Adobe to create a sort of "lite" version for the people who have there own hobby sites and have no time to learn all sorts of skills. Allready I reed reviews from people who dislike Dreamweaver but these are allways people who have a site for there hobby and don't have the time or the opportunity to learn the skills needed to build a proper site. I can understand there point of view but what I need is a professional application for designing and maintaining websites.

                                                       

                                                      gordon4cs5 wrote:

                                                       

                                                      I haven't even used a frame set in a long time, possibly more than two years but I do feel that Flash, Fireworks and Dreamweaver should communicate with the technologies they possess.  They don't.

                                                       

                                                      In some extend I agree with the fact that dropping technologies always leaves people who depent on them. On the other hand, framesets and table layouts are clearly something of the past and you cannot maintain every technology forever. If we keep supporting old and bad technologies they will be around forever.

                                                      gawe kordon4cs5 wrote:


                                                       

                                                      Though not commented on since my original email, Dreamweaver's FTP client is possibly the worst.  I actually used Front Page (in 2003) and even then, it FTP'd better than Dreamweaver does today.  Fetch and Transmit are far superior.

                                                       


                                                       

                                                      I work from a pc and I love the FTP of Dreamweaver and his synchronization option. Wait until you ever work with Visual Studio Pro's FTP client

                                                       

                                                      Have a nice weekend

                                                      • 25. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                        David_Powers Level 7

                                                        gordon4cs5 wrote:

                                                         

                                                        I always considered Dreamweaver a program to cover the basis of a web designer, no matter their skill level and no matter their goal.

                                                        The web has changed beyond recognition in the 11 years since Dreamweaver was first released. Whereas the original focus might have been on all skill levels, it has changed considerably in recent versions. The focus is now very much on the professional user. That's why there's such emphasis on CSS, much to the discomfort of inexperienced users.

                                                         

                                                        I think the trend of supporting the professional, rather than the general user is likely to continue. It's interesting that Microsoft Expression Web explicitly states "Professional Web Design" on the front cover of the DVD case. Maybe Dreamweaver should do the same to avoid misunderstanding.

                                                        • 26. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                          jon@cmiwebstudio Level 3

                                                          and thank goodness for that.  perhaps it will help distinguish the professionals from the non professionals.  frankly, the industry has been watered down for too long now, and those that do know what they are doing are suffering in pay as a result.  I remember the days when a web developer could earn $80-120 / hour... now anyone that can work a WYSIWYG is calling themselves a web designer, and as a result the pay scale has been cut in half (and when you throw in countries like india and china in the mix, you might as well get a job at mcdonalds).  the reputations of web designers has decreased because of any tom dick and harry that bought dreamweaver (not in all cases) calling themselves web designers, that most of the professionals spend half of their sales pitch convincing clients it wont be a bad experience like last time.  I hope adobe completely alienates these people and ensures that dreamweaver is a professional development tool.  that means real back end development tools using the two most popular approaches... php and .net.

                                                          • 27. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                            M.R.Biesheuvel Level 3

                                                            jon@cmiwebstudio wrote:

                                                             

                                                            I remember the days when a web developer could earn $80-120 / hour...

                                                            On the other hand, let's be honest. This out of proportion payment has also been a factor that companies where looking for a cheaper answer. I can still remember the days when the first PC arrived. As a kid of 18 years I could earn approximate 200 Euro p.w. just by setting some switches on the motherboard or install a simple batch file with a menu. So professional companies (and many are broke now) have been payed out of proportion for many years for jobs that aren't more complex then fitting a lightbulb.

                                                             

                                                            jon@cmiwebstudio wrote:

                                                             

                                                              I hope adobe completely alienates these people and ensures that dreamweaver is a professional development tool.  that means real back end development tools using the two most popular approaches... php and .net.

                                                             

                                                            Well those people will get alienated because now a days there will more and more emphasis on actually developping code. Clientside designs are not only HTML and CSS anymore but I think that RIA will change the way we look at clientside developing. Server side code will not be enough the following years and professional site building will be much more the domain of companies who have the manpower to deliver a good design / clientside scripting / server side scripting and who can afford people who have these specializations.

                                                            • 28. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                              strangejulius
                                                              I wish only CSS3, but the Internet Explorer ....
                                                              • 29. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                                SteveGuluk Level 1

                                                                1) OOP PHP Support - server behaviours etc, anything to help support these programming methods.

                                                                 

                                                                2) .NET support - too many of us have projects using .NET. Not supporting .NET to the best possible level is not a good business decision from Adobe. This caused me to go out and buy VS2008 to work with my programmers that are doing various projects for me.

                                                                 

                                                                3) PDO and the means to work with MS SQL DBs - I would like to see DWs PHP behaviors and recognition see MsSQL DBs in the Bindings panel etc. It seems if Adobe is giving up on .NET then the least they can do is build on the means to connect to advanced DBs like MsSQL....

                                                                 

                                                                4) Query Designer - just because ADDT is retired, let not loose this helpful tool

                                                                 

                                                                5) Better intellisense for PHP. I'm using Eclipse PDT now for half my PHP coding because it finds errors quickly and has nice code completion and balancing of braces etc.

                                                                • 30. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                                  matthew stuart Level 2

                                                                  I'd like to see the ajax/spry examples that are on the labs.adobe site included.

                                                                   

                                                                  Also, there was an extension that came with the developers tool kit that enabled us to take a recordset and export it as xml which was called Adobe XML Export. As the spry framework relies heavily on xml created content, it would be great to have xml served dynamically rather than it be a static text file.

                                                                  • 31. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                                    Paevo Kelley Level 2

                                                                    " I hope adobe completely alienates these people and ensures that dreamweaver is a professional development tool."

                                                                     

                                                                    This would be a suicidal business model and will never happen. The best we can hope for is that Adobe creates the equivalent of Photoshop Elements for DW for weekend website designers;something like Godaddy's website tonight, though I doubt this will happen either.... Dreamweaver Basic Edition... The upshot would be at least small business owners would have a clear understanding of the fundamental difference between a professionally design site and a drag and drop GUI to slap together a template-based site...

                                                                     

                                                                    As far as hourly rates are concerned, the market dictates this, not Adobe... Web design pays less now than it did 8-10 years ago because advances in technology have simply made it easier to develop more complex websites more quickly...

                                                                    • 32. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                                      jon@cmiwebstudio Level 3

                                                                      This would be a suicidal business model and will never happen.

                                                                       

                                                                       

                                                                      not if they supported .net like they should be doing.  at some point adobe needs to think, do they want to attract the non professional or the person who uses the software to make a living.  and if that kind of business model was suicide, then zend studio and visual studio wouldn't even exist.  the bottomline, all dreamweaver users that rely on it for backend development will be obsolete at a rapidly growing pace as long as adobe only wants the product to work in the interpreted only language approach.  adobe needs to do something about it yesterday, otherwise it's an html/css editor.

                                                                      • 33. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                                        MurraySummers Level 8

                                                                        I don't see Adobe ever supporting .NET.

                                                                        • 34. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                                          SteveGuluk Level 1

                                                                          ""I don't see Adobe ever supporting .NET.""

                                                                           

                                                                          It's amazing as the business logic is so greatly flawed to embrace such an idea.

                                                                           

                                                                          Adobe once had .NET support. They complained MS might have more recent releases then them so they gave up.

                                                                           

                                                                          Problem one, things do not change that much in .NET. It's the first flaw to hinge their logic.

                                                                           

                                                                          Second flaw, you NEVER encourage your customers to go try some other competing products unless you have no choice.

                                                                           

                                                                          Those of us that have to do some .NET or manage teams of other programmers using .NET have to buy Visual Studio so we can be fairly conversant with the media. What's to say that we don't find VS 2008 or 2010 more efficient than DW? Not too smart by any means.

                                                                           

                                                                          OR that a Web Designer has some clients that attempted their own sites with MS Expressions (.NET based web design)? HHmnnnn makes sense to buy a copy of the more pro version (VS2008) to better assist and provide service to a client rather than tell them we don't do anything .NET related...

                                                                           

                                                                          I now own Visual Studio 2008. If I was Adobe I would see that as a poor business decision on my part because VS2010 which I will now get at a discount as an upgrade may just have enough html and css tools to edge DW out.

                                                                           

                                                                          Let's not mention the free Eclipse PDT for those of us the work in PHP or Aptana.

                                                                           

                                                                          Being top dog in your niche market is never a reason not to look back and see who's close on your heals. Adobe is dropping the ball on this one. And it would have been so easy to take what they had and simply polish it a bit with each new release.

                                                                          • 35. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                                            jon@cmiwebstudio Level 3

                                                                            Problem one, things do not change that much in .NET. It's the first flaw to hinge their logic.

                                                                             

                                                                             

                                                                            I agree with your logic.  asp.net hasn't changed significantly enough since 2.0 to warrant any concern over the success of adobe incorporating solid coding practices for asp.net development.  a site built with 2.0 runs just as well as one with 3.5... that's how the framework was designed so as new versions come out current sites aren't obsolete. updates to the framework are coming every 2 years it appears, no where near as often as rumored in the original release days, which is in line with adobes new dreamweaver releases.  even at that, as any developer will tell you, if CS4 supported lets say .net 3.0, even though 3.5 was out, it would have no impact on the ability to develop projects in vb/c#.net. I mean, PHP 5.3 is out, and the code in dreamweaver for php is not even close to that release.  in fact, there's people that are still using DWCS3 just to be able to support their .net clients (despite it's 1.x support).

                                                                             

                                                                            now i started this thread asking openly, what would you like to see in cs5... it could have been anything... and asp.net has been mentioned many times.  it's clear it's an issue users of the software want to see adobe take on (if they are listening to their customer base).  These people either A, have a lot of money invested in Adobe software and want to handle development projects for the money invested or B, have used the MS software and would prefer dreamweaver if it was possible, or both.

                                                                            • 36. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                                              M.R.Biesheuvel Level 3

                                                                              jon@cmiwebstudio wrote:


                                                                               

                                                                              now i started this thread asking openly, what would you like to see in cs5... it could have been anything... and asp.net has been mentioned many times.  it's clear it's an issue users of the software want to see adobe take on (if they are listening to their customer base).  These people either A, have a lot of money invested in Adobe software and want to handle development projects for the money invested or B, have used the MS software and would prefer dreamweaver if it was possible, or both.

                                                                              At this moment I have both Dreamweaver CS4 and Visual Studio Pro 2008. Unless Adobe starts to support ASP.NET I see no reason to upgrade to CS5. I use Visual Studio Pro for everything on server side and I use Dreamweaver mainly for client side design (HTML / CSS /Javascript). It would be nice if Dreamweaver CS5 had more ASP.NET support. It would make my live much easier.I cannot understand Adobe, Dreamweaver is a beautiful toy, very professional and It would be very very nice if more of the development could be done from within Dreamweaver.

                                                                               

                                                                              I'm very reaonable with that, I don't expect Dreamweaver to support creating precompiled assemblies, this is more the terrain of VS but  a basic support of MS SQL and a Development Server to test and View the site like VS and EW have is not that far out of reach I would guess.

                                                                               

                                                                              Second of all, ASP.NET is always backward compatible, so I really don't mind if Adobe would support ASP.NET 3.0 or 3.5 while the latest version of ASP.NET is 4.0.

                                                                               

                                                                               

                                                                              The only thing that would make me consider upgrading to CS5 would if there is a great support for Jquery, but I don't see this happening either. I'm not going to spend money on a product which adds just a little to the workflow.

                                                                              • 37. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                                                David_Powers Level 7

                                                                                jon@cmiwebstudio wrote:

                                                                                 

                                                                                now i started this thread asking openly, what would you like to see in cs5... it could have been anything... and asp.net has been mentioned many times.  it's clear it's an issue users of the software want to see adobe take on (if they are listening to their customer base).

                                                                                There's nothing wrong with discussing what you would like to see in future versions of Dreamweaver, but remember that this is a user-to-user forum. If you really want a feature in Dreamweaver, you need to tell Adobe directly. The best way is through the Feature Request/Bug Report form at http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform.

                                                                                 

                                                                                When submitting a request, give details of how the feature is important to your workflow. Just saying "Support .NET" or "Improve support for jQuery" won't have much impact. Telling Adobe how you use Dreamweaver, and how a particular feature would improve your efficiency is likely to much more effective.

                                                                                 

                                                                                At the same time, don't expect ideas submitted at this stage to make an appearance in Dreamweaver CS5 unless they're already planned for inclusion. Work on the next version starts almost immediately after a new version is released. CS4 is now 13 months old, so the shape of CS5 is almost certainly set in concrete. We'll just have to wait to see what it contains.

                                                                                • 38. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                                                  gjhdigital

                                                                                  In my attempts to start using HTML 5, I've created a Dreamweaver Extension for adding the HTML 5 Video element to any webpage. If anyone is interested, you can view the demo here:

                                                                                   

                                                                                  http://www.gjhdigital.com/gjhdigital/DreamweaverExtensionsbuy.aspx

                                                                                   

                                                                                  I hope that Dreamweaver will support this in the future.

                                                                                  • 39. Re: Dreamweaver CS5 wish list
                                                                                    John Waller Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                                                    I hope that Dreamweaver will support this in the future.

                                                                                    I suspect it will happen, especially if support for <video> appears in IE soon.

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