In this lecture, our instructor Candyce Mairs explains how to set up Dreamweaver preferences for an easier, more personalized experience with the program. She focuses on modifications that can be made under the Preferences category in Dreamweaver CC. Updated Preferences settings for Dreamweaver CC are also discussed.
Dreamweaver has a preferences area where you can set default options within the program
We will modify a few settings within the preferences area
Go to Edit->Preferences (PC) or Dreamweaver-> Preferences (Mac)
The left column shows the various categories within preferences
We will set the default file type, extension and doctype preferences within the program
Editing Options area:
Uncheck the 5th checkbox in Editing Options that says "Use <strong> and <em> in place of <b> and <i>" so Dreamweaver uses the b and I tags in code view for HTML5
By default HTML only allows a single space between characters, to add additional spaces, we must change a preference within Dreamweaver
Check "Allow multiple consecutive spaces"
New Document category:
Change the DOCTYPE to HTML5
Set the default format to .html
Show htm/html option – we could change to .htm as default, our site is .html
Turn off new document interface by unchecking the last checkbox
Preview in Browser Category:
No changes made, but is possible to add additional browsers for previewing your pages in this area
Dreamweaver CC has a new font available for code view called Source Code Pro to make it easier to read code
Setting Dreamweaver Preferences
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
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