In this lecture, our instructor, Candyce Mairs, demonstrates how to use the workspace switcher. She highlights the different workspace templates, and shows how to reset, manage, and create new workspaces.
A workspace is a specific layout of the panels within Dreamweaver
There are pre-built panel layouts you access using the workspace switcher
Designer is the default layout when you first install Dreamweaver
We will switch to Classic view moves the insert bar to the top
This insert bar allows you to easily locate items to insert into your web pages
On a Mac the insert is to the right hand side of the workspace switcher
You can save your panel layout as a custom workspace to easily access it whenever you want
The Workspace Switcher
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Let me click on Classic, Reset Classic and you will see this is what the default view for Classic looks like, and this is much more compatible with I want to do.0172
This is known as the workspace switcher, it allows you to set your panels exactly the way you want. 0185
Now, it is possible to create a new workspace.0194
If you completely change these around and you want to save it you can add your own workspaces to the list. 0198
I tend to find, I switch it around quite often, so there really is not one set workspace I tend to use, because of that I do not usually customize these.0204
But if you wish to there is this Manage workspaces and you can see I do not have any to manage because I have not added any. 0215
If I wanted to add any, what I would do is set my panels exactly how I want them. 0224
I would click New workspace, I gave it a name and it would show up within this area.0230
So, I will go ahead even though I have not changed my panels, I will go ahead and create a new workspace. 0237
You can see it moved me to that workspace and if I click on it, it is up to the top of the entire list. 0243
I can always switch back to Classic, but now that I have my own if I go down to Manage workspaces, there it is, now it is not any different than Classic, so what I am going to do is just delete it. 0251
I will go ahead and click Yes and deleting it and now you can see any customized workspaces I have are gone.0266
But that is the workspace feature within Dreamweaver. 0273
What I am going to do is click on Classic and once I am in Classic, I am going to do a Reset because it saved how I was using Classic previously.0277
And I am going to go ahead and need to customize these panels, but we will do that in another lesson.0290
But this feature within Dreamweaver is called a workspace you can customize as you like. 0297
If you find yourself using Dreamweaver in a few different types of ways, pure coding for one project, you are using a lot of different panels for another. 0304
Just create a work space for those particular tasks and then you will have access to those panels without having to modify consistently.0314
So, that is the workspace switcher and the various workspaces pre-built in Dreamweaver.0326
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