Dreamweaver Developer Toolbox Tutorial

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Dreamweaver Developer Toolbox Tutorial
Utilise Dreamweaver Developer Toolbox in Dreamweaver CS3 or CS4. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

The Adobe Dreamweaver Developer Toolbox was created to address the compatibility problems that exist with Dreamweaver CS4. It also incorporates compatibility updates for the latest browser and Flash player versions. This toolbox is required when you install Dreamweaver CS4 and is recommended for installing CS3. Installation system requirements include Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 or CS4 and Adobe Extension Manger CS3 or CS4. Adobe Extension manager helps you easily install and manage the Adobe software.

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Things you need

  • Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Extension manager
  • Adobe Dreamweaver Developer Toolbox

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  1. 1

    Download Adobe Extension Manager CS5.5 to your local computer from the Adobe website. Unzip the file and find the installer. Double click the installer to start installation. Once the Extension Manager is installed, you can access it from the Dreamweaver CS3 or CS4 menus by clicking "Help" and "Manage Extensions."

  2. 2

    Download Dreamweaver Developer Toolbox from the CNET website. Double click the extension file to start the installation. Click "Accept" to continue the installation. Restart Dreamweaver to complete the installation after this extension is installed.

  3. 3

    Click "Start," "All Programs" and "Dreamweaver CS3 or CS4" to use Dreamweaver. You will see the Developer Toolbox under the top menu in Dreamweaver. Click "Site" and "New Site" to create a new site. Enter a name for the site such as DT. Select a folder for your site on the "Choose local root folder for site DT." Click the "Save" button to enter "Site Definition for DT" window.

  4. 4

    Create an "Images" folder for the site by clicking the "New folder" icon and inputting a name. Click "Save." Enter an http address in the http box such as "http://localhost/dt"next to "HTTP address."

  5. 5

    Click "Remote Info" on the left panel of the site definition window to define the remote access folder. Click the arrow next to "Access" to choose "Local/Network." Choose your site root folder as your remote folder by clicking the "Browse" icon. Click "Test Server" on the left panel. Choose your server type such as "PHPMySQL" and click "OK" to finish the site configuration.

  6. 6

    Click "File" and "New" to create a PHP file. Click "Developer Toolbox" and choose from the list of developer tools including Common, Layout, Forms, PHP, Data and Spry.

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