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dreamweaver cs6 iconIf you are wondering what’s new in DreamWeaver CS6, here is a run down of some of the new features in the CS6 version of DreamWeaver. From updated live view to fluid grid layout these make it easier and quicker to produce quality content with particular enhancements for mobile app development.

The new features in the CS6 version of DreamWeaver include:

fluid grid layoutFluid grid layout
Create cross-platform and cross-browser-compatible web designs using the CSS3-based fluid grid layout system. Work faster and more efficiently as you develop projects using clean, industry-standard code for a wide range of devices and computers. Visually construct complex web designs and page layouts without getting buried in code.

enhanced jquery mobile support in cs6Enhanced jQuery Mobile support
JQuery mobile is one of the most popular frameworks for developing mobile web applications and in DreamWeaver CS6 the support for JQuery mobile has been upgraded making theming much easier. DreamWeaver CS6 introduces the JQuery mobile swatches panel, which gives easy access to the default themes of JQuery mobile as well as the ability to add your own custom themes, all of which can be applied with the simple click of a button.

updated phonegap supportUpdated PhoneGap support
Updated support for Adobe PhoneGap™ makes it easier to build and package native apps for Android and iOS. Create mobile apps by repurposing existing HTML code. Use PhoneGap emulators to check your designs.

CSS3 transitionsCSS3 transitions
Animate changes to CSS properties as transitions to bring web designs to life. Maintain greater control of web design as you finesse page elements and create captivating effects.

updated live viewUpdated Live View
Test pages before publishing using updated Live View functionality. Live View now uses the latest version of the WebKit rendering engine to provide the ultimate in HTML5 support.

updated multiscreen preview panelUpdated Multiscreen Preview panel
Check the display of projects built for smartphones, tablets, and desktops with the updated Multiscreen Preview panel. This enhanced panel now enables you to check rendering of HTML5 content

Dreamweaver CS6 incorporates a number of new features which together with the ongoing improvements in support for HTML5 and CSS3 make it a nice user friendly environment for developing web content. If you have a current subscription you will be able to jump in and start using it as soon as it’s shipping at no extra charge, if not it’s worth paying the upgrade price just for the improved standards support, let alone the new features.

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