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CSS Menu Writer – Dreamweaver CSS Menu Extension

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We’ve been hearing a lot about CSS Menu Writer over the last couple of months and it’s finally here. Just released by WebAssist, CSS Menu Writer takes the hassle out of creating CSS menu navigation in Dreamweaver.

Menu Writer is a Dreamweaver extension that creates horizontal or vertical website menus through a tabbed wizard interface, similar to CSS Sculptor. As with Sculptor, Eric Meyer had a hand in making sure Menu Writer menus are standards compliant and valid CSS and HTML. The extension installs just like any other in Dreamweaver, and is accessible through the WebAssist toolbar.

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Customizing WordPress themes with Dreamweaver

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7/31/08 UPDATE: There has just been a new Dreamweaver extension for WordPress themes released called ThemeDreamer. Created by Virtuosoft, ThemeDreamer allows you to visually create and edit WordPress themes in Dreamweaver’s design view.

ThemeDreamer combines the WordPress header, sidebar, comments, footer, etc files into one live page in design view so you can easily edit your blog code or CSS file. We used it to create our new SoulVision theme that is available for download on our free WordPress themes page. ThemeDreamer is available now with a free trial download.

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We enjoy making Dreamweaver templates almost as much as WordPress themes. WordPress is a great blog platform to create themes for due to it’s simple code and the modularization of the page components. There are various ways to create a WordPress theme, but I prefer to use Dreamweaver for theme customizing.

It’s not difficult to customize a WordPress theme if you know a few shortcuts. If you prefer to code themes from scratch, there are several Dreamweaver WordPress extensions that simplify the task of inserting the required WordPress code. We have several listed on our WordPress tools page. The easiest way to create a custom theme for your blog is to download an existing theme that has the basic layout you want and customize the CSS and graphic elements to suit your needs.

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High Velocity Dreamweaver Template

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Yup, another free Dreamweaver template! This one has a motorcycle theme, but can easily be customized to any other theme or color scheme.  As with our other free Dreamweaver templates, High Velocity includes the Dreamweaver dwt template file, all the template images, pure CSS navigation, the original vector Fireworks document including all image slices, is Google AdSense-ready and is valid XHTML 1.0.

Preview or download High Velocity on our free templates page.

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WebAssist releases SiteScribe PDF exporter

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Yesterday WebAssist introduced their new SiteScribe extension for Dreamweaver. It’s a great tool for web designers who may need to present website screenshots in a PDF format.

Simply tell SiteScribe to crawl a local or live site, and the depth to which to crawl. SiteScribe will bring back screenshots of each page and you can then present up to 6 images per PDF page in any order you want. For presenting websites to clients, colleague discussion, internal web workflow, or simply for archiving a site, SiteScribe gets the job done. Check it out at WebAssist.

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Embedding a YouTube Video in Dreamweaver

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With video being all the rage, posting YouTube videos on your website can increase your visitor retention and you can broadcast streaming video without burdening your hosting server since the video is fed from the YouTube servers. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to embed a YouTube video into your Dreamweaver website.

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