I have a long-standing fascination with the Web, mostly centering around Dreamweaver, the world's leading Web authoring tool, now developed by Adobe. I've written a good number of books and articles about Dreamweaver and related technologies; my most recent is the Dreamweaver CS3 Bible, published by Wiley.

A good part of my interest in Dreamweaver stems from its underlying extensibility layer. I've created a number of extensions myself and am currently Vice-President of Marketing for WebAssist, the leader provider of extensions for Adobe Dreamweaver. Views expressed here are my own and not those of the company.

Monday, January 7

Building a PHP Event Reg System

I've got a new article in the Adobe Developer Connection: Creating an event registration application in PHP. This is actually the first of two articles and covers setting up the public facing portion of such a system; part 2, describes the administrative site set-up. I've a third article on working with PHP in Dreamweaver as well which details how to set up newsletter subscribe and unsubscribe that should be along in the next month or so.

Sunday, January 6

Copy / Paste from Fireworks

In the latest release, Photoshop and Dreamweaver opened up a line of integration, primarily through the clipboard: you copy a selection in Photoshop and paste it in Dreamweaver - which opens up the Image Preview dialog box so you can optimize and save the image. Turns out they implemented the same functionality for Fireworks and Dreamweaver, but forgot to tell anyone :-).

While I much prefer to export JPG, GIF or PNG files from Fireworks and then using the more robust DW/FW roundtrip features, I have to admit the copy/paste route is a nice alternative technique to have in your tool chest.

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