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I recently started using Macromedia's Dreamweaver product for building Web pages and I have been extremely impressed with it. It has such powerful features which you would expect to see in a multimedia authoring tool rather than an authoring tool for the Web. But the feature which I am most impressed with is its expandibility. Not only is it expandable but good documentation is provided in the form of the Behaviour Development Kit and users are encouraged to experiment.

There is an active news group dedicated to discussions about Dreamweaver which can be accessed at macromedia.dreamweaver either through your own news server or using the Macromedia news server (forums.macromedia.com).

The two main customisable features of Dreamweaver are the Objects and the Behaviours. Below you will find some objects and behaviours which you can download for your own use.

One problem that many users of Dreamweaver encounter is the lack of keyboard shortcuts for simple formatting commands. I found this frustrating myself however, I have started fighting back with the help of the Windows Macro Recorder which comes with Windows for Workgroups (and maybe other versions). I have provided a macro file which contains some useful macros for use with Dreamweaver. To download the zipped macro file click here. For instructions on how to install and set up the Macro Recorder see the readme.txt file which is also included in the zip.

Objects

Objects are inserted by choosing them either from the Insert menu or from the floating Objects window.

Object Description Format
Replacement Table Object This object is an enhanced version of the table object provided with Dreamweaver. I found it frustrating that each time I inserted a table I had to manually enter the number of rows and columns. Even worse, if I was inserting multiple tables the values were reset back to their defaults each time. This version provides a simple "spin-box" type control for changing numeric values with the mouse. It also provides other attributes which can be specified such as cellpadding, cellspacing and border. Finally it provides the option to center the table using <center>, using <div align="center"> or using a combination of both.

Zip

HTML

Readme

Icon

Replacement Image Object This object is an enhanced version of the image object provided with Dreamweaver. It provides additional attributes such as border, hspace, vspace, align, width and height and the option of specifying an href to make the image a link. Numeric values may be changed by the mouse using spin boxes and values will be preserved between uses of the dialog.

Zip

HTML

Readme

Icon

Behaviours

All the behaviors below are cross-browser compatible!

Please note that the HTML link in the format section of each behavior is a link to the source HTML behavior file which you can download directly if your setup doesn't let you open ZIP archives. Use the Zip link if possible.

Behaviour Description Format

Show Tool Tip &
Hide Tool Tip

New
Makes a Window-style tool-tip appear near the cursor position. Allows you to put whatever HTML you want in the tool-tip. Very configurable! Includes two behaviors, one to show the tip and another to hide it again.

Zip

HTML for "Show"

HTML for "Hide"

Demo

Readme

Replacement Swap Image Action (v1.1+) Exactly the same as the v1.1 Swap Image behaviour released by Macromedia except only usable images are displayed in the list of images

Zip

HTML

Readme

Fly in from Edge (concurrently) Makes an object fly in from any side of the screen to its would-be original position on the screen. Multiple objects may be in motion at the same time. For a demo scroll to the top of this page and reload the page.

Zip

HTML

Readme

Fly in from Edge (sequentially) Makes an object fly in from any side of the screen to its would-be original position on the screen. Multiple objects assigned this behaviour will wait until the previous object has finished moving before starting their own movement. Under (slow) development

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