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Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Negrino, Dori Smith

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B. Customizing and Extending Dreamweaver

One of the best things about Dreamweaver is that it is both customizable and incredibly extendable. What’s the difference? Customizable means that you can change the keyboard shortcuts to suit your style of working, and of course you can customize using Dreamweaver’s Preferences. That’s fine, but extensibility, the ability to add new features to the program, is where the real action is.

As you’ve seen in the rest of this book, Dreamweaver can do an awful lot. But just because Dreamweaver is amazingly capable doesn’t mean that it does absolutely everything that people want it to do. Macromedia allows software developers to write add-ons, called extensions, which add new features to Dreamweaver. These new ...

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