Every now and then we see a rush of evolution in terms of technology and solutions. Take screen sizes for instance. We have desktop PCs such as Macs, which are continuing to grow and grow, we have slimline laptops, we have tablets and of course, we have smart phones. All providing a different size screen and resolution. This makes websites incredibly difficult to view, if they haven’t been created with a responsive theme.
Here is where Adobe CS6: Dreamweaver steps up to the mark. Many clients will expect designers to produce versions for mobile and other devices, and CS6 is perfect for that. The new fluid grid layout provides a basic structure for a website which can be created with three different sizes. These include ‘mobile’ (480px), ‘tablet’ (768px) and ‘desktop’ (1232px). In the actual programme, you can switch between Live and Design views to see how you’re creation is looking on the range of devices.
Dreamweaver is now more sturdy and can support HTML5 and CSS3, boasting a new transitions panel. These can be incredibly difficult and delicate to work with and hand code from the start, but thanks to the very simple workflow system, coders can use this system with ease, as well as those web designers who are not big into code. As you would imagine, the output is CSS based. The rest of the changes to this particular version of the programme is all about mobile. You’ll find improved PhoneGap Build and the frame work for jQuery Mobile has been improved. Themes can be uploaded and manipulated, as well as importing custom designs.
As most designers realise, there are so many programmes to choose from on the market, that will help you create design in a streamlined manner, but responsive design is where we should all be thinking and pitching when it comes to new clients.
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