Macromedia has also included a complete reference manual as part of its interactive help section. Users can highlight a tag or segment of code and glean information about it via a shortcut key.
A new Layout view will feature in Dreamweaver 4 when it ships in December. This feature will let users draw directly on a page, drag cells or groups of cells to create a nested table. Macromedia says the Layout view will always create the cleanest possible tables.
Editable vectors and Flash text will ship in version 4, with designers able to create Flash buttons and text - resulting in smaller file sizes, vector graphics and editable text. An asset panel has been added, says Macromedia, letting designers track project parts, and manage colours, multimedia objects and images.
Macromedia is touting improved workflow and integration in the new release. Tighter links between Dreamweaver and Fireworks will feature - letting users launch and edit graphics with Fireworks from within Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver will also be able to be integrated with content management systems such as Vignette, and it will ship with two links straight from the box: Microsoft Visual SourceSafe and WebDAV. Site management tools also feature.
While pricing is yet to be set, Macromedia has indicated a December shipping date.