Dreamweaver – Chapter 1 Dreamweaver Work Area
Building skills for success
The Objects panel contains buttons for creating and inserting various types of objects,such as images, tables, layers, and frames. You can also switch between Standardand Layout view and access the Layout view drawing tools.The Property inspector displays properties for the selected object or text, and lets youmodify those properties. (Which properties appear in the inspector depend on theobject or text selected.)Dreamweaver provides many other inspectors, panels, and windows not shown here,such as the History panel and the Code inspector. Many of these items can be"docked"—that is, you can combine windows, inspectors, and panels into tabbedwindows.
To open Dreamweaver's windows, inspectors, and panels, use the Window menu. A check marknext to an item in the Window menu indicates that the named item is currently open (though itmay be hidden behind other windows). To display an item that isn't currently open, choose theitem name from the menu.If a panel or inspector is checked but does not appear, choose Window > Arrange Panels.
In Design view, the Document window displays the current document approximately as it appearsin a Web browser. The title bar of the Document window displays the page title and, inparentheses, the name of the root folder, the file name, and an asterisk if the file containsunsaved changes.The status bar, found at the bottom of the Document window, provides additional informationabout the document you are creating.The tag selector displays the HTML parent tags that control selected text or objects. Click one of these tags to highlight its contents in the Document window. Click
to select the wholebody of the document.The Window Size pop-up menu lets you resize the Document window to predetermined or customdimensions.To the right of the Window Size pop-up menu, you'll see the estimated document size anddownload time of the page, including all dependent files such as images and other media files.