5 Free Dreamweaver Extensions You Must Have!

Published: 16th January 2009
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by Richard Castera at Noam Design

Hi everyone, I love when I come across a tool that helps me decrease the time it takes to develop websites. Let's face it, as developers we're faced with several obstacles developing for the web, from browsers wars to png fixes. So, I wanted to share these 5 Dreamweaver extensions that you can use to aid in front-end web development. They can cut development time significantly. Enjoy!

1.) jQuery API extension

If you are a jQuery user you really need jQuery API extension for Dreamweaver. It reduces tons of typing and provides code coloring, snippets, and code hints that list every jQuery and jQuery UI function for you.

2.) Adobe AIR Extension

The Adobe AIR extension for Dreamweaver will allow you to package and preview AIR application files directly within Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 or Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, so you can leverage your existing web development skills to build rich Internet applications on the desktop.

3.) Tools for Google

Dreamweaver Tools for Google enhances your websites with advanced Google innovations and no coding. You can set up a site-specific Google Search, show the way with a Google Map, roll in any of the six new cell phone tools for Google Mobile, or sell your goods for less with Google Checkout.

4.) Adobe Kuler Extension

Adobe Kuler is a popular web-hosted application for generating color themes that can inspire any project. This extension allows you to easily access Adobe Kuler color palettes directly from Dreamweaver.

5.) Drupal API extension for Dreamweaver

Drupal API extension reduces tons of typing and gets rid of the plain text look when editing Drupal files in Dreamweaver. If you are into Drupal and use, or want to use, Dreamweaver then you really need this extension.

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