Macromedia Studio 8 announced
August 8, 2005 at 8:33 AM
Macromedia has finally made the announcement of Studio 8. The release is largely focused around customer feedback from around the world. I am happy to have been apart of that preview process and it's great to see these suggestions coming to life in the product itself. I am going to focus on some of the things new in Dreamweaver 8 as that is what I am most familiar with. One of the coolest features is drag and drop XML-based content such as RSS which is just another sign that RSS is here to stay. They have also added hinting for XML and XSLT. Another very cool feature is CSS associations so if you are editing some markup in one place it will show you all of the rules and style sheets that influence the design of that markup block. This works for sites that use several different style sheets for layout, typography, and section specific styles as well. Dreamweaver 8 as well as Studio 8 itself is expected to be available in September. You can find out about more new features in the various Studio 8 products by visiting the Studio 8 site. It's well worth checking out.