Pre-release video sneak: Dreamweaver Themer's Kit extension for Drupal

Chris Charlton's picture

This had been leaked to LA Drupal in Jan. 2008, and now everyone can see a pre-release sneak video of an upcoming Dreamweaver extension, called Drupal Themer Kit Pro, previewed at http://xtnd.us/videos/drupal5.htm - the video features Drupal 5 Template Variables (Feature #2 of 5)

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FAQ
When will it come out? 2008

How much will it cost or is it free? We're not saying yet, sorry.

What version of Dreamweaver does it work on? Probably MX-CS3, so that's like v.6-9, which is most of us DW lovers.

Can I get in on the beta? Yes. You're required to attend an LA Drupal meeting in person and ask to be on the beta... everyone else will know who you'll need to talk to since they're all on the beta already.   ;)

Is this the same thing as that other Dreamweaver extension? No, but it's cool too, huh.

Please leave any questions, comments, and suggestions here. Thank you.

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I'll keep a eye out for

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I'll keep a eye out for this...

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Dreamweaver makes me cry :(

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Dreamweaver makes me cry :( cant wait until I can talk my stubborn staff out of using it

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Extremely reduce TPL programming time

Chris Charlton's picture

I've noticed in using this extension for myself that I literally burn through custom TPL file designs. I can add custom template vars in one click and every var I need in any template file are easily accessible for me to drag-n-drop. I'm really excited about helping people who do use Dreamweaver to be more productive (and comfortable) with Drupal.

Chris Charlton, Author & Drupal Community Leader, Enterprise Level Consultant

I teach you how to build Drupal Themes http://tinyurl.com/theme-drupal and provide add-on software at http://xtnd.us

Looks nice and promising. Is

themegarden.org's picture

Looks nice and promising.

Is it related with http://dreamweaverdrupalthemeextension.blogspot.com/ ??


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no relation

Chris Charlton's picture

Extensions are not related. DrupalCampLA attendees will get to see the latest version of our Drupal Themer Kit Pro.

Chris Charlton, Author & Drupal Community Leader, Enterprise Level Consultant

I teach you how to build Drupal Themes http://tinyurl.com/theme-drupal and provide add-on software at http://xtnd.us

OS 10.5 Dreamweaver 2004 MX

thebulldogsolution.com's picture

Hello Chris,

Thanks for attempting to create a Dreamweaver Extension. Much appreciated. These comments are intended to help you help... everyone else.

I recently downloaded and installed the Dreamweaver API. On first install, the code hints or code coloring worked. But Drupal files modified in Dreamweaver broke their code after modifying and FTPing using Dreamweaver. I tested this against core and third party info files and their code all broke using Dreamweaver. That is, they were not listed on the admin/module page. I then I removed the files, reloaded in Dreamweaver and then I modified them in TextEdit. I FTP using Dreamweaver and the modules worked again.

I installed and reinstalled the Dreamweaver API via the Extension Manager and then no code hints or coloring appeared and the modules broke again. I disable the Extension via the Manager again.

I then went and modified all the preferences for Dreamweaver instead of using the Extension. The color worked. No code hints. Code modified in Dreamweaver broke as well again.

Any ideas?

Broken files - PHP types or .info files only?

Chris Charlton's picture

To confirm, only .info file types uploaded improperly, correct? If so, I'm starting to think this isn't so much the extension or Dreamweaver editing, but instead something with the FTP built-in. I'll try to see if Adobe can comment and help me help us.

Chris Charlton, Author & Drupal Community Leader, Enterprise Level Consultant

I teach you how to build Drupal Themes http://tinyurl.com/theme-drupal and provide add-on software at http://xtnd.us

info Files

thebulldogsolution.com's picture

I believe it is the info files. I was thinking that it may be the encoding of the file, the default of modules such as "Barcode" open as Western Latin1. I used Dreamweaver to change this to UTF 8. Uploaded, but it didn't seem to solve my issue.

I install barcode and changed the description a bit in TextEdit. FTP-ed using Dreamweaver and it was fine. Once I modified the info file in Dreamweaver, barcode no longer display in the admin/module page.

I'm not sure why an edit in an outside Editor (TextEdit) is ok to modify with then FTP in Dreamweaver but a Dreamweaver edit then a FTP in Dreamweaver break the code.

Fun times ahead...!

Extension uninstall-resintall better than disable

Chris Charlton's picture

I'd suggest a full uninstall of the Drupal API extension (not Dreamweaver). I'd even launch Dreamweaver after the uninstall step, to see if things go back to "normal," then quit Dreamweaver to reinstall the Drupal API extension. Let me know what happens please.

P.S.> disabling the extension will leave the extension installed, hence you see code colors, but will no induce major functionality (like code hints). Again, run the steps above, and let me know. You can reply here or email me at chris {at} chrischarlton {dot} us (yes, .US, not .com). Thanks for your encouraging comments.

Chris Charlton, Author & Drupal Community Leader, Enterprise Level Consultant

I teach you how to build Drupal Themes http://tinyurl.com/theme-drupal and provide add-on software at http://xtnd.us

thebulldogsolution.com's picture

Find and uninstall Dreamweaver Extensions:: http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_16471

Uninstalled and reinstalled Drupal API. This did not return the color coding or code hints. Another troubling thing... my Dreamweaver is missing labels on buttons. For instance, the "Save" button no longer has the word save on it. It seems to save changes but the button has blue tint but no longer has words on it.

After a quick Dreamweaver 2004 MX. The buttons are back. =D

I'm am going to try to reinstall Drupal API tomorrow.

Reinstall Drupal API

thebulldogsolution.com's picture

The coloring and hints works. FTP of modified .info files still breaking on upload if modified in Dreamweaver MX. Fine if edited in TextEdit then Dreamweaver FTP-ed.

I like the Extension.

Update since 2008 has past

Chris Charlton's picture

I mentioned people would see some release of this extension come Q4 of 2008, and while that was the case when first asked I'd have to make an update to this (obviously). First, there is much support for my extension, and I'm glad its from both ends (Adobe and Drupal). Even though the date is a little later (first-half of 2009, support for Drupal 6), I can honestly say its for the better. The extension will be better for it, and our jobs easier as a result.

Chris Charlton, Author & Drupal Community Leader, Enterprise Level Consultant

I teach you how to build Drupal Themes http://tinyurl.com/theme-drupal and provide add-on software at http://xtnd.us

Drupal 6

sunilkumar's picture

Where I can get the Drupal 6.x version of this Themer's kit extension?

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Please Help.

kazumi21's picture

I'm using dreamweaver cs4 , i installed the extension but i don't see theme variables...Why this happens , the version i'm using is 0.4.3 says on extension manager.
Thank you.
Help me set up this. I would like to create some themes...

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