Adobe CS5 Dreamweaver Site Reports - dummies

By Jennifer Smith, Christopher Smith, Fred Gerantabee

The Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Adobe CS5) Dreamweaver site reports provide a detailed look at potential issues lurking within your site as well as assistance in cleaning out redundant or empty tags from your pages.

Reports are in two categories: Workflow, which shows you where your files have been, and when, and are useful if you’re using functions, such as the Check In/Check Out feature to share work with others; and HTML, which points out design and accessibility issues, such as missing ALT tags for images, improperly nested tags, or empty tags that you can clean up.

You can run a site report by following these steps:

1Choose Site→Reports.

The Reports dialog box appears.

2Choose each report you want to see by selecting the check box next to the report name.

Use the Reports dialog box to choose reports you want to run.

3At the top of the Reports dialog box, use the drop-down list to select what aspect of the website you would like to run the reports on.

You can choose the Current Document, Entire Current Local Site, Selected Files in Site or a specific folder of your choice. If you are unsure, choose the Entire Current Local Site option.

4Click the Run button to run the selected reports.

The Results panel appears and displays the results of each report.

Each report result displays the file and line number and a description of the problem.

5To address a problem that’s shown, double-click the filename to open the page.

The page opens for editing, and the section in which the problem occurs appears highlighted in Split view.