Dreamweaver can help you preview your HTML pages in different browsersand check browser compatibility. Here are some URLs from which you can download the major browsers:
7.4.1 Preview in Browser
Dreamweaver allows you to set up two web browsers with hot-key access. In most cases one browser will be a version of Internet Explorer and one will be a version of Netscape Navigator. To preview your document in your primary web browser, use File Preview in Browser browser1 (F12); to preview your document in your secondary browser use File Preview in Browser browser2 , Ctrl+F12 (Windows), or Cmd+F12 (Macintosh). Set up browsers with which to preview your documents by selecting Edit Preferences Preview in Browser or File Preview in Browser Edit Browser List.
To debug a document in the primary browser, use File Debug in Browser browser1 , Alt+F12 (Windows), or Opt+F12 (Macintosh).
To debug a document in the secondary browser use File Debug in Browser browser2 , Ctrl+Alt+F12 (Windows), or Cmd+Opt+F12 (Macintosh).
7.4.2 Browser Compatibility Checking
To check your document's browser compatibility, use File Check Target Browsers to open the Check Target Browsers dialog box shown in Figure 7-10.
Figure 7-10. The Check Target Browsers dialog box
Figure 7-11. The Target Browser Check report
188.8.131.52 Browser profiles
The browser profiles used by the Check Target Browser command are text files stored in the Dreamweaver 4/Configuration/BrowserProfiles folder. These text files can be edited in Dreamweaver or an external text editor. You can create new browser profiles or download additional browser profiles, such as for NN6, from the Macromedia Dreamweaver site. If you create your own browser profile, follow the format requirements described under "About browser-profile formatting" under Help Using Dreamweaver (F1).
This chapter aimed to give you the skills to manage an individual HTML document more efficiently . In the next chapter we'll explore Dreamweaver's template features, which are used to standardize multiple HTML pages.