The Welcome Screen - Dreamweaver CS6

From the welcome screen, you can create new content, open existing content and much more. In this video you'll see why the welcome screen is a great point of reference when working in Dreamweaver and a great place to learn about new features.

By default, the welcome screen appears over the document area where your webpage would normally be displayed.

Removing the Welcome Screen

To remove the welcome screen from view upon opening Dreamweaver:

  1. At the bottom of the screen, click the checkbox for Don't Show This Screen Again.
  2. Close out of the welcome screen.

This will prevent the welcome screen from showing upon startup of Dreamweaver.

Configuring the Welcome Screen to Always Open

To setup the welcome screen to open up again upon startup of Dreamweaver:

  1. Go to the Dreamweaver menu (for Mac users) or the Edit menu (for Windows users).
  2. Go to the General category.
  3. Re-check the Show Welcome Screen box.
  4. Click OK.

The Welcome Screen will now display upon restart of Dreamweaver.

Welcome Screen Features

The welcome screen is divvied up into three main sections along with two mini sections on the bottom of the screen.

Main Sections

The three main sections are:

  • Open a Recent Item - provides shortcuts for opening recently accessed files
  • Create New - provides shortcuts for creating new pages in various file formats
  • Top Features - provides shortcuts to Adobe branded tutorial videos

Subsections

The subsections at the bottom of the welcome screen provide:

  • Adobe-based updates directly from Adobe to the user
  • Adobe-based Resources such as tutorial sites, remote resources and new features
  • Access to Dreamweaver Exchange, which allows users to add extensions to Dreamweaver

Getting Started with Dreamweaver CS6


Dreamweaver is a popular Adobe program for creating websites and applications.  It supports HTML5, CSS3, PHP, FTP, jQuery and more; and it works with HostGator web hosting.

You can learn more about Dreamweaver by visiting Adobe's website or the video learning portal, Adobe TV.  The video in this article is courtesy of Adobe TV.