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06-17-2011, 07:07 AM
Hi all! I purchased and watched "dreamweaver cs5 essentials" program and I learned all the fundamental components of dreamweaver cs5 but I have one problem and question! The "essentials" described using the "live view" within .html context but my webpages are .php and when I try to access "live view" it says since it is .php I need to set up a "testing server". Am I not able to do "live view"??

I am sorry to sound so naive and ignorant but what exactly is a testing server and how do I make all of Dreamweaver CS5 capabilities such as the "live view" and "CSS Inspect" etc work with my php files within the Dreamweaver CS5 component?? Thanks again in advance for your help!

06-17-2011, 07:40 AM
A testing server is basically a virtual server on your computer. For PC; http://www.wampserver.com/en/ or Mac; http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html

The reason is that PHP needs to be parsed by a server to return HTML.

Tutorials to help; Wamp; http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/vtm/wamp-dw.php and Mamp; http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/vtm/mamp.php

(These may be a little out of date though).

Give it a try and shout if/when you get stuck :)