Customizing insert bar in dreamweaver 8

I recently started using dreamweaver 8 RELUCTANTLY instead of
homesite 5.5 since it seems to have been abandoned. There are some
great improvements like the properties tab and such. However,
having to edit a .xml file, create your own .js and .html files to
add or move custom items to the insert bar is a major step
backward. In homesite all you have to do is right click on the
insert bar and fill out a form or wizard type app. It used to be so
easy but now it is a major PAIN
Please excuse me for venting but I just hope Adobe
can realize that there are some great features in homesite that
seem to have been completely abandoned in dreamweaver. I know they
are completely different apps with a different history but If they
plan (or seem) to have replaced homesite with dreamweaver's coding
environment, I hope they will take another look back and see what
they are missing. Many of us have been coding cold fusion since
it's creation and really loved cold fusion studio/homesite.
Dreamweaver just doesn't cut the mustard compared to those older
apps. Here's hoping they can continue to enhance dreamweaver in the
future.
Anyway, thanks for listening.

"Glory1600" <[email protected]> wrote in
message
news:eaaccf$j5h$[email protected]..
> Thank you for your answer...
> I may look foolish, but what I want to make looks like
the following:
>
> go to the website www.jfc.be - there you choose
language, and then
> 'contact'.
> I would like to make a look-a-like form that customer
fills in ans just
> needs
> to send...
>
> I really don't get how I have to make this!! Sorry...
That's not something we can tell you how to do step-by-step,
because there
are too many possibilities, and it's not something you can do
with
Dreamweaver alone.
Basically, you build and style the form using Dreamweaver,
and then you use
a script of some kind to send the form. That might be a CGI
script that your
host server provides for free, with instructions (ask your
host), or it
might be one that you choose yourself and install. There are
a number of
types - CGI/Perl, ASP, ColdFusion, PHP, ASP.NET. The one you
choose would
depend upon what the host server supports. You'll need to
contact them and
ask.
This tutorial should help:
http://www.macromedia.com/support/dreamweaver/ts/documents/form_email.htm
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