I'm running Dreamweaver CS4 and there are a few things that would really make my development easier, and I'm wondering if maybe they're hidden in there somewhere and I just haven't found them.
I have a live site that the public accesses and I also have a "sandbox" version of the site that looks like the live site and is 100% functional, where we try new risky things and get them working before we move the code to the live site.It's also handy to have a private place out on the web where geographically separated team members can view and comment on the work-in-progress. I maintain both sites with Dreamweaver.
The thing I'm always afraid of doing is accidentally (at 3AM after a long day, for example) uploading the sandbox version of a page to the live site, since I'm often switching Dreamweaver back and forth between the two sites. One thing that would help me to never do that is to color code the directories so that the tabs at the top of Dreamweaver that show the open files would have different colors depending on the directory they came from: sandbox greenish, live orangish. Is anything like this available?
I'd also like to be able to lock a project from being uploaded to the remote server. For example, I would say, "I'm going to be working exclusively on the sandbox site for the next six hours and under no circumstances do I want to change anything on the live remote site, as by accidentally, for example, having Dreamweaver pointing to the wrong site." I could just set the lock on the live site and not worry about it. Anything like that available?
And finally, how about an asterick, or some other mark, next to a file in the local files listing at the lower right of the work area, that indicates that that file has been changed locally and has not yet been synchronized with the remote version of the file?
Thanks for any ideas.