Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Classroom in a Book

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Classroom in a Book

Mixed media product Classroom in a Book (Adobe)

By (author) Adobe Creative Team

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  • Publisher: Adobe Press,U.S.
  • Format: Mixed media product | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 232mm x 22mm | 921g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis
  • ISBN 10: 0321822455
  • ISBN 13: 9780321822451
  • Edition statement: Workbook
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 60,451

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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 choose Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show you step by step everything you need to know to work in Dreamweaver CS6. You'll learn to create a professional website without having to write code by hand. This completely revised CS6 edition also covers HTML5, CSS3, and media queries for responsive web design. The book also shows how to create HTML-based headings, paragraphs, lists, and tables; insert graphics and Photoshop Smart Objects; add links to text and images; apply cascading styles sheets; and customize the Dreamweaver workspace. You'll also learn to add interactive elements to your sites, such as HTML5-compatible video and animation, get guidance for working with code, and finally publish a finished site to the Web. The companion DVD includes all lesson files so you can work along with the book, as well as, two hours of free video tutorials from Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Learn by Video. **Breaking News! In September 2012 Adobe released an update to Dreamweaver offering new features for Creative Cloud customers, that give you the ability to easily add HTML5 tags, audio, video and Adobe Edge Animate compositions to your projects, and quickly find files with real-time search results on Mac OS. Register your book at peachpit.com/register to receive a free update that covers these features, including a completely new chapter, "Making Your Web Design Mobile-Ready."

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The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe web design products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.

Table of contents

Getting Started Chapter 1. Customizing Your Workspace Touring the workspace Switching and splitting views Working with panels Selecting a workspace layout Adjusting toolbars Personalizing preferences Creating custom keyboard shortcuts Using the Property inspector Chapter 2. HTML Basics What is HTML? Where did HTML begin? Writing your own HTML code Frequently used HTML 4 codes Introducing HTML5 Chapter 3. CSS Basics What is CSS? HTML vs. CSS formatting HTML defaults CSS box model Formatting text Formatting objects Multiples, classes, and IDs, oh my! CSS3 overview and support Chapter 4. Creating a Page Layout Web design basics Working with thumbnails and wireframes Defining a Dreamweaver site Using the Welcome screen Previewing your completed file Modifying an existing CSS layout Adding a background image to the header Inserting new components Changing element alignment Modifying the page width and background color Modifying existing content and formatting Inserting an image placeholder Inserting placeholder text Modifying the footer Checking browser compatibility Chapter 5. Working with Cascading Style Sheets Previewing the completed file Working with the CSS Styles panel Working with type Using images for graphical effects Creating new CSS rules Creating an interactive menu Modifying hyperlink behavior Creating faux columns Moving rules to an external style sheet Creating style sheets for other media Chapter 6. Working with Templates Previewing completed files Creating a template from an existing layout Inserting editable regions Producing child pages Updating a template Using library items Using server-side includes Chapter 7. Working with Text, Lists, and Tables Previewing the completed file Creating and styling text Creating and styling tables Spell checking webpages Finding and replacing text Chapter 8. Working with Images Reviewing web image basics Previewing the completed file Inserting an image Adjusting image positions with CSS classes Working with the Insert panel Using Adobe Bridge to insert images Inserting non-web file types Working with Photoshop Smart Objects Copying and pasting images from Photoshop and Fireworks Inserting images by drag and drop Optimizing images with the Property inspector Chapter 9. Working with Navigation Hyperlink basics Previewing the completed file Creating internal hyperlinks Creating an image-based link Creating an external link Setting up email links Targeting page elements Inserting Spry menu bars Checking your page Chapter 10. Adding Interactivity Learning about Dreamweaver behaviors Previewing the completed file Working with Dreamweaver behaviors Working with Spry Accordion widgets Chapter 11. Working with Web Animation and Video Understanding web animation and video Previewing the completed file Adding web animation to a page Adding web video to a page Chapter 12. Working with Forms Previewing the completed file Learning about forms Adding a form to a page Inserting text form elements Inserting checkboxes Creating radio buttons Incorporating text areas Working with lists Adding a Submit button Specifying a form action Emailing form data Styling forms Chapter 13. Working with Online Data Working with dynamic content Previewing the completed file Using HTML and XML data Choosing a server model Configuring a local web server Setting up a testing server Building database applications Chapter 14. Building Dynamic Pages with Data Building pages with PHP Creating a master/detail page set Creating a detail page Chapter 15. Publishing to the Web Defining a remote site Cloaking folders and files Wrapping things up Putting your site online Synchronizing local and remote sites