A Simple Guide to Dreamweaver 4

A Simple Guide to Dreamweaver 4

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A simple guide to Dreamweaver 4 Dreamweaver is a great program for creating websites and it's the most popular one around at the moment. The beauty of it is it's reasonably simple to use, but like anything, you need to know where to start. So if you want to ensure that your website really hits the spot, then Asimple guide to Dreamweaver 4 is for you. Jam-packed with essential information, tips and tricks, this comprehensive and clearly presented handbook is exactly what you need to master Dreamweaver 4. Becoming an expert has never been simpler! INSIDE: *HTML*Setting up a site*Creating a basic page *Images and links*Designing with tables*Working with frames*Creating and using forms*Advanced formatting*Working with behaviours*Templates, libraries and other assets*Managing and publishing your site ISBN: 013028646X PH logo A GBP8.99
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 149 x 211 x 13mm | 314g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 013028646X
  • 9780130286468

Table of contents

Contents Introduction xvii System requirements xvii For a PC running Microsoft Windows xviii For a Macintosh xviii Installing Dreamweaver xviii Keyboard and shortcut conventions xix Panel shortcuts xix Adopted conventions xx 1 What's in a Website? 1 What is HTML? 2 How does a Website get on to the Internet? 3 Planning a Website 5 Identifying the site audience 5 Thinking about site navigation 6 What text? 7 Which images? 7 Managing the Website 8 Some useful references 9 2 Getting started in Dreamweaver 11 The Dreamweaver workspace 12 The Main window 12 The Toolbar 14 The Status bar 14 The Property inspector 15 The Objects panel 16 The History panel 17 Other Dreamweaver panels 18 Using Context menus 19 Setting up a site in Dreamweaver 20 Working with files and folders 22 Opening an existing site in Dreamweaver 23 Deleting a site from the Site window 24 Changing the look of the Site window 24 Using the Site Map 24 Printing the Site Map 25 Changing the Site Map display 26 3 Creating a basic Web page 29 Opening a page 30 Setting the Page Properties 31 Creating and formatting text 33 Paragraphs and line breaks 37 Aligning paragraphs 37 Indenting paragraphs 37 Inserting line breaks 38 Inserting and editing horizontal rules 38 Using special characters 39 Working with lists 41 Importing text created in Microsoft Word 42 Saving a page 43 Previewing the page in a browser 44 Printing a page 46 4 Images and links 47 Inserting an image 48 Image properties 48 Resizing an image 51 Image alignment 52 Creating links 53 Linking from one page to another 53 Linking to another Website 54 Creating an email link 54 Linking to items within a page 55 Linking to an anchor in another page 56 Linking using jump menus 57 Editing jump menus 59 Linking with image maps 59 Creating a simple mouse rollover 61 5 Designing with tables 63 The Dreamweaver table tools 65 Using Layout View 65 Drawing table cells 65 Adding content to a table 68 Table and cell options in Page Layout 68 Changing the width of a cell or column 69 Making cells and content consistent widths 71 What is the spacer image? 71 Nesting tables 72 Creating tables in Standard View 73 Inserting a table 73 Selecting a table 74 Additional table properties 74 Working with table cells 75 Working with rows and columns 76 Merging and splitting cells 78 Resizing a table 79 Importing tables into Dreamweaver 79 6 Working with frames 81 Understanding frames and the frameset 83 Creating a frameset 83 Adding content to frame pages 86 Saving a frameset and frame pages 86 Formatting a frameset 86 Changing the width and/or height of a frame 87 Formatting individual frames 88 Linking between pages in a frameset 89 Creating a nested frameset 90 Adding existing pages to a frameset 90 NoFrames content: what's that? 92 7 Creating forms 95 Creating a form 97 Understanding form objects 99 Using form objects 101 Creating a single-line text field 101 Creating a multi-line text field 101 Inserting a password field 102 Inserting checkboxes 102 Inserting radio buttons 103 Adding a Menu 104 Adding a List 105 Inserting a file field 105 Adding a hidden field 106 Inserting form buttons 106 Inserting an image field 107 Some useful references 107 8 Advanced formatting using styles 109 Understanding styles 110 Creating an HTML style 110 Applying an HTML style 112 Removing an HTML style 112 Editing an HTML style 113 Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 113 Getting to know the style options 113 Creating a Custom Style (class) 115 Applying a Custom Style 116 Removing a Custom Style 117 Redefining an HTML tag 117 Using the CSS Selector 118 Editing styles 118 Creating an External Style Sheet 119 Adding styles 120 Linking a page to an External Style Sheet 120 9 Advanced formatting using layers and Timelines 121 Creating a layer 122 Putting content in a layer 124 Selecting a layer 124 Deleting a layer 124 Understanding layer properties 124 Working with layers 127 Moving layers 127 Positioning and aligning layers 127 Nesting layers 128 Overlapping layers 129 Changing the stacking order of layers 130 Changing layer visibility 130 Changing layer preferences 130 Converting layers to tables 132 Animating layers with a Timeline 132 Getting to know the Timeline 132 Creating animation along a Timeline 134 Dragging an animation path 135 Editing layers in the Timeline 136 Modifying Timelines 136 Adding behaviours to a Timeline 137 Behaviour example 138 10 Working with behaviours 139 Attaching a behaviour to an object 140 Editing a behaviour 142 Attaching an additional action 143 Changing the order of actions to be called 144 Changing the event associated with an action 144 Deleting a behaviour 144 Some common behaviours 144 Adding behaviours to Dreamweaver 147 11 Templates, Libraries and other Assets 149 Creating templates 150 Converting a page into a template 150 Creating a new template from a blank page 151 Creating Editable Regions in a template 151 Creating new pages from a template 153 Attaching existing pages to a template 154 Detaching pages from a template 154 Changing template preferences 155 Creating library items 155 Inserting a library item 157 Editing a library item 157 Detaching objects from a library 158 Using the Assets panel 158 Using Assets from the Site list 159 Adding Assets to the favourites list 160 Removing Assets from the favourites list 160 Creating a favourites folder 160 12 Managing and publishing your site 161 Running a spellcheck 162 Testing the site 162 Last-minute clean-up 164 Inserting keywords and a description 165 How to use keywords 165 Creating a description 165 Getting your site online 167 Setting up the Remote Site 168 Connecting to the remote server 169 Setting FTP preferences 170 Managing with Check In/Out 172 Using Design Notes 173 Appendices 177 Appendix A: Naming files 178 Appendix B: The Web-safe Color Palette 179 Index 181
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