Dreamweaver 4 In No Time

Dreamweaver 4 In No Time

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Dreamweaver 4 is rapidly becoming one of the most powerful and widely used web design applications available. No longer used for creating visual websites, Dreamweaver has become an application capable of building both highly visual and highly usable corporate web sites. This book is for somebody who needs to start using Dreameaver, and fast!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 187 x 235 x 16mm | 621g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 013066006X
  • 9780130660060

Table of contents

ContentsIntroduction 11What is new in Dreamweaver 4? 13Only for the Mac user 15The browser and its dangers 15The Web site of the book 15Suggestions, critics and feedback 16Let's get started ... 16The beginning 17The Dreamweaver terminology 18The document window 26Dreamweaver's status bar 27Rulers 30Grids 33Invisible elements 34The icon bar 36Selecting objects 40The Property Inspector 42The Launcher 44The Object panel 46The History panel 48The first Web site 51Creating a new HTML page 52Opening an existing HTML page 54Saving 55Page properties 57The page title 58The background 59Text and links 62Page margins 63Document encoding 64Tracing images 64Previews in browser 66Printing 67Local site and project management 68Constructing, editing and deleting the local site 69Defining the home page 73Symbols in the site map 74Managing Web sites 75Text and paragraphs 77Placing text 78Formatting text 80Determining font 81The font style 85The font size 86The text colour 89Special characters 91Find and replace 94Spell checking 97Formatting paragraphs 99Creating a paragraph 99Assigning a paragraph format 100Lists 102Aligning paragraphs 106Horizontal rules 109HTML tags 110The HTML Source Inspector 111The Tag Selector 118Comments 119Cleaning up HTML 120HTML Styles 125Working with images 131Inserting images 132Image formats 134Image properties 135Images with a lower resolution 138Enlarging or reducing 140Positioning images 143Working with external image editors 146Creating rollover 148Creating image maps 150Hyperlinks 153Inserting hyperlinks 154Defining targets 158Named anchors 159E-mail references 161Checking links 162Tables 165Standard and layout view 166Creating a table 167Adding content 172Editing tables 173Width and height 174Merging cells 183Splitting cells 184Cell padding and cell spacing 185Borders 187Colours and background 188Aligning cell padding 190Defining a header line 190No wrapping 191Adding cells 192Deleting cells 193And what happens in the source code? 194Frames 195Creating framesets 198Frameset templates 198Creating a frameset without a template 202Nested framesets 205Select frames or framesets 206Changing the layout 208Deleting frames 208Altering the width and the height of a frame 208Inserting content 211Integrating an existing page 211Defining a new content 212Frameset options 212Borders 212Margins 214Scrollbars 215No resize 217Controlling the frame content with hyperlinks 217Naming frames 218Defining targets 219Saving 221No Frames 222And what happens in the source code? 223Forms 225Creating a form 226Form elements 227Text boxes 229Buttons to send and reset 231Check boxes 232Radio buttons 233Drop-down menus and selection lists 233Inserting file fields 235Hidden from fields 236Jump menus 236Processing forms 238Layers 241Creating layers 242Layers panels 245The Z index 246Nested layers 248Inserting content 250Layer properties 251Marking a layer 251Naming a layer 252Changing the size 253Positioning layers 255Aligning layers 259Determining the background 260Visibility 261Overflow of the content 262Clipped areas 264HTML and layer preferences 265Converting layers into tables (and vice versa) 266Behaviours 269The timeline 270The Timeline Inspector 270Creating an animation 273Behaviours 279The Behaviour Inspector 280Adding a behaviour 281Altering a behaviour 286Multimedia 287Inserting and editing media 288Creating and inserting Flash buttons 293Inserting Flash text 295Flash attributes 296Shockwave movies 297Audio 298ActiveX 303Java Applets 304Publishing Web sites 307Setting up the remote site 309Altering site settings 312Making a connection with a remote site 314Uploading files 315Downloading files 316Synchronisation 317Refreshing the view 318Appendix 319Questions and answers 319Dictionary and important shortcuts 320The most important keyboard shortcuts for Windows 325Page views 325Displaying page elements 326Editing text 326Formatting text 327Working with tables 327Working with templates 328Working with frames 328Working with layers 329Working with the timeline 330Working with images 330Calling up help 330Manage Hyperlinks 330Target browser and preview in browser 331Debugging in browsers 331Site management and FTP 331History panel 332Site map 332Playing plugins 333Inserting objects 333Opening and closing panels 334Special characters (a selection) 334Currencies 335Business 335Mathematic 336Measurements 336Arrows 336Internet protocols 337Common top level commands 337Surf tips: Interesting hyperlinks 338ActiveX 338Dreamweaver downloads/Macromedia Exchange 338HTML and Web technologies 338HTML reference 339Cascading Style Sheets spezifications (CSS1) 339Dynamic HTML (DHTML) 339Java Applets, JavaScript, Perl and other scripts 339Database 340Online magazines 340Web site promotion - the most important English search engines 341Index 343
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