Dreamweaver MX 2004 in 10 Simple Steps or Less

Dreamweaver MX 2004 in 10 Simple Steps or Less

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If you are looking to make your job of building Web pages as effortless as possible and need a quick and easy understanding of the technology in order to do so, then this book is for you - whether you're new to Dreamweaver MX 2004 or you need a refresher on everything from simple tasks such as defining a Dreamweaver MX 2004 site to complex tasks such as creating dynamic content. Open the book and you'll discover clear, easy-to-follow instructions for more than 250 key Dreamweaver MX 2004 tasks, each presented in ten quick steps-or less.Easy-to-navigate pages, lots of screen shots, and to-the-point directions guide you through every common (and not so common) Dreamweaver MX 2004 challenge - and help you get more done in less time. Each solution is ten steps - or less - to help you get the job done fast. Self-contained two-page spreads deliver the answers you need - without flipping pages. A no-fluff approach focuses on helping you achieve the results. A resource packed with useful and fun ways to get the most out of Dreamweaver MX 2004.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 189.5 x 232.7 x 32mm | 793.8g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764543482
  • 9780764543487
  • 2,208,510

Table of contents

Credits.About the Author.Acknowledgments.Introduction.Part 1: Building the Foundation.Task 1: Changing the Workspace.Task 2: Using the Start Page.Task 3: Moving Panels into Different Groups.Task 4: Opening, Creating, Saving and Closing a Document.Task 5: Setting Accessibility Preferences.Task 6: Setting Up External Editors.Task 7: Setting Up Testing Browsers.Task 8: Adding or Removing Keyboard Shortcuts.Task 9: Dreamweaver's Various Workspace Views.Task 10: Defining a Site Using the Site Wizard.Task 11: Defining a Site Using the Advanced Tab.Task 12: Adding Files and Folders in the Files Panel.Task 13: Setting the Page Properties.Task 14: Adding and Changing Colors.Task 15: Using the Insert Bar to Add Common Objects.Task 16: Adding Favorites to the Insert Bar.Task 17: Selecting Invisible Elements.Task 18: Modifying Meta Data Content.Task 19: Configuring Design Notes.Task 20 Assigning Design Notes.Task 21: Configuring File Check In and Check Out.Task 22: Using Check In and Check Out.Task 23: Setting the Home Page.Task 24: Configuring the Site Map Layout.Task 25: Sharing and Retrieving Site Definitions.Task 26: Testing the Page Using Different Monitor Resolutions.Task 27: Using the Reference Panel.Part 2: Using Text and Images.Task 28: Adding Text.Task 29: Formatting a Paragraph.Task 30: Changing Font, Size and Color of Text.Task 31: Understanding How Dreamweaver Adds Styles Using the Property Inspector and Page Properties.Task 32: Changing Text Alignment, Lists and Indenting.Task 33: Changing and Renaming Styles.Task 34: Making a Definition List.Task 35: Changing Page Font and Margins.Task 36: Changing Background Colors and Images.Task 37: Importing Text from Microsoft Word.Task 38: Cleaning Up HTML.Task 39: Linking to a Dreamweaver Document.Task 40: Adding Links Using the Files Panel.Task 41: Linking to a Web Page Outside Your Site.Task 42: Changing Link Colors and Properties.Task 43: Adding an Email Link.Task 44: Adding Anchor Links.Task 45: Using the Assets Panel to Manage Assets.Task 46: Inserting Images.Task 47: Adding Alternative Text to Images.Task 48: Adding or Removing Image Borders.Task 49: Aligning Images.Task 50: Using Image Placeholders.Task 51: Replacing a Placeholder Using Fireworks.Task 52: Changing Brightness and Contrast of an Image.Task 53: Cropping an Image.Task 54: Sharpening an Image.Task 55: Setting Fireworks as Your Image Editor.Task 56: Editing an Image in Fireworks.Task 57: Optimizing Graphics in Fireworks.Task 58: Inserting Fireworks Images and HTML.Task 59: Editing Fireworks HTML.Task 60: Making an Image Map.Part 3: Working with Tables and Site Management.Task 61: Inserting a Table.Task 62: Selecting Table Elements.Task 63: Adding and Removing Table Rows or Columns.Task 64: Merging and Splitting Table Elements.Task 65: Importing Tabular Data.Task 66: Sorting Table Data.Task 67: Formatting a Table.Task 68: Nesting Tables.Task 69: Manipulating Table Width and Height.Task 70: Aligning Tablse and Cells.Task 71: Switching Table Modes.Task 72: Making a Stretchy Table.Task 73: Making a Fixed Width Table.Task 74: Making a Hybrid Table.Task 75: Making a Table with Rounded Corners.Task 76: Cloaking.Task 77: Testing Links.Task 78: Validating the Site.Task 79: Checking Accessibility.Task 80: Checking for Browser Compatibility.Task 81: Testing Your Site Locally.Task 82: Uploading Files to the Server.Task 83: Testing Your Site Online.Part 4: Mastering Frames.Task 84: Making the Frame No Frame Choice.Task 85: Using Predefined Frameset.Task 86: Making a Custom Frameset.Task 87: Saving a Frameset.Task 88: Editing Frames.Task 89: Setting the Frameset Properties.Task 90: Setting Frame Properties.Task 91: Adding Content to Frames.Task 92: Linking in Frames.Task 93: Linking to Two Frames with One Link.Task 94: Coding a Frameset to Be Found by Search Engines.Task 95: Preventing Your Site from Being Framed.Task 96: Prevent an Interior Page from Being Accessed Without the Frameset.Part 5: Working with Forms.Task 97: Adding a Form.Task 98: Inserting Form Elements.Task 99: Adding a Form with Check Boxes.Task 100: Adding a Form with Radio Buttons.Task 101: Adding a Radio Button Group.Task 102: Adding a Drop-Down Form List.Task 103: Add a Scrolling List.Task 104: Adding a Submit and Reset Button.Task 105: Using an Image for a Submit and Reset Button.Task 106: Validating a Form.Task 107: Making the Form Work Using a CGI Script.Part 6: Working with Layers.Task 108: Drawing or Inserting a Layer.Task 109: Using CSS Layers from Fireworks.Task 110: Setting Layer Properties.Task 111: Managing Layers.Task 112: Aligning Layers Using Rulers and Grids.Task 113: Nesting Layers.Task 114: Using a Tracing Image.Task 115: Layers and Netscape 4.X.Task 116: Using the Show or Hide Layers Behavior.Task 117: Changing a Layers Content Dynamically.Task 118: Making a Layer Draggable.Part 7: Making Your Site Interactive Using Behaviors.Task 119: Adding Behaviors.Task 120: Making a Rollover Button.Task 121: Making Remote Rollovers or Swapping Multiple Images.Task 122: Editing a Behavior.Task 123: Choosing a Browser Model.Task 124: Changing Properties of a Specific Tag Dynamically.Task 125: Checking for Users Browser Version and Type.Task 126: Checking for Installed Plugins.Task 127: Opening a New Browser Window.Task 128: Adding a Pop-Up Message Window that Displays a JavaScript Alert.Task 129: Making a Simple Pop-Up Menu.Task 130: Inserting and Editing a Fireworks HTML Navigation File.Task 131: Making a Drag and Drop Object.Task 132: Adding Text That is Seen in the Status Bar.Task 133: Making a Nav Bar.Task 134: Changing Text in a Layer Dynamically or Adding Submenus Dynamically.Task 135: Making a Photo Album.Task 136: Getting More Extensions.Task 137: Installing Extensions.Task 138: Displaying Random Images.Task 139: Building an Image Gallery.Task 140: Building a Photo Album Using Design Templates.Task 141: Using a Shopping Cart Extension.Part 8: Using External Media.Task 142: Inserting a Flash Element (Image Viewer).Task 143: Editing the Image Viewer.Task 144: Making Media Objects Accessible.Task 145: Adding a Flash Movie to an HTML Page.Task 146: Editing Flash Media.Task 147: Adding a Flash Button.Task 148: Editing a Flash Button.Task 149: Inserting Flash Text.Task 150: Linking to Audio Files.Task 151: Embedding Audio Files.Task 152: Playing Background Music Automatically.Task 153: Inserting ActiveX.Task 154: Inserting Applets.Task 155: Inserting a Shockwave Movie.Task 156: Inserting a QuickTime Movie.Part 9: Styling with CSS Styles.Task 157: Adding a New Style.Task 158: Defining a Custom Style.Task 159: Applying a Custom Style.Task 160: Redefining an HTML Tag.Task 161: Using Advanced Selectors: Pseudo-Classes.Task 162: Grouping Selectors.Task 163: Styles Within Styles: Using Contextual Selectors.Task 164: Linking to an External Style Sheet.Task 165: Converting an Internal (Embedded) Style into an External Style.Task 166: Editing Styles.Task 167: Using a CSS Template.Task 168: Using the Tag Inspector.Task 169: Formatting Lists Using CSS.Task 170: Adding a Background Style.Task 171: Adding a Border.Task 172: Making Links with No Underlines.Task 173: Changing Link Colors.Task 174: Using Different Colors for Different Links.Task 175: Using Design Time Style Sheets.Task 176: Embedding a Layer Using CSS.Task 177: Checking CSS Compatibility with Different Browsers.Task 178: Inserting Content Blocks (DIVs).Task 179: Creating a Container to Hold a Banner (ID Selector, DIV, Background Image).Task 180: Creating a Container to Hold Columns.Task 181: Adding Two Columns to a DIV Container.Part 10: Automating with Library Items and Templates.Task 182: Saving as a Library Item.Task 183: Using Simple Library Items.Task 184: Using Complex Library Items.Task 185: Making Simple Edits to Library Items.Task 186: Making Complex Edits to Library Items.Task 187: Creating a Dreamweaver Template.Task 188: Using a Template to Create Child Pages.Task 189: Applying a Template to an Existing Page.Task 190: Converting a Static Page to a Template Instance.Task 191: Detaching a Template by File or Sitewide.Task 192: Working With Library Items in Templates.Task 193: Using Optional Regions.Task 194: Using Editable Optional Regions.Task 195: Using Repeating Regions.Task 196: Using Repeating Tables.Task 197: Using Parameters.Task 198: Using Expressions.Task 199: Using MutlipleIf Conditional Regions.Task 200: Making the Body onLoad Event Editable.Part 11: Working with Code.Task 201: Finding and Replacing Code and Text.Task 202: Using Advanced Find and Replace.Task 203: Saving History Steps and Recording a Command.Task 204: Commenting Your Code.Task 205: Customizing the Code View.Task 206: Using Snippets.Task 207: Saving Snippets.Task 208: Reusing JavaScript Code.Task 209: Using the Tag Library.Task 210: Using the Tag Editor.Task 211: Making Quick Code Changes with the Quick Tag Editor.Task 212: Controlling How Dreamweaver Writes Your Code.Task 213: Linking to an External Script.Task 214: Preventing Your Handwritten Code from Being Modified.Task 215: Adding New Tags to the Tag Library.Part 12: Setting Up Web Applications.Task 216: Installing IIS and PWS.Task 217: Setting Up a Local Web and Testing Server.Task 218: Defining a Remote Web and Testing Server.Task 219: Installing ColdFusion MX.Task 220: Setting Up an ODBC Driver.Task 221: Setting Up a Local DSN Connection.Task 222: Setting Up a Remote DSN Connection.Task 223: Setting Up a DSN-less Connection.Task 224: Using the MapPath Method.Task 225: Transferring Files to a Server.Task 226: RDS Login for ColdFusion.Task 227: Adding a ColdFusion Data Source.Task 228: Applying Database Permissions.Part 13: Making Your Site Dynamic.Task 229: Adding a Recordset.Task 230: Dynamic Text.Task 231: Dynamic Images.Task 232: Making HTML Attributes Dynamic.Task 233: Formatting Dynamic Data.Task 234: Viewing a Record from a Database.Task 235: Making an Email Link Dynamic.Task 236: Repeat Regions.Task 237: Inserting Records into a Database (Add Instant Form).Task 238: Inserting Records into a Database (Use Existing Form).Task 239: Authenticating Username.Task 240: Deleting Records.Task 241: Updating Records.Task 242: Building a Record Navigation Bar.Task 243: Setting the Record Navigation Status.Task 244: Building Login Pages.Task 245: Validating the Login Entries.Task 246: Restricting Access to a Specific Page.Task 247: Logging Out Users.Task 248: Building Dynamic Menus.Task 249: Building a Master Detail Page.Task 250: Viewing One Record (Passing Single Values).Task 251: Building a Page to Receive Data from Another (Receiving Single Values).Task 252: Creating Search Pages.Task 253: Building a Results Page.Index.show more

About Joyce J. Evans

JOYCE J. EVANS has a lifetime of experience in instructional design and human interaction. Joyce founded, designed, and maintains the Idea Design Web site (http://www.je-ideadesign.com), a Web design studio. She is a frequent conference speaker on Web design and programming topics and is the author of or contributor to numerous Macromedia books.show more