Dreamweaver MX In No Time

Dreamweaver MX In No Time

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Preface Dreamweaver MX In No Time is designed as a guide to web developers at all levels of experience. For the novice the guide walks you through the program from the simplest steps of setting up a page, through to pulling in dynamic content for that page from a database. There is a clear explanation of HTML and how it works and a description of other web technologies you'll come across. If you are an experienced developer wanting more of a reference for Dreamweaver MX this guide covers all the major program features and includes tips and tricks to improve your workflow and avoid common development pitfalls.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 188 x 234 x 16mm | 610g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 0130458260
  • 9780130458261

Table of contents

Introduction 3 What's new in Dreamweaver MX 3 Before you start - some thoughts on web development 4 A word about browsers 4 Planning pays off 5 Who is your audience? 6 Site navigation 6 Some thoughts on housekeeping 7 Some practical things 8 Keyboard shortcuts 9 Chapter 1: Getting to know the Dreamweaver MX workspace 11 The document window 14 The Insert bar 19 The Properties inspector 21 Panel groups 22 Using the History panel 24 Accessing context menus 25 Utilising the Reference panel 26 Chapter 2: Setting up a site in Dreamweaver 29 The Site window buttons 34 Working with files and folders 34 Deleting a site from the Site window 36 Working with an existing site 37 Changing the look of the Site window 37 Using the Site map 38 The Site map display 39 Showing and hiding files in the Site map 40 Changing the Site map layout 40 Printing the Site map 41 Chapter 3: Creating a basic page 43 Creating a new page 44 New page options 44 Opening an existing page 45 Setting the Page Properties 46 Page Properties explained 47 Working with text 51 Text formatting options 51 Paragraphs and line breaks 55 Inserting and editing horizontal rules 57 Working with Lists 58 Importing text created in Microsoft Word 60 Using special characters 61 Saving a page 62 Previewing the page in a browser 63 Using Search and Replace 66 Printing a page 67 Chapter 4: Using images and links 69 Thinking about images 70 Inserting an image 70 Image properties 72 Resizing an image 75 Image alignment 77 Using an image placeholder 78 Creating links 79 Using jump menus 85 Creating pop-up menus 88 Linking with image maps 92 Creating a simple mouse rollover 93 Creating a navigation bar 95 Using the Link Checker 97 Reference corner 98 Chapter 5: Page formatting with style 99 Creating an HTML style 100 Applying an HTML style 103 Removing an HTML style 103 Editing an HTML style 103 Creating a style from existing text formats 104 Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 104 Getting to know the style options 106 Creating a custom style (class) 107 Applying a custom style 109 Removing a custom style 110 Redefining an HTML tag 110 Using the CSS Selector 112 Editing styles 113 Creating an external style sheet 114 Linking a page to an external style sheet 114 Converting styles to HTML 116 Working with Design Time Styles 116 Reference corner - working with CSS 117 Chapter 6: Page layout with tables 119 Creating tables in Dreamweaver 121 Working in Layout View 121 Drawing table cells 121 Adding content to a table 123 Editing options in Page Layout mode 123 Changing the width of a cell or column 126 What is the spacer image? 128 Nesting tables 128 Creating tables in Standard View 129 Inserting a table 129 Selecting a table 130 Standard table properties 131 Formatting table cells 132 Working with rows and columns 133 Resizing a table 135 Importing tables into Dreamweaver 135 Using a pre-set table 136 Reference corner 137 Chapter 7: Designing with frames 139 Getting prepared 142 Inserting a frameset 143 Inserting page content 144 Saving the frameset and frame pages 144 Formatting the frameset 145 Formatting frames 147 Setting links in a frameset 149 Creating a nested frameset 150 Adding existing pages to a frameset 151 Using behaviours with frames 152 Don't forget the NoFrames content 154 Reference corner 155 Chapter 8: Getting dynamic with layers and timelines 157 Getting prepared 158 Inserting a layer 159 Adding content 161 Selecting a layer 161 Deleting a layer 162 Working with layer properties 162 Manipulating layers 165 What are your preferences? 170 Converting layers to tables 171 Introducing the timeline 173 Creating animation with the timeline 174 Creating an animation path 176 Editing layers in the timeline 176 Modifying timelines 177 Adding behaviours to a timeline 178 Chapter 9: Creating response forms 181 Inserting a form 183 Form objects explained 184 Defining form objects 186 Validating a form 194 Reference corner 196 Chapter 10: Interacting with behaviours 197 Adding a behaviour 198 Editing behaviours 201 Deleting a behaviour 203 A description of Dreamweaver behaviours 203 Extending Dreamweaver 208 Reference corner 209 Chapter 11: Using other media elements 211 Inserting media on the page 212 Creating a Flash button 212 Editing a Flash button 214 Inserting Flash text 214 Inserting a Flash movie 216 Inserting a Shockwave movie 218 Working with video and sound 219 Video options 219 Sound options 220 ActiveX 221 Netscape plugin 222 Java applets 223 Reference corner 224 Chapter 12: Building database driven sites 225 Getting organised 228 What you need to set up 229 Setting up a testing server 229 Creating the database 230 Creating a DSN 231 Creating a database connection 233 Deleting a database connection 235 Setting up the dynamic page 236 Creating a recordset 237 Inserting records on the page 239 Setting a record as a repeat region 240 Creating recordset navigation 242 Updating your database 243 Adding a record 244 Deleting a record 245 Setting up the results page 245 Setting up the delete page 247 Reference corner 249 Chapter 13: Templates, libraries and other assets 251 What are Dreamweaver assets? 252 Using assets in your page 253 Editing assets 254 Adding assets to the Favorites list 255 Removing assets from the Favorites list 255 Creating a Favorites folder 255 Using templates and library items 255 Creating templates 256 Creating editable regions in a template 258 Creating new pages from a template 260 Attaching existing pages to a template 261 Creating a nested template 261 Using optional regions 262 Creating a repeat region 264 Working with a repeat region 264 Detaching pages from a template 265 Changing template preferences 265 Creating library items 265 Inserting a library item 267 Editing a library item 268 Detaching objects from a library 269 Reference corner 269 Chapter 14: Publishing and managing your site 271 Taking a close look 272 Adding Meta tags 274 Test your links 277 Test in different browsers 277 Test with different users! 277 A word about search engines 278 Getting your site online 278 Setting up the remote site 278 Uploading and downloading files 280 Synchronising your sites 281 Setting FTP preferences 282 Cloaking folders and files 283 Managing with Check In/Out 285 Using Design Notes 287 erence corner 288 Appendix A: Working with HTML 289 What is HTML? 290 The code structure 291 A few basic tags 292 What is XHTML? 294 Reference corner 295 Appendix B: File names and conventions 297 Your homepage 298 Other naming conventions 298 Some common file types and extensions 299 Appendix C: Colour on the web 301 What is the web-safe pallette? 302 Do you need to use it? 302 Appendix D: Setting up a web server 303 To install a web server 304 To test your server 304
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