Teach Yourself Visually Macromedia Dreamweaver 8

Teach Yourself Visually Macromedia Dreamweaver 8

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Full-color, step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to make the most of Macromedia Dreamweaver when formatting and styling text, creating Web-based forms and pages with frames, maintaining a Web site, and building database-driven sites. Fully updated for the latest version of Dreamweaver, coverage includes applying style sheets, using dynamic HTML, publishing a Web site, and using library items and templates to create robust Web sites. This title features jargon-free instructions, more than 500 color screen shots, practical examples and advice, and a full measure of information that goes beyond the basics. No programming or HTML experience required-users learn to create Web pages without writing code.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 203.2 x 223.5 x 20.3mm | 861.84g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0764599984
  • 9780764599989
  • 1,551,485

About Janine Warner

Janine Warner is a best-selling author, journalist, and Internet consultant. Since 1995, she's written and coauthored 10 books about the Internet, including Creating Family Web Sites For Dummies and Dreamweaver 8 For Dummies. A recognized Internet expert known for making technology fun and accessible, Janine has been a featured guest on technology news specials on ABC, NBC and ZDTV and has been interviewed on numerous radio programs in the United States and abroad. Her articles and columns have been published in a variety of publications, including The Miami Herald newspaper, Shape Magazine, and the Pulitzer Prize Winning Point Reyes Light. Janine is a popular speaker at conferences and events throughout the US, and her fluency in Spanish has brought her many invitations to speak in Latin America and Spain. She also serves as a judge for the Arroba de Oro, a series of Internet award contests held throughout Latin America. Through her participation as a speaker at the award's events, she helped to create an Internet literacy program for high school students in Central America. Janine has served as a part-time faculty member at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and the University of Miami. She now serves as the Multimedia Program Manager for the Western Knight Center, a joint project of USC and UC Berkeley, funded by the Knight Foundation. From 1998 to 2000, Janine worked fulltime for The Miami Herald, first as their Online Managing Editor and later as Director of New Media, managing a team of designers, programmers, and journalists who produced the online editions of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, as well as Miami.com. She also served as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks, an international technology media company. An award-winning former reporter, she earned a degree in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and worked for several years in Northern California as a reporter and editor before becoming interested in the Internet in the mid-'90s. To learn more, visit www.JCWarner.com.show more

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Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something -- and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 120 Dreamweaver 8 tasks. Each task-based spread includes these great features to get you up and running on Dreamweaver 8 in no time: Helpful sidebars that offer practical tips and tricks Succinct explanations that walk you through step by stepFull-color screen shots that demonstrate each taskTwo-page lessons that break big topics into bite-sized modulesLearn How To: Create Web pages with framesFormat and style textWork with images and multimediaPublish and maintain a Web siteConnect information using hyperlinksConfigure a dynamic Web siteshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Dreamweaver.Introduction to the World Wide Web.Parts of a Web Page.Plan Your Web Site.Start Dreamweaver on a PC.Start Dreamweaver on a Macintosh.Tour the Dreamweaver Interface on a PC.Tour the Dreamweaver Interface on a Macintosh.Show or Hide a Window.Exit Dreamweaver.Get Help.Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Web Site.Set Up a New Web Site.Create a New Web Page.Add a Title to a Web Page.Save a Web Page.Preview a Web Page in a Browser.Chapter 3: Exploring the Dreamweaver Interface.Customize the Document Window.Format Content with the Properties Inspector.Add an E-Mail Link from the Insert Panel.Correct Errors with the History Panel.Open a Panel.Create and Apply a Custom Command.Set Preferences.Chapter 4: Working with HTML.Introduction to HTML.Work in Design View and Code View.Explore Head and Body Tags.Explore Block-Formatting Tags.Explore Text-Formatting Tags.Explore Image and Hyperlink Tags.Clean Up HTML Code.View and Edit Head Content.Access Reference Information About HTML Tags.Chapter 5: Formatting and Styling Text.Create a Heading.Create Paragraphs.Create Line Breaks.Indent Paragraphs.Create Lists.Insert Special Characters.Change the Font Face.Change the Font Size.Change the Font Color.Change Text, Link, and Page Colors.Import Text from Another Document.Chapter 6: Working with Images and Multimedia.Insert an Image into a Web Page.Wrap Text Around an Image.Align an Image.Crop an Image.Resize an Image.Open an Image in Fireworks.Add Space Around an Image.Add a Background Image.Change the Background Color.Add Alternate Text to an Image.Insert a Flash File.Insert Other Multimedia Files.Create a Rollover Image.Insert a Navigation Bar.Chapter 7: Creating Hyperlinks.Link to Other Pages in Your Web Site.Link to Another Web Site.Use an Image as a Link.Create a Jump Link within a Page.Create a Link to Another File Type.Create an Image Map.Create a Link Using the Insert Menu.Open a Linked Page in a New Browser Window.Create an E-Mail Link.Check Links.Change the Color of Links on a Page.Chapter 8: Using Tables to Design a Web Page.Insert a Table into a Web Page.Insert Content into a Table.Change the Background of a Table.Change the Cell Padding in a Table.Change the Cell Spacing in a Table.Change the Alignment of a Table.Change the Alignment of Cell Content.Insert or Delete a Row or Column.Split or Merge Table Cells.Change the Dimensions of a Cell.Change the Dimensions of a Table.Create a Layout Table.Rearrange a Table.Adjust the Width of a Table.Chapter 9: Creating Pages with Frames.Introduction to Frames.Insert a Predefined Frameset.Save a Frameset.Divide a Page into Frames.Create a Nested Frame.Change the Attributes of a Frame.Add Content to a Frame.Delete a Frame.Name a Frame.Create a Link to a Frame.Format Frame Borders.Control Scroll Bars in Frames.Control Resizing in Frames.Chapter 10: Creating Web-Based Forms.Introduction to Forms.Define a Form Area.Add a Text Field to a Form.Add a Check Box to a Form.Add a Radio Button to a Form.Add a Menu or List to a Form.Add a Submit Button to a Form.Add a Reset Button to a Form.Chapter 11: Using Library Items and Templates.Introduction to Library Items and Templates.View Library Items and Templates.Create a Library Item.Insert a Library Item.Edit and Update a Library Item to Your Web Site.Detach Library Content for Editing.Create a Template.Set an Editable Region in a Template.Create a Page from a Template.Edit a Template and Update Your Web Site.Chapter 12: Creating and Applying Cascading Style Sheets.Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets.Customize an HTML Tag.Create a Custom Style.Apply a Style.Edit a Style.Create Custom Link Styles.Create an External Style Sheet.Attach an External Style Sheet.Edit an External Style Sheet.Chapter 13: Using Layers to Increase User Interaction.Introduction to Layers.Create a Layer with Content.Resize and Reposition Layers.Change the Stacking Order of Layers.Add a Behavior to a Layer.Create Complex Designs with Layers.Create a Nested Layer.Chapter 14: Publishing a Web Site.Publish Your Web Site.Use the Site Window.Test Your Pages in Different Browsers.Organize Your Files and Folders.Set Up a Remote Site.Connect to a Remote Site.Upload Files to a Web Server.Download Files from a Web Server.Synchronize Your Local and Remote Sites.Chapter 15: Maintaining a Web Site.View the Site Map.Manage Site Assets.Add Content with the Assets Panel.Specify Favorite Assets.Check a Page In or Out.Make Design Notes.Run a Site Report.Change a Link Sitewide.Find and Replace Text.Chapter 16: Building a Database-Driven Web Site.The Power of Dynamic Web Sites.Install a Testing Server.Configure a Dynamic Web Site.Create a Recordset.Add a Record.Update a Record.Add Recordset Paging.Create a Site Search.show more

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