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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 150 Dreamweaver CS3 tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:
* Setting up a new Web site
Exploring dynamic HTML
Creating complex designs with CSS
Using hyperlinks to navigate
Publishing and maintaining sites
Building database-driven Web sites
Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
"Your series is the most precise, visually appealing, and compelling to peruse. Kudos!" Margaret Rose Chmilar (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
"A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words!" Lorri Pegan-Durastante (Wickliffe, OH)
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 youll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 150 Dreamweaver MX tasks, from working with images, multimedia, templates, and DHTML to creating tables, frames, forms, and database-driven sites.
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 150 Dreamweaver CS3 tasks. Each task-based spread includes easy, visual directions for performing necessary operations, including:
Containing 120 useful and interesting Dreamweaver tasks, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dreamweaver is a full color book that demonstrates how easy it can be to design, develop, and maintain a fully functioning website. Coverage includes applying style sheets, using dynamic HTML, adding style with images and multimedia, publishing and maintaining a web site, using hyperlinks to navigate throughout a website or link to other sites on the Internet, and using databases to create dynamic websites. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dreamweaver is the full-color tutorial employing clear, concise, jargon-free instructions and more than 500 color screenshots throughout. Jam-packed with information, this book takes users from the basics through intermediate level topics and helps readers find the information they need in a clear, visual manner.
About the Author
Janine Warner's expertise in media, technology, and cross-cultural business has taken her on consulting assignments from Miami to Mexico and speaking engagements from New York to New Delhi.
Since 1996, she has authored more than a dozen books about the Internet, including Creating Family Web Sites For Dummies and the best-selling Dreamweaver For Dummies (now in its sixth edition).
Her success as an author attracted the attention of Total Training, Inc., a pioneer in innovative video-based training, where she was first contracted in 2005 to host a video called Total Training for Dreamweaver CS2. Her first video won two industry awards and she is now working on a series of Web design videos that includes Advanced Dreamweaver CS3.
An award-winning journalist, her articles and columns have appeared in a variety of publications, including The Miami Herald, Shape Magazine, and the Pulitzer Prizewinning Point Reyes Light newspaper. She also writes a regular column on Dreamweaver for Layers Magazine.
Janine has taught online journalism at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and the University of Miami. In 1998, she joined The Miami Herald as Online Managing Editor. A year later, she was promoted to Director of New Media. She left that position to serve as Director of Latin American Operations for CNET Networks, an international technology media company.
Since 2001, Warner has run her own business as a writer, speaker, and consultant. She earned a degree in journalism and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and spent the first several years of her career in Northern California as a reporter and editor. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started with Dreamweaver.
Introduction to the World Wide Web.
The Many Ways to Design 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.
Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Web Site.
Define 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 Property 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.
Chapter 4: Working with HTML.
Introduction to HTML.
Work in Design View and Code View.
Explore Head and Body Tags.
Explore Block-Formatting 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 Line Breaks.
Insert Special Characters.
Change the Font Face.
Change the Font Size.
Change the Font Color.
Change Text and Page Colors.
Copy 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 an Image Editor.
Add Space Around an Image.
Add a Background Image.
Change the Background Color.
Change Text Colors.
Insert a Flash File.
Insert Flash Video 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 Files Panel.
Open a Linked Page in a New Browser Window.
Create an E-Mail Link.
Change the Color of Links on a Page.
Chapter 8: Editing Table Design in 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.
Use Percentages for Table Width
Chapter 9: Creating Pages with Frames.
Introduction to Frames.
Save a Frameset.
Insert a Predefined 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 Class Style.
Apply a Class Style.
Edit a Style.
Create Styles with Page Properties.
Create an External Style Sheet.
Attach an External Style Sheet.
Edit an External Style Sheet.
Chapter 13: Designing a Web Site with CSS.
Introduction to AP Divs.
Create an AP Div with Content.
Resize and Reposition AP Divs.
Change the Stacking Order of AP Divs.
Add a Behavior to an AP Div.
Create Complex Designs with AP Divs.
Create a Nested AP Div.
Create a Centered CSS Layout.
Edit a CSS Layout.
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.
Create a Database Connection.
Configure a Dynamic Web Site.
Create a Recordset.
Add a Record.
Update a Record.
Add Recordset Paging.
Create a Site Search.
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