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Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual (Missing Manual)

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As the Web's popularity continues to skyrocket, so does that of Macromedia Dreamweaver, one of the most elegant and powerful Web-page creation programs available. Dreamweaver offers a rich, well-designed, WISYWYG environment for building cross-platform, cross-browser Web sites; but unlike most visual editors, it doesn't clutter up the underlying HTML programming by inserting unnecessary HTML tags that make large Web sites difficult to manage. Dreamweaver is a favorite of multimedia designers, thanks to its smooth integration with other Macromedia applications, like Flash and Shockwave.

Dreamweaver MX (for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, and Windows) marks the historic union of Dreamweaver and Dreamweaver UltraDev, a package of Web-database language modules once sold separately. The new, unified program offers even more power--and Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual offers even more easily understood, witty lessons for harnessing it.

As in his highly regarded Dreamweaver 4: The Missing Manual, author McFarland livens the book with unique,live examples,that let the reader see and test--on the Internet, itself--real Web pages that follow the development progress of the book's chapters. There's even a step-by-step tutorial for creating an interactive Web database using Microsoft's ASP programming language, new to Dreamweaver MX.

In collaboration with Missing Manual series editor David Pogue, McFarland brings Dreamweaver MX to life with clarity, authority, and good humor. Armed with this book, the first-time or experienced Web designer will have little difficulty using DreamWeaver to create stunning, interactive Web sites.


This guide is tailored specifically for the reader who has selected a sophisticated Web development tool and wants to fully exploit the power of Dreamweaver MX. The book does not dwell on elementary Web page authoring techniques, but focuses more on intermediate-level Web development topics.

About the Author

McFarland teaches Dreamweaver courses at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and at the Center for Electronic Arts. He's a partner in Skymind, a web development company.

Table of Contents

The Missing CreditsIntroductionBuilding a Web PagePart One Building a Web Page
  • Chapter 1: Dreamweaver MX Guided TourDreamweaver MX Guided Tour
  • Chapter 2: Adding Text to Your Web PagesAdding Text toYour Web Pages
  • Chapter 3: Text FormattingText Formatting
  • Chapter 4: LinksLinks
  • Chapter 5: ImagesImages
Building a Better Web PagePart Two Building a Better Web Page
  • Chapter 6: TablesTables
  • Chapter 7: FramesFrames
  • Chapter 8: Cascading Style SheetsCascading Style Sheets
  • Chapter 9: Under the Hood: HTMLUnder the Hood HTML
Bringing Your Pages to LifePart Three Bringing Your Pages to Life
  • Chapter 10: FormsForms
  • Chapter 11: Dreamweaver BehaviorsDreamweaver Behaviors
  • Chapter 12: Layers: Interactivity and AnimationLayers Interactivity and Animation
  • Chapter 13: Flash, Shockwave, and Other MultimediaFlash, Shockwave, and Other Multimedia
Building a Web SitePart Four Building a Web Site
  • Chapter 14: Introducing Site ManagementIntroducing Site Management
  • Chapter 15: Testing Your SiteTesting Your Site
  • Chapter 16: Moving Your Site to the InternetMoving Your Siteto the Internet
Dreamweaver MX PowerPart Five Dreamweaver MX Power
  • Chapter 17: Snippets and LibrariesSnippets and Libraries
  • Chapter 18: TemplatesTemplates
  • Chapter 19: Automating DreamweaverAutomating Dreamweaver
  • Chapter 20: Customizing Dreamweaver
Dynamic, Database-Driven DreamweaverPart Six Dynamic, Database-Driven Dreamweaver
  • Chapter 21: Getting Started with Dynamic Web SitesGetting Started with Dynamic Web Sites
  • Chapter 22: Adding Dynamic Data to Your PagesAdding Dynamic Data to Your Pages
  • Chapter 23: Web Pages that Manipulate Database RecordsWeb Pages that Manipulate Database Records
  • Chapter 24: Advanced Dynamic Site FeaturesAdvanced Dynamic Site Features
  • Getting Help

Product Details

The Missing Manual
McFarland, David
McFarland, David Sawyer
Pogue Press
Sebastopol, CA
Computer Graphics - General
Desktop Publishing - General
Internet - Web Site Design
Web sites
Desktop publishing
Web publishing
Web sites -- Design.
Web sites -- Authoring programs.
Web - Page Design
Computer graphics
Programming - General
DreamWeaver MX;Mac OS X;Web Design
General Computers
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Missing Manual
Series Volume:
Volume 4
Publication Date:
9.19 x 7 x 1.89 in 2.67 lb

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Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Applications
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Programming and Languages

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