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Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual


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ISBN13: 9780596522926
ISBN10: 0596522924
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When it comes to building professional websites, Dreamweaver CS4 is capable of doing more than any other web design program — including previous versions of Dreamweaver. But the software's sophisticated features aren't simple. Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual will help you master this program quickly, so you can bring stunning, interactive websites to life.

Under the expert guidance of bestselling author and teacher David McFarland, you'll learn how to build professional-looking websites quickly and painlessly. McFarland has loaded the book with over 150 pages of hands-on tutorials to help you create database-enabled PHP pages, use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for cutting-edge design, add XML-based news feeds, include dynamic effects with JavaScript and AJAX, and more. This witty and objective book offers jargon-free language and clear descriptions that will help you:

  • Learn how to control the appearance of your web pages with CSS, from the basics to advanced techniques
  • Design dynamic database-driven websites, from blogs to product catalogs, and from shopping carts to newsletter signup forms
  • Add interactivity to your website with ready-to-use JavaScript programs from Adobe's Spry Framework
  • Effortlessly control the many helper files that power your website and manage thousands of pages
  • Examine web-page components and Dreamweaver's capabilities with the book's "live examples"

Perfect for beginners who need step-by-step guidance, and for longtime Dreamweaver designers who need a handy reference to the new version, this thoroughly updated edition of our bestselling Missing Manual is your complete guide to designing, organizing, building, and deploying websites. It's the ultimate atlas for Dreamweaver CS4.

Book News Annotation:

This supplemental guide for the Dreamweaver CS4 web design program is designed to replace the existing manual that comes with the software (which is not offered in a printed version), helping users to develop their first sites and write code without programming experience. McFarland, a web development consultant, offers step-by- step instructions for building dynamic web pages and implementing them into a complete site, with additional chapters devoted to libraries, templates and the manipulation of databases. Tutorials are offered on server-side XML and XSLT as well. An free online version of this book is available for 45 days after purchase. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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About the Author

David Sawyer McFarland is the president of Sawyer McFarland Media Inc., a web development and training company located in Portland, Oregon. In addition, he teaches JavaScript programming, Flash, and web design at the University of California, Berkeley, the Center for Electronic Art, the Academy of Art College, and Ex'Pressions Center for New Media. He was formerly the webmaster at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center. David is also the author of CSS: The Missing Manual and Dreamweaver CS3: The Missing Manual.

Table of Contents

  • The Missing Credits
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Building a Web Page
    • Chapter 1: Dreamweaver CS4 Guided Tour
    • Chapter 2: Adding Text to Your Web Pages
    • Chapter 3: Text Formatting
    • Chapter 4: Introducing Cascading Style Sheets
    • Chapter 5: Links
    • Chapter 6: Images
    • Chapter 7: Tables
  • Part II: Building a Better Web Page
    • Chapter 8: Advanced CSS
    • Chapter 9: Page Layout
    • Chapter 10: Under the Hood: HTML
  • Part III: Bringing Your Pages to Life
    • Chapter 11: Forms
    • Chapter 12: Spry: Creating Interactive Web Pages
    • Chapter 13: Dreamweaver Behaviors
    • Chapter 14: Flash and Other Multimedia
  • Part IV: Building a Web Site
    • Chapter 15: Introducing Site Management
    • Chapter 16: Testing Your Site
    • Chapter 17: Moving Your Site to the Internet
  • Part V: Dreamweaver CS4 Power
    • Chapter 18: Snippets and Libraries
    • Chapter 19: Templates
    • Chapter 20: Automating Dreamweaver
    • Chapter 21: Customizing Dreamweaver
  • Part VI: Dynamic Dreamweaver
    • Chapter 22: Getting Started with Dynamic Web Sites
    • Chapter 23: Adding Dynamic Data to Your Pages
    • Chapter 24: Web Pages that Manipulate Database Records
    • Chapter 25: Advanced Dynamic Site Features
    • Chapter 26: Server-Side XML and XSLT
  • Part VII: Appendixes
    • Getting Help
    • Dreamweaver CS4, Menu by Menu
  • Colophon

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This is one of the best books in learning dreamweaver in most affective teaching guide way.
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Product Details

Mcfarland, David Sawyer
Pogue Press
McFarland, David Sawyer
Internet - Web Site Design
Programming - General
Web - Page Design
Web sites -- Design.
Web sites -- Authoring programs.
Internet - General
Adobe;CS3;CS4;CSS;Cascading Style Sheets;DHTML;Dreamweaver;Flash;HTML;Web page design;Web site authoring;Web site building;Web site creation
General Computers
CourseSmart Subject Description
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Print PDF
Missing Manual
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9.19 x 7 x 2.3 in 3.08 lb

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