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Adobe Dreamweaver Cs4 Unleashed (Unleashed)


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ISBN13: 9780672330391
ISBN10: 0672330393
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Unleashed



This book is the most comprehensive and independent resource for experienced web developers who want to plan, architect, develop, and deploy state-of-the-art websites, applications, and services.


Expert web developer and trainer Zak Ruvalcaba brings together real-world insights and advanced techniques for every facet of contemporary web development, from site management to data-driven applications and multimedia content to security. Ruvalcaba systematically illuminates the major features Adobe has brought to Dreamweaver CS4, including its

powerful Spry framework for Ajax development, its innovative CSS browser compatibility checking, and more.


You’ll learn how to smoothly integrate Dreamweaver CS4 with other key web design and development tools, ranging from Photoshop to Flash to databases. You’ll also discover how to use Dreamweaver CS4 to improve team collaboration, automate workflow, streamline content management, and reuse assets more efficiently.


Detailed information on how to…

  • Get productive with Dreamweaver CS4 development fast, whether you’re new to Dreamweaver or upgrading from previous versions
  • Create more effective, compatible CSS sites—and leverage Dreamweaver CS4’s powerful CSS templates
  • Streamline and automate workflow across your development and content teams
  • Incorporate animation, video, and audio, including Adobe Flash content
  • Make the most of databases and SQL queries in your sites and applications
  • Build dynamic pages and sites that integrate everything from search functionality to user authentication
  • Implement high-performance web services with Adobe Dreamweaver CS4
  • Use Adobe’s Spry framework, widgets, and effects to quickly build rich XML-based applications


Zak Ruvalcaba has been researching, designing, and developing for the web since 1995. He’s built websites and applications for such companies as Gateway, HP, Toshiba, IBM, Intuit, Peachtree, Dell, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and many others. He is currently an instructor with the San Diego Community College District, Palomar Community College, and Mt. San Jacinto Community College, teaching the use of various technologies and tools including ASP.NET, Dreamweaver, and Flash. He is the author of the 10 Minute Guide to Dreamweaver (Que), Build Your Own ASP.NET 3.5 Website Using C# and VB (SitePoint), and Beginning Expression Web (Wrox).


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Category: Web Development/Dreamweaver

Covers: Adobe Dreamweaver CS4

User Level: Intermediate–Advanced 

Book News Annotation:

This reference/tutorial is for web developers using Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 to plan, architect, develop, and deploy web sites, applications, and services. The book illuminates the major features Adobe has brought to Dreamweaver CS4, including the Spry framework for Ajax development and the CSS browser compatibility checking. It shows how to integrate Dreamweaver CS4 with other key web design and development tools, such as Photoshop and Flash, and offers ideas for using Dreamweaver CS4 to improve team collaboration, automate workflow, streamline content management, and reuse assets. Learning features include b&w screenshots, checklists, and step-by-step instructions. Numerous detailed appendices are available online. The book is accessible to experienced developers, print designers, and power users. Ruvalcaba teaches at Palomar Community College. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

 Zak Ruvalcaba (San Diego, CA) is founder and president of Module Media, a leading media development and training firm. He teaches and lectures on Dreamweaver, Flash, ASP.NET, and other key design tools and technologies for the San Diego Community College District

Table of Contents

 Part I. Getting Up to Speed with Dreamweaver CS4

1. The Dreamweaver Interface

2. Building a Web Page

3. Dreamweaver Site Management

Part II. Static Web Page Development

4. Web Page Structuring using Tables

5. Page Formatting using Cascading Style Sheets

6. Page Structuring using Cascading Style Sheets

7. HTML Forms12. Working with Templates and Library

8. Using Behaviors

Part III. Team Collaboration & Task Automation

9. Building Dreamweaver Web Sites within Teams

10. Managing Web Site Content using Contribute

11. Enhancing Workflow


Part IV. Incorporating Multimedia & Animation

13. Incorporating Video and Audio

14. Integrating with Fireworks and Photoshop

15. Integrating with Flash

Part V. Dynamic Web Page Development

16. Introduction to Web Applications

17. Working with Server-Side Technologies

18. A Database Primer

19. Working with Dynamic Data

20. Adding and Modifying Data

21. Integrating Search Functionality

22. Adding Shopping Cart Functionality

23. Security and User Authentication

24. Working with Web Services & ColdFusion Components

25. Working with the Spry Framework for Ajax

Part VI. Appendices (Available Free Online)

A. Accessibility (PDF)

B. Extending Dreamweaver (PDF)

C. Defining Preferences (PDF)

D. Working with Frames and Framesets (PDF)

E. A SQL Primer (PDF)

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jcnstudios, December 18, 2008 (view all comments by jcnstudios)
the example code necessary for the lessons to get beyond chapter 2 are to be downloaded. however the files are not available. i have spent 4 days with the 3rd party support provider trying to get them to understand the issue. the entire experience has been very frustrating. i get back boilerplate support responses that are of no value in providing a resolution. the response times are long and there does not seem to be a way to contact anyone directly on the phone.

until the example code files are available i consider this book useless. i encourage other buyers of this book to post their experiences. it just seems ridiculous that the book is being sold without the availability of the files necessary to use the book. and i think buyers should know.

thnx for reading my 2cents. pls if anyone has a resolve for the missing files a post would be most appreciated.
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Product Details

Ruvalcaba, Zak
Sams Publishing
Internet - Web Site Design
Web sites
Web - Page Design
Web sites -- Design.
Web sites -- Authoring programs.
Internet - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
November 2008
Grade Level:
9.04 x 7 x 1.666 in 1302 gr

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