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Dreamweaver CS4, now included as part of Adobe's Creative Suite 4, is the leading professional Web design and development application in the market, and is a must-have tool for any Web designer or developer. Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book offers readers the opportunity to learn to use CSS layouts, a unified CSS panel, and CSS visualization tools that let users create interactive Web sites without having to delve into code. Each chapter in this full-color book contains a project that builds upon the reader's growing knowledge of Dreamweaver, while review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce the most important skills. Dreamweaver CS4 provides Live View, a working browser rendering right in Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver users can now create dynamic interfaces using the Spry framework for Ajax. Spry widgets (pre-built user interface components) let users quickly add common user interface components to Web pages. Readers will learn how to customize a Dreamweaver workspace, apply cascading style sheets, enter text in headings, paragraphs, lists, and tables, insert graphics and Photoshop Smart Objects, and add links to a page. They'll also learn how to add interactive elements to their site, such as effects, and Flash video; add new code or code snippets; use time-saving Dreamweaver tools for productivity; and publish a finished site to the Web.
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS4
Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book contains 11 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Adobe Dreamweaver and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.
Learn how to create and manage web sites, build rich interactive interfaces, incorporate graphics, text, and video, and use Photoshop Smart Objects.
“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” —Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 choose Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press.
The 18 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Dreamweaver CS5. Readers learn what they need to know to create a professional website without having to delve into code. This completely revised CS5 edition covers Adobe's Spry framework for Ajax to create dynamic interfaces, Spry widgets (pre-built user interface components) to quickly add common components to Web pages; and Live View, a working browser rendering right in the program. The book also shows how to enter text in headings, paragraphs, lists, and tables; insert graphics and Photoshop Smart Objects; add links to text and images; apply cascading style sheets; and customize the Dreamweaver workspace. Readers will also learn to add interactive elements to their sites, such as Flash video and animation, get guidance for working with code, and finally publish a finished site to the Web.
The companion DVD includes lesson files so readers can work along with the book, as well as 2 hours of FREE video tutorials from 'Learn Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 by Video' by video2brain and Adobe Press.
About the Author
The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.
Table of Contents
Lesson 1 - Getting Started
Lesson 2 - Customizing Your Workspace
Lesson 3 - HTML Basics
Lesson 4 - CSS Basics
Lesson 5 - Getting a Quick Start with a CSS Layout
Lesson 6 - Creating a page layout from scratch
Lesson 7 - Working with Cascading Style Sheets
Lesson 8 - Working with templates
Lesson 9 - Working with Text, Lists, and Tables
Lesson 10 - Working with Images
Lesson 11 - Working with Navigation
Lesson 12 - Adding Interactivity
Lesson 13 - Working with Flash
Lesson 14 - Working with Forms
Lesson 15 - Building pages with Data: Spry, ASP, PHP and ColdFusion
Lesson 16 - Working with Third-Party Components/Services
Lesson 17 - Working with Code
Lesson 18 - Publishing to the Web