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Your one-stop guide to designing, developing, and maintaining high-impact Web sites
Whether you're a seasoned pro or a Web design newbie, here's just what you need to get up to speed on Dreamweaver CS5. Each minibook covers a particular aspect of Dreamweaver, so whether you want to learn more about mastering the basics and designing effective Web pages or configuring database connections and working with Spry Effects, it's all here!
Learn the landscape — get familiar with the workspace, use the menus, understand the panels and Properties inspector, and set preferences
Conquer the basics — create documents, add and format text, insert graphics, create rollover buttons, and make links to other pages
Become a pro — style your pages with Cascading Style Sheets, build sites with Dreamweaver templates, and use Library items
Keep it clean — review source formatting and clean up your code to avoid errors when publishing your site
Collaborate — enable collaborative tools such as Design Notes, Check In/Check Out, Contribute, and Business Catalyst
Go dynamic — enable your pages to interact with databases, build dynamic forms, and work with ColdFusion components
Some geeky stuff — build master and detail pages, create search and results pages, and develop record update and delete pages
Open the book and find:
How to plan and design a Web site
Advice on working with Cascading Style Sheets
Steps for adding Flash content, movies, and audio
Tips for building forms and organizing data with tables
Ways to add interactivity with drop-down menus and rollovers
Techniques for testing your site before it's published
How to set up and manage a Contribute site
Secrets for building Web applications
9 books in 1
Everything web designers need to build sites with Dreamweaver
Dreamweaver is the leading website creation tool, with 90 percent of the market share. The nine minibooks that make up this guide cover getting started with Dreamweaver CS5, creating and publishing great sites, making pages dynamic, building web applications, and much more, including all the upgrades in Dreamweaver CS5.
- Dreamweaver is the gold standard for website development software; this complete reference covers what both beginners and intermediate-level users need to know to make the most of Dreamweaver CS5 and create professional-quality sites
- Nine minibooks cover getting started, mastering Dreamweaver basics, working like a pro, energizing your site, publishing your site, working collaboratively, building Web applications, making pages dynamic, and developing applications rapidly
Dreamweaver CS5 All-in-One For Dummies gives web designers essential information for creating, managing, and maintaining all types of websites.
About the Author
is a Web designer, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, teacher, writer, and the owner of Luckychair (www.luckychair.com), a professional design studio serving companies across the United States since 1997. Sue is the author of several books on design, including Web Design All-in-One For Dummies
, Web Design: The L-Line, The Express Line to Learning
, How To Do Everything Illustrator CS4
, and the upcoming Smashing Photoshop: 100 Professional Techniques.
She can also be seen as the software instructor in four of ClassOnDemand’s (www.classondemand.com) Adobe Training DVDs: Dreamweaver for Designers
(winner of a 2007 Bronze Telly Award), Designer’s Guide to Photoshop
, Designer’s Guide to Illustrator
(winner of a 2009 Annual Communicator Award of Distinction), and Fundamentals of Photoshop Elements
(winner of a 2009 DV Magazine Award of Excellence). In addition, Sue is an Adobe Certifi ed Expert and Adobe Certifi ed Instructor and teaches three-day courses in Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Photoshop at Noble Desktop in New York City. Sue lives with her husband and son in Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Book I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Cruising Around the Dreamweaver CS5 Workspace.
Chapter 2: Planning and Designing Your Site.
Chapter 3: Creating and Managing Sites.
Book II Mastering the Basics.
Chapter 1: Creating Documents.
Chapter 2: Working with Text.
Chapter 3: Inserting Graphics.
Chapter 4: Making Links with Text and Images.
Chapter 5: Adding Flash, Movies, Sound, and More.
Chapter 6: Organizing Data with Tables.
Chapter 7: Building Fabulous Forms.
Book III: Working Like the Pros.
Chapter 1: Looking Good with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Chapter 2: Building Sites with Templates.
Chapter 3: Using Library Items and Server-Side Includes.
Chapter 4: Creating Code Snippets and History Panel Commands.
Chapter 5: Integrating Dreamweaver with Fireworks.
Chapter 6: Dreamweaver Cross-Application Integration.
Book IV: Energizing Your Site.
Chapter 1: Working with Layers.
Chapter 3: Designing Pages with Frames.
Chapter 4: Making Your Pages XHTML-Compliant.
Book V: Publishing Your Site.
Chapter 1: Using Reports to Test Your Site before Publishing.
Chapter 2: Keeping Your Code Clean.
Chapter 3: Preparing to Publish Your Files Online.
Chapter 4: Publishing Your Web Pages Online.
Book VI: Working Collaboratively.
Chapter 1: Working Effi ciently with a Team.
Chapter 2: Setting Up and Connecting to a Contribute Site.
Chapter 3: Managing a Contribute Site.
Chapter 4: Collaborating Online with InContext Editing.
Book VII: Building Web Applications.
Chapter 1: Preparing to Build Web Applications.
Chapter 2: Confi guring MySQL Database Connections for PHP.
Chapter 3: Confi guring ASP Database Connections.
Chapter 4: Confi guring ASP.NET Database Connections.
Chapter 5: Confi guring JSP Database Connections.
Chapter 6: Confi guring ColdFusion Database Connections.
Chapter 7: Dealing with Database Problems and Other Gotchas.
Book VIII: Making Pages Dynamic.
Chapter 1: Preparing Dynamic Content Sources.
Chapter 2: Using Dynamic Content in Your Web Pages.
Chapter 3: Previewing and Testing Your Dynamic Pages.
Chapter 4: Building Dynamic Forms.
Chapter 5: Advanced Dynamic Data Presentation.
Book IX: Developing Applications Rapidly.
Chapter 1: Building Master and Detail Pages.
Chapter 2: Creating Search and Results Pages.
Chapter 3: Building Record Insert Pages and Restricting Site Access.
Chapter 4: Developing Record Update and Delete Pages.