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Get up to speed fast and start creating great Web sites!
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced Web developer, you've come to the right place. With this handy guide you'll go from designing your first page to putting your Web site online in no time. Web design expert Janine Warner walks you step-by-step through all the essential features of Dreamweaver CS5 and helps you launch the Web site you've always wanted.
Learn the basics — gain a better understanding of the basic concepts of Web design and the main features of Dreamweaver
Start testing and publishing — test your site in different Web browsers, fix broken links, manage linked files, and get your site uploaded to the Web as soon as it's ready
Working with a team — use the Check In/Check Out feature to make it easier to manage a site when collaborating with a group
Save time with styles — dive into cascading style sheets to format content
Achieve more consistent designs — utilize sophisticated template capabilities to improve your site's look and make global updates
Take your site to the next level — spice up your pages by integrating interactive images, video, and Flash
Explore the Spry Framework — include interactive features like drop-down menus and collapsible panels without writing code
Extend Dreamweaver's functionality — take advantage of new online tools to set up a shopping cart, add traffic tracking, and more
Open the book and find:
How to manage, organize, test, and publish Web sites
Ways to work with text, graphics, and links
Design advice on what looks good and what to avoid
Steps for gaining control over design and layout with Dreamweaver's CSS tools
Techniques for including rollover images, pop-up windows, and more
Tips for adding forms and multimedia
How to manage and update a site with Business Catalyst
Design and publish a Web site
Develop beautiful, accessible sites with CSS and XHTML
Add interactivity with drop-down menus and rollovers
Use Dreamweaver to create and edit templates
A fully updated guide to the leading website creation tool, Dreamweaver CS5
Dreamweaver holds 90 percent of the market share for professional website development software. This popular book, which has sold more than 300,000 copies in previous editions, is fully updated for Dreamweaver CS5. Both beginning and intermediate website developers will get the information they need from this easy-to-follow guide.
- Dreamweaver is the gold standard for website development software; this book covers what both beginners and intermediate-level users need to know to develop sites for online commerce, education, customer service, and other uses
- Covers the basics, including customizing your workspace, setting up your site, creating pages, and publishing your site to the Web
- Explains how to work with text, graphics, and links; managing and testing your site; defining and applying styles with CSS; creating CSS layouts; adding audio, video, and Flash files; exploring the Spry framework; building dynamic sites, connecting to a database, and more
Website developers will find just what they need to get going and create effective, eye-catching websites with Dreamweaver CS5 For Dummies.
About the Author
Janine Warner is a bestselling author whose books and videos on Web design have won her an international following and earned her speaking and consulting engagements around the world. She runs a Web design and consulting firm and offers tutorials, books, and training videos at www.DigitalFamily.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: Creating Great Web Sites.
Chapter 1: The Many Ways to Design a Web Page.
Chapter 2: Opening and Creating Sites.
Chapter 3: Creating Web Graphics.
Chapter 4: Managing, Testing, and Publishing a Web Site.
Part II: Appreciating Web Design Options.
Chapter 5: Cascading Style Sheets.
Chapter 6: Creating and Editing CSS Styles.
Chapter 7: Saving Time with Dreamweaver Templates (And More).
Chapter 8: Coming to the HTML Table.
Part III: Making It Cool with Advanced Features.
Chapter 9: Adding Interactivity with Behaviors.
Chapter 10: Showing Off with Multimedia.
Chapter 11: Forms Follow Function.
Chapter 12: Creating AJAX Features with Spry.
Chapter 13: Creating Dynamic Web Sites.
Chapter 14: Managing Web Sites with Adobe InContext and Business Catalyst.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Resources You May Need.
Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Promote Your Site.