Synopses & Reviews
Updated tips and step-by-step guidance on the integration between the latest releases of Dreamweaver and Flash
- Covering all the new features of Dreamweaver CS4 and Flash CS4 Professional, this two-color visual guide presents practical, straight-forward advice on intermediate-to-advanced level topics
- Offering you the next step on how to maximize the latest releases of this Web site software, the book begins with a review of Dreamweaver and Flash basics and then progresses to managing a finished site, adding dynamic elements and interactivity, and adding movie elements and animation with advanced Flash techniques
- Clear, numbered instructions walk you through the steps for performing more than 300 unique and eye-catching Dreamweaver and Flash tasks with the expectation that you will integrate the techniques to create a robust and interactive Web site
- The companion Web site includes all the author files used in the book as well as customizable Web site templates to help you create robust Web sites with minimal time and effort
"One picture is worth a thousand words." If you prefer instructions that show you how rather than tell you why, then this intermediate to advanced level reference is for you. Hundreds of succinctly captioned, step-by-step screen shots reveal how to accomplish more than 300 Dreamweaver CS4 and Flash CS4 tasks, including:
Setting up a Dreamweaver site
Creating links to specific places
Reusing Web page components
Installing Apache Web Server
Building forms and validating data
Working with Flash movies
Creating frame-by-frame animation
"Master It" sidebars answer questions and present shortcuts
High-resolution screen shots demonstrate each task
Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
About the Author
has been developing web pages and applications since 1994, and has been an instructor since 1999, teaching web and graphic design to thousands of students. His clients have included the United States Bureau of Land Management, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the States of California and Nevada and many other federal, city and county agencies; the United States Army and Air Force; Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Wells Fargo, Safeway, Coca-Cola; software companies including Adobe, Oracle, Intuit and Autodesk; the University of California, San Francisco State University, the University of Southern California; and hundreds of small businesses and non-profit agencies. Rob is an Adobe Certified Instructor, Certified Expert, and Certified Developer, serves as an Adobe User Group Manager and was named as an Adobe Community Expert for his volunteer work answering user questions in online forums. He has been a beta tester for the last few versions of Dreamweaver and Flash, and now serves as an expert moderator on Adobe’s Community Help system. Rob lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.
Rob is the author of XML: Your visual blueprint™ to creating expert websites using XML, CSS, XHTML, and XSLT and HTML, XHTML and CSS: Your visual blueprint™ to creating efficient websites. You can visit Rob’s blog at www.robhuddleston.com.
Table of Contents
Part I: Dreamweaver Basics.
1) Explore the Dreamweaver Workspace.
2) Set Up a Dreamweaver Site.
Part II: Add Design Elements.
3) Add Text.
4) Work with Images.
5) Create Hyperlinks.
6) Create Data Tables.
7) Format with Style Sheets.
8) Lay Out Pages.
Part III: Advanced Dreamweaver Features.
9) Reuse Web Page Components.
10) Attach Behaviors to Web Page Elements.
11) Add Web Page Elements and Effects with the Spry Framework.
12) Work with (X)HTML Code.
13) Manage a Web Site.
14) Work in a Team.
15) Customize Dreamweaver.
Part IV: Create a Dynamic Site.
16) Set Up a Dynamic Site.
17) Create Forms.
18) Validate Data with Spry.
19) Integrate a Database with a Site.
20) Work with Data- Driven Pages.
21) Modify Database Information from Your Site.
22) Advanced Dynamic Topics.
Part V: Mastering Flash Basics.
23) Flash Fundamentals.
24) Add Art to Your Movie.
25) Enhance and Edit Objects.
26) Work with Text.
Part VI: Adding Movie Elements.
27) Work with Layers.
28) Work with Symbols and Instances.
Part VII: Animate in Flash.
29) Create Basic Animation with Flash.
30) Modify Tweens.
Part VIII: Add Sound and Video.
31) Add Sound.
32) Add Video.
Part IX: Implement Actionscript in Your Movie.
33) ActionScript Basics.
34) Use ActionScript in Your Movie.
35) Work with Text in ActionScript.
Part X: Finalizing Your Project.
36) Publish Your Project.
37) Integrate Flash and Dreamweaver.