Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book (With CD)

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Overview

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.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321573810
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Publication date: 11/24/2008
  • Series: Classroom in a Book Series
  • Edition description: Book and CD
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 1,032,833
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet 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.
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Table of Contents

Getting Started
Lesson 1 Getting a Quick Start and Exploring Your Workspace
Lesson 2 Working with Cascading Style Sheets
Lesson 3 Working with Text, Lists, and Tables
Lesson 4 Working with Images
Lesson 5 Working with Navigation
Lesson 6 Adding Interactivity
Lesson 7 Creating a page layout from scratch
Lesson 8 Working with Forms
Lesson 9 Working with Flash
Lesson 10 Increasing Productivity
Lesson 11 Publishing to the Web
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  • Posted December 8, 2009

    Narrow focus

    There is content to be learned from this book. It's not a bad book for what it is, a project book that emphasizes Spry, while leaving out other forms of navigation.
    Overall, I did not like the book because it is focused on using Spry for navigation and includes the common but unfortunate "wrapper" method for centering a web page layout made with CSS. There is a lot more to Dreamweaver and better approaches to using CSS for layout. This book walks you through using Dreamweaver's pre-made page layouts, which is more difficult than learning to use Dreamweaver's layout tools to make pages from scratch. (The pre-made layouts include unfortunate names for divisions, names that are long combinations of abbreviations.)
    First time users of Dreamweaver should choose a book that covers more features of the software. If you like the features of this book, you may want to consider Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Digital Classroom, published by Wiley, instead, because it has more text introduction and explanation for each lesson.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2009

    No Glossary

    One thing all training books should include is a glossary. This would make it far easier to learn.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2009

    Good Overview of Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 Basics

    The book is composed of a series of 11 lessons and comes with a disc that includes the work files to complete them. The lessons were manageable in approximately the time stated. Most chapters are an hour or under to complete. A good sampling of Adobe Dreamweaver CS4's basic techniques were covered. The lessons take you from defining a site in Dreamweaver right up to publishing to the web. Some of the skills covered in the book were creating and applying CSS including how to keep divs from overlaying each other, navigation, images, templates, forms, tabbed and accordion pages and inserting flash videos.

    I would classify myself as a web design hobbyist, not a beginner but by no means a seasoned professional. Although it didn't offer a lot of background information, for me this book was well worth the time it took to work though the lessons. It clarified a few points I had been having problems with and I ended up with a better understanding of Dreamweaver. Though the book is not well designed for first time beginners it would be great for those who are just a step above that level and for those who would want a basic refresher. If you fit in one of those categories, Dreamweaver CS4 Classroom in a Book might be just what you need to polish up and pull all your skills together.

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