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Need answers quickly? Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

Inside the Book

• Use the latest web technologies to create sites and mobile apps
• Create sites with HTML5/CSS3 and mobile apps for iOS and Android
• Use web page templates to quickly create pages or mobile apps
• Use the simplified site setup to create and work with sites
• Use Live view to design your web pages under real-world conditions
• Create and maintain Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
• Use coding tools to develop consistent and reusable code
• Insert Adobe Photoshop files to create image Smart Objects
• Preview sites or apps using Multiscreen Preview and Adobe BrowserLab
• Use Subversion to manage site versions
• Manage local, remote, and testing sites
• Transfer, synchronize, and WC3 validate sites

Bonus Online Content

Register your book at to gain access to:
• Workshops and related files
• Keyboard shortcuts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789749321
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 7/2/2012
  • Series: On Demand Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 1,393,388
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Johnson has written more than 70 books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Flash Professional CS5, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007, Microsoft Office 2008 for the Macintosh, and Apple Mac OS X Lion. In 1991, after working for Apple Computer and Microsoft, Steve founded Perspection, Inc., which writes and produces software training. When he is not staying up late writing, he enjoys coaching baseball, playing golf, gardening, and spending time with his wife, Holly, and three children, JP, Brett, and Hannah. Steve and his family live in Northern California, but can also be found visiting family all over the western United States.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xvii

1 Preparing and Planning a Web Site 1

Beginning with a Plan 2

Creating a Visual Mind Map 4

Generating a Timeline 6

Creating a Storyboard 7

Creating a Site Design 8

Assembling the Site 9

Creating a Site Local Root Folder 10

2 Getting Started with Dreamweaver CS6 11

Understanding System Requirements 12

Installing Dreamweaver 13

Getting Started 14

Examining the Dreamweaver Window 16

Creating a Web Site 18

Opening a Web Site 20

Creating a Blank Web Page 21 New5.5

Creating a Web Page from a Blank Template 22 New5.5

Creating a Web Page from a Fluid Grid Layout 23 New!

Creating a Web Page from a Template 24

Creating a Web Page from a Sample 25 New5.5

Saving a Web Page 26

Opening an Existing Web Page or File 28

Working with Views 30

Switching Between Pages and Views 31

Previewing Pages in Live View 32 New!

Previewing Pages in Multiscreen View 34 New!

Previewing Pages in a Browser 36

Getting Help While You Work 38

Getting Dreamweaver Updates on the Web 40

Closing a Web Page or File 41

Finishing Up 42

3 Working Within the Dreamweaver Environment 43

Working with Toolbars 44 New!

Resizing Panels 45

Working with Panels 46

Docking and Undocking Panels 48

Grouping and Ungrouping Panels 49

Creating a Workspace 50 New!

Using the Status Bar 52 New!

Changing the View with the Zoom Tool 54 New5.5

Working with Rulers 55

Working with the Grid and Guides 56

Creating Keyboard Shortcuts 58

Setting General Preferences 60

Setting New Document Preferences 62

Working with Colors 64

Setting Highlighting Color Preferences 66

4 Managing Web Site Files 67

Exploring Web Site Files and Folders 68

Setting Up Site Folders 69

Viewing the Files Panel 70

Opening and Creating Files in the Files Panel 72

Managing Files and Folders in the Files Panel 74

Finding Files in the Files Panel 76

Saving a File with Different Formats 78

Identifying Dreamweaver File Formats 79

Setting the Home Page 80

Preparing to Set Page Properties 81

Setting Appearance Page Properties 82

Setting Link Page Properties 83

Setting Heading Page Properties 84

Changing Title and Encoding Page Properties 85

Changing Page Properties for a Tracing Image 86

Using Visual Aids 87 New!

Working with Invisible Elements 88

Selecting Elements 90

5 Working with Web Page Text 91

Adding Text to Web Pages 92

Importing Tabular Data 93

Importing Content from Microsoft Documents 94

Inserting Special Characters and the Date 96

Selecting Text 98

Copying and Pasting Text 100

Setting Copy/Paste Preferences 102 New!

Formatting Paragraph Text 103

Formatting Characters 104

Using Web Fonts 106 New!

Modifying Font Combinations 108 New!

Setting Font Preferences 109

Controlling Line Spacing 110

Inserting Horizontal Rules 111

Creating Ordered and Unordered Lists 112

Creating Definition Lists 114

Modifying Lists 115

Applying Text Styles 116

Creating Text Styles 118

Renaming Styles 120

Finding Text 121

Finding and Replacing Text or Code 122

Using the Results Panel 124

Defining Acronyms and Abbreviations 125

Checking Spelling 126

Using Undo and Redo 128

6 Working with Web Page Images 131

Using Web Friendly Graphics 132

Defining an Image Folder 134 New!

Inserting Images 136 New!

Inserting Images from Photoshop 138 New!

Updating Images from Photoshop 140

Inserting Images from Fireworks 142 New!

Optimizing Images Using Fireworks 144

Using an External Editor 145

Setting File Types/Editors Preferences 146

Optimizing Image 148 New!

Modify Images 150

Using Low Source Images 151

Resizing Images 152 New!

Cropping Images 153

Changing Image Brightness and Contrast 154

Changing Image Sharpness 155

Creating Rollover Images 156

Inserting an Image Placeholder 158

7 Linking Web Pages 161

Understanding Link Types 162

Understanding Paths 163

Setting the Relative Path 164

Adding a Link 166

Adding an Email Link 168

Linking within a Web Page 170

Creating Image Map Hotspots 172

Modifying Image Map Hotspots 174

Creating a Null or Script Link 175

Modifying a Link 176

Removing a Link 177

Updating Links 178

Testing a Link 180 New5.5

Changing Links Sitewide 182

8 Working with Web Page Tables 183

Working with Tables 184

Switching Between Table Modes 185

Inserting a Table in Standard Mode 186

Modifying a Table 188

Adding Content into a Table 190

Importing and Exporting Table Data 192

Adding Columns or Rows to Tables 194

Resizing Columns and Rows 195

Splitting and Merging Cells 196

Sorting Table Data 197

Changing Table Properties 198

Changing Cell, Row, or Column Properties 200

Using a Tracing Image 202

Creating a Nested Table 204

9 Working with Cascading Style Sheets 205

Introducing Cascading Style Sheets 206

Creating a Web Page with a CSS Layout 208 New5.5

Creating CSS Styles 210

Applying Internal CSS Styles 212

Applying and Modifying External CSS Styles 214

Applying Multiple CSS Classes 216 New!

Removing Internal Styles 218

Using the CSS Styles Panel 219

Editing CSS in the Properties Panel 220

Setting CSS Properties 222 New5.5

Working with CSS Rules 224 New5.5

Moving CSS Rules 226

Disabling or Enabling CSS Rules 228

Inspecting CSS Code 229

Creating CSS Transitions 230 New!

Viewing Relevant CSS Rules 232

Working with ID Selectors 233

Creating and Applying an ID Selector 234

Checking for CSS Browser Compatibility 236

Formatting CSS Code 238

Setting CSS Styles Preferences 240

Using Design-Time Style Sheets 241

Optimizing Web Pages 242

10 Creating Page Layouts Using CSS_P 243

Introducing CSS Layouts and AP Elements 244

Creating AP Elements 245

Nesting AP Elements 246

Setting AP Element Preferences 247

Using CSS Positioning 248

Applying a CSS-P Style 250

Modifying CSS-P Properties 252

Working with AP Elements 254

Creating a Rollover Using AP Elements 256

Converting AP Elements to Tables 258

11 Creating Page Layouts Using Fluid Grids 261

Creating a Fluid Grid Layout 262 New!

Viewing a Fluid Grid Layout 264 New!

Working with a Fluid Grid Layout 266 New!

Resizing a Fluid Grid Layout 268 New!

Modifying a Fluid Grid Layout 270 New!

Previewing a Fluid Grid Layout in a Browser 271 New!

12 Creating Frames 273

Creating a New Frame 274

Opening a Web Page in a Frame 276

Providing Information for No Frame Support 277

Selecting Frames and Framesets 278

Adding Frameset Information 279

Saving a Frameset 280

Modifying Frames 282

Changing Frame Properties 284

Changing Frameset Properties 286

Targeting Links 288

Creating Quick and Easy Frame Links 290

13 Working with Multimedia 291

Introducing Flash File Types 292

Inserting a Flash or Shockwave Movie 293

Changing Flash or Shockwave Movie Properties 294

Inserting a Flash Video 296

Linking or Embedding Sound 298 New5.5

Using Java Applets 300

Using ActiveX Controls 302

Using Plug-ins 304

Checking for Plug-ins 306

14 Creating Forms 309

Understanding Forms 310

Creating a Form 312

Inserting Form Objects 314

Modifying Text Fields and Text Areas 316

Modifying Radio Buttons and Check Boxes 318

Modifying Lists and Menus 319

Modifying Buttons 320

Inserting an Image Button 321

Making Form Objects Dynamic 322

Using Tables to Control Forms 323

Validating Forms 324

Creating and Editing a Jump Menu 326

Viewing Example Code for Forms 328

15 Viewing the HTML Behind the Page 329

Understanding HTML 330

Using the Reference Panel 332

Using Code View 334

Using Code Live View 336

Setting Code View Options 337

Entering HTML Code 338

Using Code Hints 339 New5.5

Working with HTML Head Tags 340

Inserting HTML Comments 341

Using the Coding Toolbar 342

Using Quick Tag Editor 344

Using the Tag Inspector 346

Using the Tag Chooser 347

Opening Related Files 348

Navigating to Related Code 350

Setting Site Specific Code Hints 351

Setting Code Hint Preferences 352

Setting Code Format Preferences 353

Setting Code Rewriting Preferences 354

Setting Code Color Preferences 356

16 Working with Behaviors 357

Introducing Behaviors 358

Applying Behaviors to Page Elements 360

Applying Behaviors to Entire Page 362

Editing Behaviors 364

Working with Behaviors 366

Adding Behavior Effects 368

Going to Another Web Page 370

Opening Another Browser Window 371

Displaying Text Messages 372

Preloading and Swapping Images 374

Changing Element Properties 376

Dragging an AP Element 378

Showing and Hiding Elements 380

Executing a JavaScript 381

Working with Server Behaviors 382

17 Using Spry Widgets and Effects 383

Inserting Spry Widgets 384

Selecting and Editing Spry Widgets 386

Working with Spry Panel Widgets 388

Working with Spry Validation Widgets 390

Working with Spry Menu Bar Widgets 392

Creating a Spry Tooltip 394

Displaying Spry Data Sets 396

Creating a Spry Region 400

Creating a Spry Repeat List 402

Customizing a Spry Widget 403

Adding and Removing Spry Effects 404

Checking Out Spry Samples 406

18 Using Code Snippets and Libraries 407

Introducing Snippets 408

Inserting a Snippet 410

Editing Existing Snippets 412

Creating Snippets 414

Introducing Assets and Libraries 416

Using the Assets Panel 417

Inserting an Asset 418

Working with Site Assets 419

Working with Color and URL Assets 420

Working with Favorite Assets 422

Creating and Inserting Library Items 424

Editing Library Items 426

Working with Library Items 428

Creating an External JavaScript Library 430

Inserting and Editing an External JavaScript 432

Using Server-Side Includes 434

19 Creating Templates 435

Introducing Templates 436

Creating a Template 437

Opening a Template 438

Defining Editable Regions 440

Defining Editable Attributes 441

Creating Repeating Regions 442

Creating Optional Regions 444

Creating InContext Editable Editing Regions 446

Creating InContext Editable Repeating Regions 448

Creating Nested Templates 450

Creating a Web Page from a Nested Template 452

Creating a Web Page from a Custom Template 453

Updating a Template 454

Attaching or Detaching a Template 456

Importing XML into a Template 457

Exporting Template Data as XML 458

20 Testing a Web Site 459

Finding Broken Links 460

Fixing Broken Links 462

Validating Web Pages 464 New5.5

Checking for HTML Browser Compatibility 466

Checking Pages in a Browser 468

Checking for Balanced Code 470

Cleaning Up HTML 472

Cleaning UP Word HTML 474

Adding Accessibility 476

Running Reports to Test a Site 478

Viewing and Saving Reports 480

Gathering Download Statistics 482

21 Managing a Web Site 483

Setting Advanced Site Definitions 484 New!

Defining Local Info for a Site 486 New5.5

Defining Remote Info for a Site 488 New5.5

Defining the Testing Server 492 New5.5

Defining Version Control 493

Defining Site Cloaking 494

Setting File View Columns Options 495

Using Design Notes 496

Viewing Design Notes 498

22 Moving Your Site to the Internet 499

Setting Site File Preferences 500 New!

Managing Site Files with the Files Panel 502

Transferring Files 504

Comparing Local and Remote Files 506

Checking Site Files In and Out 508

Managing Site Files Versions with Subversion 510

Working with Business Catalyst Site Files 512 New!

Synchronizing Site Files 514

Cloaking and Uncloaking Files 516

23 Creating Mobile Applications 517

Using jQuery Mobile 518 New!

Creating a Mobile App 520 New!

Inserting jQuery Mobile Components 522 New!

Using jQuery Mobile Swatches 524 New!

Using Media Queries 526 New5.5

Previewing a Mobile App 528 New5.5

Changing the Orientation for a Mobile App 530 New5.5

Saving a Mobile App 531 New5.5

Packaging a Mobile App 532 New!

24 Automating Dreamweaver 535

Using the History Panel 536

Undoing and Redoing History Steps 537

Replaying History Steps 538

Copying History Steps Between Documents 539

Saving History Steps as Commands 540

Using and Managing History Commands 542

Recording Commands for Temporary Use 544

Setting History Panel Preferences 545

Using Advanced Find and Replace for Text 546

Using Advanced Find and Replace for Tags 548

Creating and Using a Search Query 550

New Features 551 New!

Adobe Certification 555

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) 555

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) 558

Index 561

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    If you are a web developer and have been working with a differen

    If you are a web developer and have been working with a different software package or an old version of Dreamweaver and need to get up to speed, do not, I say, do not buy this book. It tells you nothing but promises the world.

    I still don't know how to design a page using AP elements or Fluid graphics. Then they throw in a section on Spry and Snippets but don't tell you what they are, only that you can insert them. To add insult to injury, they claim that they have online workshops you can access to gain real world experience into many of the topics covered. It is laughable! It is remedial at best. Need to know how to create a hyperlink? It will tell you.... Don't be fooled by what they claim. Save your money or buy something else!

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