ASP Web Development with Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004

Overview

If you'd like to create your own dynamic web pages using the ASP server model, then let this book be your guide! Whether you're just starting out with Dreamweaver and want to learn about ASP, or you're already proficient with Dreamweaver and want to begin programming dynamic websites, this book will broaden your website programming skills.

You'll learn Dreamweaver's ASP server behaviors and many best practices for developing with the CSS and XHTML web standards. You'll also ...

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Overview

If you'd like to create your own dynamic web pages using the ASP server model, then let this book be your guide! Whether you're just starting out with Dreamweaver and want to learn about ASP, or you're already proficient with Dreamweaver and want to begin programming dynamic websites, this book will broaden your website programming skills.

You'll learn Dreamweaver's ASP server behaviors and many best practices for developing with the CSS and XHTML web standards. You'll also absorb the basics of working with databases and the SQL language, and look closely at both Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server. With this book as your guide, you will be able to create dynamic websites quickly, with Dreamweaver's built-in tools. You will also acquire a solid foundation in coding ASP by hand.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590593493
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 2/26/2004
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Andrew is a director of edgeofmyseat.com, a U.K.-based web solutions company, and is an experienced web developer. Rachel is a member of the Web Standards Project on the Dreamweaver Task Force, and hopes to encourage best practices in the support and use of W3C Standards in Dreamweaver. In addition to co-authoring several books, Rachel writes for various magazines and resource sites, both online and off. When not writing code or writing about writing code, Rachel spends time with her daughter, tries to encourage people to use Debian GNU/Linux, studies with the Open University, and enjoys a nice pint of beer.

Alan Foley is an assistant professor of instructional technology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he teaches graduate classes in the College of Education. Alan holds a Ph.D. in educational technology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include web accessibility and pedagogy, and accessible multimedia production.

Prior to completing his Ph.D., Alan was a high school English teacher. While teaching, he was introduced to the world of instructional technology and web design. He has taught web design in a variety of educational and corporate settings, and consults for schools and universities on accessibility and usability issues.

Rob Turnbull is the senior developer for Lighthouse Design for Business Ltd., an established new media design and marketing company based in Shrewsbury, U.K. Clients across Europe from small businesses to blue chip companies provide an increasing workload, which includes the development of databases, web sites, multimedia presentations, interactive CD-ROMs, promotional videos, and 3D artwork (animations and stills). His personal web site, www.robgt.com, is primarily focused on offering help and guidance to fellow Dreamweaver users, including tutorials and links to helpful resources and some useful extensions.

Drew McLellan has been involved in web design and development since 1996. Starting originally as a hand-coder, Drew quickly saw the great productivity benefits that could be brought by a visual editor with the arrival of Dreamweaver 1.2. Since then, Drew has been pushing the boundaries of Dreamweaver through its solid HTML-based methodology and powerful extensible architecture. With literally tens of thousands of his Dreamweaver extensions in use around the globe, Drew has established a firm seating within the center of the online Dreamweaver community and can be found on a daily basis teaching and aiding fellow developers in Macromedia's news forums. Drew also helps out at the Web Standards Project (http://www.webstandards.org) as a Dreamweaver expert, focusing on the issues surrounding web standards in Macromedia's flagship HTML editor. As a Team Macromedia volunteer, Drew is a committed Dreamweaver user and enjoys nothing more than being able to share his knowledge and experience of the product with fellow developers.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
About the Technical Reviewer
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introducing Dreamweaver MX 2004 1
Ch. 2 Web Standards in Dreamweaver 23
Ch. 3 Accessibility and Dreamweaver MX 2004 89
Ch. 4 Introducing ASP 115
Ch. 5 Databases Overview 171
Ch. 6 The Application Panel 233
Ch. 7 Code Reuse in Dreamweaver 285
Ch. 8 Dreamweaver MX 2004 Extensions 321
Ch. 9 Debugging and Error Handling 347
Ch. 10 Final Case Study 379
Index 407
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