Beginning Dreamweaver MX

Beginning Dreamweaver MX

by Charles E. Brown, Imar Spaanjaars, Todd Marks
     
 
Dreamweaver is used by 1.7 million developers and is the world’s most popular web development tool. With this book you’ll learn how to use the latest version – Dreamweaver MX – to create professional websites that you’ll be proud to publish.

Our fast-paced tutorials walk you through building three complete websites: a personal site to

Overview

Dreamweaver is used by 1.7 million developers and is the world’s most popular web development tool. With this book you’ll learn how to use the latest version – Dreamweaver MX – to create professional websites that you’ll be proud to publish.

Our fast-paced tutorials walk you through building three complete websites: a personal site to share your interests over the Web, a dynamic sports site that remembers your visitors’ personal settings, and an easily configurable online catalog built from reusable components. Along the way, you’ll learn all the skills that you need to work confidently with Dreamweaver MX.

Who is this book for?

If you’ve never built a website before, we’ll show you how to build powerful and professional sites that impress. If you’re an experienced web developer, we’ll show you how to migrate your existing skills to Dreamweaver MX.

Learn how to:

  • Add dynamic effects to web pages (such as drop-down menus) using JavaScript and DHTML
  • Let visitors interact with your site and leave you feedback by using forms
  • Create personalized, up-to-the-minute content for each visitor with ASP (Active Server Pages) programming
  • Apply authentication and authorization techniques to protect private information from unauthorized users
  • Dynamically update and extract content stored in databases

We will then go even further and introduce you to a cutting-edge approach to site development, reusing a component called the building block, which enables fast website development. You’ll also learn about Dreamweaver MX’s built-in support for the ASP.NET, JavaServer Pages™, PHP, and ColdFusion® MX programming languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764544040
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Pages:
816
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.67(d)

Meet the Author

Charles E Brown transferred his creative skills from music – he has a doctorate in music and studied with Igor Stravinsky (which led to an association with Pablo Picasso) – to computers in 1981. In addition to a busy music schedule, Charles does web design for major corporations, is a busy trainer conducting nearly 100 workshops per year, is a frequent speaker at conferences, and recently released the book Fireworks MX From Zero to Hero for Friends of Ed publishing. He does software seminars for The PC Learning Center in northern NJ and can be reached through www.pclearningcenter.com.

Imar Spaanjaars graduated in Leisure Management but accidentally ended up in IT. After working for a large corporation and doing some free-lance work, he is now working at the software development department of a small IT company in the Netherlands specializing in Internet and Intranet applications. As a software architect and lead developer, he's responsible for designing, building and implementing medium to large scaled Intranets for Dutch companies.
When he is not busy building web sites, or teaching other people how to do so, he likes to read as much as possible about new developments in software land. He also enjoys playing 3D shoot 'em up games if he's got the time for it.

Todd Marks is an avid developer, designer, instructor, and author of information display technologies. In 2000 Todd moved from teaching Mathematics and Computer Science in the public sector to VP of R&D at digitalorganism (www.digitalorganism.com). In 2002 Todd established an information technologies portal, MindGrub Technologies (www.mindgrub.com) and currently works for the Media Edge division of Exceptional Software (www.exceptionalsoftware.com). Todd has worked extensively with ActionScript, PHP, Lingo, and numerous other development languages, placing cutting-edge code in several projects. Todd's efforts have earned three Flash Film Festival nominations, Macromedia Site of the Day, two Addy Awards, and several educational partnerships. Todd is a Macromedia Certified Developer, Designer, and Subject Matter Expert, and has contributed to several books including Flash MX Video, Advanced PHP for Flash MX, Foundation Dreamweaver MX, and Flash MX Most Wanted Components.

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