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At first, we wondered what to expect from Dreamweaver 4: The Missing Manual. Unlike, say, Windows Me, Dreamweaver comes with a halfway decent manual. Would this book really be sufficiently superior to be worth purchasing?
Yes. It is. Dave McFarland -- who's president of a leading Bay Area web design firm, and former webmaster for UC Berkeley -- gives you not just day-to-day "step-by-steps," but also the power tips and workarounds the "real" manual misses.
Take a topic as basic as importing HTML into Dreamweaver. Everyone knows that Word 97 and 2000 produce enormous amounts of unnecessary HTML (and even XML) code. Experienced Dreamweaver users know the "Clean Up Word HTML" feature is impressive but far from perfect -- especially when the Word file uses Cascading Style Sheets. But only McFarland shows you how to leverage Word's CSS support to streamline your workflow instead of annihilating it.
McFarland brings the same added value to Dreamweaver's sophisticated site management and library features as he does to the basics. You can even follow along with a real start-to-finish web project -- comparing your results to a live site on the Web. This book's worth every penny -- and then some.(Bill Camarda)
--Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jersey-based marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000