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Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual
     

Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual

by David Sawyer McFarland, David Pogue (Editor)
 

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Available for both the Mac and Windows, Macromedia's Dreamweaver 8 is a professional web design and development program used by millions of Internet professionals to build high-quality static and dynamic database-driven web sites. It offers drag-and-drop simplicity, streamlined HTML coding tools, and powerful database integration features. But Dreamweaver 8 is

Overview

Available for both the Mac and Windows, Macromedia's Dreamweaver 8 is a professional web design and development program used by millions of Internet professionals to build high-quality static and dynamic database-driven web sites. It offers drag-and-drop simplicity, streamlined HTML coding tools, and powerful database integration features. But Dreamweaver 8 is missing one vital component: a printed manual.

Enter Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual, the completely revised fourth edition of this bestselling book by experienced web site trainer, Macromedia Certified instructor, and Dreamweaver Advisory Council member David McFarland. This book enables both first-time and experienced web designers to create visually stunning and highly interactive web sites.

With crystal-clear writing and much welcome humor, this new edition offers features such as:

  • Live examples: With McFarland's step-by-step annotated tutorials, you'll learn how to construct a state-of-the-art commercial web site, complete with working forms, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and dynamic databases.
  • Tricks of the trade: The book is bursting with undocumented workarounds and shortcuts for easing the process of building, maintaining, and updating professional web sites.
  • Design guidance: You'll learn to create virtually every modern web feature, including forms, animations, cascading menus, and more--and you'll find out which browsers you need to provide special coding or do extra testing with.

No matter what your level of expertise is, you'll also learn how to manage your entire web site-whether you've just launched or if it's been around for awhile and takes up thousands of pages. Beginners with no web design experience will appreciate the step-by-step guide to designing, organizing, building, and deploying a web site; long-time Dreamweaver users will appreciate the advanced, real-world techniques for controlling the appearance of their web pages with CSS.

With more than 500 illustrations, a handcrafted index, and the clarity of thought that has made bestsellers of every Missing Manual to date, this is the ultimate atlas for the complex and powerful Dreamweaver 8.

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
Dreamweaver 8 is superb. Its printed documentation? Not so much. Which gives you an excuse to get a book that's better than anyone's "official" printed documentation.

Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual guides you gently and quickly through all the basics, then turns to enhancing your web page with CSS and other sophisticated page layout techniques. There's a full section on Dreamweaver's impressive interactivity, from forms and behaviors to Flash. There are detailed introductions to site management, testing, and publishing.

But this is a big book. So there's plenty of room for Dreamweaver 8's most powerful features, too. They're all covered in depth, from advanced server behaviors to XSLT. Throughout, David Sawyer McFarland annotates his step-by-step instructions with real, working insights. And roughly half the chapters contain live tutorials walking you through real development assignments. You won't just rely on this book: You'll look forward to doing so. Bill Camarda, from the November 2006 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596100568
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/20/2005
Series:
Missing Manual Series
Edition description:
First Edition,Annotated
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.84(d)

Meet the Author

David McFarland has been designing web sites since 1995. He's a professional web designer and educator who has worked with the University of California at Berkeley, Intuit, and Macworld magazine among others. He is a frequent speaker at web-related conferences and teaches web design and development at Portland State University. He is a Macromedia Certified instructor and a member of the Dreamweaver Advisory Council.

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