Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual [NOOK Book]

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When it comes to building professional websites, Dreamweaver CS4 is capable of doing more than any other web design program -- including previous versions of Dreamweaver. But the software's sophisticated features aren't simple. Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual will help you master this program quickly, so you can bring stunning, interactive websites to life.

Under the expert guidance of bestselling author and teacher David McFarland, you'll...

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Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

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Overview

When it comes to building professional websites, Dreamweaver CS4 is capable of doing more than any other web design program -- including previous versions of Dreamweaver. But the software's sophisticated features aren't simple. Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual will help you master this program quickly, so you can bring stunning, interactive websites to life.

Under the expert guidance of bestselling author and teacher David McFarland, you'll learn how to build professional-looking websites quickly and painlessly. McFarland has loaded the book with over 150 pages of hands-on tutorials to help you create database-enabled PHP pages, use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for cutting-edge design, add XML-based news feeds, include dynamic effects with JavaScript and AJAX, and more. This witty and objective book offers jargon-free language and clear descriptions that will help you:

  • Learn how to control the appearance of your web pages with CSS, from the basics to advanced techniques
  • Design dynamic database-driven websites, from blogs to product catalogs, and from shopping carts to newsletter signup forms
  • Add interactivity to your website with ready-to-use JavaScript programs from Adobe's Spry Framework
  • Effortlessly control the many helper files that power your website and manage thousands of pages
  • Examine web-page components and Dreamweaver's capabilities with the book's "live examples"

Perfect for beginners who need step-by-step guidance, and for longtime Dreamweaver designers who need a handy reference to the new version, this thoroughly updated edition of our bestselling Missing Manual is your complete guide to designing, organizing, building, and deploying websites. It's the ultimate atlas for Dreamweaver CS4.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596554262
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/22/2008
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1090
  • Sales rank: 1,103,234
  • File size: 35 MB
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Meet the Author

David Sawyer McFarland is the president of Sawyer McFarland Media Inc., a web development and training company located in Portland, Oregon. In addition, he teaches JavaScript programming, Flash, and web design at the University of California, Berkeley, the Center for Electronic Art, the Academy of Art College, and Ex'Pressions Center for New Media. He was formerly the webmaster at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center. David is also the author of CSS: The Missing Manual and Dreamweaver CS3: The Missing Manual.

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Table of Contents

The Missing CreditsIntroductionPart I: Building a Web PageChapter 1: Dreamweaver CS4 Guided TourChapter 2: Adding Text to Your Web PagesChapter 3: Text FormattingChapter 4: Introducing Cascading Style SheetsChapter 5: LinksChapter 6: ImagesChapter 7: TablesPart II: Building a Better Web PageChapter 8: Advanced CSSChapter 9: Page LayoutChapter 10: Under the Hood: HTMLPart III: Bringing Your Pages to LifeChapter 11: FormsChapter 12: Spry: Creating Interactive Web PagesChapter 13: Dreamweaver BehaviorsChapter 14: Flash and Other MultimediaPart IV: Building a Web SiteChapter 15: Introducing Site ManagementChapter 16: Testing Your SiteChapter 17: Moving Your Site to the InternetPart V: Dreamweaver CS4 PowerChapter 18: Snippets and LibrariesChapter 19: TemplatesChapter 20: Automating DreamweaverChapter 21: Customizing DreamweaverPart VI: Dynamic DreamweaverChapter 22: Getting Started with Dynamic Web SitesChapter 23: Adding Dynamic Data to Your PagesChapter 24: Web Pages that Manipulate Database RecordsChapter 25: Advanced Dynamic Site FeaturesChapter 26: Server-Side XML and XSLTPart VII: AppendixesGetting HelpDreamweaver CS4, Menu by MenuColophon

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  • Posted January 20, 2009

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    Great All-Purpose Dreamweaver Book

    Dreamweaver CS4 is the latest version of the popular web editing software from Abobe. There are lots of new features in this version (compared to CS3) such as Live View: a better way to see how your page works without having to open it up in a separate browser, better integration for JavaScript and Ajax, easier interface for finding and updating source and include files attached to your web pages, cleaner CSS code created and much more.<BR/><BR/>For the newbie or exisiting user of Dreamweaver, there is lots to learn in this new version and the book Dreamweaver CS4: The Missing Manual is a great way to get started on learning Dreamweaver or get quick updates on the new things CS4 has to offer.<BR/><BR/>Of course this book is big (over 1000 pages) but it is going to be a complete learning reference for newbies and well as as good reference for existing users of the tool. <BR/><BR/>Compared to other Dreamweaver books I have, it makes it really easy to find exactly what you want with the clear and concise headings and subheading at the top of each page. I hate books that make you hunt around for pages trying to find what area of the book you are in.<BR/><BR/>The book is divided into 6 main sections:<BR/><BR/>1. A Guided Tour: This is for the newbie who want to learn the basics of the new CS4 interface and how to use some of the basic tools for creating web pages.<BR/><BR/>2. Building a Better Web Page: This takes in depth of advanced CSS layout and design (liquid layouts, fixed layouts, elastic layouts, positioning of elements, navigation, etc.) This section alone is more information than any Dreamweaver book I've read before on layout design.<BR/><BR/>3. Bringing Your Pages to Life: This teached you how to create web forms (HTML) and add the new Spry (JavaScript library) components to your page. Spry was added to the CS3 version of Dreamweaver (you can get it separately if you want), and was vastly improved in this version of Dreamweaver. <BR/><BR/>4. Building a Web Site: This section deals with the file and site management of Dreamweaver. Not only do you have to design and code your web pages, but you need a site management tool to keep track of all you files (.html, gif, .css, etc) and track all the updates other people may make to them as well if your working in a group. <BR/><BR/>5. Dreamweaver CS4 Power: This section explains the unique tools that it has to offer like libraries and templates. Dreamweaver (with most previous versions) allows you to create snipets of code and store them as a code library to be used later. <BR/><BR/>6. Dynamic Dreamweaver: This section is very important and explained very well from a coding/programming standpoint. Websites today are usually using some sort of database for retrieving lots of the website's content. With Dreamweaver you can link to a database (MySQL, MS Access, Cold Fusion --- not SQL Server) and use Dreamweaver's wizards to help you create dynamic web sites. <BR/><BR/>This book should be in everybody's library no matter what the skill level. <BR/><BR/>A great book.

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

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    Great book to have on hand!

    I have this book mainly just for a refresher on a few things with Dreamweaver, but I still keep this as a handy reference guide. You don't need any other book but this. And the Missing Manual series is a terrific series of books.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    Best resource to learn Dreamweaver

    At over 1000 pages this is quite the comprehensive resource to learn Dreamweaver. While not light reading it is written clearly and if you follow along with your computer you will become quite proficient with Dreamweaver.

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