Dreamweaver CS5: The Missing Manual

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Adobe's website-development program lets you revamp an existing site, or design, build, and manage a new one without writing a single line of code. But learning Dreamweaver is tricky. This step-by-step guide helps you master this versatile program with jargon-free language, hands-on tutorials, and savvy advice from a Dreamweaver pro.

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Adobe's website-development program lets you revamp an existing site, or design, build, and manage a new one without writing a single line of code. But learning Dreamweaver is tricky. This step-by-step guide helps you master this versatile program with jargon-free language, hands-on tutorials, and savvy advice from a Dreamweaver pro.

  • Get complete guidance. Go from building your first web page to creating interactive, database-driven sites
  • Build skills as you learn. Apply your knowledge using 12 tutorials and downloadable practice files
  • Create a thoroughly modern website. Build fast-loading pages based on powerful, easy-to-use CSS tools
  • Add instant interactivity. Use pre-packaged JavaScript programs to add forms, drop-down menus, and more
  • Tap into databases. Connect your site to a database and build pages that display the information
  • Discover hidden tips and tricks. Learn undocumented workarounds and shortcuts
  • Have it your way. Customize the way Dreamweaver looks and works to suit your needs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449381813
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/24/2010
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1104
  • Sales rank: 1,564,605
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David Sawyer McFarland is president of Sawyer McFarland Media, Inc., a Web development and training company in Portland, Oregon. He's been building websites since 1995, when he designed an online magazine for communication professionals. He's served as webmaster at the University of California at Berkeley and the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center, and oversaw a complete CSS-driven redesign of Macworld.com. David is also a writer and trainer, and teaches in the Portland State University multimedia program. He wrote the bestselling Missing Manual titles on Adobe Dreamweaver, CSS, and JavaScript.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
What Dreamweaver Is All About;
Why Dreamweaver?;
What's New in Dreamweaver CS5;
HTML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript 101;
Document Types;
Of Tags and Properties;
Adding Style with Cascading Style Sheets;
Add Interactivity with JavaScript;
The Very Basics;
About This Book;
Macintosh and Windows;
About the Outline;
Living Examples;
About MissingManuals.com;
Safari® Books Online;
Part One: Building a Web Page;
Chapter 1: Dreamweaver CS5 Guided Tour;
1.1 The Dreamweaver CS5 Interface;
1.2 Setting Up a Site;
1.3 Creating a Web Page;
1.4 The Dreamweaver Test Drive;
Chapter 2: Adding Text to Your Web Pages;
2.1 Adding Text in Dreamweaver;
2.2 Copying and Pasting Text;
2.3 Selecting Text;
2.4 Spell Checking;
Chapter 3: Text Formatting;
3.1 Paragraph Formatting;
3.2 Creating and Formatting Lists;
3.3 Text Styles;
Chapter 4: Introducing Cascading Style Sheets;
4.1 Cascading Style Sheet Basics;
4.2 Creating Styles;
4.3 Using Styles;
4.4 Manipulating Styles;
4.5 Text Formatting with CSS;
4.6 Cascading Style Sheets Tutorial;
Chapter 5: Links;
5.1 Understanding Links;
5.2 Adding a Link;
5.3 Adding an Email Link;
5.4 Linking Within a Web Page;
5.5 Modifying a Link;
5.6 Styling Links;
5.7 Creating a Navigation Menu;
5.8 Link Tutorial;
Chapter 6: Images;
6.1 Adding Images;
6.2 Inserting an Image from Photoshop;
6.3 Modifying an Image;
6.4 Controlling Images with CSS;
6.5 Editing Graphics;
6.6 Image Maps;
6.7 Rollover Images;
6.8 Tutorial: Inserting and Formatting Graphics;
Chapter 7: Tables;
7.1 Table Basics;
7.2 Inserting a Table;
7.3 Selecting Parts of a Table;
7.4 Expanded Table Mode;
7.5 Formatting Tables;
7.6 Modifying Cell and Row Properties;
7.7 Adding and Removing Cells;
7.8 Merging and Splitting Cells;
7.9 Tabular Data;
7.10 Tables Tutorial;
Part Two: Building a Better Web Page;
Chapter 8: Advanced CSS;
8.1 Compound Selectors;
8.2 Fast Style Editing With the Properties Pane;
8.3 Moving and Managing Styles;
8.4 More about CSS;
8.5 Using the Code Navigator;
8.6 Styling for Print;
Chapter 9: Page Layout;
9.1 Types of Web Page Layouts;
9.2 Float Layout Basics;
9.3 Understanding the Box Model;
9.4 Dreamweaver's CSS Layouts;
9.5 Modifying Dreamweaver's CSS Layouts;
9.6 Absolute Positioning;
9.7 Adding an AP Div to Your Page;
9.8 Drawing AP Divs;
9.9 The AP Elements Panel;
9.10 Modifying AP Element Properties;
9.11 Nesting AP Divs;
9.12 CSS Layout Tutorial;
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting CSS;
10.1 Analyzing CSS with Dreamweaver;
10.2 Checking Browser Compatibility;
10.3 Overcoming Common CSS Problems;
10.4 Handling Internet Explorer 6 Bugs;
Chapter 11: Under the Hood: HTML;
11.1 Controlling How Dreamweaver Handles HTML;
11.2 Code View;
11.3 Live Code;
11.4 Quick Tag Editor;
11.5 Tag Inspector;
11.6 Comparing Versions of a Web Page;
11.7 Reference Panel;
11.8 Inserting JavaScript;
Part Three: Bringing Your Pages to Life;
Chapter 12: Forms;
12.1 Form Basics;
12.2 Creating a Form;
12.3 Adding Form Elements;
12.4 Validating Forms;
12.5 Forms Tutorial;
Chapter 13: Spry: Creating Interactive Web Pages;
13.1 What is Spry?;
13.2 Tabbed Panels;
13.3 Accordions;
13.4 Collapsible Panels;
13.5 Spry Tooltips;
13.6 Spry Data Sets;
13.7 Live View;
Chapter 14: Dreamweaver Behaviors;
14.1 Understanding Behaviors;
14.2 Applying Behaviors;
14.3 Events;
14.4 The Actions, One by One;
14.5 Advanced Behaviors;
14.6 Adding More Behaviors;
Chapter 15: Add Flash and Other Multimedia;
15.1 Flash: An Introduction;
15.2 Automate the Flash Download;
15.3 Add Flash videos;
Part Four: Building a Website;
Chapter 16: Introducing Site Management;
16.1 The Structure of a Website;
16.2 Site Assets;
Chapter 17: Testing Your Site;
17.1 Site Launch Checklist;
17.2 Previewing Web Pages in BrowserLab;
17.3 Find and Fix Broken Links;
17.4 Cleaning Up HTML (and XHTML);
17.5 Site Reporting;
17.6 Download Statistics;
Chapter 18: Moving Your Site to the Internet;
18.1 Adding a Remote Server;
18.2 Transferring Files;
18.3 Check In and Check Out;
18.4 Synchronizing Site Files;
18.5 Communicating with Design Notes;
Part Five: Dreamweaver CS5 Power;
Chapter 19: Snippets and Libraries;
19.1 Snippets Basics;
19.2 Using Snippets;
19.3 Creating Snippets;
19.4 Built-In Snippets;
19.5 Library Basics;
19.6 Creating and Using Library Items;
19.7 Editing Library Items;
19.8 Snippets and Library Tutorial;
Chapter 20: Templates;
20.1 Template Basics;
20.2 Creating a Template;
20.3 Defining Editable Regions;
20.4 Adding Optional Regions;
20.5 Nested Templates;
20.6 Building Pages Based on a Template;
20.7 Updating a Template;
20.8 Template Tutorial;
Chapter 21: Automating Dreamweaver;
21.1 Find and Replace;
Chapter 22: Customizing Dreamweaver;
22.1 Keyboard Shortcuts;
22.2 Dreamweaver Extensions;
Part Six: Dynamic Dreamweaver;
Chapter 23: Getting Started with Dynamic Web Sites;
23.1 Pieces of the Puzzle;
23.2 Dynamic Web Sites: The Setup;
23.3 Creating a Dynamic Page;
23.4 Databases: A Quick Introduction;
23.5 Loading a Database;
23.6 Connecting to a Database;
Chapter 24: Adding Dynamic Data to Your Pages;
24.1 Retrieving Information;
24.2 Adding Dynamic Information;
24.3 Displaying Multiple Records;
24.4 Recordset Navigation;
24.5 Master Detail Page Set;
24.6 Passing Information Between Pages;
24.7 Viewing Live Data;
24.8 Tutorial: Displaying Database Info;
Chapter 25: Web Pages that Manipulate Database Records;
25.1 Adding Data;
25.2 Updating Database Records;
25.3 Dynamic Form Fields;
25.4 Deleting Records;
25.5 Tutorial: Inserting and Updating Data;
Chapter 26: Advanced Dynamic Site Features;
26.1 Password-Protecting Web Pages;
26.2 Additional Data Sources;
26.3 Advanced Server Behaviors;
26.4 Tutorial: Authentication;
Chapter 27: Server-Side XML and XSLT;
27.1 Understanding the Technologies;
27.2 Creating Dynamic Pages with XSLT and XML;
27.3 Inserting and Formatting XML;
27.4 Advanced XSLT Tricks;
Part Seven: Appendixes;
Getting Help;
Getting Help from Dreamweaver;
Getting Help from Adobe;

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