Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual [NOOK Book]


Dreamweaver is the tool most widely used for designing and managing professional-looking websites, but it's a complex program. That's where Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual comes in. With its jargon-free explanations, 13 hands-on tutorials, and savvy advice from Dreamweaver expert Dave McFarland, you'll master this versatile program with ease.

  • Get A to Z guidance. Go from building your first web page to creating interactive, ...
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Dreamweaver is the tool most widely used for designing and managing professional-looking websites, but it's a complex program. That's where Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual comes in. With its jargon-free explanations, 13 hands-on tutorials, and savvy advice from Dreamweaver expert Dave McFarland, you'll master this versatile program with ease.

  • Get A to Z guidance. Go from building your first web page to creating interactive, database-driven sites.
  • Build skills as you learn. Apply your knowledge through tutorials and downloadable practice files.
  • Create a state-of-the-art website. Use powerful, easy-to-use tools such as CSS3 and Spry effects to build visually rich, fast-loading pages.
  • Add instant interactivity. Choose from pre-packaged JavaScript programs to add drop-down menus, tabbed panels, forms, and other features.
  • Tap into databases. Connect your site to a database and build pages that dynamically sort and display stored information.
  • Go mobile. Build and preview websites for smartphones and tablets.
  • Discover hidden tips and tricks. Get undocumented workarounds and shortcuts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449313128
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/22/2011
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1216
  • Sales rank: 904,244
  • File size: 42 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

David Sawyer McFarland is president of Sawyer McFarland Media, Inc., a web development and training company in Portland, Oregon. He is an accomplished writer and trainer and teaches in the Portland State University multimedia program. David is the author of several bestselling Missing Manuals on web technologies.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits;
About the Author;
About the Creative Team;
The Missing Manual Series;
What Dreamweaver Is All About;
Why Dreamweaver?;
What’s New in Dreamweaver CS5.5;
HTML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript 101;
Document Types;
Of Tags and Properties;
And HTML5, As Well;
Add Style with Cascading Style Sheets;
Add Interactivity with JavaScript;
The Very Basics;
About This Book;
Macintosh and Windows;
About the Outline;
Living Examples;
Online Resources;
Safari® Books Online;
Part One: Building a Web Page;
Chapter 1: Dreamweaver CS5.5 Guided Tour;
1.1 The Dreamweaver CS5.5 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;
8.7 Using CSS3;
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;
Chapter 12: Designing Websites for Mobile Devices;
12.1 Previewing at Different Resolutions;
12.2 Media Queries;
12.3 Strategies for Using Media Queries;
12.4 jQuery Mobile;
Part Three: Bringing Your Pages to Life;
Chapter 13: Forms;
13.1 Form Basics;
13.2 Creating a Form;
13.3 Adding Form Elements;
13.4 Validating Forms;
13.5 Forms Tutorial;
Chapter 14: Spry: Creating Interactive Web Pages;
14.1 What is Spry?;
14.2 Tabbed Panels;
14.3 Accordions;
14.4 Collapsible Panels;
14.5 Spry Tooltips;
14.6 Spry Data Sets;
14.7 Live View;
Chapter 15: Dreamweaver Behaviors;
15.1 Understanding Behaviors;
15.2 Applying Behaviors;
15.3 Events;
15.4 The Actions, One by One;
15.5 Advanced Behaviors;
15.6 Adding More Behaviors;
15.7 The Widget Browser;
Chapter 16: Add Flash and Other Multimedia;
16.1 Flash: An Introduction;
16.2 Automate the Flash Download;
16.3 Add Flash videos;
16.4 Other Video Options;
Part Four: Building a Website;
Chapter 17: Introducing Site Management;
17.1 The Structure of a Website;
17.2 Site Assets;
Chapter 18: Testing Your Site;
18.1 Site Launch Checklist;
18.2 Previewing Web Pages in BrowserLab;
18.3 Find and Fix Broken Links;
18.4 Validating Web Pages;
18.5 Cleaning Up HTML (and XHTML);
18.6 Site Reporting;
18.7 Download Statistics;
Chapter 19: Moving Your Site to the Internet;
19.1 Adding a Remote Server;
19.2 Transferring Files;
19.3 Check In and Check Out;
19.4 Synchronizing Site Files;
19.5 Communicating with Design Notes;
Part Five: Dreamweaver CS5.5 Power;
Chapter 20: Snippets and Libraries;
20.1 Snippets Basics;
20.2 Using Snippets;
20.3 Creating Snippets;
20.4 Built-In Snippets;
20.5 Library Basics;
20.6 Creating and Using Library Items;
20.7 Editing Library Items;
20.8 Snippets and Library Tutorial;
Chapter 21: Templates;
21.1 Template Basics;
21.2 Creating a Template;
21.3 Defining Editable Regions;
21.4 Adding Optional Regions;
21.5 Nested Templates;
21.6 Building Pages Based on a Template;
21.7 Updating a Template;
21.8 Template Tutorial;
Chapter 22: Find and Replace;
22.1 Find and Replace Basics;
22.2 Basic Text and HTML Searches;
22.3 Advanced Text Searches;
22.4 Advanced Tag Searches;
22.5 A Powerful Example: Adding Alt Text Fast;
Chapter 23: Customizing Dreamweaver;
23.1 Keyboard Shortcuts;
23.2 Dreamweaver Extensions;
Part Six: Dynamic Dreamweaver;
Chapter 24: Getting Started with Dynamic Websites;
24.1 Pieces of the Puzzle;
24.2 Dynamic Websites: The Setup;
24.3 Creating a Dynamic Page;
24.4 Databases: A Quick Introduction;
24.5 Loading a Database;
24.6 Connecting to a Database;
Chapter 25: Adding Dynamic Data to Your Pages;
25.1 Retrieving Information;
25.2 Adding Dynamic Information;
25.3 Displaying Multiple Records;
25.4 Recordset Navigation;
25.5 Master Detail Page Set;
25.6 Passing Information Between Pages;
25.7 Viewing Live Data;
25.8 Tutorial: Displaying Database Info;
Chapter 26: Web Pages that Manipulate Database Records;
26.1 Adding Data;
26.2 Updating Database Records;
26.3 Dynamic Form Fields;
26.4 Deleting Records;
26.5 Tutorial: Inserting and Updating Data;
Chapter 27: Advanced Dynamic Site Features;
27.1 Password-Protecting Web Pages;
27.2 Additional Data Sources;
27.3 Advanced Server Behaviors;
27.4 Tutorial: Authentication;
Chapter 28: Server-Side XML and XSLT;
28.1 Understanding Markup Technologies;
28.2 Creating Dynamic Pages with XSLT and XML;
28.3 Inserting and Formatting XML;
28.4 Advanced XSLT Tricks;
Getting Help;
Getting Help from Dreamweaver;
Getting Help from Adobe;
Dreamweaver CS5.5, Menu by Menu;
File Menu;
Edit Menu;
View Menu;
Insert Menu;
Modify Menu;
Format Menu;
Commands Menu;
Site Menu;
Window Menu;
Help Menu;

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