Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual [NOOK Book]


Dreamweaver CS6 is the most capable website design and management program yet, but there’s no printed guide to its amazing features. That’s where Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual comes in. You’ll learn to use every facet of this versatile program, through jargon-free explanations and 13 hands-on tutorials.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Get A to Z guidance. Go from building simple web pages to ...
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Dreamweaver CS6 is the most capable website design and management program yet, but there’s no printed guide to its amazing features. That’s where Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual comes in. You’ll learn to use every facet of this versatile program, through jargon-free explanations and 13 hands-on tutorials.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Get A to Z guidance. Go from building simple web pages to creating rich, interactive websites.
  • Learn state-of-the-art design. Create dynamic, visually appealing sites using JavaScript and CSS, and see how HTML5 and CSS3 fit in.
  • Add instant interactivity. Use Dreamweaver’s unique Spry technology to easily add complex layout options, like drop-down menus.
  • Use timesaving features. Take advantage of Dreamweaver’s libraries, templates, and hundreds of extensions.
  • Go mobile. Design sites for smartphones, tablets, and desktop PCs, using the same HTML.
  • Simplify site management. Check for broken links, streamline site-wide changes, and reorganize your site in a snap.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449327026
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1034
  • Sales rank: 738,155
  • File size: 19 MB
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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;
The Missing Manual Series;
What Dreamweaver Is All About;
Why Dreamweaver?;
What’s New in Dreamweaver CS6;
What’s Old in Dreamweaver CS6;
HTML, XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript 101;
Document Types;
Of Tags and Properties;
Add Style with Cascading Style Sheets;
Add Interactivity with JavaScript;
Mobile Web Design;
The Very Basics of Reading This Book;
About This Book;
Macintosh and Windows;
About the Outline;
Living Examples;
Online Resources;
Using Code Examples;
Safari® Books Online;
Part 1: Building a Web Page;
Chapter 1: Dreamweaver CS6 Guided Tour;
1.1 The Dreamweaver CS6 Interface;
1.2 Setting Up a Site;
1.3 Creating a Web Page;
1.4 Managing Files and Folders with the Files Panel;
1.5 The Dreamweaver Test Drive;
Chapter 2: Adding and Formatting Text;
2.1 Adding Text in Dreamweaver;
2.2 Adding Special Characters;
2.3 Selecting Text;
2.4 HTML Formatting;
2.5 Paragraph Formatting;
2.6 Creating and Formatting Lists;
2.7 Text Styles;
2.8 Spell Checking;
Chapter 3: Introducing Cascading Style Sheets;
3.1 Cascading Style Sheet Basics;
3.2 Creating Styles;
3.3 Using Styles;
3.4 Manipulating Styles;
3.5 Text Formatting with CSS;
3.6 Cascading Style Sheets Tutorial;
Chapter 4: Links;
4.1 Understanding Links;
4.2 Adding a Link;
4.3 Adding an Email Link;
4.4 Linking Within a Web Page;
4.5 Modifying a Link;
4.6 Styling Links;
4.7 Creating a Navigation Menu;
4.8 Link Tutorial;
Chapter 5: Images;
5.1 Adding Images;
5.2 Inserting an Image from Photoshop;
5.3 Modifying an Image;
5.4 Controlling Images with CSS;
5.5 Editing Graphics;
5.6 Image Maps;
5.7 Rollover Images;
5.8 Tutorial: Inserting and Formatting Graphics;
Chapter 6: Tables;
6.1 Table Basics;
6.2 Inserting a Table;
6.3 Selecting Parts of a Table;
6.4 Expanded Table Mode;
6.5 Formatting Tables;
6.6 Modifying Cell and Row Properties;
6.7 Adding and Removing Cells;
6.8 Merging and Splitting Cells;
6.9 Tabular Data;
6.10 Tables Tutorial;
Chapter 7: HTML: Under the Hood;
7.1 Controlling How Dreamweaver Handles HTML;
7.2 Code View;
7.3 Live Code;
7.4 Quick Tag Editor;
7.5 The Tag Inspector;
7.6 Comparing Versions of a Web Page;
7.7 Reference Panel;
7.8 Inserting JavaScript;
Part 2: 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 CSS Transitions;
8.8 Using CSS3;
8.9 Advanced CSS Tutorial;
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 Element to Your Page;
9.8 Modifying AP Element Properties;
9.9 CSS Layout Tutorial;
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting CSS;
10.1 Analyzing CSS with Dreamweaver;
10.2 Overcoming Common CSS Problems;
Chapter 11: Designing Websites for Mobile Devices;
11.1 Previewing Pages at Different Resolutions;
11.2 Media Queries;
11.3 Strategies for Using Media Queries;
11.4 Fluid Grid Layouts;
11.5 jQuery Mobile;
Part 3: 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: Adding Interactivity with JavaScript;
13.1 Introducing Adobe’s Spry Framework;
13.2 Tabbed Panels;
13.3 Accordions;
13.4 Collapsible Panels;
13.5 Spry Tooltips;
13.6 Spry Data Sets;
13.7 Dreamweaver Behaviors;
13.8 Applying Dreamweaver Behaviors;
13.9 Events;
13.10 (Some of) the Actions, One by One;
13.11 The Widget Browser;
Chapter 14: Add Flash and Other Multimedia;
14.1 Flash: An Introduction;
14.2 Automate the Flash Download;
14.3 Add Flash Videos;
14.4 Other Video Options;
Part 4: Managing a Website;
Chapter 15: Introducing Site Management;
15.1 The Structure of a Website;
15.2 Setting Up a Site (in Depth);
15.3 Managing Dreamweaver Sites;
15.4 Site Assets;
Chapter 16: Testing Your Site;
16.1 Site Launch Checklist;
16.2 Previewing Web Pages in BrowserLab;
16.3 Find and Fix Broken Links;
16.4 Validating Web Pages;
16.5 Cleaning Up HTML (and XHTML);
16.6 Site Reporting;
16.7 Download Statistics;
Chapter 17: Moving Your Site to the Internet;
17.1 Adding a Remote Server;
17.2 Transferring Files;
17.3 Check In and Check Out;
17.4 Synchronizing Site Files;
17.5 Communicating with Design Notes;
Part 5: Dreamweaver CS6 Power;
Chapter 18: Snippets and Libraries;
18.1 Snippets Basics;
18.2 Using Snippets;
18.3 Creating Snippets;
18.4 Built-In Snippets;
18.5 Library Basics;
18.6 Creating and Using Library Items;
18.7 Editing Library Items;
18.8 Snippets and Library Tutorial;
Chapter 19: Templates;
19.1 Template Basics;
19.2 Creating a Template;
19.3 Defining Editable Regions;
19.4 Building Pages Based on a Template;
19.5 Updating a Template;
19.6 Using Repeating Regions;
19.7 Using Editable Tag Attributes;
19.8 Using Optional Regions;
19.9 Exporting a Template-Based Site;
19.10 Template Tutorial;
Chapter 20: Find and Replace;
20.1 Find and Replace Basics;
20.2 Basic Text and HTML Searches;
20.3 Advanced Text Searches;
20.4 Advanced Tag Searches;
20.5 A Powerful Example: Adding Alt Text Fast;
Chapter 21: Customizing Dreamweaver;
21.1 Keyboard Shortcuts;
21.2 Dreamweaver Extensions;
Chapter 22: Working with Server-Side Programming;
22.1 Pieces of the Puzzle;
22.2 Dynamic Websites: The Setup;
22.3 Creating a Dynamic Page;
22.4 Using Server-Side Includes;
22.5 Working with Related PHP Files;
22.6 PHP Code Hints;
Getting Help;
Getting Help from Dreamweaver;
Getting Help from Adobe;
Dreamweaver CS6, 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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